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Formerly brewed at Blackdown
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Honiton, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.<br />Dark Side ia a dark, majestic traditional ale produced in the Blackdown Hills in the heart of Devon. Brewed with pale malt and generous helpings of chocolate malt, this late hopped beer provides a rich, aromatic, full flavoured taste.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7912) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2009
bottle from Threshers Sidmouth. Clear amber colour, mid-sized fluffy off-white head with a brown touch. Rather thin-bodied for the ABV with a shy malty background and some nice aromatic hops and a dry mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (3992) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2008
Bottle. Clear appearance. Slightly bitter, robust mouth feel. Hoppy, bitter aftertaste and left no lacing. The title may give the impression that its a dark ale.It isn’t.Quite nice though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2007
Cask (gravity dispense), St Albans Beer Festival, September 2007. I expected a dark beer but it wasn’t - more a standard copper colour. Crystal clear. Not much condition. Subtle tropical fruit notes in the aroma, together with some resinous hop. Clean hoppy attack on the palate, with touches of fruity malt. Fairly firm mouthfeel. Quite decent but not really much like the description. Did they forget the chocolate malt? I had this noted down as 4.7%.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2007
Cask@St. Albans BF. Pretty bad. Green apples in the aroma hints thats it wasn’t fresh, it its just plain bad. Grainy mouthfeel, with a watery finish. Very dull.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2007
A Mes rate: Gravicask at St. Albans Beer Festival. Golden brown. Hoppy aroma with slight malt and just a little alcohol. Hoppy flavour with straw, slight bitterness and some very faint apple. A tad watery. Totally standard.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13733) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2007
Cask gravity at St Albans BF 2007. I expected a dark beer, but this wasn’t. Copper, thin disappearing head. Peachy aroma. Peachy in mouth, slightly sweet, but some hop on end. Nice fruity strong bitter, alcohol gives it a certain sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dj (521) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2006
Cask gravity at the Abbotskerswell Beer and Food Festival, 07/10/2006. Aroma is malty with dark fruits (plum). A malty, fruity taste with moderate bitterness. Delicious.


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