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Brewed by Oland Brewery (AB-InBev)
Style: Brown Ale
Halifax, Canada

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.38   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Based on the authentic recipe from Alexander Keith’s brewery dating back to the late 1800s, Keith’s Dark Ale is crafted using roasted specialty malts to create a dark mahogany coloured ale with distinctive notes of chocolate and coffee. This smooth tasting Dark Ale is brewed to the same uncompromising standards as all Alexander Keith’s fine beers.


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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, - DEC 24, 2009
On Tap at Parkside Pub in Dartmouth NS with a black coffee, a poutine and a hangover. Good for Keith’s, black with ruby highlights, white foamy nitro head. Charcoaly-ish flavor, light malt very drinkable body. Will consume again, given the chance.


1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Hidden_Pooch (320) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
A stout need not be heavy, try keiths light stout. That is how the story went before smart people stepped in and said you can’t have a light stout, so they changed the name. Pretty bad brown. Taste like roasted malt that is hiding in some carbonated water. Never need to try again.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (3940) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 7/7/13

Aroma: The aroma is fairly light, it has some dark malts, roast, and a little earth
Appearance: The pour is a clear brownish color with a small brown head
Flavor: The taste is light and malty, not overly sweet, a little dull, almost no bitterness
Palate: The body is light, the beer is plenty drinkable, with a fairly short duration
Overall Impression: First off, the brewpub is definitely better than the beer. This is basically just an average macro-level dark ale.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
En fût, robe noire et presqu'aucune mousse, arôme et goût qui se résume à une pauvre torréfaction. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
A dark clear brown "ale" with a thick frothy brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel extract, with weird grassy notes. In mouth, a sweetish caramel malt with light peaty notes, roasted, faint Labatt hops, a bit surprised, this is not that bad. 1.99$ for a 500ml can, from a Qc depanneur.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdobbs (381) - New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
Aroma is one of beer’s most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam. Click on a term below to add it to your tasting notes.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
reebtogi (4214) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
341ml bottle pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head that leaves some thin spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is light caramel and chocolate with a hint of coffee. Taste is malty sweet with hints of chocolate and coffee. Body is thin for the style and carbonation is weak. Overall, flavors are too mild and body too thin for the style and not that great.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2012
Pours black with a medium off white head. hints of roasted malts in the aroma. flavour is way to watered down i can see why they changed the from a stout to a dark ale but didn’t make it taste any better

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
stantheman (661) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
Truly the most insipid dark beer I have ever drank. Has nice color and that’s about it. A waste of time and money!

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RICHARDYU (6) - - AUG 30, 2011 does not count
smoke, black, clear, rocky head, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, thin feel, bitter,

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
phaleslu (6551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Draft in a sampler at the Red Stag Tavern. Pours a deep, cloudy brown color with a small tan head. Best looking of the bunch. Nice toasty aroma but the flavor washes out into an oily, soapy mess and leaves the toast in the background. Light-bodied, soapy, and dry. Medium carbonation. Weak brown ale.


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