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Brewed by Vancouver Island Brewery
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Victoria, Canada

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark ruby red colored Bavarian Lager with richly roasted malt aroma and a hint of smokiness.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2010
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
Black color, big head. Very nice aroma of roasted malt. Elegant roasted malt flavor, creamy; very dry mouthfeel; but there is also an evident liquorice touch that is out of place. Weak final. Interesting interpretation of the style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2000
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2005 Dark chestnut brown colour. Aroma is somewhat light, but with hints of breadcrust and a touch of molasses. The flavour has some hints of darker Munich malts, a little bit of earthiness. Body is somewhat watery, especially for the style. Sweet, slightly toffeeish finish. I would like to see more body and a more complex dark malt character - it’s just not as rich and assertive as a good dunkel should be.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2007
on tap @ Pacific Shore-pours a retaining creamy tan head and dark brown color with red tint. Aroma is dark malt, hint of dark fruit. Taste is dark malt-chocolate, secondary light hops bite, dark fruit. OK carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2004
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
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).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 12, 2004
Sweet medium roasted malt that seemed to be a bit like a bock. Medium bodied, slightly oily texture. Smooth mellow with bunch of soft malt. Short finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (5918) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2010
Bottle, sampled at Firefly Fine Wines and Ales, pours light brown. Aroma and flavour of light roasted malts, light toast / cereal, and a slight sweetness. Drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (5592) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2003
Aroma hard to detect Dark red-brown, lowish head. Slight malt taste which lingers a bit, generally too bland however.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5276) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 8, 2002
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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Sweet, malty nose. Dark body. Head is foamy at first but flattens too soon. Smooth. Bready entry. Full of malt. Slightly sweet finish: a little too sweet for me. Mild. Drinkable and light-bodied.


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