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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2004
Brown with a hint of orange when held to the light. Dry malt, cocoa, and light mocha aromas. Fairly light on the palate. Sweet dark cocoa flavors with some light caramel and honey roasted nuts. Finish id rather thin and biting with a pine-like acidity. Thanks Falconeye8 for this brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
midgetbigot (1) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2004 does not count
Iím cheating on my boyfriend. Thatís right. Iím stepping out on Guinness. But, itís not my fault. And, when I think of my latest love I begin to drool. Being the generous soul that I am Iíll share his name with you -- Smuttynose Old Brown Dog. There I said it. Iím having an affair with a Smuttynose Dog. My dog doesnít have fleas but itís sure got some legs on it. One sip and I can feel it crawling all over my palette. Only itís me who ends up begging for more. Smuttynose Old Brown Dog is a deep brown amber. It reminds me of Guinness with itís chocolate coffee bottom note. But, where as Guinness is all chocolate and cream my Old Brown Dog has a bite to it. Itís a complex mixture that I canít put my finger on but itís both peppery-spicy and nutty. Itís this absolutely beautiful chestnut color and the head is light and creamy. Itís pretty malty (make that mmmmmmalty) and thankfully not very bitter (the web site list is 15 IBUs). The alcohol is 5.7% by volume.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2004
Smuttynose beers are terrific. This brown lives up to the previous 3 in that its great in its style and I really like their flavors and full bodied rich aroma. Without mentioning the great taste of a great micro.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (2020) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 6, 2004
Pour is a clear brown. The head is slight with tight bubbles, that reduces quickly to a thin white film. The aroma is an enticing nutty, and caramel. Smells great. The flavor is more nutty with crisp carbonation. Its almost rich tasting. I like this ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Draft at VT Brewers Fest - Dark maber in color with a quickly fading head. Aroma ia malty with a minor hop undertone. Flavor is slightly sweet with roasted malt and some citrusy hops. Finish is not too long with a mix of malty sweetness and piney hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (3004) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Bottle, from Julioís, Good nose, carmel, cocoa powder, pine. Orangy brown color. Small to no head. Sweet roasty flavors. Cocoa,chocolate,coffee, piney. Lite bodied, little sticky. Bitter on finish. Tasty, not overwhelming. Very drinklable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (2127) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2004
Brown, not too dark. Mild aroma of malt and earthiness. Very basic ale, nothing too exciting here. Wouldnít pick it up again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2004
Very very average and hard to believe the same company makes one of the best porters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUN 23, 2004
Kind of bland. Pours brown, obviously, with a small head. Flavor is average hops and malt. A middle of the pack brown ale. Smuttynose does a better job with some of their other brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 17, 2004
A bit on the dry side with some bittersweet chocolate and earthy flavors; slightly astringent.

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