ElGaucho (2141) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2003
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Perfect balance? I don't think so. There is only a faint suggestion of hops in Eastside Dark. It does have a rich roasted malt aroma with milk chocolate notes. It also features a dark, reddish brown body with particles and an avg.-sized tan head that is mostly eroding. Somewhat sour flavor that is bodiless in the initial mouthfeel. A plain, blah dark. Overly sour and salty and a little overly carbonated. Doesn't improve as it warms.
jsquire (3313) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark amber out of the bottle with a fluffy off white head. Almost smokey grain nose. Burnt roast grain astringency with some stale coffee in the finish. This beer had an almost rotten lemon tang to it. Well balanced but I found it just a little off.
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoyed this Dunkel as it was very drinkable and it had a good flavor to it. It poured a very small sized lght brown head that contained fine-medium sized bubbles that mostly diminished. The body was carbonated and opaque with a dark brown hue. The nose was malty, chocolate and caramel with a sweet flavor from start to finish. The mouthfeel was very smooth which is much to my liking and it is medium bodied. There was a fair amount of lacing with this beer.
thedm (4869) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brew poured a small had of fine to large sized light brown colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a fair lacing and a hazy dark brown colored uncarbonated body. The aroma was mild and malty. THe mouthfeel was smooth throughout and the flavor was a crispy caramel malt. This was a very nice drinkable brew. I's like to try it again especially on draft!
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my tob beers from one of the two best breweries in the Brew City (and no, the other top brewery is not Miller, even though they make decent beer). I have drank this beer for years, and just realized I have never rated it. A crime my drunk-a$$ is making up for right now.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich toasty malt flavor has hints of chocolate, anise, toffee and wet stone. Balance is great, with superb hoppy flavors and aromas that never attempt to take over. Chocolatey aftertaste is dry from the hops leaving a "Count Chocula" or "Cocoa Puff" cereal aftertaste which is as fun as it is tasty.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2005 Color is a glowing brown, fairly opaque, light And clear spotty lace, no head was produced. Smells of slight nuts and mild bread dough, very nice. Taste is openly hazy of sweet roasted malt and nuts. Medium body and feel thats pretty smooth and slightly astringant and has a very small, bittery tang, quite nice and very easy smoothness and bit of rough, oily texture to it.
notalush (4586) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
[draught] Easy drinking, but lacking any stand-out characteristics. The body is pretty thin, and the aroma fails to grabs attention and make you want to drink the beer at all. Slight coffee flavor at least keeps the tongue from being completely bored, otherwise this is a waste of calories.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer surprised me because it was such a dark lager. Very dark brown, a hint of roasted cocoa. Not very hoppy, but it is well-balanced. Somewhat thin-bodied, though, and not particularly striking.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great dunkel. My favorite Lakefront beer to date. Great mix of malted Barley, spice and caramel quality. Great aroma and easy drinkability.