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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

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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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harrylee773

Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.2%

09-06-2013 00:48:50 | More by harrylee773
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pumaguy021

Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.2%

05-09-2013 00:27:59 | More by pumaguy021
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ystazi

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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avschmitt

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

05-15-2013 19:23:45 | More by avschmitt
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carmike813

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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Anonymous1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-01-2013 04:31:40 | More by Anonymous1
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anhigdon

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-28-2013 00:54:55 | More by anhigdon
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mkennedy119

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-27-2013 15:04:10 | More by mkennedy119
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-26-2013 22:32:51 | More by spycow
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PopnLoads

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-04-2013 02:25:22 | More by PopnLoads
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WoodBrew

Illinois

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2013 21:32:40 | More by WoodBrew
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

03-07-2014 21:10:01 | More by smartassboiler
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hopswap1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

05-30-2013 19:46:27 | More by hopswap1
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

04-22-2013 14:19:26 | More by brandoman63
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

05-09-2013 00:55:30 | More by cadaugherty
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

05-17-2013 17:10:18 | More by PHBoiler
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RichH55

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

05-13-2013 17:18:01 | More by RichH55
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shredder83

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

04-27-2013 17:08:37 | More by shredder83
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MCMASTERSANCHEZ

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1%

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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

04-23-2013 03:46:59 | More by Sparky44
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TMoney2591

Illinois

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-13-2013 00:07:48 | More by TMoney2591
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2013 23:10:31 | More by tjsdomer2
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Florida9

Illinois

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2013 20:54:38 | More by Florida9
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Dark Traveler from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.