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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.


r0b99's rating

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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
houblonchien (78) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1068) - 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)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (4684) - 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.

3.8
   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!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeistAlmighty (1040) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
Sample at Picaroons Brewers Bash. This kind of reminded me of a lighter porter or dark German style lager. Roasty, a little bit of coffee and chocolate, but it had a rather thin lager body. Probably a better taste than the Guinness black lager going around now, but not as good of a body.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
downy_dav69 (60) - Ladysmith, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
355 ml. bottle, thanks Dave! Pours a deep black with a small beige head, and a watery texture. Aroma is smokey, roasted malts, and light chocolate. Taste is grass, chocolate, dark toffee, nuts, smoked and roasted malts. Palate is smooth, low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RumRunner101 (672) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2013
Dark brown pour. Aroma is roasted malts. Nothing too big or overpowering here, but decent flavours. Has nice lightly roasted flavours, nut, just enough hops for balance.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (2999) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RD400F (158) - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkQ (83) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2013
Above average beer... toasty flavor. I wish I had a mustache like the man on the label. Drunk from bottle and a decent price (under $2).


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