apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks decent, with a dark brown body, although there is no head really. Warm, roasty malted aroma, some nuttiness. Somewhat bland flavor, and this bottle seems a little bit sour to me, tart almost, which I didn’t expect.
notalush (5708) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a lot like their alleycat amber ale - same fruitiness - similar malt characteristics - this doesn’t have any of the nuttiness I’ve come to expect from brown ales, which doesn’t have to be a bad thing, it just makes this seem much less like a brown ale - its similarity to other lost coast beers makes it less stand out, but that "lost coast" taste is a GOOD taste, so I can’t really complain.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great for a brown ale, although Im not crazy for the style. Deep brown color with good head. Aroma is nutty and toasty with some american hops. FLavor is sweet smooth and balanced with hops. Perfect example of an american brown ale.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at lost coast. one of the better browns. brown sugar aroma, nutty, caramel flavour, cocoa powder, dried finish than expected
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
when i lived in humbolt we got cases of 22’s of this brew for 12 bucks!!!
very good brew indeed.
gsteph (323) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark brown almost black pour with thin beige head. Looks like a porter. Smells like a porter. Bitter coffee, chocolate and roasted nuttiness but sweet. This is close to a porter as you can get without actually being one. Nice palate, dry with bitter coffee remnants. Very nice.
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Very Nice. Rich, toasty malts with a nice full body. Lost Coast gets an "A" for this one.
TAR (2651) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark cedar. Scattered light hazel foam with a loose ring of bubbles. Roast, tree bark, and fresh coffee beans in the nose. Subtle roasted nuts presence. Fairly watery with tight carbonation. Very firm in body. Roasty (Vienna?) malt start followed by coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Very little in the way of fruitiness, other than some datelike sweetness. Hard mineral feel is backed with firm cookie malt flavors. Very chocolaty and richly bready, which lends a softer element to the body with a grainy anchor of malt. Burnt toffee, lightly hopped finish kissed with vanilla, oxidized roasted malt tinges, and a black licorice bite. Coffee, burnt toffee, and roasted malt flavors linger on. Plenty intense for this typically bland style, with just enough rough elegance to hold your attention. Does a fine job at not stepping over the extremely fine line which separates brown ale from porter.
mjg74 (2957) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice brown color. A little hoppy with some roasted malt flavors going on. Has a somewhat nutty flavor to it with a bitter finish.
sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Lord Gorlock for this tasty treat. Pours a rich black/brown color, tan head on top, which disappears relatively quickly. Aroma is very porter-like, with rich coffee and chocolate flavors blending with mild hop spiciness. Flabor is sweet, coffee notes, nuttiness, and a light tobacco flavor. ends nice and dry. I like it.