Kinz (3786) - 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. footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2005
In trade from Darkelf.Soft aromas of malts and caramel and the flavor is almost an exact match.Nice for a movie beer. DocLock (11191) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Bottle from Peace St. Market. Dark brown pour with medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, some figs and dark fruit, nuts, scotch. Tastes caramel malty, nutty, spicy, with finishing hops and brown sugar. SpringsLicker (3685) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Thanks to Suttree for this one.
This starts off with a reserved light tan head over a deep brown beer with lots of ruby where the light penetrates.
Dark caramel aroma.
The flavor is full of caramel, butterscotch and vanilla; delivered smooth and filling. Decent brown ale. Suttree (6541) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2005
Bright brown, with hooj tan head. Spicy, chocolatey aroma. Bittersweet, dark chocolate flavor. Peppery, green hop finish. Slightly portery, slightly APA-ish. Nice brew!
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Dark brown. Sweet malt nose. Malt up front, hops in the finish, roasty aftertaste. Winterness comes from the pronounced hops instead of spices. Good change of pace for a winter brew. 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. MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2005
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm April 13 2005mephisto (1301) - TAIWAN - MAR 28, 2005
Off-white head. Chocolate notes. Round and sweet. Hint of oak in aftertaste.
brown, almost black colored. the aroma is malty and flavor is well balanced by hops. would be nice if it’s bit thicker, but still a very nice brown ale. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Label continues the idiosyncratic Lost coast tradition: a Cubist-styled dual-mouthed African-American snowboards with exhuberance down a mountain slope. yeee-hah!
But, the beer...how about that?
Hazy, soft brown color, with ruby sides, big head, lush, light cocoa toned.
Light, nutty aroma, slightly cola-ish.
Taste: nuts, malt, dark fruit, ...fuller mouthfeel than certain popular browns, supple texture, medium bodied, lean, just-fruity finish.
Right on for the style, excellent example, but nothing too special beyond that.