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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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2004
Hermann's has a nice flavour to it, a little watery but the best beer I've had from Vancouver Island Brewery.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
Dark brown colour. mild roasted malt nose. roasted malt taste with faint hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 27, 2005
Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights with a small off white head that never stuck around too long. Aroma much like near-burnt toast with hints of currants maybe? Nutty taste with a crisp roasty finish and a small serving of hop bitterness. Very nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgreb (399) - Marburg, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2009
bottle - nearly black beer with a beige head. Aroma of cloth and some bread. Flavour is smooth maltiness and bread.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeZasada (285) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2010
Bottle. Pours a very dark red with a lasting tan head. Earthy aroma. Tastes very malts; notes of nuts, chocholate, toffee. Earthy hop bittneress. Finishes with a burnt earthiness. Very smooth. Medium-bodied. Very drinkable...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RD400F (175) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
Bottle to tulip glass.

Appearance: Black with a light brown head. Transparent? It’s a mystery....

Aroma: Sweet licorice, fruitcake, dark fruits, raisins...but it’s quite faint. Mostly dark malts but if you sniff, well, it’s there. That being said there’s loads of chocolate. Pretty complex.

Taste: Bittersweet, chocolate flavors galore, some raisin/dark fruits as well as licorice flavors. Pretty much mirrors the aroma.

Palate: Kinda thin considering all the flavours which is kind of a letdown. On the plus side there’s nothing I can find that’s particularly bad aside from that.

Overall: Pretty good for what it is. Got this in a taster pack and I’m seriously starting to doubt that anything else in it will be even slightly close to as good. I’ll see I guess!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zeek (167) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2009
Color and opacity is similar to a porter, but the big carbonation bubbles betray its lager roots. Pours a big head which disappears quickly. Nice roasted malt aroma. Flavor is good, the roasted malt overwhelms any subtle flavors this beer may have. Finishes with almost no after taste, but leaves a slight oily like film in mouth. Will buy again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stephen louis (162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 9, 2004
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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2010
Really nice aroma and malty head. Was excited to try this and was not dissapointed. Great Dunkel

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pfriesen (110) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2009
Pours Black with a tan head that quickly fades. Aroma is molasses and coffee, with a slight bit of anise. Mouth feel has a slight, smooth chocolate richness, with flavours of molasses, dried plum and mocha


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