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


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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2375) - 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 (613) - 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 (144) - 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 (536) - 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 (131) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiveacestx (680) - Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle - dark brown with a small head. Nutty brown with a slick texture mouthfeel. Pretty smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (14198) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Draft at Atlantic Beer Festival Moncton. Crystal clear dark amber color, thick tan head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of light cocoa and toast. Taste is plain cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2355) - Moving East, Alaska, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a mug. Thanks Fred. The appearance was a fairly good dark brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving a light lacing trickling along the glass. The smell had a nice roasty to sweet blend of nuttiness to caramel malts. The taste was a roasty sweet rolling nuttiness with a light caramel and toffee blend. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability. It seemed extremely well carbonated for the style as it came across fairly smooth. Overall, hey...uh, nice brown ale I’d have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1181) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
A simple but decent nut brown. Pours a deep brown with a light white head. Smells of nuts with a bit of caramel and vanilla. Taste is nutty all around, with a bit of vanilla. A nice relaxing drink, but forgettable. Had on tap at Mug and Anchor in Mahone Bay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RumRunner101 (835) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
Deep chestnut pour. Aroma is honey toast, almonds. Smooth, easy drinking. Some toffee, almonds, brown bread in the flavour. Some sweetness throughout. Alright.

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