rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2006
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 (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2006
Appearance:Clear amber,good head...
Flavor:light chocolate,light oxydation,light bitterness... MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2006
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 (825) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
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
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 (7792) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2006
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. HogTownHarry (7063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2006
Draught (cask). At Volo. * This was described as "Dry-hopped F&M Dark." Poured dark reddish-brown, the colour of strong iced tea, with a large lasting foamy-creamy beige lasting head. Aroma strongly of dry tea-like hops which pretty much overpowered the light roast malt, some nutty mossiness in the background. Flavour was pretty much similar, just somewhat lighter - smooth, creamy mouthfeel, slightly sour - rather like a hopped-up dunkel - very enjoyable, even as the end of the cask. shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2005
On tap @ C’est What. The body seemed a bit thin for me, but otherwise it was a good-tasting brew with pleasant notes of mocha and burnt sugar. Reddish-brown with a nonexistent head. Better than your typical Ontario dark. dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2005
amber brown pour with a bit of musty bitterness and a nice solid malt that lingers well beyond the watery pour. A decent brew. pootzboy (1791) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2005
Poured a deep chestnut brown into my pint glass. Small off white cap thay went to a ring fairly soon but it did leave lace on the glass. Aroma was pleasant; sweet caramel malts over nutty-musty tones, some fruit and grass smells. Silky body, light nutty malt tastes up front...fleeting date or raisin tones in the middle mingle with the now detectable grassy hops and nutty malt falvours, then the finish sees the nut-malt fall away and a very subtle bittering takes over.
This is a very tasty and unique ale...a Hybrid, I think. Some Nut brown character with dark ale profile...nice blend....possibly the best ale from this brewer.