Dark Ale
Muskoka Brewery

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Muskoka Brewery
Ontario, Canada
English Brown Ale
3.53 | pDev: 12.18%
Jul 19, 2017
Oct 22, 2001
Notes: You won't find an English-style brown ale quite like Muskoka Dark. Its bold colour, yet remarkably easy-going taste gives it a personality as unique as the region it's from. Subtle undertones characteristic of its Dark Munich malt ease into hints of chocolate and caramel, making this gold-medal winning ale as inviting as it is distinct. Thirsty yet?

15 IBU
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Rated by davidward from Florida

4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This a very nice English brown ale. The Canadians are getting very good with their dark beers. This a prime example.
Jul 19, 2017
Rated: 3.6 by Cycle69 from Canada (ON)

Nov 29, 2015
Rated: 4.72 by Ikurzmann

Dec 02, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by RyanPollock from Canada (ON)

Nov 19, 2014
Rated: 4 by Gear54 from Indiana

Jun 29, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Jotora from Canada (ON)

Jun 22, 2014
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Reviewed by CalgaryFMC from Canada (AB)

4.05/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Single bottle from a mixed pack poured into a mug. I am immediately struck by how dark this brew is, a stout-level black with a gentle orange near the bottom of the glass and a light dusting of light brown bubbles. Aroma is rich and sweet, complex and smooth, with chocolate milk, raisins, lightly toasted nuts, and a faint tinge of smoke all apparent. Fortunately the flavor is almost as good, more chocolate milk and raisins along with some chocolate malt roast, light caramel ... Initial flavors are decidedly sweet but the finish is drier and earthy, with a faint metallic tingle and a ghost of red berry and coconut. Wonderful malt flavors that go for miles. Minimal hop flavor lets the malts shine. Moderate degree of carbonation and full-bodied. Starts a bit like a milk stout but goes to other nutty and toasted places. Another example of this brewery doing some nice work at the malt level, dessert or candy bar-like yet not overdone, more to my liking than some draft English browns in this country.
Jun 10, 2014
Rated: 4 by Slongie from Canada (AB)

May 30, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

May 20, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Magibeg from Canada (ON)

May 17, 2014
Rated: 4 by nhaimes from Canada (ON)

Mar 20, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Rlombardi75 from Canada (ON)

Mar 16, 2014
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Reviewed by The-Jolly-Imbiber from Antarctica

3.97/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 355 mL bottle into a pint glass.

1-finger head over an extremely dark, opaque black-brown. Lamplight couldn't be seen through it.

The head smelled nice, with nutty aromas and other sweet smells characteristic of this style. After it settled, these faded away to just some metallic scent. Given some more time, though, the nice aromas returned. Cocoa, chocolate, coffee-like.

Taste: a rich, coffee taste with the right amount of moderate bitterness. Roasty. Pretty good overall taste.

Only mild to moderate carbonation.

Overall, a good beer that I wouldn't mind having again.

Update June 2017: This has come to be one of my top 2 favourite beers.
Feb 17, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Exeter from Canada (AB)

Feb 08, 2014
Rated: 3 by Hoagie from Canada (ON)

Feb 04, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by YamagamiTravis from Canada (BC)

Jan 30, 2014
Rated: 4 by MJ63 from Canada (ON)

Jan 22, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by RevCraig from Canada (ON)

Jan 21, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Flossman from Florida

Dec 12, 2013
Rated: 3 by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

Dec 04, 2013
Dark Ale from Muskoka Brewery
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 100 ratings