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Alexander Keith's Dark Ale - Alexander Keith's

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Alexander Keith's Dark AleAlexander Keith's Dark Ale

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BA SCORE
66
poor

65 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 2.66
pDev: 23.68%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alexander Keith's visit their website
Nova Scotia, Canada

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Previously known as 'Alexander Keith's Stag's Head Stout'.

(Beer added by: matt7215 on 11-17-2008)
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1.5/5  rDev -43.6%

09-09-2012 23:01:56 | More by Molson2000
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

2.28/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Good thumb of head on the poor that produced lace but didn't make it past the 1/4 mark. The body is dark, but not stout or porter dark as some hints of brown translucence appear.

Smell: Smoky malts with a hint of nutty dark chocolate. It's not bad, but it's not all that complex. It strength of fairly average, so all in all run of the mill here.

Taste: Starts with some very weak sweet malt that fails to impress. It then builds with some rich chocolate notes but then ends with an almost cigarette smokiness to it which I think the hops triggering since they don't seem to be able to make an appearance, which is a little odd for a Keith's beer.

Mouthfeel: Watery texture, and certainly not creamy in any way. Very strange for a darker beer, as the carbonation is more reminiscent of a lager and doesn't seem to help out that much. Aftertaste is thankfully subdued.

Drinkability: It's medium bodied, but in an odd way. The lack of creaminess and watered down texture seems to hide the fact that it does fill you up fairly quick. These traits don't really go well together, because as a sipper, it's too light and as a guzzler it's too heavy and rough.

Final Thoughts: I'm to understand that this was once marketed as a Stout. Much like their India Pale Ale, if this is a stout, this is the mildest, lamest stout I've ever experienced. As a Dark Mild Ale, well, I guess it fares better but it wasn't as flavourful as I'd want it to be. Stick to the IPA or the Red if you want to drink Keith's.

Serving type: on-tap

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Alexander Keith's Dark Ale from Alexander Keith's
66 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.