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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Tap, brewery. Nice clear dark brown body with a small foamy off-white head. Great chocolate and roasted malt nose with some sweet licorice and caramel. The flavor is a bit thin and husky, but there’s some nice chocolate and light roastiness. Very clean finish with licorice and light roast coffee. Clean crisp mouthfeel,fine fizzy carbonation. Nice light hoppiness on the back end. Really nice easy drinking beer. Came across much like a Schwarzbier.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2007
On tap at Irish Times. Accompanied by Oysters. Creamy head. Very dark beer. Faint hints of light come through when held to the light. Nice malty body. Light stout-like. Flavours of nuts and coffee. Session quality.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2004
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).

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CapFlu (4459) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
(Bottle) Mondial de la Bičre 2004. Medium, beige head with and opaque body. Nose of sour milk. Sour, tart and roasted malt flavours.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4220) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
Draft@Garricks Head Pub, Victoria, Canada. Black beer with a strong head. The aroma has some hops, some smokiness but quite mild. The flavour is malty and roasted with a fair dry finish. Overall a reasonable mildly malty and roasted beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4038) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2011
355mL bottle poured brown color with slightly off-white head and some hints of lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and some smoke. Taste is roasted malt sweetness and some smoke and hop bitterness in the finish. A pretty good beer overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (3583) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Pours dark with a little roast malt injecting some overall flavour hear. Not bad overall. Average carbonation, ok lacing and head. On tap at brewery.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2002
Deep brown color. Lightly roasted malt nose.Malt palate throughout, with very soft hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TimE (3091) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 28, 2004
a medium bodied dark lager with whiffs of chocolate. Not too great and a bit thin, but not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
probstblueribbon (2853) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2007
341 mL bottle from BC Liquor Stores, served almost cold in a rocks glass.

App.: Fairly dark cola, clear, mocha head that dissipates quickly. Aroma: Tight nose, kinda dirty and skunky with some odd earthy, nutty notes. A bit of roasted malt as it warms (I’m stretchin’ it here...). Palate: Medium body and fairly full, sharp carbonation. Flav.: Some roasted malt notes, bread crust/toast, a bit nutty, maybe a bit of floral hops in the background. Finishes with a hint of bitterness and little residual roastiness.

Schwach, Herr Hermann. Nicht so gut.


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