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

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LTD Series - 06LTD Series - 06

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BA SCORE
86
very good

157 Ratings
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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:
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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DerwinWentworth

Utah

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

11-12-2013 01:35:30 | More by DerwinWentworth
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Givemebeer

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

11-09-2013 03:03:45 | More by Givemebeer
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.59/5  rDev -6%
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 +3.4%
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 +13.9%
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 +12.3%
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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Mosul

Arizona

3/5  rDev -21.5%

11-03-2013 06:54:40 | More by Mosul
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MIrvine

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-31-2013 03:24:56 | More by MIrvine
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olfolxholme

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-27-2013 06:56:46 | More by olfolxholme
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mkh895

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

10-20-2013 17:09:28 | More by mkh895
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Seattleman

Arizona

4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
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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jason_nwx

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-08-2013 19:58:01 | More by jason_nwx
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tzieser

Arizona

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-08-2013 00:14:24 | More by tzieser
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Vonhinx

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

10-06-2013 15:11:47 | More by Vonhinx
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JHendu

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-03-2013 01:19:06 | More by JHendu
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Rudes

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +4.7%

09-22-2013 22:00:58 | More by Rudes
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

09-11-2013 22:54:40 | More by kjkinsey
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-28-2013 23:23:11 | More by GraduatedCashew
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev +5%
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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afrokaze

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-30-2013 16:31:11 | More by afrokaze
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jmathis

Florida

2/5  rDev -47.6%

06-30-2013 18:54:45 | More by jmathis
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev +6%
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 +2.1%
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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freeHorizon

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-26-2013 04:09:20 | More by freeHorizon
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

05-22-2013 20:25:04 | More by jmbranum
LTD Series - 06 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
86 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.