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Old Brown Dog has been cited as a classic example of the "American Brown Ale" style of beer. Compared to a typical English Brown Ale, Old Brown Dog is fuller-bodied and more strongly hopped.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sturmthis (537) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2014
12oz bottle. Dark amber pour with almost no head. Malty aroma. Malty and slightly chocolate taste. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozarkspops (366) - - JUL 19, 2014
Deep amber pour. Medium off white head. Toasty caramel malt aroma. No noticeable hop aroma. Medium well carbonated body. Really nice sweet and smooth malt flavor. Caramel. Toast. Medium sweet finish. ---Rated via iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (714) - New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
The body has a dark brown look with a beautiful garnet hue. The pour produces a only a small on inch tall beige head which fades fast and leaves only a ring of foam on top of the beer. Lacing is minimal. In the nose I pick up nice bready and roasted barley notes. This has a mildly sweet character overall with no hops. On the tongue there is a pleasant sweetness and toasted character from the roasted malt and bready ale yeast. There are nice chocolaty and caramelized notes with suggestions of maple sugar dark brown sugar and just a light kiss of hop spice in the background. The finish is still on the sweet side but with hops coming out more in the late in the finish. Its palate has a full body with a smooth texture

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2864) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours brown, light toffee malts, fizzy, light roast, chocolate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidemaster (282) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2014
It has a pleasant nutty aroma. Pours a deep brown color. It has a nice mix of nuts, caramel, malt, and a touch of hops. Its solid but not anything special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestlake (144) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 4, 2014
On tap. Brown color with a finger head and great lacing. Aroma is malty and nutty. Taste is a nice roasted malt flavor with just a touch of hop flavor to balance it out. The hops are barely noticeable but they add a nice balance. This was a really good beer and worth a try

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nakedwhendrunk (2199) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Nice to be finding some old Shuttle beers. Reviewed by notes. This was poured into a pint glass several times and mugs several times. The only I could ever find was the head always seems to last longer in the mug. Don’t ask me why- I didn’t make it. Here goes. The appearance was the obvious color -- uh brown right (insert sarcastic wink here). There’s a decently smooth one finger white to off white foamy head that really takes its time to settle into the beer. The lacing left in the wake of the dieing head is somewhat foamy. The smell was always magical for a brown ale as some light nutty caramel and toffee malts danced around specks of a roasty sort of chocolate malts. The taste was mainly sweet and roasty allowing the nuts to maintain a decently healthy flavoring arousing my taste buds to waken to pure brown ale bliss. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a superb sessionability about it. To make a beer this dark and still be as sessionable as it is shows much respect to the brewer. I have always loved how gently this rolls across my mouth and tongue. Overall, this is Smuttynose’s best in my opinion and was the Brown Ale that got me hooked on brown ales other than Bell’s. Someday, I hope to get back to the distro of this beer. Brown ale fans, this is one not to pass up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ametras (451) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
12oz bottle. Clear copper with a foamy off-white head. Flavors are toffee, toasted malts, licorice and leaves with fruity and nutty notes. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture. Alright.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (411) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle. Medium brown pour with very little head. Sweet fruit aromas, raisin and apricot. Flavour is less sweet than the aroma, same fruits, roasty malt, a touch of grain and smoke, and a citrus hop character that disappears as it warms. Nice brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gschrade (757) - Collinsville, USA - JUN 2, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours brown with a tan head. Taste Carmel, nutty, roasted malt. I didn't care for this. I wouldn't drink it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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