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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (12966) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Nice aroma of dark malt with hop. A mahogany color with a white head that quickly left. Medium body with creamy/fizzy carbonation. Flavor is slightly sour, with strongly roasted malt and some coffee. Something of a noble/hallertau hop presence. The finish is sweet malt, and the bitter is not fully balancing that. Still it is quite nice, and not that far off a porter in its way.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (12513) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2007
(12oz bottle, bottled 1st week November) Creamy, medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, metallic, some coffee, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, coffee/roast, caramel, some earthy/grapefruit, light metallic. Light-medium body, light acidity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown color with a large frothy light brown head that lasted and produced good lacing. Good toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body. Moderate well blanced sweet toasted flavor with a moderate citrus finish. Good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown white head. Nose/taste of cocoa, malt, baked bread and light coffee. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (11784) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Bottle poured a clear, dark brown with a small, lasting amber head. Aromas ofroasted malt,a hint of coffee and honey. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of roasted malt, light coffeeand a bit of cola with a smooth, crisp, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11172) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Bottle from sampler from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Pours a deep reddish brown with minimal head but decent retention. Aroma is sweet and roasty. Chewy texture. Taste of coffee, brown sugar, dark fruits. I like this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Bottle. Pours clear dark tawny with a small, frothy, off-white head, diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (toasted grain, hay, caramel), average hops (grass), average yeast (broth, musty) with notes of plum. Light bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness; buttered potato, musty and moldy flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 07/29/2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

opaque brown with ruby highlights, thin tan head, sweet chocolate malt aroma and flavor, very little bitterness, clean lager character, tasty but I guess I prefer the rough edge of an ale or maybe a touch of hops

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Score: *4
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Another bland effort from lakefront. Oh well. Brown pour. Come spent coffee on the nose with some toasted malt, dark caramel and very light hops. Flavor is malty and has a chocolate note. Nothing is really wrong with this beer, but it is just boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (10284) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2006
12oz bottle acquired in trade with DavidP (thanks!). Poured a dark brown (almost a dark, dark orange) color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, and light nuts. Tastes of roast, toasted malts, light chocolate and caramel. Thinner body.

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