CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
(Bottle) Mondial de la Bière 2004. Medium, beige head with and opaque body. Nose of sour milk. Sour, tart and roasted malt flavours. jercraigs (10921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
Bottle. Very very dark ruby body with a moderate tan head. Creamy aroma, flavour has some malt and a dry roastiness and a fairly dry finish. Mondial 3T (Radek). TimE (6175) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 28, 2004
a medium bodied dark lager with whiffs of chocolate. Not too great and a bit thin, but not bad. stephen louis (166) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 9, 2004
This is a very fine beer...and you should try it. Malakin (470) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2004
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.
Hermann's has a nice flavour to it, a little watery but the best beer I've had from Vancouver Island Brewery.
JoeMcPhee (9586) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2004
Dark brown-black with a short tan-coloured head. Deliciously strong smell of toasted grain, chocolate, and bitter hops. Taste starts as delicious caramel, roasted malt, and hops, but quickly transitions into a long, unpleasant tinny finish. Not very well balanced, but would be fantastic without the metallic end on finish. jonas (8160) - Garching b. MÃ¼nchen, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2003
Aroma hard to detect BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2003
Dark red-brown, lowish head.
Slight malt taste which lingers a bit, generally too bland however.
Quite a nice beer. Dark body with a good tan head. Very nice malts in the nose and flavour. Nice tasty finish. austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, 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! Crit (4065) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2002
Deep brown color. Lightly roasted malt nose.Malt palate throughout, with very soft hops.