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

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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 UCLABrewN84
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best by 1/12/13.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt and some slight cocoa and coffee aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.6/5  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.

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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 TheManiacalOne
3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

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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 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 kojevergas
2.35/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

7.0% ABV confirmed. I keep buying Full Sail's beers even though they're usually crap because they're just so affordable at Trader Joe's. I picked this one up at the Santa Monica location. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are below average given the brewery and style (which I doubt this brewery can satisfactorily pull off, frankly).

Served a fair bit warmer than refrigerator cold. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a half finger khaki thin head of little cream and below average retention. Colour is a solid nontransparent opaque black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. An interesting appearance for the style, but underwhelming all around.

Sm: Dark malts, cream, must, artificial berry, and sugary malts. Not a great aroma. I'm hesitant about this one. Mild in strength.

T: Sugary dark malts combined with crappily executed caramel and some stale artifical malts. Too sugary and artificial. Drinks like a crappy schwarzbier. Very cola-esque in sugar content and taste. Sugarcane. No, there is no chocolate or coffee in this - and no, my taste buds do not think there is. I hate presumptive labels. Simple, bland, and boring. Not a good flavour all around. Imbalanced.

Mf: Tingly, sugary, smooth, and wet. Some underlying artificial coarseness. I can feel my teeth rotting as the liquid touches them.

Dr: Drinkable but forgettable. By no means a good beer; not even of average quality. I wouldn't trifle with this again, even at its good price. A poor example of the style, though it does hide its ABV surprisingly well - maybe its best attribute. Leave this one on the shelf; there are far better beers to be had at this price point (especially in Trader Joe's).


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Photo of russpowell
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of chinchill
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle served fairly cold.

A lightly sweet Dunkle Bock that leans strongly towards a Schwarzbier but with exceptional notes of chocolate and coffee. There are also some nice roasted nut notes in the aroma. While the flavor leans towards a 7, the aroma is s solid 8.

O recommended.

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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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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 Wasatch
3.78/5  rDev -1%
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.

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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 LiquidAmber
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

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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 HuskyinPDX
3.78/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

A-Pours very dark brown. SRM in low 30's. Head is a deep tan. Its short but stout. Its creamy consistency stains the glass willingly. When I hold it to a source of light, I can surprisingly see through it but its pretty damn dark.

S-According to the label, my senses will swear that there is coffee and chocolate in here, so let me inspect. Definitely getting some chalky cocoa powder. Bittersweet dark chocolate and a cold cup of java. The label was accurate but the aromas are far from intense.

T-In the nose I could have easily mistaken this for a Porter via a blind sniff. Here I am getting some Lager yeast. Still, it has a ton of Porter components. Brittle dark chocolate squares and light roast coffee. I even get a hint of dried raisin or plum.

M-Drinks great for a darker brew clocking it at 7%. Low bitterness.

O/D-Pleasantly surprised here. A Porter made with Lager yeast essentially. I love Porters and therefore, I liked this one quite a bit. Definitely a cool beer to try at least once.

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Photo of barczar
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.59/5  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.

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Photo of popery
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours coffee black. Slight ring of brown around the edges. Small beige head, dissipates relatively quickly. The aroma is coffee, chocolate and a sweet, clean malt sweetness. Unfortunately, that sweetness tends a bit toward the somewhat sickly flavor of strong lagers. It doesn't spoil the beer or anything, but the note makes me kinda wish that it was an ale. The flavor is quite nice. It's a stout-ish dunkler bock. Fairly sweet. More caramel in the taste, though there's some chocolate throughout and plenty of roast in the finish. Pretty full bodied. Nice round feel. Finish feels a bit too sticky. No noticeable booziness. Interesting beer. I liked it more than expected. I'd be curious to try the same recipe made with a clean ale yeast.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer of this for $5, score! The label mentions chocolate but I would not go that far. Dark black color, decent head. Smells roasty, dark, malts. Flavor is more of the same, very dark malts. This is a good lager, not sure what style it would be because I'm pretty much a novice at drinking lager beers. I would definitely buy another one of these for $5, that was a fucking steal.

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Photo of Rutager
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #71 (December 2012):

Delicious comes to mind, maltiness is off the hook. Based off the Czech style Cerné Speciální (Special Dark) Full Sail delves deep into lager territory with this beaut. We are putting out vote in for this one to be promoted to year round status.

ABV: 7.0%

LOOK: Very dark, creamy bubbly head

SMELL: Toasty, spicy, mild broth, chicory, nutty, chocolate, clean alcohol

TASTE: Dark bread, smooth, creamy, chewy body, modest hopping, mildly spicy, brown sugar, baker’s chocoalte, bale of hay, floral, warming, very clean, drying bready finish

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