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Darkside Stout - Silver Moon Brewing

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Darkside StoutDarkside Stout

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9 Ratings
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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Silver Moon Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: RedBrewer83 on 12-18-2009

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Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 3
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3.48/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On draft at pub....

A: Pours black with light brown edges. Almost no head and no lacing to speak of.

S: Very little on the nose. Hint of cocoa, faint coffee and faint hops...pretty one note.

T: Better than the nose, bittersweet chocolate upfront faint mocha mixed with bread. Crisp piney hops on the finish, not overwhelming just noticeable.

M: crisp medium to light body. Carbonation just a bit too harsh.

D: pretty smooth and drinkable except for the excess carbonation.

Photo of JoeSTATE
4.26/5  rDev n/a
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at the grocery store, was a stout I haven't tried yet so I figured I would grab it. It's also nice to get a stout that isn't an espresso stout. Pours black with a dark brown head which shows a red hue under light. Very aromatic, smells sweet like chocolate and fruit like dates. First drink is smooth, delicious dark chocolate malty flavor with a roasty heavy malt finish. Creamy body, with no alcohol burn. I will definitely have this again I'm the future if I'm just buying for myself and not to share with the wife.

Photo of birdypowder
4.35/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, as only the second person to review this beer I feel extra pressure to get it right. Especially since the last review was from 2009. Well, a lot has changed from 09' and the brewer's at Silver Moon have undoubtedly been tweaking this recipe for the better. Dark Side is a very drinkable delicious stout with no glaring weaknesses. The head retention and size could be improved upon but other than that...

Bouquet/Aroma:
Yummy chocolate cake, bread, some light coffee aromas and an ever so faint hop aroma delight the nose and prepare you for that first sip.

Appearance:
It's black. Staring intently and way to seriously at the beer from a short distance tricks the mind into seeing deep maroon colors intertwined with the blackness. It's black. The head is of a wet sand like color. I can't just call it brown, it doesn't adequately describe the color. The retention and lacing threaten no records.

Flavor:
Moderate malt sweetness greats you first followed by a fleeting caramel kick that boots you into a delicious coffee and dry roast finish. A great ride! And one that, because of the dry ending, makes you crave another sip in anticipation of that malt sweetness that awaits. That's how you sell beer!

Body:
Smooth and viscous, not motor oil, but creamy.

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Darkside Stout from Silver Moon Brewing
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.