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

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63 Reviews
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Reviews: 63
Hads: 176
Avg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-10-2012

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.
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Photo of Seven
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very dark in appearence.
Cocoa, roasted Malts, dark Fruit.
Very creamy, Chocolate, Malts, Figs and a hint of Coffee.
Smooth, no bitterness, exceptional blend.
This is a very high quality Lager. I am very impressed at the unique flavor, I would reccomend this highly as one of the best seasonal Lager's produced, here in the United States.

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Photo of jtierney89
4.65/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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?

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.59/5  rDev +20.2%
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.


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Photo of pkalix
4.42/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours black, loose tan foam on top.
smells chocolate-y, espresso-y, a tiny bit perfume-y.
tastes.... see above.
overall, this is considered a lager? it has an earthy, grainy texture and feel. i like the fact people are experimenting with ingredients, and i appreciate the effort, but i resent the lager labelling. it definitely seems more of a porter or a stout and i desire to label it as so. but it is a decent drink and i can handle a few more of these, but i just wish it were labelled correctly so i could understand what's next up on my list... a great brew in the end.

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Photo of deebo
4.37/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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!

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Photo of anarchia
4.34/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

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Photo of NataLukas
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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Photo of Dope
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep, dark brown. Not quite black. Medium-sized fluffy light brown head. Fades fairly quickly, leaving almost no sign of lacing, just little tufts here and there. Decent retention at least.

S: Sweet milk chocolate. Creamy. Light touches of coffee and earth along with some toast. Kinda reminds me of a brown ale with roasted malt characteristics mixed in.

T: Oh yeah. Toasted malt for sure up front with a nutty, toasty combination. Some sweet caramel and creamy milk chocolate in the middle. Sweetness fades a little and mixes with some coffee into the finish. Touch of toffee sometimes. Bit of a lingering, earthy bitterness between sips.

M: Medium bodied. Very creamy and smooth.

O: Wow, this is excellent. It is super creamy, smooth and drinkable. Has favorable elements from a typical good brown ale and also porter-ish roasted malt. Great combination, excellent complexity and it goes down easy to boot.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Reidrover
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz single from "Lifesource" in Salem. $1.49 Pours a gorgeous dark brown with a huge rocky,yet thick and lasting tan head. Aroma is mostly dark chocolate ,hazelnuts and cream fudge. A little alcohol shows at first sniff then is gone. Creamy,toffee,chocolate taste..very smooth then a slight bitter ater tatse, very nice. Good on the palate..the beer gives the impression of heaviness but it fairly flows over the tongue. Overall an excellent beer best of the LTD series.

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Photo of Seattleman
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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."

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Photo of jlindros
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a small fizzy head covering that fades quickly, leaves bits of lacing, over very dark molasses brown beer with slight hints of ruby light somehow making it through.

Nose some dark toasty malts, caramel syrupy, light hints of cocoa and coffee but barely, little toffee, little nutty, with a hint of estery booze, light lager like soft crisp malt aromas that still come out somehow behind the other malts, the chocolate comes out more as it warms.

Taste starts with a creamy chocolate, plenty of thick lush cocoa and porter like dark malts, hint of coffee, little toffee and caramel but a bit of a syrupy thing, and touch of a biscuit malt. Lager flavors are there again, light and crisp with some softness. A fluffy roasted malt flavor slowly increases with a very light burnt toffee kinda flavor, and brings a little more coffee grinds. Booze comes on slightly warming, wouldn't normally feel it but since this is a light lager feel to it the booze does present itself. Finish is dry and fairly crisp, nice toasty brown malts, plenty more lush cocoa, little sticky syrupy residue, more caramel and light burnt black malt all lingering, and just a touch of bitterness coming through as well.

Mouth is med bodied, a cross between lighter crisp lager and somewhat lush creamy thick cocoa like feel, decent carb, and a little warming booze.

Overall an interesting beer, I would almost call this a true baltic porter, the style that used to be made, lots of dark malt flavors, cocoa, little coffee, caramel, light black malt, very little bitterness, all that with the crispness of a lager, the way baltic porter used to be before people started calling anything a baltic porter. The very light burnt flavor from the black malt might be the only issue with this beer, and it is light. The booze does feel a little stronger than it should due to the soft lager feel, but I like it if I think of this as a baltic porter it's right where it should be I think.

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Photo of mactrail
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown in the Ciney snifter. Plenty of suds and a pleasant carbonation. Aroma of caramel and coffee.

Very attractive malty flavors with a lot of dark roast. Just a hint of sweetness along with a sharp mouthfeel. Hints of cocoa plus some graininess. A bitter hoppy finish along with the bitterness of burnt sugar. The flavors are quite elegant and restrained. I'd like to taste this in a big glass on tap. An interesting beer that sets a better standard for dark lagers.

I have to score this one high since this Euro Dark category is such a catch-all of a lot of really mediocre stuff. From the bottle in the six-pack, bought at Mayfair Liquor in Denver.

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Photo of Scotchboy
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle given to me by a friend, and recommended to me by my beer guy...into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint we go...

A: Dark chocolate brown pour with transparent red highlights and a creamy off-white head that leaves some decent lace.

S: Nice roasted malt sweetness, espresso beans, and dark chocolate...toasted bread as well with more darker/toasted/roasted malt notes underneath.

T: Taste is right in line with the nose, lighter malt sweetness, suggestions of roasted espresso and unsweetened bakers chocolate again. Ghostly roasted bitter edge on the finish. Faint hint of earthy hop bitterness to balance nicely.

MF: Impressive, its got body for sure...creamy, medium mouthfeel...moderate carbonation.

O: Impressive lager...I've heard it described as a Czech Dark and now a Doppelbock...whatever the case, this is pretty good for a lager, and (just like the 6-pack holder states) there are nice notes of chocolate and coffee throughout. My kind of beer.

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Photo of kagent777
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with a best by date of 3-14-13 poured into my perfect pint.

Appearance: Very dark brown with nice ruby highlights. A three finger head that looks rather creamy and sand-colored left lacing as the beer was consumed

Smell: Smell is of thin darkly roasted coffee. Mid level earthy hops are also pronounced.

Taste: Crisp clean dark coffee and roasted malts. Not fruity like some stouts can be this one is clean, the lager yeast allow the malt to play up front and personally. A bit of semisweet chocolate is present at first with the bitter coffee notes rounding out the finish.

Mouthfeel: The body is good, a touch of the heavier side, but it matches nicely with the taste. The carbonation is prickly and lifts the overall taste up a bit.

Overall: I enjoyed this twist on a Christmas time beer. A straightforward lager with a very good taste.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured a roasty coffee black with thick foam that dissipated into a light cocoa-colored ring around the glass.

The aroma has a pleasing, decent roast note. I pick up some espresso hints and a dark chocolate scent.

The flavor becomes more enjoyable as it warms. Initially I was put off by the harsh roasty notes but they start to mellow out as this brew sits longer. The carbonation is spot-on and in spite of the slightly stale coffee flavor that comes across I found this overall to be much more pleasing and enjoyable than I had initially expected. For the price I’d have another.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.01/5  rDev +5%
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.

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Photo of Amalak
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Halcyondays
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a deep brown with a medium off-white head, solid lace.

S: Deep chocolate and dark malt, some light berry, prune.

T: Great dark bread flavour with a hint of roast, and an ending of sweet bittersweet chocolate which certainly reminded me of Stone VE 06/06/06.

M: Medium-bodied, crisp, creamy, rich for its style.

O: Probably the best LTD offering I can remember from Full Sail, at $7 a sixer this offering is a steal. 4s across the board, a real nice beer.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of bennett_loves_good_beer
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
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

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Photo of Gavage
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a dark brown color with a 1/2" head that breaks down pretty quickly.

Smell: some mild chocolate tones are mild but easily detectable.

Taste: toffee, milk chocolate, a bit of grass, and a moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Aftertaste is short lived.

Overall: this is a very drinkable dark lager that has a nice balanced flavor, and is also refreshing. Definitely worth trying this.

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LTD Series - 06 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
86 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.