Brewed by Granite Brewery (Halifax)
Style: Old Ale
Halifax, Canada


on tap

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Peculiar is a dark ale with a slightly sweet but dry palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (4270) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2016
On cask tap at The Henry House in Halifax. Copper body with good clarity topped by a durable, light tan head. Sweet and roasted grains with faint hops in the aroma. The flavor follows. A touch more bitter than sweet. Smooth, near medium body. Alcohol more obvious than it should be in both the taste and the feel; especially in the taste. Some toffee up front and again in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
___Steve___ (71) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2016
Right out of the bottle (650ml) lots of wet banana bread batter scents. Dark red tea water with a thick grayish off-white head that looks like frothy latte. Some spicy notes and a bit of cloves with a heavy yeasty base in the aroma. Wet or sweet taste and very fruity even dark raisin flavours. Upfront bold high gravity profile balance and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (1591) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 28, 2015
Tap at the brewpub. Dark, clear, coppery-mahogany brown with a nicely retaining off-whtite head. Roasty-toasty nose and flavour, sour red berries and nuts, prunes, somewhat citric. Feels more bitter and strong than it actually is. Crisp. Lemon drop kind of finish. Itís quite nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6729) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2015 Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a dark caramel color with a small soapy white head that left good lacing. The aroma was tart, bitter, fruity and had touches of honey and toffee. The flavor was tart, bitter, sour caramel, vague fruits and citrus. Medium length finish. Medium body but a bit flat. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sekemoto (20) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
Pours dark brown with a small diminishing white head. Sweet aroma of light hops and caramel malt. Flavour starts off sweet and ends lightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a dark brown colour with medium white head. Aroma is roasted malts. Taste is same, with some hops. Got 6% ABV for this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Peculiar (1) - Shipley, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014 does not count
Pours clear brown with minimal head. Malt aroma, slightly sweet taste. When poured on tap at the Henry House it is served just slightly chilled - the perfect temperature for this beer. It is one of the most gulpable beers I have had. Two tips of the pint glass is all it takes before round two.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cattaneopapa (303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
Pours an opaque dark brown half finger of white head. Aroma of roasted malts. Light body with minimal carbonation. Taste: Roasted malts with notes of hops and a little bit of coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJester (2533) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
650 mL bottle. Amber brown, but virtually no head. The aroma is mild, with sweet brown sugar and bruised apple. The flavour is fruity-spicy up front, then there are some dark malt notes in the finish. Slight bitterness. body is on the thin side. Not great, unfortunately.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
plaugher (409) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Pint on tap at the Henry House. Used to be my old stand-by when Granite had their Barrington Street location; oh how Iíve missed you so. Pours a deep reddish-brown with a sparse head. Aroma and flavours of caramel and dried fruits. Sweet and dry with a warming finish. Better served on a snowy January night rather than during a warmish spring evening, though.

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