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


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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tap57 (19) - Gatineau, Quebec, - JUN 2, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2010 Bottle bought at the brewpub May 2010 (merci Mireille et J-F) Pours dark brown, light head which disappeared seconds after pour. Nuts, chocolate, coffee aroma, light sweetness, light body, thin feel in the mouth... nothing spectacular, yet not a bad beer. Casual drinking.

BrewWhatIWant (277) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2017
Pours a clear light brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma is roasted malt and molasses. Taste is moderately sweet with notes of roasted malt, coffee, and a little fruit. Light-medium bodied with low-moderate carbonation. It's fairly hard to find beer from Barley Days here in Ontario, where it's brewed, (lousy liquor monopolies!) so I have been waiting to try this for a while. Sadly it did not live up to my expectations. There was little depth and it reminded me more of a dunkel then a porter. To me that's an excess of roasted malt that tends to cling to the palate.

AlainG (2342) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2017
Une brune à mousse fière. un nez de grains rôtis, de mélasse et d’herbes. Saveurs sucrées et maltées avec un arrière-goût de pain grillé. La texture est soyeuse et le corps est svelte. (2276-300717)

ametras (1706) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2016
Sample at YGK Craft Beer Fest. Dark brown with a foamy tan head. Flavors are toasted bread, roasted cereals, toffee, molasses with nutty and fruity notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture.

BreWedge (550) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 31, 2015
Sample @ Barley Days. Pours a medium brown with a small creamy beige head. Aromas are molasses and toffee. Tastes do have some molasses but subdued. There's more roasty malts, toffee, char, and bitter finish. Medium body, mild bite on the palate. Quite a nice beverage. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

samzim (437) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
Roasty aroma with notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Opaque ebony colour. Flavours bbq, coffee, and dark chocolate. Medoum-heavy body with lively carbonation. Very tasty beer.

Ferris (16269) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle - Light toast and caramel. Hazy brown with a beige head. Toast and twig with some caramel. A rich long bitter finish, much like a Bitter.

Helsdon (419) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
Poured with an off-white head with lacing. The beer itself was a clear very dark brown. Nose full of toasted malts. The taste similarly full of malts, a wee grass, toast and roast up the wazoo. Finished a bit rough with carbon and little old smoke.

Niall73 (2434) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2013
Keg at waddle port hope. A dark brown amber with an off white head. Some roast malty notes in the aroma but not much happening. It taste crisp despite the darkness. It's malty, citrusy and has those roast flavour there but it's subtle. A bit watery but not all that bad. A refreshing dark lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

czar (9332) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2013
on tap at wellington gastropub, ottawa. clear light copper with small off-white cap, little retention. semi-sweet and bland caramel malts, touch of grass and hay, few earthy and nutty notes, hint of sweetness. average carbonation, light body - watery mouthfeel, short grassy finish. weak brew.

Viper666 (6034) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2013
Bouteille 650ml, sous le nom "Mckinney’s Triple Chin Irish Dark Ale". De couleur ambrée foncée et voilée. Nez malté de caramel aux petites notes terreuses, avec des notes de malt rôti ainsi que des traces fruitées (raisins et cerises) et de houblon herbeux. Moyenne-mince en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture très légèrement aqueuse. Goût très légèrement fruité (notes de raisins et de cerises sûres, infection?) lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi assez rapidement par un goût malté de caramel légèrement sucré et rôti avec des notes de grains sucrés puis en finale l’on retrouve de faibles notes amères de houblon herbeux et chocolat noir. Post-goût moyen, légèrement amer de rôti et de chocolat noir.

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