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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (4067) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cousin_Larry (484) - - JUL 4, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2013 Pours black with moderate head. Tastes of coffee and chocolate with minimal bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (3289) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Surpringly smooth for how roasty its taste is. Some chocolate and caramel with a bit of pine and nuts.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Murky brown pour with lots of tan head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee and toasted malt goodness. The body is full and creamy with a smooth finish. The flavor is a bit lackluster but a very quaffable beer

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bmerz (728) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Pours deep amber. Fruit and caramel, lightly toasty malt aromas. Flavor of light earth, spice, light pine, and fruit. Fairly well balanced. Slick but fairly clean feel. Not bad at all!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (2441) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a clear dark brown color with a thin off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, sweet molasses, brown sugar, and caramel. Taste of roasted malts up front, sweet caramel and a slightly hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1576) - Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Tap - average size foamy head, dark amber/brown color, roast malt aroma and flavor, with some coffee notes (but not overbearing for someone who doesn’t like coffee like me), pretty decent hop balance

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (1151) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
Pours a clear brown with a small off white head. Aroma is chocolate, nuts, caramel, and toast. Flavour is chocolate, nutty, mild sweetness, caramel, and bready.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvikar (3903) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 17, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks DSG. Pours brown with a small beige head, aroma of dark bread, caramel, flavor is bitter with chocolate, caramel, dark bread, malt acidity, medium bodied

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2826) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2013
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 Pours a dark blackish red from the bottle with thin tab cap of lacy head that spots nicely. Aroma is toasted malt, marshmallow, lager yeast, and chocolate malt. Taste is roasted barley up front and yeast, then a heavy marshmallow and chocolate flavor on the back end. Much better than I was expecting for the score or has on here.


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