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Brewed by Bath (St. Austell)
Style: Stout
Bristol, England

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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   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.


Lambister's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lambister (436) - - OCT 30, 2012
50cl bottle. Dark brown color with bubbly beige head which leaves lacing. Some caramel and cream on nose. Medium body with long aftertaste. Has cream, sourness, some smoke. Overall a tasty good brew.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6190) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2016
50cl bottle shared at the 42nd Floor. Many thanks to Ken for this one. It pours a dark brown color with a minimal beige head. Aroma is tangy roasty with light coffee and ashes, melon and lemon peel. Taste is also tangy and medium sweet with light melon, ashes, roasted wood, tangy lemongrass. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, nice

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShivanDragon (3239) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2016
bottle from bottle shop in Bath, pours brown with a light hue and khaki head. Aroma of malts, caramel, roasted, roasted, liquirice. Taste is very soft, hardly any bitterness, smooth, roasted and toasted malts, barley, typical English hops (Fuggles), thin, dry finish, medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (1694) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2016
50cl bottle at home from Gloucester Services Farm Shop. Nose is light smoke, wood, ash. Body is black, head is small, beige, mostly diminishing, fair lacing. Aroma is mild roasted malt, milk chocolate, ash. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Finish is medium lasting roasty medium bitter. Medium body, dry texture, average carbonation. Easy dark beer, not bad, I like the ash aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (2201) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2016
Pours a thin head on a black body. The aroma is lots of licorice with touch of black coffee. Simple but deep. The taste is again lots of licorice, some burnt malt. The texture is smooth. Enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonny23 (5) - - MAR 19, 2016 does not count
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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ndburns (139) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2016
500ml bottle from Asda. Pours very dark brown, almost black, with small white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is largely coffee and roasted malt. Taste is gentle, some sweetness, a little bitterness. Quite watery, particularly for a stout. Drinkable, if unexciting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (5368) - 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 (1667) - 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 (1988) - 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 (779) - 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.


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