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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2244) - 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 (2078) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
darbish (115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2009
malty aroma with hints of coffee. color is a very dark red/brown that is 90% opaque with a ~1mm thick head. flavor is a little watery, with a little bit of bitter chocolate flavor, malt and a mild hop bitterness. bitterness starts slow and then kicks in and leaves a favorable aftertaste. palate is wet, but it dries out my tongue a little, so there must be lots of hop oils in the beverage; very little fizz in the bottle i drank.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmbo123 (44) - Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2009
I tried this in the bottle. I also tried the Bourbon Barrel Aged version at Portland International Beer Festival. I tried 13 beers there, the beers I tried averaged 3 tickets each. This is one was only 2 tickets and one of only three that I would buy again (and did)! I agree that the taste is hard to define. It’s very complex with a flavor character like an ESB, but very concentrated (thick) like a stout. Bourbon flavor is overkill, since it’s already complex enough.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2009
22 oz bottle via LS. Pours a dark brown with a large beige head. Nose is both toasty and roasty....and chocolate. Taste is hard to define..i get some choclate malts, some toasted grains, some burnt malts, some earthy hops and even a touch of grapefruit/and or orange-rind. This certainly is a strange brew, almost like hoppy winter warmer but light body easy for summer consumption. Body is light/medium, carbonation is moderate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Sampled in a 22oz. Pours dark brown with a thin lacey head. Drink is very full of flavor, much like a stout. Overall a very well made brew. Strong and heavy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1682) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 5, 2009
Bottle: Thanks BuckeyeBoy for sharing this one. Dark brown with a creamy light brown head which actually sticks around for a bit. I love the aroma on this. I wasn’t expecting this smooth, malty, almost stout-like features with a little brown ale in the mix as well. Chocolate abounds. What an interesting taste. It is like mixing a porter with an IPA. It has burnt, malty notes, but a pretty hoppy backbone all the way through as well. This is a virtual anomaly because you expect something totally different from aroma and appearance and then the taste throws you for a loop. It leaves a slick but thick aftertaste, something to chew on and ponder. Not bad.


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