tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Meaty, lactic, licorice aroma. Clear, dark brown with thin off-white ring of head. Lactic, meaty flavour. Smooth but thick mouthfeel. Lifeless and still. Bottle (sampled at Mondial 2004).
CapFlu (4245) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bottle) Mondial de la Bičre 2004. Medium, beige head with and opaque body. Nose of sour milk. Sour, tart and roasted malt flavours.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very very dark ruby body with a moderate tan head. Creamy aroma, flavour has some malt and a dry roastiness and a fairly dry finish. Mondial 3T (Radek).
TimE (2793) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 28, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a medium bodied dark lager with whiffs of chocolate. Not too great and a bit thin, but not bad.
stephen louis (162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very fine beer...and you should try it.
On opening,sharp but malty(oxymoron I know)...pours a nice glowing chestnut gold black.Guinness style coloured head but without the density.
On taste:Sharp and hoppy yet with a nice blend of crystal and black malt,a real full flavour,mildly nutty and earthy in a dirty sort of way.Not Burnt like most examples.
The finish is sharp like a expensive cheddar and dry.
the body is outstanding for a lager.
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hermann's has a nice flavour to it, a little watery but the best beer I've had from Vancouver Island Brewery.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown-black with a short tan-coloured head. Deliciously strong smell of toasted grain, chocolate, and bitter hops. Taste starts as delicious caramel, roasted malt, and hops, but quickly transitions into a long, unpleasant tinny finish. Not very well balanced, but would be fantastic without the metallic end on finish.
jonas (5272) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma hard to detect
Dark red-brown, lowish head.
Slight malt taste which lingers a bit, generally too bland however.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite a nice beer. Dark body with a good tan head. Very nice malts in the nose and flavour. Nice tasty finish.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
An odd, indescribable smell wafts from the glass. Sits in the glass like a black elixir. This came as perhaps one of the most pleasant surprises of my beer sojourn to Vancouver. More than a lager with dark food coloring, this possessed complexity and malty character that made me contemplate its depths. Bravo!