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

LTD Series - 06LTD Series - 06

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BA SCORE
86
very good

152 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 16:27:35 | More by jlindros
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deebo

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +15%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 03:21:48 | More by deebo
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Moose90

Colorado

3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoy By – 01/25/13 – Oh well

A – Pours a dark dark translucent brown, and leaves a fluffy light brown 2 finger head that is soon to disappear, but leaves nice lacing.

S – Some fresh coffee notes, light sweet cocoa powder, but underneath it all is an unmistakable lager backbone.

T – Bitter, burnt coffee here, some light cocoa notes come in again on the finish. A little licorice as well.

M – Light-Medium body, a bit strange with the darkness of this brew. The finish is clean, and quite crisp and leads to a finish that is quite quick.

O – A conundrum here, tip my hat to Full Sail for making a lager with such flavor and complexity, but still, I wish it was richer and smoother, it has typical lager carbonation and characteristics, and is a bit off-putting with the real darkness of this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 07:33:13 | More by Moose90
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 23:01:29 | More by VelvetExtract
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TheSixthRing

California

3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 20:05:55 | More by TheSixthRing
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N3rdM3t4l

Oregon

3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cold 12oz bottle into cold pint glass.

A: gentel pour geta no head or at least the khaki foam didn't last long. Dark browb or even black, no light getting through. Poured kinda thick.

S: roasty with hints of coffee. No chocolate on the nose though. Something kind of sweet peeks through but only a little could be a bit of malt sweetness.

A: chocolate on the palate with lots of rich roasty flavor. It finishes with that sweetness I couldn't identify really and a bit of burnt bitter. Almost like a sweet stout. The sweetness really lingers.

M: heavy as far as lagers go, in the grand scheme it is medium bodied. Being so cold smooths it out.

O: good brew, but Full Sail has a tendancy to brew good beers. glad I picked this up. Not usually a lager fan but I am a sucker for roasty chewy beers that don't taste like sulfur (one of my least favorite lager characteriatics)

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 04:43:25 | More by N3rdM3t4l
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 20:05:51 | More by Rutager
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 05:22:49 | More by Dope
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HalfFull

California

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 04:54:27 | More by HalfFull
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 00:36:29 | More by Fatehunter
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pkalix

California

4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 03:18:50 | More by pkalix
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sprucetip

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mahogany with red highlights, minimal mocha head fades immediately to a ring, no lacing.

Grainy, black tea, some heat, some roast, and a nip of sweetness. Okay, nothing special.

Like the nose it is black tea/grainy, lightly roasty, with some sweet caramel maltyness. Not getting the chocolate or coffee as advertised on the bottle.

Adequately carbonated, thin side of medium body, and touch of bitterness in the finish. Feels thin for 7%.

Decent but not special. I guess for a lager you could almost say it's pretty good. I doubt I'll have it again. Worth a try if you are a ticker, I guess.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 05:40:56 | More by sprucetip
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kagent777

Utah

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 04:32:27 | More by kagent777
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Halcyondays

California

4/5  rDev +5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 07:09:20 | More by Halcyondays
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Seven

Oregon

5/5  rDev +31.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 20:52:54 | More by Seven
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz served in a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A - Very dark brown with a khaki head that forms a thin collar. Average retention with zero lacing.

S - Caramel, cocoa, roasted malts, charred grass, black pepper, dairy sweetness.

T - Dark fruit bread, caramel, brown bread crust, toffee, molasses, cocoa, raspberries, cherries, old coffee, a woody bitterness on the back end. Finishes with some tangyness on he end.

M - Smooth creamy feel, low to medium carbonation, heavy side of medium bodied.

The chocolate stands out more than any other flavor to me, the flavor is breadier than the nose describes. I liked this one. The Euro Dark Lager style can be ho hum but this one shines through. I've been impressed with all the ltd series.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 22:26:44 | More by StaveHooks
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kojevergas

Texas

2.35/5  rDev -38.3%
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).

D+

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 05:30:22 | More by kojevergas
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +22%
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?

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 02:21:28 | More by jtierney89
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popery

California

3.83/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 05:49:26 | More by popery
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 18:22:47 | More by Gavage
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Amalak

New York

4/5  rDev +5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 22:45:58 | More by Amalak
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notchucknorris

California

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with a strong-lasting 1/2 finger tan head. Some tiny dots of lace down the glass.

S: Some faint coffee and cocoa notes with a bit of a caramel sweetness to it. A decent enough smell.

T: Gotta say, I wasn't a huge fan of the other LTD beers, but this one is pretty solid. Some chocolate upfront with a hint of roasted malt. A touch of dark roasted coffee and burnt malt on the finish. Pretty nice and smooth. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 21:37:51 | More by notchucknorris
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mactrail

California

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 06:32:12 | More by mactrail
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elNopalero

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 08:39:27 | More by elNopalero
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vkv822

Oregon

3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz : tulip

Black, with deep red highlights. Craggy, foamy light brown head.

Roasty malt notes in both the nose and taste. Faint cocoa notes as well.

Medium+, smooth body, with mild carbonation.

A well done lager, easy drinking. A good winter beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 09:40:30 | More by vkv822
LTD Series - 06 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
86 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.