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RATINGS: 136   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009
Name: Special Draft (LSD)
Date: March 28, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear brown, frothy beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: dark caramel and chocolate aroma, earthyness keeps it mostly dry
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, balancing earthyness, touch of caramel sweetness, light bittterness

Name: Special Draft (LSD)
Date: September 20, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
pretty much the same on draft at the brewpub as the bottle version

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4422) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Appearance: Pours a clearish, dark brown body with a thin, bubbly, white head. Smell: Dark malty scents of cocoa and toffee accompanied by a rather sharp note of smoked, charred grains. Taste: Chocolate and toasted toffee precede a blast of charry grains full of roasty and smokey qualities. Earthy hops with a medium bitterness. Touch of dried herbs. Additional hints of char and cocoa on the dry finish that last well into the aftertaste. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Drinkability: Worth a try. Lompoc’s LSD is fairly well-balanced and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
daHammer (60) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2009
A. Malty, caramel aroma, moderate citrusy hops App. Clear dark amber with red highlights, thin tan head, light lacing F. Citrus hops, and bitterness balanced with malt, Lingering bitter finish P. Med. Light body smooth MF. light alcohol warming, light carb. O. Hoppy ale with a moderate alcohol pressence

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Transparent amber mahogany brown with a thin, clingy-lacing light tan head. Aroma of toasty dry caramel malts and some resiny grapefruity hops. Starts with good malty fullness and dark caramel sweetness along with a pleasant citrusy bittering hop balance and bitterness before a crisp bittersweet finish. A nice strong ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Bomber poured a clear dark reeddish brown with a smasll diminishing tan head. Aromas of tootsie roll, carmel and light nuts. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, nuts and light smoke with a smooth malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CelticBrew (863) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Pours from bomber a dark brown/black, forms nice size light brown foamy head. Aroma of smoky like malts, peat earth, and mud. Flavour much of the same, hops do come through, giving a slight bitterness that balances this beer nicely. Fairly good draft beer, would love to bathe in it first, then gulp it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Dark brown with moderate head. 2 of my favorite flavor profiles in a beer are definitely smoke and hops, and the LSD gives me both. It is really just a hint of smoke that could probably be mistaken for deeply roasted malt or barrel aging. Moderately sweet base malt. Really enjoyable mix that I can easily drink a 22oz of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2009
This is one weird brew. Sampled on draft at the brewpub. It has a crazy, nutty character like and imp nut brown. Weird. I repeat weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Bomber, labeled as "Lompoc Special Draft". Pours a very dark cola brown with some crimson highlights. A frothy, bubbly, cream colored head leaves micro-spot lacing all over the glass. The nose reveals notes of burnt caramel, coffee, hazelnut, and a hint of molasses. There are some earthy hop notes that really balance things out. Flavors grow to include cocoa, mocha, and a little vanilla. The bitter coffee and earthy hops lend a lingering, staunch contrast to the caramel and molasses sweetness that shows up front. Medium-bodied, smooth, and easy drinking, this one sports a long, semi-dry finish. Falling somewhere between a brown ale and a porter, this is a tasty, easy going brew. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2009
I’m a little stuffed up as I rate this, but I’m very familiar with this brew as it is local and I’ve had it many times on tap. Pours a very dark brown with a fairly think tan head. Faint sweet malt in the aroma. Nice mouthfeel with plenty of carbonation. Flavor is roasted malt with some smokiness and a nice hoppy finish. A good beer. I love this one at the pub on nitro!

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