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RATINGS: 469   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2005
This is probably the best brown I’ve had. A flavorful brew, it would certainly be worth drinking all winter long. Odd that they don’t have separate ratings for the two styles.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thetmaxx (905) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Poured into a 12oz. Glass. Also enjoyed from the bottle. Very nice aroma, sweet smelling. Color is very nice for a Brown ale. Flavour is caramel, chocolate, and very full bodied. Overall a fantastic winter beer that I will enjoy over and over again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Good chocolate color with a rich, thick head. The hops were just enough to give the beer a subtle spiciness to it. finished well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2013
355ml bottle from The Beer Cellar. Caramel roasted malt aroma is very nice. Dark brown tea colour with a good sized tan head. Full flavoured with a strong body even though the beer is a bit thin in the mouth. Vanilla flavours with a rich creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joet (2547) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 12, 2002
Soft resinous, pine and herbs blend deep rich roasty, smokey notes more coffee and wood than bitter cocoa. Creamy, foam-topped, and easy light medium body SPN 24. Lasting bitter finish with touches of roast. Easy drinking with herbal suggestions of spearmint in the finish. Very nice. Another tasty specimen from Lost Coast, one of my favorite brewery visits ever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2004
(12oz bottle) Medium beige head atop very dark ruby body. Aroma is medium sweet, raisin, caramel, chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, caramel, light raisin. Creamy medium body that makes this beer wonderfully drinkable. Quite a treat!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DharmaWarrior (2) - San Francisco, USA - APR 25, 2005 does not count
Loved this beer. Dark, foamy, chocolatey, with just enough hops to keep it interesting. Kind of a molasseslike finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2008 Lost Coast brewery is a master of the style, showing just what can be done with a brown ale. Deep brown, creamy head. Aroma was an unusual but inviting mix of chocolate and flowers. Flavor was an excellent, balanced blend of nuttiness, chocolate, touch of coffee, dark fruits, and floral hops. Really well done here. RERATE: 2/20/08 - Notes virtually identical, noted some additional dark fruit in the aroma. Scores the same, nice to see that this is just as solid as I first found it to be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Icommonsewer (125) - TUCSON, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2007
this ia a wonderfully delectable winter ale not too far from the flavor explosion that is embodied in Lost Coast’s fantastic 8-ball stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2013
I like it. Has a nice nutty aroma and malty-nutty taste. A hint of chocolate, and just a bit of spice to keep things interesting. Not complex, but good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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