Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown. Smells earthy and nutty. Has a very nice flavor, good brown ale. Nut taste is smooth and clean as it goes down.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
particulated opaque body; small head in the pour; nutty, malty aroma; smooth, mild, sweet, slightly nutty flavor bitter finish and a little asringent; pretty good brown
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown, large fluffy tan head. Earthy and nutty, some tea-like flavors and aromas, fairly malty. Medium bodied. A very decent brown ale.
hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Poured a dark Mahogany color with a small off white head. Nutty and roasty aroma and tastes. Lightly sweet.
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 (5732) - 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.