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LTD Series - 06 - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

LTD Series - 06LTD Series - 06

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86
very good

152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%


Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A new holiday beer for our Limited Edition Lager series. LTD 06 is a black bock that is lush and full bodied with hints of roast, coffee, and chocolate in the aroma followed by flavors of caramel and figs with a long creamy smooth finish. LTD 06 is brewed as a Czech style Cerné Speciální with 2 row Pale, Munich, Caramel, and Chocolate Malts and hopped with Santiam and Perle hops.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-10-2012)
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark brown color, with a large off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, lager yeast and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty roasted malt character and lager yeast. Then some sweet flavors of coffee and chocolate quickly follow. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: A little crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 04:08:05 | More by TheManiacalOne
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barczar

Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque brown/black with brilliant ruby highlights ave a frothy beige head that slowly dissipates.

Milk chocolate, lightly toasted malt, and nutty toffee form the initial aroma. Chocolate really dominates, with floral hops and a touch of diacetyl rounding out the finish.

Flavor reveals a huge backbone of sweet, nutty, toffee malt character, which finishes with a hint of slightly bitter roast. Underpinnings of dates, prunes, and figs add complexity. Chocolate is evident throughout, but does not dominate as much as in the aroma.

Body is fairly watery, which is exacerbated by carbonation that's a touch overdone.

Fairly complex malt character. The diacetyl complements the chocolate well. Probably cloyingly sweet to some, I enjoy the indulgence.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 02:10:05 | More by barczar
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bennett_loves_good_beer

Wyoming

4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

appearance: Pitch black with a tiny bit of light coming through when held up to a light. Wispy thin layer of head dissipates quickly. Zero lacing. Head doesn't build unless swirled vigourously.

Smell: black currant, chocolate, figs.

Taste: Dark fruits that finishes with a dry, slightly bitter chocolate flavor. As the beer warms the fruit and chocolate flavors meld together better and better but alcohol also becomes present in the taste as well.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied with great feel.

Overall, this is an extremely flavorful beer with a fantastic mouthfeel. Lots of dark fruits balanced out with a cocoa finish. A very soild beer

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 22:34:42 | More by bennett_loves_good_beer
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on February 15, 2014.

The pour is a rich looking deep brown with a tan head that builds up and lingers on top. Attractive looking beer.

They say on the label that there is not coffee or chocolate in the beer. Well the malts must be mingling beautifully because those are the key aromas that I pick up along with a buttery soirt of character.

Light to medium body.

The taste begins sweet with coffee and chocolate along with a kind of black licorice note. There is a thin bitterness at first but it tends to grow as I drink the beer. Although it never takes over the beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 21:07:20 | More by puboflyons
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denver10

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with a slight off white head that instantly recedes. Aroma leads with some figs and caramel, underneath theres some roastiness with a little earthiness. Flavor offers a nice dose of figs and raisins, caramel, a lttle chocolate and closes out with some roasted coffee grinds. Not very delicate, more heavy handed and direct in its delivery. Fuller bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Overall, solid beer here. Better than I went in expecting it to be.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 00:20:47 | More by denver10
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.59/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Full Sail LTD 06 has a thick, cream-colored head, a dark, red-brown, clear (not hazy), bubbly appearance, with significant lacing left behind. The aroma is of deep and dark-roasted barley malt, sugar, and brown bread crust. Taste is of dark-roasted barley malt, sweetness, and a bit of bitterness at the end. I do not taste coffee or chocolate, and I do not detect any alcohol with this one. Mouthfeel is medium, and Full Sail LTD 06 finishes mostly wet, refreshing, easy drinking, smooth, and very delicious.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 17:27:54 | More by RonaldTheriot
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flagmantho

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: extremely dark amber-brown hue with ruby highlights and no haze to the body. Head is a thin finger of frothy tan foam. Quite good.

Smell: rich chocolate and coffee notes above a bready, yeasty lager base. There's also the vegetal hop aroma that comes along with roasty beers like porters -- not necessarily a bad thing, but not always alluring. So, overall, a little rough, but with a number of good qualities.

Taste: bready and chocolatey right up front; coffee flavors, yeasty flavors and a pretty strong bitterness develop toward the end. The coffee ends up being a high point; this is a lot of character in this beer, if, as in the aroma, it's a little rough around the edges.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a decent creaminess.

Overall: a good example of the style. It's kind of like a lager-yeasted porter -- something about which I can't complain.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 01:17:50 | More by flagmantho
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

http://www.last.fm/music/Melvins/_/Black+Bock
I picked this up at Wegmans, enjoyed chilled in a willybecker.

The color is very dark brown almost black with thick tan head of two fingers. Clarity is opaque and bead is fin, retention is very good. The smell is a mix of roasted barley odors which have a coffee-like accent with slight prune and woody aroma with mild fruity somewhat raisin with a tinge of cocoa perhaps from chocolate malt the alcohol is low in the aroma with yeast giving some nice berry esters. The feel is very good almost silky with sweet and moderately full body with semi dry middle with light hop bitterness and mild alcohol in the finish.

This dark lager /bock whichever has a nice flavor of malt which does seem roasty with some fruity raisin and mild herbal hops adding to the woodiness and cocoa flavors from the chocolate malt and crystal type malts I am guessing. The yeast has a subtle berry aspect which adds to the creamy sweet flavor of the malt which works well with the lager smoothness. The flavor is roast -ier as it warms bringing an almost burnt marshmallow type caramel flavor in the finish. Overall I am a fan of this style and this is one of the better examples - bock as Full sail calls it. I like the enhanced roast as it adds to the complexity of some of the caramel malts utilized.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 20:24:14 | More by Slatetank
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a very dark mahogany brown with a half finger light tan head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt and cocoa, hints of coffee. Flavor of toasted and biscuit malt, cocoa, light coffee, dark dried fruit and toffee notes. Good medium body with some creaminess, pleasant. The flavor here is fairly rich and porter-like, in a blind taste, I'd probably identify this as a baltic porter. Flavor is full and interesting and a quite nice mouth feel. Probably the best and my favorite from this series.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 01:25:46 | More by LiquidAmber
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a moderate cap of tan head. Retention and lacing are not all that great.

Nose is cocoa laden with some other notes of roast and sweet cream. Nose is most like a porter than anything else.

Taste gets a few more things going - some toast, licorice and some vegetal earthiness. Cocoa is still there, drier than it smelled...not much sweetness here. Mouthfeel is fairly full for an EDL, more bockish if you axe me. Not bad, a solid addition to the enjoyable LTD series, I try and buy a sixer each time I see a new one.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 00:31:37 | More by twiggamortis420
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archyquaffer

Montana

3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a longneck into a sampler. A semi-aggressive pour produces a 1/4 inch off-white head that dissipates quickly. The beer is a moderately dark yellowish brown with orange highlights. Carbonation seems light to moderate.

Not too much on the nose other than sweet malt. The flavor has a tangy-maltiness with some coffee-like bitterness and dark fruit. Sometimes I get a little chocolate too. There is also a cherry-like tang that lingers in the aftertaste. At times, the effect is reminiscent of a chocolate covered cherry, but with a fairly strong dose of cherry pit bitterness ala Kirsch liqueur. The taste is interesting and fairly complex, but the tang is a bit much at times, and the body is fairly thin for a dark seasonal beer.

This beer would be better if the tanginess could be reduced and the head retention improved. It's drinkable but nothing to write home about.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 02:53:33 | More by archyquaffer
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Fergyx825

Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Another beer with no prior descriptions.

Appearance: another dark beer, that is almost pitch black. Not much head on the pour. A little remains on the top and over the surface of the beer.

Smell: malty beer with no hops.

Taste: Malty taste, a little bit sweetness in there. There is not to much here.

Mouthfeel: Light beer, with some light carbonation. Very drinkable.

Overall: okay.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 04:48:45 | More by Fergyx825
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Wasatch

Utah

3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best By: 02/19/14

Pours a nice dark brown color, nice carbonation, with a fizzy light tan head, minimal sticky lacing left behind. The nose is pretty nice of malts, slight chocolate/coffee. The taste is very nice malty, nice notes of chocolate/coffee (even though the bottle sez there is none). Medium body, slightly dry/bitter finish. Overall this is a tasty brew, I would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 20:55:09 | More by Wasatch
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Act25

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a small tan head that fades, leaves plenty of lacing over a body of dark molasses brown beer.

S: As promised, smells of mocha. Also dark roasty malts, caramel, cocoa and coffee more so as it warms. Gets better as it warms.

T: Follows smell. Large lager. Doppel bock is pretty much what I'd call it, which is a tasty style. Creamy chocolate and rich, roasty malt lager. Dark grain toast, molasses, charred wood. Sweet but finishing dry. Not cloying. Good roast meat beer. Slightly burnt firewood and drying wool, a winter charmer.

Mouth is medium and pleasant esp due to bitterness in the finish.

A bit salty too. A bit of an odd one. Perhaps too multi-directional. A worth trying experiment, but slightly over done?

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 02:01:00 | More by Act25
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

almost black but clear, not bad on the head and lacing.

Aroma and flavor definitely do have notes of chocolate and coffee, especially chocolate. There are some toasty notes, and a little bit of dark fruits.

Body is pretty full for a lager, creamy and pretty smooth.

Interesting beer, certainly worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 01:21:17 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

the label says I will think coffee and chocolate. not sold really. nice richer looking dark brown color and some patchy just off white lace on it. a nose of lager yeast must and roasted barley, rather simple, but fully appetizing. the taste is also straight forward. there is indeed some chocolate here, a mix of cocoa powder and Hershey bar. not sweet, but only because its a lager and the long slow cold fermentation tames it. bitter on the back end like a cup of drip, but its from the barley, clearly. I do like the feel a lot. with a slightly fuller body and a dusty almost chalky palate, still with nice carbonation. the dark malt is awesome, simple and clean, which is just right. what I do not like is its semi-gimmicky mix of flavors, its filling qualities, and its odd mix of bitter and sweet. its good, not great. at 7% abv I don't need more than one, but I am glad I tried it. when full sail first hit the scene, it was magic. since then, even in this ltd series, its been lackluster.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 04:00:33 | More by StonedTrippin
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TheMarkE

California

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep amber, almost black, like a good cup of strong coffee. Decent head and lacing.

Smell: Chocolate and dark fruits.

Taste: Coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, bread.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, creamy, smooth.

The Verdict: Delicious. Tastes like a cross between an Irish stout and Kona Pipeline Porter. Complex brew with enough coffee and chocolate flavor to make you accuse the label of lying. The alcohol is well hidden, too.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 00:10:19 | More by TheMarkE
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anarchia

Oregon

4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black with a light brown head that disappears quickly, no lacing. Sweet chocolate aroma, some roasted coffee notes, a little caramel that shows up more as the beer warms. Thick and heavy in the mouth but still ridiculously easy to drink. Sweet up front, a little nutty, tons of chocolate and a little coffee. Roasty finish makes you want to take another drink. Absolutely fantastic, a constant in my fridge as long as it's available.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 05:05:57 | More by anarchia
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NataLukas

Oregon

4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark coffee color with garnet highlights when held to the light. Evidence of carbonation, but very little in the way of a head, with only a small ring of tan foam at the edges of the pint glass and some very thin wisps floating in the center.

Subtle biscuit and toasty roast in the nose.

Yummy bitter roasted malt. Well balance bitter to sweet. More reminiscent of a robust porter than a dark european lager. Chocolate and coffee notes. Yum.

Silky smooth. Rolls off the tongue with a roundness. Slightly sweet but not cloying.

This is a smooth drinking dark winter treat. Would pair well with both hearty meals or deserts (or just drink it as your desert!) What it lacks in head and nose it more than makes up for with flavor and mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 22:52:08 | More by NataLukas
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Seattleman

Arizona

4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Full Sail remains one of the best values in craft beer. This LTD series is amazingly complex and an awesome value. Essence of chocolateat the beginning with a clean coffee finish. Definitely get coffee in both the nose and appearance. Inviting and delicious. Alcohol is well hidden in this one. Much more complex than your average dark lager.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 22:44:39 | More by Seattleman
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Gary's in Wayne, having had the LTD Series - 05, wanting something from all of the Summer beers that are still on the shelf. The bottle claimed that there wasn't any coffee or chocolate in this lager but after giving this an extended session, I would have begged to differ. this was one of the most complex beers I've had in a long time and it certainly didn't taste or feel like a Euro Dark Lager at all.

As was expected, the pour tot this was dark, with some garnet around the edges when I held this up to the light. The head was decent for not being long-lasting and there was a bit of lacing down the side of my pint glass once the beer slide down after each sip. Lots of bitter chocolate and dark bread in the nose, with the former being pronounced in the taste. All of that was reinforced by dark fruits like fig and plum, some spice to back up the dark bread, and a hint of chili pepper and cocoa powder to give the beer body and depth. The finish was dry and the mouthfeel was a hint creamy from start to finish. Part Schwarzbier, part Irish Dry Stout, and part Euro Dark Lager, this beer almost seemed like a hybrid that worked well on its own even though it was like nothing I've ever had before.

Amazingly, the alcohol was almost completely hidden here, as I didn't feel it all during the time I enjoyed this. While this was not a knockout, I was really impressed by how daring and unique this was and this was certainly worthy of the "LTD" and the boastful claims on the bottle. Fine on it's own or as a dessert beer, this deserves a go and higher ratings than what it currently has on here. I love beers that push the envelope of what's possible and this certainly fell within that category and there's no doubt that this deserves a bigger audience and higher ratings than what it currently has on here.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 04:30:58 | More by JerzDevl2000
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. The beer pours a clear and dark mahogany with fizzy beige head of .5 cm that fades very quickly to nothing. Each sip does show some legs on the glass like a fine wine.
The aroma is rich and malty with a bit of brown sugar and some dark chocolate. I also get a little black licorice and mild spicy hops.
First sip reveals smooth silky texture and very fine rolling carbonation.
The flavor is roasted malt and toffee with a bit of cocoa powder and some spicy hops on the finish. The carbonation actually tickles a bit on the swallow.
No hints of booze and a more complex beer than anticipated.
I enjoy this tasty lager and would recommend it to others. Certainly more interesting than I would anticipate for the style.

worth a purchase if you see one.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 01:33:59 | More by sulldaddy
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dbossman

Nebraska

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Black with a thin and steady head; lacing is decent

S: Grainy, slightly sour, grassy hops and a bit musty with subtle slightly sweet bready malts lingering underneath

T: Semi sweet, slightly boozy maltiness up front with hints of chocolate, coffee, and dark fruits: such rich roasted malts with a balanced finish

F: Creamy for a lager; nice medium mouth feel

O: This is a nice 7% dark lager; I continue to be impressed with these guys

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 17:42:11 | More by dbossman
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 3.21.13

A - Pours a dark brown with a one finger dark tan head, good retention.

S - Coffee, roasted malt, subtle chocolate.

T - Lager-ish, with subtle coffee and chocolate.

D - Light body with a good carbonation.

O - There's really no coffee and chocolate in this? Keep making more please.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 05:51:55 | More by HuskyinPDX
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kristenspaintings

California

3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer as a nice smell and a creamy, toasted caramel head. The color is a very dark, opaque brown-black. You can't see through this even when it's held up to the light. It looks a lot like coffee in this way, at least the coffee I drink. I agree with the statement on the bottle suggesting coffee and chocolate flavors. It’s the flavor of very strong black coffee or dark, bittersweet chocolate. Both have a little tang and a bitter bite to them that this beer also has, plus a malty sweetness that makes this a very good beer.

In my opinion, it’s a well-crafted beer. It's among the better American bock-style beers I've had.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 12:51:02 | More by kristenspaintings
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LTD Series - 06 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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