Brewed by Garrison Brewing Company
Style: Brown Ale
Halifax, Canada


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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Like the rich, dark brews of South England this traditional ale draws on specialty malts such as Roast Barley and Chocolate. Barrack St. Brown is a deliciously flavourful dark beer like those popular in early Nova Scotia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4136) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2016
341 ml bottle purchased at the brewery in Halifax and consumed the same day. Pours a nearly opaque, dark brown with a good tan head and decent lacing. Malty aroma of moderate strength for style with some subtle complexity. Flavor: more average but still caries a little complexity and a very good sweet-bitter balance. Good, medium carbonation; medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (765) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2016
341ml bottle. Pours a clear red-brown with a small, creamy, short lived, tan head that laces. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, nuts and a hint of chocolate. Sweet flavour of nuts, roasted malt, chocolate and light caramel with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body with an oily texture and lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3036) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2016
Enjoyed at the brewery on my trip there in late 2015. Pours a clean copper-amber colour with a beige, average head with a little lacing. Roasted malt nose with some fruitiness and sweetness. Fruity malt taste with a roasted finish. Refreshing mouthfeel with a little tartiness. Nothing too crazy nutwise, but some good roasted malts and fruitiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
exeter (501) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 30, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a big head. Taste of caramel, molasses and herbal hops with some earthiness following.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (11993) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Keg at the brewery. It pours clear deep brown with a small off-white head. The nose is toasted nuts, earthy roast, dried fruits, raisin, fruit cake and some treacle. The taste is smooth, toasty, bitter-sweet, dried fruits, fruit cake, nut, light caramel and wood with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Well rounded and easy-going nut brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3199) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
Reddish brown body, brown thin head, not much lacing or retention. Biscuity malt aroma, grapes. Taste is grapes, malts, and a nice dark chocolate roast at the end. A pretty average brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreamflower (758) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle shared with northropfrye. The best thing about this beer is the aroma. Molasses and roasted malts. The second best thing about this beer is its colour. It is a beautiful ruby colour when you hold it up to the light. The palate is nice and lively as well. But the taste starts roasty but ends watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YigSvartka (274) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
Opaque copper brown. No head. Malt, caramel, roast, chocolate and some spice in the aroma. Mid bodied and smooth. Not very creamy. Nuts, malt, chocolate and roast with a lingering bitter hop and roast finish. Pretty standard brown. Enjoyable but certainly not spectacular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (1406) - CANADA - JAN 6, 2015
Pours clear medium to deep amber with a short off-white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is caramel and chocolate malt, some roasty tones and faint nuttiness. (6/10) Taste is mild sweet, mild bitter. (7/10) Light to medium body, moderate sustained carbonation, off-dry mildly bitter finish. (3/5) Decent enough Brown Ale - not all that memorable, and I wouldn’t make a special effort to find it again, but it’s worth having if you happen to find it on tap. (12/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DomD (246) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
Poured from bottle. Aromas of coffee and nuts. Pours a clear brown with white head. Has a medium bitter taste. Medium body, with oily texture, and a malty finish. A nice session beer.

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