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


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RATINGS: 110   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (471) - 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 (112) - 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 (666) - 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 (13679) - 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 (2309) - Juneau, 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 (1124) - 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 (825) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (494) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
This is a tasty lil’ Brown this is! Garrison is one of the premier breweries around the Canadian Maritimes and this brew is one of their flagship suds. It pours a dark maple syrup colour with a fizzy tan head than gets the hell outta Dodge awful quick. Maple, walnuts, roasty malts and basement waft up to tantalize the nostrils. It’s got an enjoyable sweetness to it kept in check by a dry and bitter finish. I wish the body was a bit fuller but it does have a nicely carbonated, slightly oily feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vadie (842) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
Un couleur rouge-marron avec une petite mousse beige. L’arôme du malt un peu sucré. Léger, même doux, en bouche avec du malt et très peu amertume.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hidden_Pooch (410) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle. Never much of Brownmen, but here we go. Taste of caramel, toffee, and toasted nuts, with some hints of chocolate in their. Has a nice medium body to her with not too much bitterness. All and all a middle of the road brown ale.

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