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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 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
zool (41) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 16, 2002
Humbug. Tasted like an old brown dog.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2227) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2002
Dark amber, almost brown colour, malty-nutty-fruity aroma, tasted almost like burnt caramel, candy like. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2002
GABF 2002: Middy. Not robust enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2002
Dark brown w/ orangish hue. Moderately hoppy, floral aroma w/ malt background. Full bodied & somewhat resiny. Nice caramel/molasses malt character w/ notes of nuts & chocolate. Dry, assertive hoppy finish, though balance toward sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
shorlin (636) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 4, 2002
Deep red-rust colour. Aroma has nice round matly tones. (whatever that means). Certainly mice malty flavour, but it really isn’t distinguished enough. It is also not quite right as a session beer, since it is quite quaffable enough either. So, I liked it, but overall it doesn’t really fill a place in my world.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2002
Dark reddish brown appearance. Fresh citrusy hops, sweet malt, raisins and a touch of smoke in the nose. Smooth, somewhat thick feeling. Good maltiness, somewhat fruity. Some hops in the finish and just a touch too sweet for my tastes, could stand for a few more hops in the finish. Very nice brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2002
pours orangy brown. small carbo. deep malt and slightly alcoholic aroma. sweet chocolatey, toffee-ish malt up front. balancing tart bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (2858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2002
Nice ruby-brown colour. Average aroma, with a bit of caramel. More caramel in the flavour, with a bit of fruitiness and chocolate, and a slightly bitter coffeeish finish. Went very well alongside a plate of sharp cheese, pickles and crusty bread.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6378) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 15, 2002
Certainly smells brown to me. I am not sure why this dog is on the label but I am sure that does not makes me want drink this beer more than before ... Color bloody brown doggy? Sorry it’s Sunday and this is my last rating for tonight (is it?). Ok I shall keep t short. Drinkable, soft and smooth. Fans of strong/max stuff will not be exited about this one, otherwise is ok, not bad, not overly complex either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2002
Toffee, caramel aroma, clear ruby, small toffee head. Roasted malts and nutty flavour, slighly bitter after taste. Pleasant mouthfeel. Fair.

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