Barreras (1047) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep caramel color. Aroma is of caramel and chocolate mix. Taste is a bit bready with a roasted malt flavor. A mild spice to it all, which confuses me. I enjoy the complex flavors but was bothered with the spice mix. Overall an enjoyable beer.
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Porkys Pizza Palace. Brown pour with a khaki head. Nose is spicy hops, toasted nuts, roast, and dark chocolate. A nice mild sweetness as a fair amount of toast. Flavor is pleasantly sweet. Chocolate, caramel, toast, as nuts. A nice spicy hop character and a mild roast and coffee character.
RobertDale (3701) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours reddish brown with a decent off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and chocolate. Taste is caramel malt, chocolate, fruit, and bread. Tasty Brown Ale.
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: pours ruddy brown with reddish hues. Sheet of tan on top. Spot lace.
S: Prunes, english toffee, orange peel, pumpkin. Interesting.
T: Sweet with dried dark stone fruit, some bready sweet malts. Some herbal hops and some hints of sweet cocoa.
M: Moderate body with hi carb and surprisingly dry finish.
O: Good stuff. Pleasant surprise.
Serving type: bottle
Chad9976 (1243) - Albany, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I poured a 12oz bottle into a mug. It was bottled on 10/10/13.
Appearance: Pretty brown to mahogany hue. Dark but transparent. Pours to a large, khaki, frothy head which laces and retains quite well.
Smell: Familiar, pub-style brown ale aroma of dark malts and general sweetness. Nothing in particular stands out.
Taste: Is a strong brown ale the west coastís idea of a winter beer? I canít help but wonder that because thereís nothing especially wintry about Lost Coast Winterbraun. This is an essentially to-spec brown ale, but with a higher alcohol content. The palette is the epitome of pretty much every pub-style brown ale in that itís flavorful for sure, but not abundantly so. General malty sweetness of caramel and toffee with a touch of bittersweet chocolate and light hops impart mild bitterness. It also has that subtle tanginess some brown ales tend to have on the finish. I wonít hold it against the beer since itís not uncommon. And while the overall taste to this beer is pleasant, itís a bit disappointing itís not complex and doesnít have any memorable traits.
Drinkability: For an 8% ABV beer, Lost Coast Winterbraun sure doesnít seem like it. Usually, thatís a compliment, but in this case itís not because the beer doesnít seem to live up to its potential as far as taste goes. As far as drinkability, well thatís another story. The mouthfeel is calm, soft and smooth so itís very easy to drink. Thereís a subtle aftertaste of malty sweetness, but no alcohol warmth or weight. Easy to drink, but I donít thatís what they were going for.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
from beerlicious iphone app: caramel and milk chocolate aroma. brown clear with frothy tan head . light sweetness to some sourness finish short duration medium creamy body lively carb and nice finish
nealblind (911) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - OCT 31, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
clear slight red brown pour big head that lasts. woody leather nut aroma. chocolate and lactic acid dominate the flavor. a bit too acidic. avoids sweetness and traditional brown ale style too much and comes off as an astringent medicinally hopped alcohol-intense bomb. nice light carb though.
toml219 (209) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving type: bottle
Appearance- Clear brown red with a very quick disappearing light tan head. Some very light lacing on the glass.
Aroma- A good smell of hops mixed with a sweet and chocolate smell.
T/P Sweet taste with a roasted undertone
Overall- A good winter beer. It is a bit heavy so not one to drink a lot of. It defiantly is a winter warmer.
Nocturne (882) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rogue Public House, SF. Dark red/brown shade with a nice creamy head plus lacing. Bready, malty, brown sugar aroma. Sweet caramel malty taste and a nice kiss of gingery wintery spice to cap it off. A nice surprise; much more delicious than I expected.
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
mostly crystal and chocolate malt character, without any notable amber or brown malt. hops were balanced and restrained. decent but lacked depth or repeatability. nice mahogany color with medium body.