nja (17) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 15, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted in June ’03 at the brewery and said: "Quite light in color and body for a brown ale. Aromas of coffee and caramel. I not usually a fan of browns, but this one I really liked. The waitress said it was the locals’ favorite." Tried again June ’04 in bottles. Much less impressed. Basically, there’s nothing bad about it, but not much good either. Dark brownish red color, little head. Not much aroma, little hops or malt, basically just not a lot of flavor. Very gulpable, easy to drink.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby colored brown with roasted malty taste. Smooth and drinkable, this beer has a nice flavor and goes down smooth and easy. Not too hoppy or malty nice balance of flavors that makes for a very tasty beer.
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
decent medium dark porter/brown ale, good smooth head and creamy lacing lasting for a moderate period. Smooth and smoky in the mouth.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
05.25.04 Med brown. Little head. Light malt aromas, slightly roasty, rubber(?). Tastes light and roasty, light coffee, some astringency. More like a porter to me than a brown as it’s not so sweet. Good stuff, though from this land of hop-monsters.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@Lost Coast. Not a style i usually like, but this works well. Drier than most browns, like roasted chocolate, with some tangy hops, pretty easy to get into.
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAY 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brown ale is good. Pours creamy and dark. Nice fluffy white head. Flavors of mild chocolate, carmel, and a bit nutty. Nice malt hop balance. Not as full bodied as I would have liked. Overall, pretty good.
UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured a deep brown with a small off-white head that laced nicely. This was a big brown ale with a nice robust aroma and flavor - roasted nuts and chocolate were the most dominant flavors. I will be coming back to this one.
sloth (2637) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small tan head thats short lived. A bit of stringy lace. Clear dark brown/chestnut color, red hued. A bit dark for a brown. Light roasty nose. Medium body. Subdued maltiness with hints of chocolate, roast and a touch of vanilla. Dry finish. Thanks ron!
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - APR 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A creamy head started this out over a nice brown beer. The aroma was a light malt, with not enough back up in the flavor department. Good, but not great.
ross (2125) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours dark with a thick creamy head. smells nutty and malty. smells almost like rogue hazelnut. taste is smooth. creamy feeling, this is a damn good brown ale. nutty flavor, malty aftertaste. this could almost be a porter. great brew