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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SDalkoholic (2339) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle from Ashur Liquor variety 8 pack: Created a thick foamy topping of head while the liquid was a dark tinted brown. In the nose, there is a delicate balance of caramel malts with a hint of honey roasted nuts. The flavor is simple and allows for the caramel malt to dominate but just as the aroma had lead me to believe, there is a slight profile of roasted nuts. As for the finish, it leaves behind an aftertaste of decaf coffee which makes this an all right American made dunkel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (890) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2014 pours black with minimal head...light lacing...smell and taste is of chocolate,coffee and malt...good balance...not bitter...surprisingly enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (457) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Poured at a dunkel tasting. This one didn’t blow me away but was a solid general drinker I could serve to friends. Pours a brown with small white head. Aroma was called coffee like in description from brewery but I got a roasted malt and dark fruit aroma. Taste was malty and dark toast. Lighter in flavor than other dunkel’s for me. Body was medium and it was creamy. Not bad but not a standout for me in a fav style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerCoff4025 (31) - Iowa, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Head, or lack thereof, died very quickly which gave the beer an overall flat taste. Good coffee aroma and very drinkable for a dark beer though. Overall, solid beer, but I had heard good things so it left me a little disappointed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UkrainPubCrawler (116) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2014
A tasty dark lager. The foamy head is very brief and doesn’t last long unfortunately. Nice malty flavor. Worth a taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (5599) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2013
12oz bottle from the place by Costco, Wine something or other. Poured a nice looking mostly black thinner density body with a smaller dirty white foamy head. Aroma of cheaper bad chocolate, milk, cream, wet dark toast burnt corn husks and some dark veggies. Body is medium with a creamy almost milkiness about it and softer carbonation which furhter adds to the creaminess. Flavor is old dark malts, milk, cream, some darker veggies, earth. Meh this started off okay but sort of didn’t hold on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (10409) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2013
12 oz bottle. (Lakefront Brewery) Milwaukee, WI.
Dark reddish brown colour with a small off-white head. Toasted malt, mild coffee, mild hops and nutty and woody dryness in the aroma. Dry malt, woody dryness and mild hops in the flavour. Dry and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
pkbites (867) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2013
On tap @ Wolskis. Head dies a little too quickly. Otherwise the malty, light chocolate flavor shines through. Toast warm yet not dry. This is a dark beer you could chug if you had to (rare among darks). Mouthfeel is medium-heavy but not burnt coffee like many dark beers. PK Like!!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
GoldForg (11) - Hainesville, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Wonderful foaming action when poured. Looks like a root beer float when in a glass. Slightly bitter lingering after taste. Nice roasted, nutty, hoppy flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (6192) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2013
12 oz. bottle purchased at Oliver’s Beverage Center, Albany, NY. Deep brown color, no head. Low carbonation. Aromas of sweet malt and dark fruit. Taste was caramel, coffee, chocolate and a moderate Earthy hop finish. Dirty malts. Overall, it’s a nice representation of a German style. Drinkable and could be a session brew even if it is a tad boring. If you like the style maybe it will grab you.

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