Brewed by Stonehammer Brewery
Style: Brown Ale
Guelph, Canada


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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Editor’s Note: Sometimes (particularly on cask) known as F& M Dark.

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Frothmeister (797) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2010
355ml bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown, with a thin off-white head that disappeared very quick. Aroma is cocoa, earthy, and dark cereals. Taste is dark malt, slight sweetness, straw, faint chocolate. Watery, grassy and faint bitter finish.

DerWeg (1681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2012 Cask pint at ??C’est What??. Really nice deep brown pour with a bit of flat-lying tan foam. Nice aromas of toffee and citric hops and cocoa and nuts. Taste some nice chocolate and nuts followed by a later hop bitterness that just cinches refreshment over the light sweetness. Great feel! Supposedly best on cask conditioned. ** following time ** very odd pint with flavors that worsen into peanutty bitterness and green apple peel, not a graceful death of a cask. ** re re rate CASK at only, so good, caramel and toffee with bitter english hop, bock-like barnyard.

terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2009 On tap at the Woolwich Arms in Guelph The aroma was almost non existent slightly sweet pours a ligh copper this is a dark ale? not much head or lacing The taste was fairly mild and i am unsure whether the keg was old or not so this one will need to be revisited at some point 2nd Tasting. 330ml bottle fron the Brewery The aroma is malty and metallic. Pours a nice copper with a big tan head with good lacing. The taste is a little underwelming a liitle thin and flat with some burnt flavours in there as well

barncatmatt (2286) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2013 cask pint from the castle on king. dark brown with a soapy tan head that wasnt overly appealing. im not sure i completely undertand the love of cask ales. ive had a limited amount and from what i can tell some things really work and some things dont. the aroma was really funky and fruity. not at all what i was expecting and although it wasnt unappealing it didnt really seem to make to much sence. im guessing this had been on cask for a while because the funky fruitiness is totally different from everything ive ever heard about what this beer "traditionally" tastes like. this is a brew i will have to rerate in the future in another format./////////////////// bottle from f&m. Deep orangish brown with. Small off white head. Very much a mixed bag. There is some layered maltiness and its fairly well hopped but its not really like any other beer I’ve ever had. I can see myself sessioning this in the cold weather months.

yumyum (221) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2008
rating partially biased since I had this from a cask which I love. Aroma mild and the flavour was a little weak perhaps with some caramel and nuttiness. however the mouthfeel was very nice. Noy really one to savour so much but I actually enjoyed it overall. Probably would have gotten a lower rating had it not been cask conditioned

VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2008
Cask sample at the Victory - poured like a mahogany lacquer with a small, bubbly white head. Aroma of caramel malt, some twiggy hops, hazelnut and cocoa. Medium, slightly gravelly body. Flavours of sweet nuttiness and cream. Good beer.

mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2007
[620-20070916] Sample @ Feast of Fields (Hillsburgh, ON). Dark fruity plum aroma with hint of sweet grain and a malt background. Clear, amber brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Dark bread yeast grains flavour. Medium-full body is a little raspy. Quite nice.

PintPilgrim (16) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle - 341ml (drove to Guelph to buy) pours dark copper with an average off white head. smell of caramel and biscuit. decent body, not too thin though find it needs to be lower in carbonation. good patio beer, much better than your staple beerstore brands. hope distribution takes off for this one.

Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 Draught at C’est What? Deep amber colouration to the body with a small off-white head. Creamy, smooth taste with maltiness and caramel overtones. Medium bodied, but perhaps overcarbonated. Okay, but nothing special.

Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 9, 2007
Bottle 341 ml
Appearance :Amber light brown, creamy fine top, low visible carbonation.
Nose:Nutty, woody character, slightly vinous with good refined alcohol 6+
Quiet nutty in character, soft, smooth body. Clean malt base. Straightforward, drinkable clean ale.

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