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John Shippeys Bootlegger Nut Brown Ale

Formerly brewed at John Shippeys Brewing Company
Style: Brown Ale
Halifax, Canada


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A traditional medium bodied English-style brown ale with wonderful caramel, nut and toffee flavours coming thru followed up with a light roasty character and a luscious malty aroma! Well balanced and very drinkable for those with a more discerning palate!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9255) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2011
Not sure why this is listed as out Of business-- I just had it on tap @ the Split Crow on our recent Halifax pub crawl. Medium brown with a distinctly roasty aroma and character, dry peanutskin bitterness in the finish. A nice brown ale, bordering on porter style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (12689) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2005
Deep red brown ale with a thin white head. A good malty aroma with notes of butterscotch. Sweet malts with faint nuttyness, a bit earthy, and some buttery notes. Medium bodied. Enjoyed with OKBeer . On tap March 2005.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2005
Dark brown, almost black body with a small beige head that trys to be bigger but fails. The beer leaves a full coating of lacing on the glass to compensate. Muted roast over malty dark fruit and diluted coffee in the aroma. Rich nutty roasty flavour with a malty underbelly. Roast is moderate but all encompassing, leaving a dry bitterness lingering in the finish. Ephemeral touch of licorice in the background is probably imaginary. Average palate. This could possibly be the last Shippey’s rating ever since the rumblings are that they have closed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 6, 2005
On tap at the Splitcrow. Cloudy dark brown with tan head. Nutty, somewhat malty sweet aroma with a hint buttered toast. Roasty caramel flavored medium bodied ale with smooth drinkability. I’ll have another please.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2005
Cloudy brown color with a thin light brown head. Strong aroma of nuts and malt. Medium intensity flavor of nuts and malt. Medium body with a creamy texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Boo (6) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2005 does not count
My favorite. The perfect blend of nutty roasty flavors in an English style.... this is a beer you can drink all afternoon (and I did)....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
potato5000 (4) - USA - APR 5, 2005 does not count
my favorite i like it the best tastey stuff this thig says i need more of an explanation i likey

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Oakes (15294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2003
Reddish-tinged light brown. Thin body. Light nutty flavours. Slight citric note. Rather neutral nut aroma. Thoroughly unimpressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2003
Deep brown colour with a thin, white, frothy head. Nutty and caramel aroma. Mostly nutty flavour, accompanied by caramel and slight bitterness, with roasted character throughout. Finishes lightly bitter. Medium to full-bodied, very warming and smooth.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Darrin99 (5) - Shearwater, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2002 does not count
One of the best I’ve had!

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