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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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A dark ruby red colored Bavarian Lager with richly roasted malt aroma and a hint of smokiness.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
r0b99 (7) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2002 does not count
Dark brown, very malty. Not overpowering in the hops department. The best beer for a steak and ceasar salad!

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LarryBeast (483) - - AUG 6, 2012
Call me crazy, but I’ve always loved this beer. Simple, yet effective. I don’t like many lagers, but I thoroughly enjoy this dark, subtle, delicious local beauty. Refreshing in the summer, comforting in the winter.

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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 13, 2007
Very dark brown, no head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, light alcohol roasted malts. Taste is a light roastiness, caramel, light alcohol, chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HermanW (1027) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2010
0,3 litr fles gekocht in Ucluelet (Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada). Een 6-pack voor Cad $ 15,20 Maar het is het wel waard een heel lekkere dunkel. Hij is beter dan ik had verwacht.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moxen (5) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013 does not count
No matter what time of year it is this is one dark lager that I don’t mind having a pint of. The coffee chocolate start with a smokey finish is always great. A great beer for all seasons!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2003
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!

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WheatKing (1237) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2012
MUCH better than I was expecting! Dark lagers’ soft nutty background sometimes mesh with the lager foreground to make something really good, and it happened here. Nothing overpowering, but dunkels aren’t meant to be that way, really, just a nice soft sipper. This something I’d like to share with non-craft beer drinking friends.

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.


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