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RATINGS: 1287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sierra Nevada uses malt within days of roasting at the peak of its flavor to give Tumbler a gracefully smooth malt character. Two-row pale, crystal 40, chocolate and smoked malts give it a malty complexity. Challenger hops in the boil add balancing bitterness, while more Challengers and some Goldings give just enough hop flavor in the finish to balance all that malt.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2010
$13.99/12 pack. HEB Alon. I gotta say I do like the picture on the bottle and wish I was there. Pours a brown that you can see through and has a nice looking head that starts to fade with the foam clinging to the glass. Aroma is smokey, charcoal-like and maybe even slightly meaty. The taste is somewhat smokey, a dash of roast, and a slight bitterness in the end that I would guess comes from the roasted/smoked malt. Some hops do show up in the end and is slightly musty. This would go good with some grilled or smoked meats.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
benpickens (495) - Camarillo, California, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Clean crystal malt aroma. Crisp on the tongue with a malty finish. Nice but not my favorite. Tastes like an amped up Newcastle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (2141) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Easy to drink and pretty tasty. This beer pours a nice medium brown that looks fairly dark in a sufficiently thick glass. The head is beige and creamy and readily sticks to the side of the glass. The aroma is mild piney/floral hops mixed with nutty, caramel malt. Taste is a bit sweet with some gentle hop bitterness and more touches of chocolatey malt than I got from the aroma. Mouthfeel is smooth and rich for the abv. Tumbler hits the notes that Im looking for in a brown stout. Its easy-drinking with a nutty malt flavor and not too much hops. That said, Id prefer even less hop flavor/bitterness and more nuttiness relative to caramel. I like the sweetness, but its probably a bit much for some. Good beer but perhaps a little forgettable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
topherh (1927) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Pours brown with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, toasty malt, chocolate, and nuts. Flavor is toasty malt, earthy bread, sweet caramel, and a light bit of hop toward the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Pours chestnut brown with a tall puffy head that sticks around as a thin cap but not much lacing. Classic brown ale aromas, with bready malt, a touch of toast, and some pine from the hops. There is a noticeable grainy sourness as well, sort of like a milk stout. The taste is similar, a bit softer than the nose would suggest, and the hops are a bit more restrained as well. The mouthfeel is soft and creamy, and overall Id say this is pretty solid. Not rich and deep like some of the better browns, but everything is in the right place and it is very smooth and drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9926) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Draft at International Tap House in Chesterfield. Pours a cloudy brown color with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, tobacco, earth, dust, and brown sugar. Flavor of wet tobacco leaves, nuts, roast, earth, and chocolate malts. Medium-bodied, with a wet, chewy mouthfeel and low carbonation. Roasty, leafy finish. Not my favorite take on a brown ale, but still pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Bottle: Nice rusty brown with decent clarity and a tan film of head. Simple toasted barley aroma- quite clean with just a subtle hint of cocoa. Light body but firmly malty. A bit too carbonated IMO, but the flavor is quite clean and dry. The malt is both cocoa like and toasted without being astringent or husky. A simple and balanced brown ale that would probably make an outstanding cask.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
walleye (1098) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2010
poured a mahogany with a tan head, aroma caramel, bread, chocolate, toast, roasty, herbs, earthy. flavor same as aroma. good beer would like to see this as a beer that they make all the time

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
Dusty, nutty earth aroma. Clear dark caramel brown with beige head that thins quickly. Taste is smooth mild malt, slight bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - SEP 13, 2010
12oz bottle -

Aroma - lightly roasted malts, smells a little like smoke, like when you know someone in your neighborhood is BBQn something and you get a light whiff of it. Light caramel malts, slightly earthy.

Appearance - solid cola brown/blackish body, dense 2" light tan head, great lacing, long lasting.

Taste - toffee, caramel, slightly spicy, light sweetness, woody bitterness...sooo easy to drink this.

Palate - medium bodied, smooth yet still enough carbonation to notice. Quick finish is slighty bitter.

Overall - I just spent most of this weekend drinking this wonderful beverage and its quite quaffable. Another home-run from Sierra Nevada!


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