Brewed by Barley Days Brewery
Style: Brown Ale
Picton, Canada


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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Barley Days Brewery’s Wind & Sail Dark Ale is a dark chestnut ale that unfolds its aromas under a rich, smooth head. Full of nutty goodness, and with a core of dark chocolate flavour, this fine brew helps you discover the exotic side of Canadian craft beer. Both exciting and well rounded, this clear dark ale, with 5% alcohol and a nice earthy finish, has all it takes to be a year ‘round favourite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2007
Deep, mysterious brown body and zero foam. An interesting mix of aromas, from the expected chocolate malt and molasses to the unexpected peppermint and pine needle. Usually an Irish has a fairly thick mouthfeel, while Triple Chin seems quite thin and bends towards the refreshing end of the scale. Flavour is mostly bland, tasting like watered-down carbonated chocolate milk with an acidic sensation and red cherry fruit. Mediocre at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammy (11069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2008 Dark, little head, fizzy detracting carbonation. SIgnfiicant roast and different malts, and lots of dark malt, yet not too sweet. No noticeable hops. Drinkable, passable,on the thin side, a glass is too much. I understand this brewery has got their infected batches under control now so rating trend will be up.chocolate malt story, with little hop. Light mouthfeel. (update 2008 August). Nothing special, but drinkable. Doug, the brewmaster, and the new owners have gotten he infection under control and they are running a reasonable operation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2006
Very deep red color with very little head. Chocolatey aroma with a nice deep roasted malt flavour but mouthfeel is a little tinny. Nice clean bitter finish. Quite nice. Cheers!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2006
Bouteille de 650 ml achetée à la LCBO (Kingston, ONT). Arôme: Odeur de brin de scie (?) et de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée foncée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux beige et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe de chocolat noire légèrement acidulé. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de chocolat noir en arrière goût. (Rating #776)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12769) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2006
Dark reddish brown ale with a thin lacing off white head. To style in aroma, with nice butterscotch and caramel malt. In mouth, a decent caramel malt, with nutty notes, decent English hops, and buttery mouthfeel. A good renewal for this brewery. On tap at KBC, Sep. 30, 2006.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2006
Shared with Mr Alain, amber in color with a sweet caramel taste . It has a small white head, the aroma of malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quevillon (2876) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2006
Bouteille de 650 ml, partagé avec LadySusan. Belle couleur terre cuite, un peu de collet. Arome légèrement caramelisé, un peu fruité. Goût de fruit sûr, mais pas trop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2007 August 2007. TFOB. Amber brown body with a small off white head. Sweet lightly fruity aroma with a tangy malt character and light caramel. Similar tang to the flavour with light bitterness and understated malt. Very light hints at caramel melt. Average palate. Meh. 6/3/6/3/12 - 3.0 <P>May 2006. Draft @ C’est What FOSB. Dark amber brown body , small white head. Light fruity caramel malt, muted buttery undertones. Lightly earthy, caramel malt flavour. Average palate could be a bit more full for my liking but is adequate. Decent. 7/3/6/3/14 - 3.3

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2006
Not great, but not as bad as some feel. Reddish, too sweet malty aroma. A hint of dark chocolate in the taste. Finishes fairly dry and clean. Would I buy it again - in a pinch. But I’ve had much worse.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9498) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2010 Dark copper, almond head. Dark caramel, brown sugar nose. Nutty caramel flavours, hints of chocolate. Nicer this time around (previous score from 2006 = 2.6).

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