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Lompoc Strong Draft (LSD)

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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A Portland Classic! This strong ale has a deep mahogany color and is crafted with seven different specialty malts. A touch of smoked malt gives it a complex aroma and incredible flavor. LSD is also generously hopped with six hop varieties to help create an awesome beer.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (13779) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle (as Lompoc Special Draft) at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear dark red/brown - white head. Yeasty, fruity notes, roasted, high malty, fruity, nutty, high carbonation, light sourish notes,caramel, dried fruits. Very boring.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (4845) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Sampled as ’Lompoc Special Draft’ Deep dark brown coloured body with a touch of violet showing through at the bottom when held up to a light and a thin, one centimetre tall brown head. Aroma of soy sauce, maple syrup, smoked peat, malt, raisins, earth and a bunch of nuts - very nice. Medium-bodied; Smokey flavour at first is strong and very flavourful with a lot of malt, earthiness, nuts, raisins, pit fruits and even some rye and specialty grain flavour there as well. Aftertaste shows some good sweetness, a hit of alcohol and a little earthy flavour that does well. Overall, a nice beer with a good flavour profile, nice complexity and a relatively smooth finish with some good sugars. Great to sample and a good one to bring back to wherever you live - assuming you aren’t from the area. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon on 12-April-2013 for US$4.15 sampled at home in Washington on 31-August-2013.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 4, 2013
Flöska, comes as " Lompoc Special Draft ". Deep golden amber, hazy, medium white head. Sweet spiced dark fruity like aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet dark fruity like flavour with spice, toasty caramel and malt along with a sweet bitter finish. Pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2337) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 8, 2014
Lompoc Special Draft A dark molasses pour in a mason jar. The aroma is citrusy grapefruit hops & malty caramel - somewhat American Barleywine like. Very pithy grapefruit flavor with light fudge malt character. Fairly light bodied but overall it’s decent. This was such a bizarre beer that was hard to categorize, finally I just called it an Imperial Brown Ale. good but disjointed.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BK7 (748) - Turner, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2013
Bomber. Sold as Lompoc Special Draft. Dark fruit, spice, oranges and caramel. Well balanced. Finish is sweet with a hint of roasted malts. Was hard to find any hoppy bitterness in this brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"Moderately dark. Sweet nose of malt, smoke and a bitter flavor to add quite a bit of complexity. Nicely done, on draft as well as the nitro version. One of the better brews..."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (914) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 3, 2014
Dark brown pour some tan head. Aroma of soy, malt syrup, coffee. Tastes of smoke, hay, caramel, herbal hops. creamy palate. Solid tasty and cheap but not incredible.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brentv (398) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Pint from draft on nitro at the 5th Quadrant in Portland. A beautiful dark brown pour. Aroma is pleasant, malty and sweet. Mouthfeel is a little thin. Flavors are dark and chocolate and caramel, but not a lot of any of it. It’s very smooth, neither sweet nor bitter. Very balanced and smooth. I liked it well enough on last visit that I ordered it again this time.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3794) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown color with a moderate tan head on there. Nose is toasty with a bit of caramel in there, and some slight spice elements popping through. Taste is slightly sweet, yet has some roasting to it. Surprisingly pleasant for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (2283) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2013
Draught at The New Old Lompoc 5th Quadrant. From notes. More malt body and flavor than most of the other beers in this session. Good balance. Moderate roast coffee flavor on the finish, which grows in intensity. Now we’re talking.


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