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

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RATINGS: 100   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
darrennelson12 (350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
On tap at Garrison; quite nice ... medium bodied, somewhat nutty but smooth easy drinking brown ale .. I would buy this again

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (411) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
Aroma : roasty and smoky aroma with some nut notes Taste: rich maltiness at back of tongue paired with some nice subtle bitterness. Lasting smokiness at end Appearance :clear and dark amber body with a creamy head with good retention

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GRM (2828) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
Brown bottle, 341 ml, with Louise and Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on September 27 2013; eye: mahogany, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: lightly roasted barley, chocolate, light cocoa, light nutty; mouth: lightly roasted barley, chocolate, light cocoa, light nutty, finale in chocolate with presence of cocoa, below-average carbonation, lightly sweet, thin; overall: disappointing FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 341 ml, avec Louise and Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 27 septembre 2013; œil : acajou, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : orge légèrement torréfiée, chocolat, léger cacao, léger noisette; bouche : orge légèrement torréfiée, chocolat, léger cacao, léger noisette, finale en chocolat avec présence de cacao, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légèrement sucrée, mince; en résumé : décevant

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Masterkush7 (378) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
Pours a nice clear brown colour with big off white head that quickly dissolves into a tiny little ring. Aroma is malty, sweet, caramel, chocolate, nutty, and getting a bit of toast. Flavour is malty, caramel, chocolate, toast, mild-medium bitterness. a decent brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3560) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Location: Draft at Maxwell’s Plum, 7/7/13

Aroma: The nose is malty and roasty, some caramel malts, nuts, and some earth
Appearance: It pours a clear reddish-brown color with a light brown head and light lace
Flavor: The taste is medium sweet, nutty and a little roasty, mild smoke, and a little earth
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a clean, smooth feel, and a lightly dry finish
Overall Impression: I thought this was another decent offering from Garrison. It’s not a standout and not a bad beer either. This was kind of a theme with the beers I tried from Garrison.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pictoman (368) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2013
Poured from 341mL bottle. Medium dark brown with beige head. Roasted malt and some nutty (chestnut?) aroma. Caramel malt and chocolate taste with just a hint of nuts and hops mostly on the finish. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdobbs (286) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
Aroma is light roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is light malty sweetness with a hint of chocolate and an earthy nuttiness with some mild hop bitterness as well. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated for a decent enough feel on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (920) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
Pours a nice clear brown colour with big off white head that quickly dissolves into a tiny little ring. Aroma is malty, sweet, caramel, chocolate, nutty, and getting a bit of toast. Flavour is malty, caramel, chocolate, toast, mild-medium bitterness, faint citrus and a dry finish. Tasty beer especially if its not ice cold.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wiebej (2) - - JUL 4, 2012 does not count
Decent full bodied ale with a good mix of tastes- chocolate, oakey. Smooth finish, but not as thick textured as one would expect.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WheatKing (1162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
An OK beer, but it’s juuuuuuust over the border to a nut brown, almost just a run-of-the-mill ale. My tongue didn’t get any nuts. Or go nuts for that matter. A little too carbonated, too. But nice for the autumn in Halifax I guess, certainly wasn’t offensive.


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