LTD Series - 06 - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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Reviews by dbossman:
3.9/5 rDev +2.1%
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
06-04-2013 17:42:11 | More by dbossman
More User Reviews:
4.38/5 rDev +14.7%
Enjoyed 5 of these a few months back, found one in the back of the fridge and time to give it a proper review even though it is a bit past its recommended BB date of 1/24/13.
Poured into a pint glass this brew has basically no head-what is there is tan. Clear and black with ruby highlights when held up to the light. Aromas of chocolately malt is dominant. Holiday spices also here-mostly remniscent of nutmeg. A really nice taste like the aroma, milk chocolate malt, nutmeg and a bit of cinnamon along with a fair amount of sweetness present. Just a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste. Really easy to drink, hard to believe this is 7%. Medium bodied and carbonated-smooth and slightly velvet-like in mouthfeel. Pleasantly surprised by this beer. Very solid. Nice work!
03-05-2013 03:21:48 | More by deebo
4.05/5 rDev +6%
I poured this from a bit above the glass giving this beer a really big light brown head that quickly fell to about an inch and slowly settled after that above a really dark burnt reddish colored beer.
Light nose of roasted chocolate malts with a hint of some really dark fruits.
Roasted chocolate malts out trump the other malts such as coffee and caramel to make a pretty good tasting beer.
A light aftertaste that carries with it some of the lighter chocolate tastes on this medium bodied beer from the guys out there in Hood River, OR.
A nice dry light chocolate taste, well done.
10-22-2012 21:25:44 | More by LXIXME
3.53/5 rDev -7.6%
Appearance - Pours dark, near black with deep ruby hues where light can penetrate. The head is off-white, about a finger thick and with fair retention. Lacing is spotty, with little stick.
Smell - Roasted malts, coming across as dark chocolate, touches on coffee, berry and a bit of smokiness.
Taste - Follows the nose. Fruit berry sweetness upfront, then undercut by some dark chocolate bitterness. Subtle smokiness comes through mid-taste and carries on into the finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with ample, though somewhat fizzy carbonation. Finishes with decent smoothness.
Overall - Good beer, but it's not really doing it for me. It's basically a porter in a lager body. No problem drinking it, but I probably wouldn't buy it again, if only because I'd rather have an actual porter or stout in it's stead.
01-20-2013 20:05:55 | More by TheSixthRing
3.45/5 rDev -9.7%
Almost a finger of tan head on a black colored body.
Smell is a strong roasted malt.
Taste has the roasted malt with coffee undertones. A flavorful lager.
Medium body with moderate carbonation. Crisper texture.
A tasty dark lager. The flavors of a stout in a lager.
12-27-2012 00:36:29 | More by Fatehunter
3.53/5 rDev -7.6%
Pours chestnut with 2 fingers of tan head. Good head retention & lacing
S: Brown bread. figs & pears
T: Follows the nose, some figgy notes, a touch of raisin & carob up front. A touch of charred grain. more dark fruit, dryness & a touch of breadyness & some pear & just a kiss off booze as this warms. Finishes with boozey pears, dryness & raisins
MF: Medium bodied/slightly chewy with low carbonation, thins a touch as this warms
An alright dopplebock, nothing too exciting, but a decent entre to the style
10-24-2012 05:41:07 | More by russpowell
3.88/5 rDev +1.6%
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours light black with deep mahogany highlights and offers half an inch of deep tan foam. Decent retention and lace follow.
Bit of roast and light chocolate malt on the aroma with a touch of fruit and earthy hops emerging with some exposure.
Taste is quite full for a lager yet without the sweet malt profile one might expect from a bock. More light roast, chocolate and a bit of dark fruit in the background. Hops not so present on the taste. Offers a nice carbonation for the pour which gives a lingering malt finish. Full body with a smooth and easy drinkability. Interesting brew and tough to pinpoint as for style/comparison though I've had plenty of worse porters along the way.
12-28-2012 04:54:27 | More by HalfFull
4.65/5 rDev +21.7%
Deep deep brown with a thin tan head that dies quickly. Wow big rosary notes on the nose without any astringent, asphault or off smells. Deep roasted coffers, slight chocolate, deep roasted barley, faint smoke.
Quite delicious full mouthfeel with fantastic well blended flavors that go down smooth. Big coffee flavor, big rolling bubbly body, touches of chocolate and caramel. Super clean finish. Good show on this new brew. I've been a drinking a ton of this stuff, awesome winter seasonal!
Euro dark lager? Thought it was a doppelbock?
11-27-2012 02:21:28 | More by jtierney89
4.16/5 rDev +8.9%
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.
02-15-2014 21:07:20 | More by puboflyons
British Columbia (Canada)
3.73/5 rDev -2.4%
Appearance. Pours a deep, dark brown with little light getting through and a half finger of khaki head that doesn't stick aorund very long.
Smell. Some dark roasted malts and chocolate with some sweet black coffee.
Taste. Some sweet and grainy dark roasted malts, a little yeasty with a bit of black coffee.
Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium carbonation.
Overall. An easy drinker with some decent dark flavours going on. Drank a few of these in the hot tub on some snowy evenings at the cabin over the Christmas break. Perfect for that venue.
01-06-2013 20:05:51 | More by Rutager
4.08/5 rDev +6.8%
1st review.... Going to say right up front, that I did not know what style this brew actually is. Euro Dark Lager didn't look right... Munich Dunkel (too dark) was not quite as wrong... Could easily be a Schwarzbier (abv is too high).. I went with Doppelbock.. Moderators, please feel free to change it, though I would like a reason why just for future reference and my own education.
Picked up a couple of these tonight at the COOP for about $1.50... damn fair.. poured into my slim tulip... the brew is clear, but nearly black... polished walnut only shows with a decent light behind the glass... A little dark compared to most doppelbocks, but not outside of style guidelines, but pushing it for sure... Dark brown head doesn't stick around at all.
Great roast malt nose.. pretty clean.. interesting mix of toast, light caramel and some chocolate malt notes... nicely balanced sweetness helps accentuate the dark malts.. smells great.
Flavor pretty much mirrors the nose spot-on.. roasty notes come out as light espresso beans without the astringency... chocolate malt almost seems like "milk chocolate malt" with the moderate residual maltiness..
For the lower lager ABV, I was expecting a lesser body, but this one is a slightly lighter side of medium.. light/medium carbonation for the style helps the viscosity and the drinkability IMO.
I appreciate good lagers... especially dark ones. Full Sail more than exceeded my expectations... I will DEFINITELY be buying this one again as long it is in my reach.
Very cool... this one is in my wheelhouse.
Edit: The message under the bright orange cap says, "Live the dream."
10-10-2012 04:22:05 | More by JohnGalt1
3.89/5 rDev +1.8%
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.
12-15-2013 01:25:46 | More by LiquidAmber
4/5 rDev +4.7%
A. A very deep brown, almost black color. A solid tan foamy head with some lacing. Only a sliver of light comes through at the bottom.
S. Nutty and hoppy scent.
T. Oh wow, that's a really interesting. There a nice burnt taste. Some chocolate undertones. It has a toffee or a coffee (a bit of caramel mixed with that coffee flavor). There's a bit of a malt smoothness. A slight tart aftertaste.
M. Carbonated, but not overly. Crisp.
O. It's a very nice stout-like beer, even though it says Euro Dark Lager. Semantics, perhaps. Flavorful and refreshing.
11-19-2012 22:45:58 | More by Amalak
4.59/5 rDev +20.2%
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.
01-09-2014 17:27:54 | More by RonaldTheriot
LTD Series - 06 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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