Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark Brown color. Little head with a creamy sweet flavor. Smooth and refreshing to drink.Nice bitter hoppy finish. A solid brown
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rather "run of the mill" for a brown.....appearance was normal, deep brown in color, coarse bubbles. Mouthfeel was very crisp, I like a smoother brown though. Flavor was sharp, almost sour in the finish....not especially bad, just not what I look for in a brown.
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 1, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Standard sweet, malty nut-brown flavoring and aroma. Weak mouthfeel, off-finish that's a little bit on the sour/bitter side in a place where a hearty roastiness would feel better.
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I've never really liked Brown Ales, I'll admit up front. This one seems, in many ways, typical. It looked fine in the glass, but no head to speak of. Very little presence in the mouth, and a slightly watery body. A surprisingly nice hop bitterness in the finish. Not bad, of course, but not on par with Lost Coast's other offerings.
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown, almost black. Just a wee bit o' head. A slightly sweet aroma. Taste is a little of roasted malt. It has a good flavor but is not so overwhelming as to demand you to only drink one a night. I think this could be a grand session beer.
Ludwig (60) - USA - APR 10, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Awesome labeling, but as a very good friend told me.... If the label is to fancy the beer must not be very good. I must agree this is very average.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark Brown appearance with a decent head and lacing. Good balance of malt and nuts. Average.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is a pretty good brown ale. It has a mild thickness with a chocolate nut flavoring. Yummy.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Yard House: Very dark brown with a lacing cougar head. Aroma is sweet and roasty. Rich, robust, smooth body with a fresh hop finish and candy-like flavors. Very well-balanced and enjoyable.
Pencom (18) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 13, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I believe Rogue's HazelNut Brown Nectar defines a great brown ale, however Lost Coast's Brown compares rather well. Medium brown with a nice head. The head, however, disapates after a short time. The flavor is a muted, creamy, sweet caramel. The weak finish keeps it from the top, however, all and all, an excellent brew.