Stone Hammer Dark Ale - F&M Brewery
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3.95/5 rDev +6.5%
Thanks again to Bucky's roaming minion, he was able to sample a 341 ml bottle of Stone Hammer Premium Dark Ale ("PDA"), direct from the brewery's on-premises retail store. PDA came in a brown bottle with no visible production or "best before" date, and was 5.0% alcohol by volume.
PDA poured a dark brown mahogany colour with some deep ruby hues visible when held up to the light. Pouring produced a thin, short lived tan coloured head, which rapidly faded to a thin film, leaving no spotting or lacing down the glass. Its aroma was pleasant and mild...burnt malts with coffee and chocolate aromas noticeable. The taste was of dark malts up front with mocha notes, and a mildly bitter, nutty finish that lingered for just a few seconds after swallowing. I would describe PDA as medium bodied, with a modest carbonation that works well for the beer. Overall, a very nice, mellow dark ale that I would certainly drink again. My only complaint would be the lack of any head on the beer despite a fairly aggressive pour.
04-14-2014 01:58:32 | More by BuckyBeerBeaver
3.81/5 rDev +2.7%
A - Pours a brown colour with an amber hue, thin layer of head with some retention and no real lacing.
S - Dark cocoa, milk chocolate, hints of maple and a grainy finish.
T - Bitter leafy greens, nice cocoa undertones, hints of fruity notes, touch of alcohol sweetness and toasted nuts on the finish.
M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet.
O - A tasty brew, easy drinking and easily sessioned.
05-15-2013 23:51:11 | More by andrenaline
4.05/5 rDev +9.2%
A - Nice, clear brown dark caramel colour.
S - Rich molasses, toasty malts.
T - Again, (sweet) molasses with a nice malty middle and a slightly hoppy end with a little hint of bitter. It really is a mild dark ale.
M - Light carbonation. Fairly light in the body too. The bitter tends to grow a little after drinking.
O - A very nice English dark mild. Great as a beer to match with a meal (it's not overpowering) or a multiple pint beer at the pub. Easy to drink without sacrificing on flavour and bitterness.
02-03-2012 23:36:24 | More by Groulxsome
3.5/5 rDev -5.7%
A - Clear, medium brown with lots of bubbles but not much foam.
S - Nose has some toast, caramel, hints of raisins.
T - Fairly clean bitterness with some roasty notes. A bit of sweetness and apple. Hints of coffee.
M - Light, sharp carbonation.
D - Not bad. Fairly easy drinking, sessionable dark ale.
02-03-2012 01:00:47 | More by allergictomacros
3.7/5 rDev -0.3%
Bottle from an OCB mixpack, Christmas gift from the girlfriend's mom. 12oz bottle into a tulip.
Poured dark red/mahogany with some deep orange hues. Filtered, with a cream coloured, foamy head. Dense lace, good retention. Quite a nice nose (if this really is an English Mild), some chocolate, toasty dark breads, some grains and a bit of sweetness. Maybe a bit of diacetyl. Taste has a bit more of the diacetyl butter, nuts, toasty grains, less chocolate, and a bit of roast in the finish. Light fruitiness. More graininess in the finish, slight bitterness too. Medium mouthfeel, and a sorta low carbonation. A pleasant beer, nothing I'd seek out regularly, but solid in its own right.
01-05-2012 03:50:59 | More by liamt07
3.7/5 rDev -0.3%
Appearance: It has a nice brown/copper color to it. It has a nice tan head that dies down moderately and leaves some lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of roasty malts, dark fruit, some chocolate, earthy hops and some nutty notes.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice roasty malt feel, dark fruit, light chocolaty notes, light earthy hop bitterness and some nutty undertones.
Mouthfeel: It has a high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.
12-14-2011 23:10:43 | More by SebD
3.78/5 rDev +1.9%
Poured a half finger head subsiding to a well retained collar, the colour of beef broth with some fine sticky lacing
Smell is dark malt and floral hops, nutty, some figs
Taste follows the noes with some sweet dark bread
A medium bodied brew with decent carbonation, some bitterness, dry, not overly sweet and a little tart
Overall, a decent dark ale that is sessionable and worth another go
11-27-2011 04:16:03 | More by Stocean1
Stone Hammer Dark Ale from F&M Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.