Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Hostex: Pours deep amber-brown, almost like a cola, with a good sized spotty foam head. Surprising hoppiness in the aroma alongside the expected caramel malts. Flavour is softer than you might expect after the aroma, but man is it good. Caramel sweetness, a pleasing nuttiness, and light hopping. Good stuff!
Tessic (836) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This dark ale is one of my favourites. Just discovered about 2 weeks ago, it pours a deep orange/red colour with a off white foamy head. To the nose it has roasted malts and nuts with a little fruit. First taste is nice and roasty with the malts and some hop shining through. Maybe a little coffee too. The palate is nice with nore roast and a little smoke to finish off. Very Good!
Lubiere (9752) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark golden to brown ale with a thin dissolving white head, a bit lifeless when poured. Light oxidized malt with nutty notes in aroma. In mouth, light sweet malt with light nuttyness and roastiness in final, with bitter chocolate, not very hopped, thinner than expected.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Chocolate and nutty malts in the sweet and simple aroma. Clear dark copper coloured body is topped by a thin off white head that recedes rapidly to ring. Chocolate malt flavour, some caramel some nuttiness. Mild herbal hops are apparent. Light-medium finishing bitterness. Perhaps a touch of roast in the aftertaste. Thin and watery body detracts greatly from overall enjoyment especially when paired with strong but short-lived carbonation. Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle.
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, dry hopped @ Volo. I expected this one to be a bit darker. Slightly cloudy gold, creamy off-white head. Nose is light caramel, dusty malt, some vanilla. Flavori is caramel, vanilla, dusty malt/caramel finish. A bit of fruitiness.
GonZoBeeR (2906) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance:Clear amber,good head...
Flavor:light chocolate,light oxydation,light bitterness...
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darught at Woolwich Arms in Guelph, ON- Deep amber pour with a decent sized frothy beige head. Chocolate and malts in the nose, with a mild dose of hops and molasses. Fairly sweet and nutty, with a touch of bitterness from the hopping. Lingering mild bitter finish, with malts also left behind. Good.
gilvanblight (768) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark Draft pour, thick head that faded slowly to a thin ring. Smells ’red’, a bit flowery. Deep malty taste with a sweet chocolat aftertaste.
jmcnally (21) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted a five oz. sample, a bit light on the palate, but has a bitterness which is nice inititally but leads to a not-so-pleasant aftertaste.
blankboy (5950) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Bar Volo. Listed as "F&M Dark (Dry Hopped)". Pours a clear dark amber with an average size creamy off-white head. I was surprised to see such a head for a cask beer. Mild aroma is nice and hoppy with some sweet malt in the background and, as HogTownHarry put it, some "nutty mossiness". Flavour follows the aroma and is quite bitter and enjoyable. Thin bodied and creamy mouthfeel. I was surprised how much I liked this, maybe F&M should always ’dry-hop’ this beer. Good stuff.