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RATINGS: 134   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beernamer (5) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2010 does not count
Quiet carbination allows this pleasant dark to fill your mouth with a warm (6.9 abv) malty comfort. If your just getting into darks, put this on your list.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2010
on tap at uber tavern for nye fest. fluffy texture with a very oaky aroma and a big meaty element from the smoked malts. Sort of a rauchbier.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3248) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear brown with a small beige head. Aroma is burnt, toasted malts, bread, caramel, doughy yeast esters. Flavor is burnt cereal, chocolate, nuts, and a little medicine. pretty good beer. Neat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirt55 (198) - Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottled, pour deep dark amber/brown with faint red around glass with fluffy brown head, sweet malt with light nutty and roasted aroma with hints of dark sugars, full bodied with light sweetness up front large roasted quality noted mid way with finish of hop bitters in the end, very well balanced overall

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5934) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2009
22 ounce bottle, listed as special draft, not strong draft just like the picture, thanks to BrewDad. Pours a very nice dark brown/red color with a very thick foamy light beige head. A nice nose of earthy malts, caramel, light smoke. A sweet earthy flavor, caramel, almost no alcohol. A kinda odd, but not unpleasant earthy dry flavor in the finish- like really earthy chocolate. Nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Bomber courtesy of Kenb. Pours clear dark amber with a half finger light tan head that results in streaky lacing. The nose is roasted nuts, dark fruit and caramel. The taste is ash, smoky malt, dark caramel, roast and citrus hops with some pine in the finish. Medium semi creamy mouthfeel. Tasty brew – thanks Ken!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnlsartin (80) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2009
A cloudy, amber pour with an enduring head. Soy, vinegar, molasses, licorice, and smoked malt. Tangy, nutty, and hoppy with a touch of alcohol. Bottle is decent; draft is even better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1881) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2009
22 oz bomber from Roth’s in Keizer Darkish brown ale with a nice tan head..leaves good lace. Very strong and pleasing malt aromas, backed up with a little hop spice. Very maltyu taste toop.soft toffee malt dominated some hopping in the end..barely. Good on the palte thick and consistent. Overall a good Engish Strong Ale

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Pours mahogany with some lace. Smells smokey with brown sugar and some alcohol. Tastes of smoked malts, some bitter, with a bit of biscuit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Rich molasses sugary aroma, burnt toffee. Very dark brown, small tan head. Little boozy, surprising as it’s coming in under 7%. Peaty with a generous hop finish. Sweet smoky wood midpalate. Kind of a frankenstein beer, the whole is more than the sum of the parts.


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