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RATINGS: 474   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElGaucho (2394) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2005
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. Didnt really enjoy it. Kind of hurt my stomach.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12894) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, and spices. Flavor of chocolate and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JAN 25, 2005
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2005
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 isnt overdone.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymow (1492) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2005
After reading the description, Id say this one tastes like a cross between a porter and a brown ale. Either way, its pretty good. Nice color and flavor. Im definitely becoming a big fan of Lost Coast - and they have some very cool labels to add to my collection.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pineypower (3172) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2005
Pours out a nice dark brown with a small head. The aroma is of chocolate and some sweet malt. The taste isnt overlly complex, but its still good with notes of spice, chocolate and some little hop on the finish. Nice warming brew to drink on a cold night/

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerGod (6104) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown body. No light coming through this. Smallish tan head. Nose is light roastiness with light cocoa. Light spice notes as well. Seems a bit thin to me, though. Taste is sweet with light spice, some fruity hints, faint hops, light nuttiness and some hints of cocoa. Light roastiness as well. Body is medium with some creamy notes. Finishes with more spice, ripe fruit, light cocoa and nuts.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JAN 3, 2005
On tap at Liars Club. A moderate brown in flavor and viscosity. Pretty thin and drinkable with some roastiness mixed in. Decent, but one was more than enough for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2004
Some cin., clove in the nose. Rich lagery malt. Some chocolate. Well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (1064) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2004
Part of the BIF X-Mas package from shippos, this beer poured out reddish brown with a cloud of suspended yeast particles in suspension. The head was about an inch thick, off white in color, and did not hang around for too long. The aroma was roasty malt with notes of coffee and chocolate. The taste was like a thinned out porter, sweet and roasty with toffee, chocolate, and a touch of weak coffee. Hops were quite low in bitterness and mostly lurking in the background. Despite the lack of complexity, the alcohol was quite well hidden, and the beer was much easier to drink than its strength suggested.


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