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Stone Hammer Dark Ale - F&M Brewery

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Stone Hammer Dark AleStone Hammer Dark Ale

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
F&M Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A sensationally easy drinking amber brown beer with considerable depth given its mild manner. The aroma hints at caramel and cocoa. It is smooth and lightly carbonated leaning towards nuts, lightly caramel and a hint of mocha.

(Beer added by: DrJay on 10-09-2004)
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-28-2014 22:02:37 | More by mick303
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Pmicdee

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-05-2014 02:08:30 | More by Pmicdee
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BuckyBeerBeaver

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Rating 7.85/10

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 01:58:32 | More by BuckyBeerBeaver
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-16-2014 20:37:38 | More by DenisKolkin
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Rlombardi75

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-16-2014 14:26:26 | More by Rlombardi75
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-26-2013 01:15:48 | More by MJ63
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

10-22-2013 19:45:28 | More by ZachT
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Cramshawbar

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-14-2013 01:17:28 | More by Cramshawbar
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -19.1%

06-16-2013 15:17:43 | More by TheBeeraholic
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 23:51:11 | More by andrenaline
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bluetrevian

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-23-2013 21:44:38 | More by bluetrevian
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vincechan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-03-2013 04:03:51 | More by vincechan
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -19.1%

10-07-2012 01:57:31 | More by bigox420
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

09-21-2012 21:18:26 | More by Molson2000
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Wordslinger

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

05-04-2012 08:52:11 | More by Wordslinger
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traumaqueen


2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

04-03-2012 05:01:13 | More by traumaqueen
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dipso123

California

2/5  rDev -46.1%

03-28-2012 00:26:24 | More by dipso123
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-15-2012 16:55:35 | More by ThinkAgain
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MattPS

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-10-2012 16:14:37 | More by MattPS
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Groulxsome

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 23:36:24 | More by Groulxsome
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 01:00:47 | More by allergictomacros
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 03:50:59 | More by liamt07
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 23:10:43 | More by SebD
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bryehn

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-02-2011 00:40:30 | More by bryehn
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Stocean1

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: can

11-27-2011 04:16:03 | More by Stocean1
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Stone Hammer Dark Ale from F&M Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.