Sadly I didn’t think to take a photo.  You’ll have to trust my description.

Barley Days is a brewery based out of Picton Ontario.  Not exactly Toronto but I like to think I can keep my reach somewhat broad.

I had this brew at Dave’s. A nice bar on St Clair West.  Atmosphere was fun with a leafs game on the TV.

We had a pitcher so that may affect how it tasted.

Without further ado:

Appearance: Dark and full.  Rich brown. This is blatantly called a ‘dark ale’ so this isn’t exactly surprising.

Aroma: Very little.  Hint of chocolate.  This brew is mostly malted barley so that makes sense.

Taste: Chocolate and coffee.  Sweet but not over the top.  Hint of cherry.

Aftertaste: Malted barley.  Very earthy.  More hops but very light.

Overall: A good dark beer for the winter.  I’d certainly buy it again.  A pitcher is a bit much though as it’s very rich.

Kole McRae

Founder of Toronto Booze Hound. He can be seen drinking almost anything in the wild from beer to rum. Try not to startle him, he may use humour as a self defence method.

Email: kole@torontoboozehound.com