Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nutty metallic aroma, DARK brown, full on nuttiness with a pretty full body, a dissapointing slightly metallic finish
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - FEB 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The bottle says "Light Brown ale". Frankly thats a load of poo. Deep chestnut color with a Loose tan head. Bready nutty nose with a little floral hoppieness. Little bit of hazelnut and walnut, bready malts with slight floralness. Mineraly soft mouthfeel and lingering delicate fresh bread, nuts, and hop flower. Wonderfull session beer.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A little thin and not really sweet enough to be a nut brown ale as they claim. Definitely tends towards the bitter and roasty side. It is supposedly lightly hopped, and indeed there's little bitterness from the hops (as opposed to the malt), but there is too much hop aroma for a brown. They should have added a little more of that crystal malt.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprisingly full, nice roastey, toastey barley with hints of light nuts. Very thin, watery mouthfeel but loaded with a nice nutty aroma and flavor. Decent finish as well.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2003 I tasted hazelnut...nutella. A chocolate nutty flavor with a mild thickness. I really enjoyed this brew. I over-rated it the first time.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I could smell the aroma on this puppy from 10 feet away after cracking the cap....its just screamed "i’m a porter...drink me!!!" It effervesced chocolate and nuts...something almond like...and boy was it good. The pour was a nice dark brown, but a still good looking ruby red when held up to the light. It put a very thin creamy head layer in there which just sort of sat there during the duration of my endulgence of this. The flavor is very interesting...it starts out very mildly like a porter in the mouth, and then you begin to feel that tickling of roasted malts on the sides of your tongue and the nut flavor as it progresses to the back of your tongue..very nice indeed. It ends very dry, like a stout, but probably a bit too dry and malty for my taste, but i am still none-the-less very impressed. I will make it a point to check out other Lost Coast brews.
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 9, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
not great. not too bad. nothing really special and nothing to spend too much money on. something to start with though.
sofey (16) - Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer was quite a surprise. I was expecting another weak brown ale like all the others, but this beer had a nice dark color and a filling complexity in the palate. Well hopped for a slight bitterness. Certainly one of the better brown ales I have had. A good beer.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
deep dark color. ill admit brown ales arent really high in my book. But for what this was i felt it was not bad at all. Reminded me of Cargo Dark but better.