IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2004
Deep brown, large fluffy tan head. Earthy and nutty, some tea-like flavors and aromas, fairly malty. Medium bodied. A very decent brown ale. hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2004
On tap. Poured a dark Mahogany color with a small off white head. Nutty and roasty aroma and tastes. Lightly sweet. apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Looks decent, with a dark brown body, although there is no head really. Warm, roasty malted aroma, some nuttiness. Somewhat bland flavor, and this bottle seems a little bit sour to me, tart almost, which I didn’t expect. notalush (5875) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2004
This is a lot like their alleycat amber ale - same fruitiness - similar malt characteristics - this doesn’t have any of the nuttiness I’ve come to expect from brown ales, which doesn’t have to be a bad thing, it just makes this seem much less like a brown ale - its similarity to other lost coast beers makes it less stand out, but that "lost coast" taste is a GOOD taste, so I can’t really complain. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Great for a brown ale, although Im not crazy for the style. Deep brown color with good head. Aroma is nutty and toasty with some american hops. FLavor is sweet smooth and balanced with hops. Perfect example of an american brown ale.
motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 5, 2004
on tap at lost coast. one of the better browns. brown sugar aroma, nutty, caramel flavour, cocoa powder, dried finish than expected Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 5, 2004
when i lived in humbolt we got cases of 22’s of this brew for 12 bucks!!!
very good brew indeed. gsteph (325) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Nice dark brown almost black pour with thin beige head. Looks like a porter. Smells like a porter. Bitter coffee, chocolate and roasted nuttiness but sweet. This is close to a porter as you can get without actually being one. Nice palate, dry with bitter coffee remnants. Very nice. BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2004
Bottled. Very Nice. Rich, toasty malts with a nice full body. Lost Coast gets an "A" for this one. TAR (2761) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Dark cedar. Scattered light hazel foam with a loose ring of bubbles. Roast, tree bark, and fresh coffee beans in the nose. Subtle roasted nuts presence. Fairly watery with tight carbonation. Very firm in body. Roasty (Vienna?) malt start followed by coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Very little in the way of fruitiness, other than some datelike sweetness. Hard mineral feel is backed with firm cookie malt flavors. Very chocolaty and richly bready, which lends a softer element to the body with a grainy anchor of malt. Burnt toffee, lightly hopped finish kissed with vanilla, oxidized roasted malt tinges, and a black licorice bite. Coffee, burnt toffee, and roasted malt flavors linger on. Plenty intense for this typically bland style, with just enough rough elegance to hold your attention. Does a fine job at not stepping over the extremely fine line which separates brown ale from porter.