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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

KevinGordon, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of Zach122
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Zach122, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%

almost black but clear, not bad on the head and lacing.

Aroma and flavor definitely do have notes of chocolate and coffee, especially chocolate. There are some toasty notes, and a little bit of dark fruits.

Body is pretty full for a lager, creamy and pretty smooth.

Interesting beer, certainly worth a try.

AlCaponeJunior, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of Bunchy
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Bunchy, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of DerwinWentworth
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

DerwinWentworth, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of Givemebeer
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Givemebeer, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.59/5  rDev -6%

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.

StonedTrippin, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of TheMarkE
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

TheMarkE, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of anarchia
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%

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.

anarchia, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of NataLukas
4.29/5  rDev +12.3%

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.

NataLukas, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of Mosul
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Mosul, Nov 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

MIrvine, Oct 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

olfolxholme, Oct 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

mkh895, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of Seattleman
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%

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.

Seattleman, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

jason_nwx, Oct 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

tzieser, Oct 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Vonhinx, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

JHendu, Oct 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Rudes, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

kjkinsey, Sep 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev +5%

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.

JerzDevl2000, Aug 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

afrokaze, Jul 30, 2013
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2/5  rDev -47.6%

jmathis, Jun 30, 2013
LTD Series - 06 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
86 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.