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

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RATINGS: 57   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5285) - 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.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stantheman (654) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle at Hops in New West. Lots of good head here! Very dark in color, with a little translucency about the edges. Well malted for sure, and itís predominately smoky in character. A goodíun , yup!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RD400F (181) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
Bottle to tulip glass.

Appearance: Black with a light brown head. Transparent? Itís a mystery....

Aroma: Sweet licorice, fruitcake, dark fruits, raisins...but itís quite faint. Mostly dark malts but if you sniff, well, itís there. That being said thereís 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 thereís nothing I can find thatís particularly bad aside from that.

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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1231) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
341 ml bottle. Clear deep dark copper, lasting small foamy tan head. Aroma of darker roasted lager malt, chocolate and nuts. Taste is darker toasty lager malt, milk chocolate, a bit nutty with a hint of coffee, faint earthy herbal hop. Average carbonation, light bodied, lightly hopped. Surprisingly nice milder robust flavor with a light clean lager finish makes it: MLF (More Lagerboy Friendly)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2003
Quite a nice beer. Dark body with a good tan head. Very nice malts in the nose and flavour. Nice tasty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2007
Pours a deep black-amber with an off-white head and some lace. Slight molasses aroma, slightly sweet and a bit stale. A very present port-like taste with light roasted and dark crystal malt, slight hop presence, slightly stale with a warming finish. Carbonation reminiscent of soda-pop, decently creamy but thin, with a dry finish. Not a bad beer, some complexity to it, but too light in body, despite the pleasant finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2009
On tap at Howard Johnson (by the Commonwealth pool). Very dark pour with a weak tan head that is frothy, but fades quickly. Aroma is roasted malts, molasses. Taste is mild cofeee, chocolate, and molasses. Finish is quite smooth, this beer is quite enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
houblonchien (89) - CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Brewery. Small head. Dark in the glass. Touch of chocolate with caramel. and a hint of coffee. Touch of hops. Complex nose. Well done.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4247) - 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


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