Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - MAR 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
More complex then the other Brown Ales I have had. Coffee, Brown Sugar, Caramel are present. Nice frothy light tan head, pretty deep brown coloration with red in the ruby in the light. Much differant the other Brown Ales I've head, but it was pleasant.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells of sweetness, nuts, and very faintly of apricot. Great looking dark brown with a tinge of red showing through when held up to light. Small, lasting, off-white head. Too one dimensionally sweet and somewhat watery mouthfeel. This would be good with more malt complexity. As is, it is merely so-so.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly sweet, nutty caramel flavors. Smooth and easy drinking, one of the better brown ales.
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured with a big creamy head that I got to stand a good 3/4" above the top of my glass. Real dark reddish brown color. Hops odor of grapefruit and a more obvious sweet coffee fragrance. Malty sweet, nutty, coffee, caramel, very smoothe. Some hops bitter in the small burst of gentle carbonation that is quickly replaced with sweet coffee//caramel. Aftertaste is very sweet and caramel. Drinks more like a porter than a brown beer, but the body is weak for a porter. Probably the best brown beer I've had, as I'm not a big fan of brown's and this isn't really a brown beer; very dark and porter-like. Overall an easy drink, but a bit sweet for me. Very light bodied.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled: ive had this several times, also was lost coast flagship for several years, i think the indica ipa has taken over? this is a pretty good brown. im not completely crazy about this style and ive never had one i cant live without (newcastle) but we got a bit more complexity her with malt showing the power of the force caramel/coffee. lightly hopped. i suppose this is what they are going for and for that matter this is a solid brown. go try the indica ipa...
Kinz (3527) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Very dark brown, almost to a porter level. Nice earthy hop aroma. Hops and balanced malts in the mouth, citrusy and earthy flavors move back and forth, with a bitter finish. Very good for the style, hoppier than was expecting.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice rich mahogany colored body and a dense but rocky tower of kaki head. Downtown’s aroma is actually making me salivate; is it the beer or the long day at work? Notes of mocha, cream, walnuts and toffee are refreshing. The flavor is truly a bit smoky, roasted walnuts, toasty malts…… actually, if the palate had more texture this would be an exceptional Brown Ale.
Overall, a pretty tasty Brown!
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 28, 2004
2.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nic sweet brown ale. Very easy drinking beer. Very low carbonation made for almost zero aroma. Flavor was good though.
3fourths (8639) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 Sweet chocolate and sugar aroma (think chocolate cereal) with some lighter British malts and a bit of hops. Very sweet and rich, with a slightly-sharp hop and sugar feel, with the sugars really making a showing in the finish. Overall it just displays a very nice chocolate coffee flavor. Not the typical brown ale (not one of my big styles), but one of the better ones I’ve tried.
thedm (5163) - Fort Wayne, USA - JAN 18, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This bottled brew poured a large head of light brown colored fine to medium sized long lasting bubbles that left behind a very good lace. The body was nearly opaque and dark brown in color with no visible carbonation. The aroma was very nice with a good blend of caramel malt notes. This was a mose excellent aroma for a good brown beer. The mouth feel was smooth crisp even and nicely balanced with a lingering brown beer aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of mild coffee mollasses and sweet malt. It is an excellent brown beer taste that I will definately seek out more of tor try again.