Raistlin (541) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2015
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! So good, caramel and toffee with bitter english hop, bock-like barnyard. Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2003
Easy drinking, uncomplicated beer. Very little carbonation, slightly sweet hoppy and caramel flavour. Finishes with little or no taste. Will have it again. HogTownHarry (7447) - Toronto (Harbourfront), 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. blankboy (7968) - 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. 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.
jimmay (815) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2010
On tap. Thin white head. Nice rich dark copper colour. Nic e caramel malt and mild hops for balance, very drinkable! radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2002
Tastes a lot like Upper Canada Dark Ale and Sleeman Dark. Dark amber, malty and nutty, slight bitter finish. mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - AUG 3, 2004
On tap @ The Woolwich. Rather nice beer, amber colour with little head. Sweet caramel malty flavours with some decent hop bitterness on te finish. Oily is a good way to describe the mouthfeel. pintbypint (4022) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2004
Draught @ Phog, Windsor Ontario Canada. Dark amber, slight white head, left wispy traces soon after pouring. Light malty aroma, lots of caramel flavours, and some fruitness in the finish. ILduce (285) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2015
473ml can Beer Store: Chestnut brown with nice foamy beige head that completely dissipates. Sweet, nutty aroma. Tastes of brown rye bread, nuts, and Nonna’s chilled espresso. Slick, thin, yet clean mouthfeel. Moderate bitterness. Very drinkable dark.