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

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2389) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2016 September 12, 2016 - on tap at Maxwells Plum. Brown pour with some head and lacing. Aroma and taste that were sweet, nutty and mild bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tranquillity (1860) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2016
Draft at the brewery. Brown body, small beige head. The aroma is nutty with a bunt of chocolate. The taste is fulfilling and very juicy. Nice!

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thengling (18) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
341 ml bottle. Clear dark brown pour, brown highlights. Bottle gushed over (as did next one!). Inch thick pillowy tan head rapidly diminishing to persistent ring. Aroma is of sweet treacle, fresh-fallen leaves, fresh bread. Taste is of cola, racinette, followed by a strange mineral water bitterness (not hops). A bit odd as a beer, but labelled as a hard (dry) root beer this might have rated higher!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4267) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (849) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3074) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
exeter (510) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12504) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3248) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreamflower (767) - 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.


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