LSD (Lompoc Strong Draft)
The New Old Lompoc

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The New Old Lompoc
Oregon, United States
Strong Ale - American
3.84 | pDev: 10.68%
Jan 02, 2018
May 04, 2003
Very Good
LSD (Lompoc Strong Draft)LSD (Lompoc Strong Draft)
Notes: Known as "Lompoc Strong Draft" on tap.

December 2008: first bottle release, labeled "Lompoc Special Draft"
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Ratings by Spikester:
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4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Spikester from Oregon

Clear dark brown with a thick one finger light tan head. Good amount of fine lacings. Aroma is molasses and some floral hops. Taste is sweet roasted malt with enough hop bitterness to make it enjoyable. There is a touch of smokiness in the dry bitter finish. The aftertaste is a bit espresso like. Just a touch of cocoa also. Good full body with just enough carbonation. Overall kind of like Impy Stout light. First LSD in 40 years. Very nice.

Feb 03, 2009
More User Ratings:
4 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 02, 2018
4.08 by MattSn from Oregon on Sep 03, 2017
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3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Dmorley from Oregon

Lil smoke aftertaste can throw you off at first, let it sink in, deep breath and let it hit your nose in a nice breath. Then do it again. If you gulp this guy down you might not love it. Drink. Breath. Relax. Do it again.

May 26, 2017
3.75 by NickThePyro from Washington on Oct 21, 2016
3.78 by Durge from Connecticut on Oct 08, 2015
4 by nathanmiller from New York on Jul 12, 2015
3.93 by ZekeMillz from Oregon on May 10, 2015
3.53 by kamikazeokami from Oregon on Apr 27, 2015
3.78 by wethorseblanket from California on Feb 12, 2015
3 by dshansen1184 from Washington on Sep 28, 2014
3.8 by jds16 from Ohio on Aug 30, 2014
4.5 by DrMindbender from South Carolina on Jul 18, 2014
3.75 by PretzelCity from California on Jul 14, 2014
4 by ricecracker420 from California on Jan 31, 2014
4 by Hopmodium from Washington on Jan 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by NiceTaps from New Jersey

220z bomber in a standard pint glass.

A- Rich mahogany color; 1f mocha tan head, fluffy. Lots of sticky lacing.

S- Sugary roast malt. Licorice, chocolate, molasses. Creamy mocha latte. Lightly smoked, just right. A hop touch.

T-Smoked malts, roast coffee, chocolate. Purple fruits.

M- Medium body, good carbonation. Creamy. Smokey finish. Earthy resins.

O- Very good smoked beer. 6.9% abv is well hidden by flavors and aromas.

Dec 14, 2013
4 by MikeRice1969 from Oregon on Oct 21, 2013
3.75 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Oct 12, 2013
4 by DimensionX from Oregon on Sep 10, 2013
4 by SGToliver from Washington on Aug 23, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by JMScowcroft from Vermont

New Old Lompoc Brewery - LSD (Lompoc Strong Draft) on tap at a local watering hole, pint glass.

Look - Pours a thin dark brown black with reddish hue and minimal/negligible head. Chunky lacing.

Smell - Sweet and roasted malt. Vanilla, malt chocolate, dates and maybe even prunes. Aroma is hard to gather in the pint glass but it's obvious that it is quite complex.

Taste - Slightly creamy with carbonation, sweet chocolate, some roasted coffee and malt, along with deep dark fruit. Some hops but being a hop-head this is a barely noticeable aspect to me.

Mouthfeel - Sticky and medium-bodied. No booziness present. Quite drinkable for the style (if you can fit it into a style). Slight hop bitter and toasted sticky malts.

Overall - The most interesting brew categorized into this style I have had and overall one of the most interesting brews I have had overall. It is almost like a hazelnutty dessert beer. Definitely recommend for those looking to try something different.

Jul 08, 2013
4.75 by EJS from Oregon on Jul 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GarthDanielson from Virginia

Poured from a bomber into a true pint, the beer is a dark, vibrant, ruby-tinged dark mahogany coloring with a filmy, slim, light tan colored head. Aromas of milk chocolate, fig, cream/milk, and roasted highlights. Very rich and smooth nose. Flavors of roasted coffee and mocha initially, with a bitter hops undertone and a rich, tangy, smoked caramel highlight. Very balanced, with a subtle warmth that builds as you drink. Creamy hazelnut and mocha aftertaste, with a slight bitterness. Solid brew. Bitter, slightly cloying linger to the finish. Very easy to drink.

Jul 03, 2013
3.75 by bluckbeyes from Oregon on May 10, 2013
4 by artoolemomo from Oregon on Mar 31, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by LiquidAmber from Washington

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a dark chestnut brown with a one finger light tan head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, nuts and a hint of dark dried fruit. Flavor is toasted malt, hint of chocolate and smoke and dark dried fruit, ending a bit abruptly to a long lasting charred malt and hop bitterness. Medium bodied. Leans towards being a hoppy brown ale. The flavors are pleasant, but something is missing in the finish, most likely a bit more malt support for the lightly smokey toastiness. Interesting and different, but needs some more intensity.

Mar 16, 2013
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3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Murrhey from Washington

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Two finger mocha head, fluffy lacing and large bubbles. Decent retention. Dark brown, Coca-Cola color.

S- Chocolate and roast malts. Cocoa nibs, deep rich chocolate notes. Vanilla notes as well.

T- Boozy, weird hoppiness and sweet malts. Bitter, piney hops. Very strange beer.

M- Thick, sharp and rolls on the back of the tongue.

O- Odd beer, the taste is peculiar. It is like a nut brown and an IPA mixed together.

Jan 25, 2013
4 by jubnat from Louisiana on Jan 09, 2013
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3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by UCLABrewN84 from California

Thanks to VoodooImpStout for sharing this one at my tasting.

Pours a clear reddish-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of smoked campfire, and herbal hops. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of smoke and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some interesting aromas and flavors.

Jan 01, 2013
4 by adkieffer from Washington on Dec 17, 2012
4 by mendvicdog from Maryland on Nov 24, 2012
4 by Vancoubeer from Washington on Nov 22, 2012
4 by HKUSPC40 from Washington on Nov 11, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Smakawhat from Maryland

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A real nice tan and somewhat creamy head is formed, very tiny bubbles. A real nice dark walnut brown body, it really looks like a porter. Head manages some decent retention, and some sticky lacing in rings that cascade all the way down while drinking. Beer looks better the more you drink it.

Nose is real nice. Light toast mix of malts and caramel sugar toffee light sweetness. A little bit of spicy character, it seems like a porter is coming but this seems a little different and unique. Interesting, like this caramel and chocolate angle.

Palate comes with a bit of a light feel, slightly wet. Real nice earth hop angle slightly herbal finish with tea like notes. Chocolate and roast fills the mid palate, with a good balance of malt and hop. Light bodied and a hint of rich cocoa powder too.

Overall, what an interesting beer, quite enjoyable.

Nov 08, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

More proof the terrorists have won, yet another beer in the 22oz format. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a very dark mahogany color, almost black, with some red around the edges, and less than 1/4 inch of just off-white head that had low retention and some light lacing.

The aroma featured some good malts (maybe a bit of Rye?), some soft roasted notes, no real hops to speak of, a bit of alcohol and perhaps a bit bit of yeasty funk. The flavors were mostly the same mix of components, although the roast came through a bit stronger, a very good tasting brew.

The body was good, full, smooth, and even. The finish was a bit bitter and the roast lingered for a while. Drinkability was very good, although the 6.9%abv was a bit sneaky, it felt like a stronger beer. Overall, a good, if somewhat odd, brew. A must try if you see it.

Oct 12, 2012
3 by JMBSH from Colorado on Oct 08, 2012
3.75 by MarkyMOD from Colorado on Sep 18, 2012
4.25 by throwerbri from Oregon on Aug 22, 2012
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4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by kevinmkirk from Oregon

FYI - The brewery is open, it's their pub on 23rd in Portland that is closed, but will open again summer 2013.

Now, for the beer at hand...let's pour!

Dark, cola-mahogany pour with a good two fingers of creamy head, excellent retention and lacing. The nose is bourbon, wood, malts, and smoke. Flavors follow the nose - this is definitely a bourbon barrel aged brew - smokey wood, booze, rich malts (six, according to their website), dark fruits, sweet toffee. Heavy, almost slick mouthfeel with appropriate carb. A tasty sipper, a wee heavy to session with.

Jun 07, 2012
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