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

very good
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LTD Series - 06LTD Series - 06

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

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

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Photo of Amalak
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of notchucknorris
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of mactrail
4.05/5  rDev +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.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Photo of vkv822
3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

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Photo of Domingo
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pretty cool - this is kind of a spin on the Tmavé pivo style of Czech dark lagers. They're usually a bit like a schwarzbier/dunkel hybrid. This is a bit on the strong side, but supposedly that's what they're shooting for.
Dark brown, lots of foam that settles out. If there's ever been a consistent flaw in the LTD series, it's head retention.
The flavor profile departs from tradition a bit as there's a clear roastyness to it that very few traditional dark lagers have. The dark chocolate and mild coffee notes are there, but probably a little too burnt for a lager. A mild sweetness is there with some sips, but the finish is very dry and perhaps a little one-dimensional.
Seems like a stronger, roastier version of their Session Black. Not sure why they aren't going more in the traditional bready direction as I think it would be more drinkable without the roasty notes lingering.
Pretty good and a fun departure for the season with the LTD line-up. It isn't perfectly suited for my tastes, but it's not bad either. If you like Session Black, you'll probably like this, too.

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Photo of Reidrover
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz single from "Lifesource" in Salem. $1.49 Pours a gorgeous dark brown with a huge rocky,yet thick and lasting tan head. Aroma is mostly dark chocolate ,hazelnuts and cream fudge. A little alcohol shows at first sniff then is gone. Creamy,toffee,chocolate taste..very smooth then a slight bitter ater tatse, very nice. Good on the palate..the beer gives the impression of heaviness but it fairly flows over the tongue. Overall an excellent beer best of the LTD series.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best by 1/12/13.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt and some slight cocoa and coffee aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of Scotchboy
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle given to me by a friend, and recommended to me by my beer guy...into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint we go...

A: Dark chocolate brown pour with transparent red highlights and a creamy off-white head that leaves some decent lace.

S: Nice roasted malt sweetness, espresso beans, and dark chocolate...toasted bread as well with more darker/toasted/roasted malt notes underneath.

T: Taste is right in line with the nose, lighter malt sweetness, suggestions of roasted espresso and unsweetened bakers chocolate again. Ghostly roasted bitter edge on the finish. Faint hint of earthy hop bitterness to balance nicely.

MF: Impressive, its got body for sure...creamy, medium mouthfeel...moderate carbonation.

O: Impressive lager...I've heard it described as a Czech Dark and now a Doppelbock...whatever the case, this is pretty good for a lager, and (just like the 6-pack holder states) there are nice notes of chocolate and coffee throughout. My kind of beer.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer of this for $5, score! The label mentions chocolate but I would not go that far. Dark black color, decent head. Smells roasty, dark, malts. Flavor is more of the same, very dark malts. This is a good lager, not sure what style it would be because I'm pretty much a novice at drinking lager beers. I would definitely buy another one of these for $5, that was a fucking steal.

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Photo of beergoot
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown color with an okay tan-colored head; kind of fizzy. Roasted malt, slight chocolate aroma; a bit of brown sugar. Roasted, nutty flavor; nice residual sweetness to balance things; slightly bitter at the finish; alcohol warmth sneaks in near the end, too; a tinge of light, soft chocolate after repeated sips. Medium-light body, clean; a bit over-carbonated.

A nice six-pack surprise from Full Sail with their LTD series. Pretty nice overall if a bit too carbonated. Dark, roasted flavors are a highlight. Worth checking out...

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Photo of russpowell
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours chestnut with 2 fingers of tan head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Brown bread. figs & pears

T: Follows the nose, some figgy notes, a touch of raisin & carob up front. A touch of charred grain. more dark fruit, dryness & a touch of breadyness & some pear & just a kiss off booze as this warms. Finishes with boozey pears, dryness & raisins

MF: Medium bodied/slightly chewy with low carbonation, thins a touch as this warms

An alright dopplebock, nothing too exciting, but a decent entre to the style

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Photo of LXIXME
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this from a bit above the glass giving this beer a really big light brown head that quickly fell to about an inch and slowly settled after that above a really dark burnt reddish colored beer.

Light nose of roasted chocolate malts with a hint of some really dark fruits.

Roasted chocolate malts out trump the other malts such as coffee and caramel to make a pretty good tasting beer.

A light aftertaste that carries with it some of the lighter chocolate tastes on this medium bodied beer from the guys out there in Hood River, OR.

A nice dry light chocolate taste, well done.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1st review.... Going to say right up front, that I did not know what style this brew actually is. Euro Dark Lager didn't look right... Munich Dunkel (too dark) was not quite as wrong... Could easily be a Schwarzbier (abv is too high).. I went with Doppelbock.. Moderators, please feel free to change it, though I would like a reason why just for future reference and my own education.

Picked up a couple of these tonight at the COOP for about $1.50... damn fair.. poured into my slim tulip... the brew is clear, but nearly black... polished walnut only shows with a decent light behind the glass... A little dark compared to most doppelbocks, but not outside of style guidelines, but pushing it for sure... Dark brown head doesn't stick around at all.

Great roast malt nose.. pretty clean.. interesting mix of toast, light caramel and some chocolate malt notes... nicely balanced sweetness helps accentuate the dark malts.. smells great.

Flavor pretty much mirrors the nose spot-on.. roasty notes come out as light espresso beans without the astringency... chocolate malt almost seems like "milk chocolate malt" with the moderate residual maltiness..

For the lower lager ABV, I was expecting a lesser body, but this one is a slightly lighter side of medium.. light/medium carbonation for the style helps the viscosity and the drinkability IMO.

I appreciate good lagers... especially dark ones. Full Sail more than exceeded my expectations... I will DEFINITELY be buying this one again as long it is in my reach.

Very cool... this one is in my wheelhouse.


Edit: The message under the bright orange cap says, "Live the dream."

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