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A full-bodied, brown ale with a rich chocolate taste created from roasted chocolate and caramel malts. Topped with Czech Saaz hops to give it a spicy flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jsmerig (1291) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Pours a clear dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma has a touch of oxidation, but the caramel and chocolate notes come through as well. The taste is dark malty and sweet. It has a slight offset with the use of hops, but not enough to materially change the malty backbone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Masterkush7 (568) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
Aroma light coffee with a more pronounced musty wood or cork bending it into a Belgium feel. Yes that is what I would describe it as, a Belgium Brown. Funky one at that. Cocoa, caramel, creamy and rich with a bitter finish. A touch too sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2291) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle from Sugaya. Chocolatey nose, with dark fruit, and some light fumes. Brown, thin hed. Chocolate, light spicey fruit cake, caramel, moderate dark fruit, bit of licorice. Finish has some balance and then gentle hop tracks. Medium body, lightly warming. Very nice. Best beer I’ve had from Lost Coast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bobblehead (55) - Kansas, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Poured from the bottle, caramel, chocolate, brown, clear, minimal head, tan foam, good winter beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1093) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2014
A nice winter ale. Pours a deep black with a tan head. Smells a bit of herbs and cocoa. Taste is herbs and chocolate upfront, with a vanilla finish. Tasted at the BevMo Holiday Beer Fest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (7921) - Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2014
355ml bottle. Seems like an older vintage. Oxidized, leather and earth notes. W/e.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
ok, this one is cheating. it is a brown ale, but it’s LC’s Downtown Brown all spiced up for the holidays, giving it a better body, and heartier mouthfeel and aroma. gotta have atleast one every year."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 12oz ][ DedicatedToFun ][ Tasting ][ Glazen Toren Tulip ][ 7.19.14 ]
>> Clear amber pour, weak foam. Nose is sticky, old candies, sticky strawberry. Taste is strawberry, sticky, some roast, mint, dark bread crust. Eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (3057) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Brown pour, no head, nose is chocolate, taste is boozy, alcohol, not a bad beer at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3304) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Pour is a brown with a large tan head. Aroma is an ok roasted chocolate and caramel malt. Flavor is more chocolaty malt with a bit of roasted nuts. Finish is again a ok roasty malt. Alcohol is no problem. For a brown ale its decent but it does not offer anything beyond the average. Another bargain bin pick-up that is still drinking well.

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