Fulton & Wood: Dark Traveler | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
3.91/5
Very Good
50 Ratings
Fulton & Wood: Dark TravelerFulton & Wood: Dark Traveler
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by kmpitz2 on 03-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,569
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
50
pDev:
8.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of steveh
3.49/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Stumbled on this at an out-of-the-way retailer and decided to take a chance. The last F&W I tried was pretty good. Wonder why this beer isn't on the F&W page at the Goose web site?

Bottled July 6, 2017 -- 3.5 months ain't too bad, I guess. Poured into my short Becher.

L -- Deep, clear dark walnut color with reddish highlights -- a little dark for a Dunkel. Dense tan head that holds up well and leaves great lacing.

S -- Earthy, lightly caramel nose with light hop spiciness. Light DMS with a good swirl.

T -- Roasted malt characters right up front. Some mild chocolate and dark fruit notes back and earthy hop bitterness blending with roasted bitterness. The roasted bitterness lingers long through the aftertaste.

F -- Medium body with a slightly astringent, dry mouthfeel.

O -- Ranking this beer to a Munich Dunkel (as even the label calls it) forces me to give lower numbers than if it had been called a Schwarzbier. Once again, a U.S. brewer wants to load up a Dunkel with big roasted malts -- and I don't understand the disconnect. A Munich Dunkel should be bready and rich with melanoidin character -- soft and smooth, not roasty and dry-to-crisp. Stand this next to a Köstritzer and cheer -- stand it next to an Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel and recognize the missed target.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of FBarber
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is dark brown - mostly opaque with a light tan head. Aroma has notes of dark bread, dough, wheat, slight nutty undertones with some earthy hops. Taste has a hint of smoked wheat, dark malts, spicy earthy hops. Not sure this is really a traditional dunkel as it veers a bit off from a dunkel. Feel is medium bodied, carries some heft and is smooth. Moderate carbonation. Semi-dry finish. Its a solid beer, but it does veer from the style - its too hefty for a dunkel, and much too smoky. That being said, on its own, I enjoyed drinking it and would do so again.

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3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The Dark Traveler from Goose Island was on tap at our local bar and grill. The beer poured a hazy black with tan head that laced with every sip. The smell included roasted malt with subtle hop freshness. The taste followed the scent closely. The lighter ABV made the beer sessionable and the rich taste made it seem fuller in body than it actually was. Overall this is a decent beer....not my favorite style, but worth a try.

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3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Fulton & Wood: Dark Traveler from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 50 ratings