Stone Hammer Dark Ale | F&M Brewery

Stone Hammer Dark AleStone Hammer Dark Ale
BA SCORE
3.75/5
62 Ratings
Stone Hammer Dark AleStone Hammer Dark Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
F&M Brewery
Ontario, Canada
fmbrewery.com

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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.

Added by DrJay on 10-09-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,140
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
62
pDev:
11.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of FadetoBock
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MichaelGennings
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer has a thick off-white head. The colour of the beer is mahogany.

The smell is brown bread, barley malt, roasted nuts, and hops.

The taste is malt forward, brown bread, a hint of caramel, and hops that give a moderate bitterness to the beer.

There is a rich flavour to this beer and the finish is wet.

The beer is medium bodied and very smooth.

I enjoyed the beer with mussels but it would probably go best with red meat dishes.

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Photo of Jaisell
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squeezyq
4.56/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Simon212
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boo-urns
4.19/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bryanzk
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of papat444
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Electros
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rukeli76
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mark_mla
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great dark beer.

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Photo of Ultrarunner100
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Re-review. Haven't tasted this fine beer in at least a couple of years. Purchased a 473ml can from the LCBO and served cool into a shaker pint. Cost was $2.75 CDN.

Appearance - clear, dark ruby in color and topped by a finger or so of tan head. Few visible bubbles, but certainly seems like an easy to quaff English beer in appearance. Some sparse lacing left behind.

Smell - straightforward, lots of nuts and aromatic dark fruit, some cherries, prunes, plums and a hint of pear.

Taste - quite nutty, with some hints of fruitiness like alcohol soaked cherries, before turning slightly bitter on the conclusion.

Mouthfeel - smooth, light carbonation not gassy. Easy to drink, and certainly something that could be quaffed in great volume over the coarse of an afternoon.

Overall - quite flavourful, easy to drink, lower ABV, what's not too love. One of the best takes on a Classic English style ale by a North American brewer.

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Photo of EricVonStein
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brown amber and perfectly clear. Big bubbles and a small tan head that slowly makes its way down. Looks nice an healthy.

Aromas are distinct. Very toasty and very nutty, husky, toasted grains, some sweetness to the malts. Think of pine nuts in a hot skittle on an autumn afternoon camping.

Taste stays with the great aromas and delivers a wonderful nutty (pine nut, toasted peanut, toasted pumpkin seed) flavour, more roasty grains come out here, dried leaves, sweet malts balance underneath. Very earthy and organic. Touch of sulphur.

Beautiful flavour profiles that should get you to thinking about the outdoors, the pioneers and old timey pubs. Highly enjoyable.

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Photo of DaveBar
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for just under $3.00 for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens very well and pours a 1" high whiteish brown head that lasts for 2mins or so before film out. Very dark brown colour and filtered clear

S- Very nice malty nutty smell. Super heavy

T- Very rich and roasted nutty good. I like the molasses heavy body and wonderful slightly smoky good little brew.

M- Dry yet creamy! Unusual mouth to say the least.

O- I like this one as a change up. It's heavy and nutty at a wonderful price point. Will definitely buy for the cellar

Food Pairing

This nice little brew went very well with......... roast beef with root veggies and gravy ooooooo good!

Enjoy

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Photo of Tyler_V2
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Blaze_Infernus
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bf_89
4.04/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of mick303
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Pmicdee
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of BuckyBeerBeaver
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
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

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Photo of Rlombardi75
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of MJ63
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ZachT
4.31/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cramshawbar
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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Stone Hammer Dark Ale from F&M Brewery
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 62 ratings
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