Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
AKA the LSD--"You don’t have to be a hippie to love LSD" is the slogan of Lompoc’s Strong Draft (LSD). This all-year beer has the kick of a winter beer. With a deep chestnut body and a nice fluffy off-white head and great lacing, this beer possesses a big malty nose. Balanced out by a perfect amount of bittering hops. This one is chocolaty with hints of dark fruits and mild grapefruits. A bit boozy in the finish. All around quite good!
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2010 Deep amber/mahogany with decent malty nose, though not malt ball like. Hopping in periphery does not color the flavor or aroma, but contributes balance. Re-rated 2/20/10. Akin to a Scottish Wee Heavy with the lighltly smoked amber malt body. Touches of candi and crystal malt.
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour. Big head. Chocolatey, slightly plummy, toasty, grapefruity aroma. Toasty character with light citrus accents. With its blend of subtle roastiness and overt hoppiness, it reminds me a lot of Black Toque, but with more grapefruit and an extra splash of booze.
19Ei8hty (1134) - Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Porter-inspired dry, smokey, bitter chocolate malt base with a pronounced, stale hoppy finish. Dry plums also.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint. and a nitro smaple Draft at the Hedge House, Portland. Medium brown color, hazy, thin off-white head and great lacing throughout the pint. Piney hop nose from arms distance. Some alcohol evident at close range, smelling like a strong Barleywine, with sweet malts even present in the nose as caramel and fresh bread. Big bodied and sweet at first sip. Some peaty/raison notes in the middle and finishes clean and hoppy. A bit fiery at first few swallows but not as evident about halfway through the pint. Rather good!!!
cathcacr (634) - Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2009 On draft from the Oaks Bottom Public House in SE Portland (Sellwood dist.). LSD, as it was called there. Very ESBy but with a considerably stronger/more intense flavor profile than usual for the style. Quite sweet.
On re-rate from the bottle: Smoked elements very prominent. This almost presents as an old ale.
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
First - yes, I checked many times straong, not strong.
Draft. mahogony color with a nice off-white head. Low roasty, slight hop, slight smoke aroma. Balanaced smoke, malt, roast, fruity hops. Lingering fruit, smoke, and malt. Medium body. Nice balance. Well made beer.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is sweet malt forward with caramel, roast and some bready notes. Appearance is dark brown with a light tan head. Flavor is roast and caramel forward, well blended. Overall complexity is low, with a clean finish, but not too dry. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a low/medium carb feel. Overall, very easy drinking, well made, and extremely clean for the style.
marcus (6343) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Rogue Bones and Brew festival. This dark brown ale poured with a frothy off-white head. The flavor is initially matly with a long bitter hop finish.
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This draft brew from the brew pub poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized light brown colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a opaque no visible carbonation black colored body. The strong stout-like aroma was brown malt and dark malt. The mouth feel was smooth at the start and mediumly tingly at the finish hoppy aftertaste. The stout-like flavor contained notes of hops roasted malt and dark malt. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.