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RATINGS: 403   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.

Ferris' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (10546) - Burnaby, British Columbia, - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle - Coffee as advertised, with a bit of sweetness. An almost opaque mahogany, with a minimal off white head. Rich texture with a roasted malt flavor, notes of coffee and hops and as advertised no bitterness in the finish. A decent beer, nothing exciting, but it is exactly as advertised.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LetsGoState (766) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Aroma is malty. Taste is some roasted malts, but on the light side. Overall average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Voodoo (528) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Pours a cola color with a dense off white head.......aroma of coffee, slight septic......taste is very slight chocolate, very slight coffee, thin, touch of gauze and may have an issue. Finished with slight bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Malty but thin with a bit of chocolate and some coffee. Dunkel that doesn't do too much to differentiate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SotallyTober (94) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2015
dark murky brown pour with a mocha head. has a coffee, roasted, and earthy aroma. flavors of coffee, chocolate, roasted, yeast, and caramel. medium body with a sticky mouth feel. decent overall

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kaser (5113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Black pour with white head. Carmel aroma. Smoke. Draft pour at uncle mikes. Skunky and gross

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3997) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 10, 2015
At the GKBF near COEX. Lakefront east side dark lager Pours a dark brown with a malty solid malty smoked chocolate caramel malt aroma. Smooth bodied with a balanced malty chocolate cake like flavor. Lovely

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
katrinaez (1054) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2015
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Taste is decent. Slight bitter and a little thick. Aroma is nice. Would have again. Dark coloring. Bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttutony (819) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Medium brown with a tan head. Fairly transparent. Great aroma of nuts, dried fruit, and toasted malt. Similar flavors on the palate. Great balance. Lengthy malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madchemist83 (239) - USA - FEB 11, 2015
5 percent ? Really tastes like a bit more .. maybe residual gravity. Aromas of coffe, seltzer water and chocolate. Low body with mineral aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (1093) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. The aroma is toasted bread and yeast with a light roasted coffee note and some cola late. It pours a dark, clear oily caramel color topped by an off white, beige foam head and it retains a medium ring with a light wisp surface and no lace. The taste is a medium sweet and bitter blend. The medium light body has a fuzzy carbonation and an oily texture. Figgy and roasty coffee flavors come through with a light toffee flavor late. It’s clean and crisp with a mineral water finish and has a nutty and roasted aftertaste.

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