Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax
danmalleck (16) Alberta | April 7, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Sunday afternoon. The place was pretty empty. I sat at a table; bartender came over and asked what I’d like. I asked if there was a sampler tray and he told me they were missing one beer and listed what they have. I said "Ok, but do you have a sampler?" He said yes. Then I went to the bar instead of the table, thinking it would be more social, and ordered the sampler, and he then ignored me. The cream ale was more of a bitter and not bad--grainy, smooth, low hop profile, too light for a cream ale but it was ok. The raspberry wheat was not much of a wheat and over did it on the raspberry extract. I had one sip and gagged. The Porter was very roasty and not bad, though too intense. The IPA was more of a PA. Almost no hops on the nose. Generally ok, but not an IPA from either side of the Atlantic. I did what I rarely ever do: had a cream ale. There was a decided lack of subtlety where subtlety would be useful--like the rasp wheat or porter--and too much subtlety where some boldness would suit it--like the IPA. I like the layout of the place, it does a good job of looking like a grungy seaside tavern even though its in an ugly non-historical building in what seems to be the shopping district. I had some sweet potato fries and they were pretty much what you’d expect. I didn’t finish them, they weren’t worth it. The coffee at the Second Cup downstairs gave me solace.
rejtable (109) Ontario | June 4, 2012
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Meh. Beer is pretty safe, and the adventurous stuff that they at least try to do now is only ok. Great that they have the big windows over Spring Garden, but otherwise I don’t find the place that appealing.
Marheb (105) Montréal, Quebec | March 3, 2012
42 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 8/20
Une RIS qui goûte les framboises, un faible barleywine, une IPA avec un collet gênant, des erreurs sur les assiettes qu’on a finalement mangé tel quel dû à l’attente prolongé. Ne s’élève pas du tout au niveau de sa réputation.
Bendrixian (56) Halifax, Nova Scotia | November 21, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
The beer made at the rogue’s is generic at best. their IPA barely qualifies as such. Their red ale is made in that no flavour but good colour style of boring ales.Their pilsners(they do not make a lager in its true definition of lager) and other lighter style beers are their strength.
TheCommodore (9) Ontario | May 20, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Decent food, excellent staff. Great beer. A must see in halifax.
Atheist_Peace (24) Halifax, Nova Scotia | April 28, 2010
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
A nice spot right on Spring Garden Road with insanely high ceilings that oddly work against the alleyway feel of the place. They offer a few brews that they don’t make themselves, but mostly just the generic crap. The food is mostly your basic east coast pub fare but if you’re looking to induce a heart attack I highly recommend the deep fried pepperoni.
Beershine (707) The Sunshine State, Florida | September 27, 2008
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Very nice, albeit dark brewpub. Extra high ceilings. Lots of wood. Excellent music selection that night, hope that’s always the case. Back door opens onto what must be one of the coolest hangouts I’ve ever been to: Tom’s Little Havana.
Spab (51) Toronto, Ontario | August 13, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice spot in old building with high ceilings an big windows. Beer selection is good and though not immediately apparent from the menus, a taster tray is available with all the beers on tap. Food was above average and fair range of choices. Definitely worth stopping in if you’re in Halifax.
tomthompson89 (7) Toronto, Ontario | December 24, 2007
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Went with John from Churchkey and my lovely wife. had a wonderful time, Very freindly staff, good little spot. Nice live music the night i was there. Good beer made on premis, Very cool spot.
Gethinbeer (120) Nova Scotia | October 8, 2007| Updated January 15, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 14/20
I wouldn’t have noticed this bar if it was’nt for the distinct flag/sign outside. Seems to share the building with the Bank of Montreal and a coffee shop. Not the best looking place. Once inside it is roomy and has decent size bar, a great area to sit and stare out of the window and watch the goings on on Spring Garden. The beer selection is good. All shown on the board above the bar and beer menu’s on the tables. Food is typical pub grub, but you get a lot and is very filling yet satisfying. I always try and make a visit every month. The IPA is a decent brew. June 2010 - Prices have gone up, not really worth the quality. If you need ratings its worth a visit. 2012. The place has turned around again. The beers are back to how they were 5 years ago and seem to be making new ones. I like drinking here but sometimes service can be difficult.
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