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RATINGS: 402   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (2690) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1812) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (1190) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvikar (4091) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (3188) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jayb0 (1108) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2013
maybe the best offering in the mixed-six. Nice balance, rich maltiness and decently crisp hop bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - APR 6, 2013
A very rich and complex flavored dark beer. The pour is dark brown with no spotting and it has a clean coffee flavored finish with hints of malt and other caramel undertones. Very good dark

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerenmk (3467) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 4, 2013
Bottle, BOTM Club. Pours almost black brown with white ring. Malt and a hint of maple in the nose, sweetish malty, a little nutty taste, medium-body, soft carbonation, long, malty caramel aftertaste. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThreeCats (707) - ISRAEL - MAR 23, 2013
Nice Mahogany color with a right off-white head. Aroma of dark caramel, raisins, some chocolate, lots of malt. Taste of roast and caramel, a bit tart, coffee, medium body, some toast. Toasty palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours dark brown with minimal head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and caramel. Taste is light bitter. Coffee and dark chocolate. Light bodied with a somewhat thin texture. Soft carbonation and not much of a finish. Overall, its ok. Lakefront has much better beers than this.

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