luttonm (6310) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2017 Skyview (6055) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from 12-oz bottle supplied by distributor. Pours a semi-clear dark brown colored ale with a fast dissolving off-white head that dissipates to a thin ring and some spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted dark malts, a hint of chocolate, slight roasted nuts and plenty of floral hops. Taste is medium bodied, smooth, with some mild bitterness. Finish is semi-sweet, plenty of roasted dark malts, a short lived mild bitterness followed by some roasted nut aftertaste. The official released version is definitely better than the early sampled version during the Minnesota Winterfest earlier in the year.
Bottle in Seattle. Gifted by Andrew. A bit out of date I believe. Dissipating off-white head. Dark cola body, looks as much like a dark schwarz beer as a brown ale. A touch of toffee and roast on nose. Pretty wet, thin body. A little bitter, burnt grain. Sweet cola or root beer impression. A bit thin, missing a full ale feeling. Burnt root beer. Ronritter (741) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2016
12 oz bottle pours brown with tan head some lacing, aroma is roasted nuts flavor is smokey with a slight hop finish beerme31 (685) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Can. Pours clear brown medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, floral, and fruit. Medium sweet taste. Medium-light body, smooth texture, mild bitterness hop finish. Not bad overall. hfmejias (1283) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2016
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured brown, clear, big tan head and lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malts, some roast, some nuts. Taste is consistent but on sweet side, malty, nutty, some coffee notes. Not bad but a bit too sweet for my taste. superspak (5609) - Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 7/15/2015. Pours slightly hazy deep reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/chocolate/coffee, herbal, light dark fruit, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop/yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/chocolate/coffee, herbal, light dark fruit, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nutty/chocolate/coffee, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. damn nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; with a great bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a damn nice American brown ale style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
euniceradio (538) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2015
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours brown with tan ring head. Aroma of nut, bread, dark fruit. Taste of same with good sweet nutbread finish. Mouthfeel is mod with small effervescent carb. wilnatp (703) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Aroma of caramel and nuts. Taste is malt forward but not bold. Medium body. BarleyFife (9) - USA - JUN 23, 2015 does not count
It was nice to find this Lost Trout. A good but unspectacular brown ale. Take it fishing...even if from your couch. andrewje41 (3894) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2015
12 oz bottle poured. Pours dark with very little head. Sweet malty aroma. Flavor is a little on the sweet side, a little caramel, and a little nutty late. Overall one of the better tasting brown ales I’ve had in a while. Drinks nice. Good beer. RobertDale (6487) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours reddish brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and nuts. Taste is malt, caramel, nuts, fruit, and toffee. Above average Brown Ale.