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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - 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 (8399) - 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 (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 Ė 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 (2317) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2009
22 oz bomber from Rothís 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 itís 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. Itís very complex with a flavor character like an ESB, but very concentrated (thick) like a stout. Bourbon flavor is overkill, since itís already complex enough.


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