Brewed by Bath
Style: Stout
Bristol, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lambister (418) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (1518) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (2066) - 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.

   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ndburns (72) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (5032) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwik-lime (1633) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alex_leit (1592) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (709) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4340) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2015
Keg at Cosy Club, Birmingham. Thin, sticky beer. Tangy sweet malts. Pretty drinkable dark bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SangreSani (407) - 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.

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