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Dark Traveler - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Dark Traveler
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BA SCORE
88
very good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kmpitz2 on 03-27-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Very dark chocolate syrup. Great lacing. I can't believe this is a lager.

Smel: Clean caramel.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Coffee and molasses. Good combination of malt and roast. Extremely clean mouthfeel.

Overall: A mouthfeel so good you won't believe it's a lager.

tjsdomer2, Jun 17, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The Dark Traveler from Goose Island was on tap at our local bar and grill. The beer poured a hazy black with tan head that laced with every sip. The smell included roasted malt with subtle hop freshness. The taste followed the scent closely. The lighter ABV made the beer sessionable and the rich taste made it seem fuller in body than it actually was. Overall this is a decent beer....not my favorite style, but worth a try.

WoodBrew, Jun 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: very dark brown in color. Mostly opaque, but still abut translucent. Served with a minimal, creamy tan head. Some minimal head.

S: Pleasant aroma. Nutty. Some bready caramel and a touch of roast.

T: Dark caramel. Mild sweetness. A good bit of nuttiness and some dark fruit. Dark syrup on the back end.

M: Medium bodied, creamy, smooth. Virtually no bitterness.

O: a good beer and a very good representation of the style.

Florida9, May 19, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a shaker pint glass at WhirlyBall - Vernon Hills.

Sittin' down, enjoying some NBA playoff action, absorbing the unique WB atmosphere, and drinkin' some Goose. This stuff pours a dark midnight sienna topped by a finger of sandstone foam. The nose comprises clove, brown sugar, maple syrup, toasted malts, and a hint of flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, though the syrup comes through a bit sweeter, a bit of nuttiness is added, and a mild and vague fruitiness enters into the equation near the finish. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, an enjoyable and highly drinkable brew. This is the only Fulton and Wood offering I don't know the backstory for, so I'm not sure what twists the guys put on the traditional Munich dunkel, but this stuff is good times, indeed.

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Dark Traveler from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.