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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.


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2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DuffMan (6439) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Medium dark brown with orange highlights nd a thin tan head that reduces to a patena of whispy bubbles. Aroma is tinny caramel, not appealing at all. Flavours are sweet fruity caramel with mild biterness in the finish. Too carbonated.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Huhzubendah (2399) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle from Cafe Hollander in Tosa Village, WI. The beer has a cola body with hints of ruby. A quarter inch of beige head quickly fades. The aroma offers bittersweet chocolates, light coffee, brown bread, malt. Ok flavor. Mild sweetness with moderate carbonation. Middle of the road.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
miyauchi38 (151) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
甘さが強い 好みではない&

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Semi clear dark nutty brownish amber under a thick off-cream head. Nutty earthy aroma with a bit of roast and dark malt biscuit. Semi sweet earthy dark malts, some biscuitiness throughout, and a dry roast finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zathrus13 (1703) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, and a bit of hops. Flavor is coffee, roasted malt, caramel, and chocolate. Medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1217) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
Pours a nice shade of brown, milk chocolate and bread on the nose. Caramel, bread, and chocolate on the palate. Not overly complex, but straight forward for what it is.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drjohnrock (428) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2014
Twelve ounce bottle from Beer Of The (Every Other) Month Club, tasted on December 12, 2012. Dark brown ruby hue, small tan head that slowly left with fair lacing, nice sweet malty aroma with chocolate/bread/yeast notes, interesting sweet malty taste with chocolate notes. A couple of off notes in the flavor keep this from getting a higher score. Still, a respectable brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle: Mahogany, red backlights, puffy tan head. Dark caramel, light smoke, chocolate malt aroma. Roast, caramel, mild smoked ham, wheat flavour. Creamy....smooth, malty.... I’m surprised this wasn’t listed as a smoked.... Wonderful, rich...a great beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SDalkoholic (2124) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (168) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (199) - 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.


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