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

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86
very good
64 Reviews
LTD Series - 06LTD Series - 06
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Oregon, United States | website

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

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.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 10-10-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
178
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
19.37%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 64 | Ratings: 178
Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.31/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a thin tan head. There is nothing subtle about the chocolate and coffee flavors in this lager, although it isn’t too overwhelming either. Besides those two flavors there isn’t much else going on here though. Despite its dark color this beer is actually kind of thin and watery. Chocolate and coffee are two flavors that I definitely appreciate in a beer, but the rest of this beer doesn’t seem to be fully developed. Maybe I’m being a bit harsh with this beer because with the dark color I was expecting something else. It does have the body of a light lager, but that just isn’t what I’m looking for when a beer is this dark and has chocolate and coffee as the main flavors. It doesn’t taste bad, but it is definitely a little bit disappointing that this is all they could do with two flavors that I really love in beer.

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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 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.

STYLE:
ABV: 7.0%
AVAILABILITY: Rotating

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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Photo of Samp01
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours dark chestnut brown with a medium tan creamy head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, notes of plum, roasty malt, mild cacao and espresso like bitterness. Taste the same as aroma. Palate is a medium body, rich and creamy with good carbonation and slightly sticky mouth feel. The finish is sweet sticky caramel malt, dark fruit, a nice chocolate and roasted espresso bitterness in the end for balance. A very rich and full flavored brew. Overall a good flavorful and tasty brew for the holidays

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Photo of woemad
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From notes.
12oz bottle purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane.

Poured a color somewhere between dark brown and ebony, taking on a rubyish shade when held up to light. Big, creamy tan head, that left lots of lace.

The aroma was of roasted malts, with coffee and cocoa notes. No hop notes stood out.

Coffee and cocoa flavors, in pretty much equal amounts, stand out more in the taste than in the aroma. Finishes clean.

Oily mouthfeel, which made for an odd bedfellow when paired up with the clean, lager finish.

Not terribly complex but still an interesting take on, I suppose, a schwarzbier. I would drink this again.

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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 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 bennett_loves_good_beer
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

appearance: Pitch black with a tiny bit of light coming through when held up to a light. Wispy thin layer of head dissipates quickly. Zero lacing. Head doesn't build unless swirled vigourously.

Smell: black currant, chocolate, figs.

Taste: Dark fruits that finishes with a dry, slightly bitter chocolate flavor. As the beer warms the fruit and chocolate flavors meld together better and better but alcohol also becomes present in the taste as well.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied with great feel.

Overall, this is an extremely flavorful beer with a fantastic mouthfeel. Lots of dark fruits balanced out with a cocoa finish. A very soild beer

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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 denver10
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with a slight off white head that instantly recedes. Aroma leads with some figs and caramel, underneath theres some roastiness with a little earthiness. Flavor offers a nice dose of figs and raisins, caramel, a lttle chocolate and closes out with some roasted coffee grinds. Not very delicate, more heavy handed and direct in its delivery. Fuller bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Overall, solid beer here. Better than I went in expecting it to be.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.59/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Full Sail LTD 06 has a thick, cream-colored head, a dark, red-brown, clear (not hazy), bubbly appearance, with significant lacing left behind. The aroma is of deep and dark-roasted barley malt, sugar, and brown bread crust. Taste is of dark-roasted barley malt, sweetness, and a bit of bitterness at the end. I do not taste coffee or chocolate, and I do not detect any alcohol with this one. Mouthfeel is medium, and Full Sail LTD 06 finishes mostly wet, refreshing, easy drinking, smooth, and very delicious.

RJT

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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 Slatetank
4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

http://www.last.fm/music/Melvins/_/Black+Bock
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 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 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 archyquaffer
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a longneck into a sampler. A semi-aggressive pour produces a 1/4 inch off-white head that dissipates quickly. The beer is a moderately dark yellowish brown with orange highlights. Carbonation seems light to moderate.

Not too much on the nose other than sweet malt. The flavor has a tangy-maltiness with some coffee-like bitterness and dark fruit. Sometimes I get a little chocolate too. There is also a cherry-like tang that lingers in the aftertaste. At times, the effect is reminiscent of a chocolate covered cherry, but with a fairly strong dose of cherry pit bitterness ala Kirsch liqueur. The taste is interesting and fairly complex, but the tang is a bit much at times, and the body is fairly thin for a dark seasonal beer.

This beer would be better if the tanginess could be reduced and the head retention improved. It's drinkable but nothing to write home about.

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Photo of Fergyx825
3.13/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Another beer with no prior descriptions.

Appearance: another dark beer, that is almost pitch black. Not much head on the pour. A little remains on the top and over the surface of the beer.

Smell: malty beer with no hops.

Taste: Malty taste, a little bit sweetness in there. There is not to much here.

Mouthfeel: Light beer, with some light carbonation. Very drinkable.

Overall: okay.

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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 Act25
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a small tan head that fades, leaves plenty of lacing over a body of dark molasses brown beer.

S: As promised, smells of mocha. Also dark roasty malts, caramel, cocoa and coffee more so as it warms. Gets better as it warms.

T: Follows smell. Large lager. Doppel bock is pretty much what I'd call it, which is a tasty style. Creamy chocolate and rich, roasty malt lager. Dark grain toast, molasses, charred wood. Sweet but finishing dry. Not cloying. Good roast meat beer. Slightly burnt firewood and drying wool, a winter charmer.

Mouth is medium and pleasant esp due to bitterness in the finish.

A bit salty too. A bit of an odd one. Perhaps too multi-directional. A worth trying experiment, but slightly over done?

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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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 TheMarkE
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of anarchia
4.34/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

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Photo of NataLukas
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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Photo of Seattleman
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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LTD Series - 06 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
86 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.
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