GuyCuba (31) - California, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet and smoky with hints of coffee and charcoal flavor, and a bit of spice at the finish, it’s tasty but not great.
[12 oz. bottle, BevMo]
DeppityBob (28) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extremely nice, nutty and caramelly with hints of strawberry, a little tart with a sweet, honey-like lingering. Yet it’s refreshing and not overwhelmingly complex. Very drinkable.
MWMBeerguy (23) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Subtle malty aroma. Very clean with slight nuttiness. Beautiful reddish brown appearance with a lasting off white head. Very smooth creamy taste with slight nutty finish. Very enjoyable beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mcdalough (21) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: Prominent roastiness on the nose. Moderate pine character as well. Musty basement as present. No discernible fruity esters. Not a northern english brown.
Appearance: Darker brown than I was expecting. Looks like a porter.
Taste: Roasty character is present immediately with a nice, slightly sweet nut character. However the roastiness is a little too bitter and it lingers too long for the brown ale style. I would call this a porter. Still the entire beer disappears on the finish. Extremely lightly hopped, this beer just vanishes.
Overall: If you called this a sessionable porter I might have taken pitty. However this is too roasty for a brown ale and too lightly bodied for a porter. I don’t think the roastiness is balanced well but I could easily drink a bunch of these. Could be such a better brew though.
rmbjspd (20) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid brown ale, very drinkable and not overly dark / chalky. Nothing special, though, and the malt character is not particularly strong. good session brown.
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.
justinehrlich (18) - New York, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Strange cheesy smell, strange taste, but good. Easy to drink.
NEB_WineNBeer (18) - USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice brown ale. It has an added bonus of a fruity note hidden in the early mid palate amongst the nutty malty.
isho21 (18) - EL SALVADOR - DEC 31, 2010
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Faint aroma of roastiness, minimal head from draft pour. Flavor is caramel and mild hops but overwhelmed by carbonation. Short finish. A nice brown ale but wish it was less fizzy.
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.