- Brewery: Bath Ales
- Country: England
- Style: Stout
- ABV: 4.0%
- Size: 500 ml
- Bought from: K-Citymarket, price unknown but probably close to 4€
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To start off the weekend, I’m having a bottle of Bath Ales Dark Side, which I got as a gift from my girlfriend (thanks!). Bath Ales are famous for the hare on the label, and I believe it was one of the reasons it caught the attention of my girlfriend. This English Stout has been brewed with a blend of roasted malts and hopped with Fuggles. I’ve had a beer by Bath Ales earlier, an it was tasty, though nothing special, so lets see how this tastes.
|Bath Ales Dark Side|
|The beer pours with a dark brown, almost black, color, and an almost non-existing off-white head. As the head collapses almost no lacing clings to the glass.|
|The aroma is dark and roasted, with tones of molasses and coffee, and just the slightest hint of ash and licorice.|
|The flavor is also roasty, beginning with flavors of caramel and molasses, and then moving on towards tones of roasted malt and coffee. The flavor finishes dry, with a slight bitterness and some almost burnt tones.|
|The beer has a quite light and smooth body and a moderate carbonation level, making it quite easy to drink. The slighty burnt tones withdraw some points from the mouthfeel.|
|Overall another good beer from Bath Ales. Quite nice for such a low ABV beer, but I felt it lacked a little bit of body and complexity. Probably wouldn't buy again though, but this is only because I'm not such a fan of light stouts.|
Thanks Pia for buying me this!