TimE (5095) - 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 (165) - 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 (470) - 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 (9325) - 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 (6863) - 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 (2826) - 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!
Crit (3840) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown color. Lightly roasted malt nose.Malt palate throughout, with very soft hops.
r0b99 (7) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2002 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown, very malty. Not overpowering in the hops department. The best beer for a steak and ceasar salad!
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 8, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black color, medium head. Roasted malts, slightly sweet. Nicely hopped, good balance. Mouthfeel is full and round. Smooth taste. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.