Darkside Stout | Silver Moon Brewing

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Darkside StoutDarkside Stout

Brewed by:
Silver Moon Brewing
Oregon, United States

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Winter

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Added by RedBrewer83 on 12-18-2009

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buschbeer
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

1 PINT, 6 FL OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter

This beer pours black in color and is topped with an inch of tan head that leaves some decent lacing.

The primary smell is roasted malt. I pick up hints of chocolate and coffee.

The taste is very similar to the smell. I get some semi sweet chocolate with roasted malt flavors and some coffee in the finish.

Medium to full mouthfeel

This is a solid stout. Even average stouts are good beer. There is nothing remarkable about this beer, but it is easy to drink and enjoyable on a cold winter night.

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Photo of natfiedler
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of kamikazeokami
2/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of JoeSTATE
4.26/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

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Photo of johnnyboy76
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of KCuff
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of beerhorn12
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of birdypowder
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
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...

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.

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.

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!

Smooth and viscous, not motor oil, but creamy.

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Photo of RedBrewer83
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

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Darkside Stout from Silver Moon Brewing
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 12 ratings