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Brewed by Bath
Style: Stout
Bristol, England

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Unfiltered - availability uncertain; Bottle & keg: Filtered - regularly available.
Previously sold as Dark Hare
Dark Side is an impressive and seriously smooth stout, brewed with flair and diligence using a blend of dark roasted malts and an old-fashioned (and rather famous) English hop called Fuggles. Dark Side contains wheat and barley malt.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (4243) - FINLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Cask@gallows raf16. Black. Dark roasty, slight sweet liclrice on nose. Light, but pretty flavourful for the abv. Bit dry sweet licorice, malty bread. Okish.

-- bb

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwik-lime (1579) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Cask at The Lamb in Lewes. A little thin of mouthful but some nice roasted malt flavour and hints of burnt toast. Decent.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alex_leit (1168) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 2, 2015
Bottle 500 ml. Dark brown with ruby color. Aroma: roasted, caramel and bread, a little hops. Taste: bread, kvass, caramel, roasted, watery, but drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (637) - Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
Appearance- very dark brown, ruby tinged base, a small, beige, fizzy head. Aroma- chocolate, malts, bread, coffee hints, fudge. Taste- bitter, toasty coffee, slightly nutty, chocolate undertones, hints of caramel and honey sweetness, nice smooth and fluffy mouthfeel. Gets more roasty/toasty as it warms. Good overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4270) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2015
Keg at Cosy Club, Birmingham. Thin, sticky beer. Tangy sweet malts. Pretty drinkable dark bitter.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SangreSani (339) - Głowienka, POLAND - AUG 18, 2015
Black in glass, medium head. Mainly coffee and chocolate in aroma. Some roastiness. Quite high carbonation, foamy in mouth. Light bitterness, medium sweetness. Body too light for a stout imo.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dj (553) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle, 500ml. Black pour with a decent sized head that dissipates quickly. A burnt, malty aroma. Flavour is smoky malt with a little cocoa bitterness. A watery finish. Not bad for the low abv.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeebon (356) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
This rating is for the bottled version which isn’t quite as nice as cask. Pours a very dark copper colour with small dark tan head which doesn’t last long. Smell is dark fruits, slight chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Taste is mild sweet and medium bitter, a tad watery in body but lingering taste. Decent stout!!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1754) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
500ml. Shit low boost night , take 27 ; A somewhat smoky , oily nose , licorice , coffee , dark malt too. The palate is rich , roasted and bitter dry . notes of espresso, cream, dark chocolate , woody hop bitterness , light h20. an easy to swill stout.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
teddybeer (3104) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - MAY 23, 2015
Black color with an off-white head with short duration. Aroma has notes of light toasted malts with some roasted hints. Flavor is slightly sweet, slightly roasty, slightly coffee, slightly... Weak final.


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