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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2010
light aroma. Pours a dark copper, thin tan head. Burnt malt, sweetish finish. Somewhat oily mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1845) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2010
I really enjoyed this! Very toasty and caramel malty on the aroma with a touch of what seemed to be spice. Smooth body feel on the palate as malts swipe over the tongue. Nicely placed touch of peaty smoke inside the body, which transfers over into a wide ranged blend of hops. Fairly grapefruity towards the finish. Mildly complex, and a tiny bit different in general. Dug it!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee (2451) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Draught at the Horse Brass Pub. Brown with a thick head. The aroma has sweet caramel, light smoke, and pine and grapefruit hop notes. The flavor is malty and lightly smokey with a nice rich crystal malt character but restrained sweetness. Hops are generous and pine/grapefruit, just sticking out over the malt. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation and a rich texture. A pretty cool beer that gets a nice amount of smoke in a malty and hoppy strong ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drfabulous (4811) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Draught at brewpub. Did not like this one. To too strong of a strong ale. Musty. Lacks that strong ale taste. Somewhat smokey.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7443) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2010
[2964-20100626] Tap. Fresh toasted bread aroma. Clear, dark dark red brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. More bread toast yeast flavour has toasted malty grains. Medium body. Interesting, nice yeast characteristics.
(@ brewpub, Portland, OR)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8514) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
2010-06-26. Dark brown body with a small beige head. 3+ Sweet flavour, sugary notes, very light roasty touches. Aroma is similar, mild overall, showing toast and roasty malt accents over sweet malt. Smooth average plus paalte is lightly carbonated. Enjoyably simple, its tasty but might get cloying in pint form. On Tap at the brewpub, Portland.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkcookin (4) - Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2010 does not count
Great American Strong Ale. Aroma: Sweet, smokey, nutty. Appearance: Dark brown heart, mahogany with golden corners. Taste: Smoke, chocolate malt, toffee, spice. Palate: Great balance between hoppy/bitter and malty/smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Bottle purchased from Liquid Solutions. Appearance: Nearly black with red/brown corners and a cafe latte 1 finger foam head with a bit of retention and some lacing. Smell: Nice roast malt character, a touch of toffee, and perhaps a dark fruit note such a fig. Taste: Exactly like the nose. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with enough carbonation. Drinkability: fairly sessionable. I though LSD was pretty decent, didn’t like C-Note Imperial Pale Ale though. I’ll still be trying more of their offerings. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-22-2009

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 14, 2010
2010 Bottle - Thanks BuckeyeBoy!! - Pours a clear, dk ruddy amber with a small beige head...aroma is roasty, dry malt, burnt grain and cocoa, toast...flavour is similar, chocolate, bitter burnt grain and resiny hops, roast and malt...thanks Jeremy!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Bottle:   Deep brown, nearly black, moderate to large frothy light beige head, spotty lacing.   Soft husky nose, a little roasted and burnt.   Some campfire and charred wood.   Bitter and sweet hoppy charred wood on the tongue.   Strange combination.   Not very big for being a Strong Ale of sorts.   This one does work, somewhat, but would be better had it been maltier, meatier.   Not heavy enough, for me at least, to qualify.   Somewhat reminds me of a Black IPA with a touch of Scottish.   Take that back, almost not even big enough for an IPA.   As it warms, I am warming up to it.   This is one of those odd duck beers that you need to keep drinking to figure it out.   Seems very quaffable, in a strange sort of way.   Just wished it were maltier, sweeter, and more viscous.   Oh well...



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