TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is about as good as it gets in terms of brown. Beer pours a nice chestnut brown color with a thick retained tan colored head. Aroma is very nutty with some milk chocolate notes. Taste is sweet with a little hop bitterness in the finishes which provedes some nice balance. Another great beer from Sierra Nevada.
Sigmund (5987) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 ml bottle, in Nevada City. Reddish brown colour, off-white head. Malty and nutty aroma and flavour, with notes of burnt caramel. Moderate hops in the finish. I’m sorry, but brown ales like this one rarely make me ecstatic. This one is no exception, even though it is made by the capable brewers of Sierra Nevada. Nothing wrong with it, just not my favourite style.
kidobutai (560) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Delicious choice! Small head and little lacing, but creamy texture nonetheless. Terrific clear amber color. Nutty and sweet, interesting.
jbuskirk (930) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 24, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
After a string of downright boring Brown Ales, Tumbler gave me just the kind of upper I needed to keeping seeking out the style. And this truly is a beautiful representation of the Brown Ale’s potential. With elements of chocolate, smoke, nuts, toasted barley, subtle coffee, and some citrusy, mildly bitter hops, Tumbler is far from the watered-down levels that Brown Ales sometimes succumb to. This is a fall classic that’ll stick around for years to come.
beerbaaron (1816) - Arizona, USA - OCT 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown. Thin beige head. Cocoa. Nutty. Toasty. Dry. Light roast. Good drinkability. Solid.
scotchzombie (461) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy dark chestnut brown with a fat and foamy tan head. Aroma is bready malt with a touch of toast and yeast. Taste is roasted malts, a bit of cocoa and some mild backing bitterness that lasts into the aftertaste. A bit smoky. A nice brown ale with a touch of sourness.
jeremyh70 (926) - Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear but dark brown with chestnut highlights, a rocky off white head and good lacing. Aroma of dark bread and cola with light floral smell. Taste has a bit of malt sweetness, toasted and roasted malt character, a bit of graininess, some herbal and citrus notes and mild bitterness. Finishes dry with mild bitterness. Light/medium body with moderate carbonation. Clean and well made.
dhatton (234) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Burly aroma of caramel and roasted malts are noticeable immediately. Pours a dark brown mahogany body with half inch of tan head. Bold flavors of molasses, charred wood, and nutty malts. Mild bitters through the finish. Nice medium bodied beer for the fall season.
Dacrza (690) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: October 3, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Hop Devil nonick... OCCASION: a whole day in due to a cold rain--it calls for a brown ale... APPEARANCE: frothy, thick, two-finger off-white head that clings to the glass, producing attractive cloud-like lacing; body is dark amber and autumnal in color... AROMA: robust toasted malts mingle with soft cocoa to invite the first sip; definite caramel in strength; butter, lactic hints are present as well; some odd yeastiness... PALATE: lively and expressive--for a brown, audacious--and medium-bodied, making the beer sippable but significant; flavorful, lingering aftertaste... TASTE: surprisingly chocolaty at the start; smoky malts and earthy peat build a sweet, robust profile; the label suggests hops, but a blanketing maltiness allows only a faint window of that trademark West Coast spruce and citrus... OVERALL: as I remembered it from last year--formidable on its own, suitable pairing for the autumn weather --and a great part of the fall mix pack (though no Oktoberfest is disputable)... as browns go, demanding of attention and distinguished in it chocolate character...
IslandHaole (1157) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich malty scent of stale coffee and chocolate milk. Dark ruby, not quite brown, clear with an off-white head. Taste much better than it smells (IMO). Interesting blend of malts with loads of cocoa and a hint of burnt toast. I wouldn’t say the hops "balance" the malts but it does somewhat tame them. Decent feel, carbonation lingers a bit in the mouth. Admittedly i’m not a huge Brown Ale fan but this isn’t bad.
terefere (308) - Durham, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, frothy tan head. Aroma of biscuit, roasted malts, spices, fruits. Taste of roasted malts, caramel, spices, hint of fruits, some hops, alcohol.