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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bmerz (701) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle. Clear brown and fleeting head. The aroma is at first simple sweet malt, then some hay and a little pine. The flavor is similar with a bit of roast and a little more spice and earth. Palate is of slick and not very lively. Just OK. Easy and not offensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkinWell (262) - - AUG 28, 2014
Pours an oranges brown with thin off-white head. Caramel, spices on the nose. Decent carbonation, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Caramel, molasses, brown sugar, dark citrus. Overall, a pleasing brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
degbert (1104) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep red-brown with a high, fine-grained, soft cream-colored head with lace. Lots of visible carbonation. Nose is smoke, soy sauce, sage, rosemary, toast, and oak. Really nice baking chocolate up front, followed by savory notes and a whisky or dark rum-like smokiness. Lots of substance to it; not at all shallow or thin. Finish is long with a touch of toffee sweetness. I like this style when done well, and this is definitely done very, very well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rollsrace (35) - - AUG 25, 2014
Has a dark brown color, darker than most oktoberfest beers. This is not an ipa, but it has a bitter finish like one. Tasted on 10\18\2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2035) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Dark amber with a tiny off white head. Malty and hoppy tones. Malt, fruit, caramel and hops. Medium body with a nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (618) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Aroma of malt, great looking beer, iced tea color with a thick creamy head. Sweet taste of malt with a watery feel and a malty palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EyeAmBaldman (222) - Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Pours an iced tea color with a thin white head. Aroma is a tad malty with a bit of coffee and smoke. Taste is a bit of roasted malt, smoke, and a hint of coffee bitterness. This is a decent brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GIJOE (621) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Pours brown with a thin off-white head. Very malty on the nose; a little yeasty at first, but that settled down. Taste is sweet, like a root beer. Slight hop presence, particularly in the finish. Medium body. Mild carbonation. A little plain, but quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sturmthis (387) - 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 (353) - - 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 (642) - 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

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