rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Kclingerís publik house in Etters, PA. Pours a crisp light mahogany with off-white head. Barely any detectable aroma. Very fruity and caramelly with chocolate notes. Well-balanced, but not very drinkable, in my opinion.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice looking dark pour, brown sugar mollasses aroma. Flavors are present but perhaps a bit too subdued, consisting of roasted malt, dark break, mocha, nuts, tinge of coffee, and hops. A lighter, dryer finish than the very dark color would lead to believe. A nice effort.
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good chocolate color with a rich, thick head. The hops were just enough to give the beer a subtle spiciness to it. finished well.
hershiser2 (2176) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2004 offering. Paid $1.49 for a 12-oz single at Whole Foods in Charlottesville, VA. Deep brown with a small head. Smells dusty... yea, dusty... with a hint of toffee. Flavor is burnt something... nothing special here. Not too malty, which is nice, but... ordinary.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a dark brown body with red tinting, topped by a thick, off-white head with nice lacing. The aroma and flavor are slightly sweet yet slightly bitter with a nice touch of rasted coffee and a touch of caramel. Medium to full bodied and a touch dry.
ElGaucho (2393) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Sweet, spicey stoutish aroma. Almost fully opaque. Brownish, reddish with a large tan head. Fine bubble head. A little darker head than Guinness but similar in appearance. Excellent, fine lace! I want to give it more points for appearance. First sip made me shudder. Improved as my palate got used to it. Still, a little sloppy. Old draught lines? Tastes somewhat high in alcohol. But only 6.5%. Good spice. Definitely a holiday brew mouthfeel. A little tough on the pallate. Bourbon cask notes? Was my last of 5 brews on the evening. Didnít really enjoy it. Kind of hurt my stomach.
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, and spices. Flavor of chocolate and hops.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Deep brown color with a hint of ruby and a small light tan dimishing thead. Aroma is sweet and lightly spicy. Flavor starts nutty with a hint of cocoa then a little hop spiciness and a tangy dry finish. Modestly creamy palate. An interesting brew.
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is like a spiced version of the downtown brown. Poursa deep brown hue with a small white head. Aromas of malts, spice, pepper, and brown sugar, Flavors of spiced/sweetness, cocoa, honey, and nuts. A very nice spice that isnít overdone.
raymow (1443) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
After reading the description, Iíd say this one tastes like a cross between a porter and a brown ale. Either way, itís pretty good. Nice color and flavor. Iím definitely becoming a big fan of Lost Coast - and they have some very cool labels to add to my collection.