Eastside Dark

12 oz single, no freshness date to be seen (notches missing from the label). Thanks go out to Kevin for the chance to drink this one.
Pour is a surprisingly dark one, going beyond even the dark brown that was expecting and taking it to a new level with a close to black, stout like hue.
Head is good, rocky and pitted, produces some nice lace with its retention.
Smell has some malty goodness, and he beer in terms of the way it looks and smells is certainly promising. However…
…when we taste it is has a nasty, blue cheese like funk about it and not in a good way. this beer is either old, infected or a catastrophic effort at a Dunkel – maybe all three. Without freshness dates I feel obligated to review.
I manage to get a few mouthfuls down and then down the drain it goes. A shame because frankly this beer looks like it has potential, definitely one to go back and re-visit sometime in the future.

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02/05/2011
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.5 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 1.5
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 1.5
Total: 2.18
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