cmonster (946) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. "Malt beverage aged in whiskey barrels." Pours slightly hazy dark amber and topped with film and a sparse ring. Aroma shows nuts, fruit, and oak. Terrific flavor. Semi-sweet with caramel, lacto, whiskey, and oak. Medium body, soft carbonation, creamy-oily texture, and a mild tart finish. Very nice. Probably a bit barrel tinged, but it helps imo. Cheers Dave!
5000 (5981) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Carmel in color, a little dark and reddish, thin frothy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Soft
Whiskey and peat on the nose.   Very soft maltiness up front, mild sweetness, a little Whiskey and peat.   A
little more malt than your average Irish Ale, which I like,   Decent body.   Lingering caramel like malts
after the finish.   Pretty simple overall, but pretty enjoyable, and easily quaffable.
stchloe (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Casked at Oaks Bottom, one of the best places in town for New Old Lompoc on tap. A dark red, with a unique smoky quality to it all. A full bodied ale, that is nonetheless quiet quaffable. A little bitter but mellowed by a hearty flavor of roasted barley.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - APR 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Oaks Bottom Pub. Pours dark mahogany red with a small bubbled beige head. Poured off cask at room temp. The cask made this beer very soft on the palate. The softness and warm temp allowed the malts to gain complexity. Warm toasty caramel notes blend with a light toffee and bready character. Hops were subtle, but enough to balance. Very nice session brew.