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Eastside Dark The rich, coffee-like aroma and flavor of this fine Dark Bavarian style lager beer is derived from a precise blending of three different specialty barley malts, chocolate, black patent, and Munich malt. Munich malt is also added to bring about the creamy body of this malty brew that has an original gravity of 1060. The most impressive aspect of this brew is the perfect balance between the specialty malts and coveted Mt. Hood hops. Unlike many other dark beers, East Side Dark doesn’t have the bitter aftertaste associated with it. Instead, your palate is greeted with the rich body and balanced flavor that only this beer can deliver.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2004
Dark Brown Coloring. Smelled like coffee...Roasts. Tasted Chocolate...coffee... I still prefer Java Stout...but not a bad one.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2102) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 31, 2004
on tap. fruity aroma, very little head. nice mahogany brown color, solid, consistent taste. slight caramel or toffee flavor, i’m not sure which. delicious slightly burnt taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2004
Bottle pours black cherry with brownish hues, small milkish white head, with attractive lacing.   Heavy aroma of roasted grains and malts.   Up front I get a malty taste, slowly meandering on over to the roasted side with a grassy/grainy touch.   Slight milk sugar and coffee flavor on the finish.   Smooth on the palate, decent body, enjoyable...   Slight grain and hop tinge on the aftertaste.   Thanks goes out to DavidP for the trade!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2004
Dark brown color,small off white head that faded quickly leaving little behind.The aroma was roasty and coffee with maybe a bit of caramel in there as well,but i might be reaching on that one.The taste was pretty decent,roasty and coffee againa slight hint of caramel and fairly decent hop presence that manages to balance out fairly well.Another good brew from Jcapriotti

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Appearance: dark brownish hue, nearly opaque, with a fine, if short, creamy head. Aroma: soft, with flavors of cocoa and nuts, very malty. On the palate, so smooth, and terrifically tasty. Body feels light, on the tongue, but the texture is quite good, and the flavor is unstoppable. Some minerally notes pop up in the middle, carrying through the finish, though they did not detract from any enjoyment of this delicious dunkel. A thorough taste treat, that I’d happily consume again!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2004
Poured dark brown with a red tinge. Aroma coffee and cherries. Taste was roasty and coffeisn, sweet, with a low carbonation and a creamy palate. However, there was a slight off-twang, maybe from age, maybe from infection, which brought it down some.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2004
Bottle pours a medium dark amber brown with a decent head and some lace. The aroma is quite roasty. The flavor is of coffee like roasted malt, some hops, and very nice. The palate is fairly rich and not too fizzy. Overall, they might have something here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drywallman (334) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2004
It opened and poured dark as expected without much of a lasting head. It had the described coffee and slight cherry aroma. There was a slight roast taste in the after taste, but no bitterness as advertised. The chocolate flavor came through to a decent level but was not overpowering. I highly recommend this for a session dunkel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - MAR 14, 2004
pours a redish brown color with a creamy tan head. nice aroma of malt and some chocolate with a hint of cherry. smooth chocolaty flavor with coffee and malt flavors as well. medium body and smooth from start to finish...not much in the way of hops but overall is very delicious, getting a hint of charcoal as it warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2004
This beer is nothing like its commercial description. Considering that I have tasted several other beers from them that DO taste German, the supposedly German style beer does not! And it DOES have a bitter aftertaste. I think these guys are slightly schizo or something. But it is a pretty decent brew, whatever it is.

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