ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark chestnut color. The head is a one finger light brown shade, starting off with a rocky texture, but becoming thinner and creamier as it recedes. Some lacing is left on the glass.
S: Fairly typical of a brown ale; nuttiness and chocolate are the dominant aromatic notes. I also notice a touch of fruit esters, and even some earthy hops.
T: Thereís an initial nuttiness on the opening. This slowly transitions to a middle of caramel and a finish of earth, marzipan, and mild pine. Not interesting, but I find that many brown ales
donít fit that criteria.
M: I like the creaminess at first...which turns into a less-than-desirable finishing chalkiness. On the plus side, decent dryness and carbonation makes it very easy to drink given its ABV.
O: Itís pretty solid. I kind of feel like saying "itís not you, itís me" due to the fact that itís well made and well balanced, but not my thing. Brown ale fans will really like it.
DandyWolfFloyd (987) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma - roast malt
Appearance - the body is mahogany, with a little fine particles. The head is around 1/2" and settles into thin layer of film.
Taste - has roasted malt, some mild nuttiness, and a little sweetness overall.
Palate - medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a slight tannic finish.
Malaclemys (450) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pours hazy brown/red with white head. Bread, caramel, toasted coconibs. Taste is caramel, chocolate, bread crust, nut. Mid light body. Sweet finish. Pretty nice.
ClubGonzo (5107) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 8, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper-hued brown body with a tiny off-white head. Nose is almond essence, nuts, cola nut and hints of brown bread, caramel and deep malts. Taste is caramel, burnt sugar, almond essence and hints of chocolate, cola nut and grains. Medium body and carbonation. Fair enough, but it tastes kinda stale somehow.
fellebag (1303) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. White layer leaving. Clear dark brown color. Aroma is caramel, wooden barrels, birch sap, syrup. Taste is sweet with wood, caramel.
Splitenz (356) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2016
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had rather high hopes for this. I love a good brown ale, the unsung hero of craft beer, I wish I could find good ones more often. Now this being a Smuttynose beer, I assumed great things. But I really donít think this lived up to its potential. Slight coffee or nut smell, it didnít deliver all that much in the ways of taste. At 6.5 ABV I would have thought so, but there was a very watery flavour obscuring what else was here, a subdued flavour of nuts, toffee, preserved prunes and day old coffee. Had that watery flavour not been there, Iím quite sure I would have been far more pleased.
ttroha (489) - Americus, Georgia, USA - FEB 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at a pizza place. Pours hazy brown with white head. Aroma of caramel, orange and flowers. Tastes of sweet malts followed by a crisp orange aftertaste. Very sweet and and goes down smooth. A good brown ale
Jado (740) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. Cloudy brown with orange highlights and a sloppy off-white head that disappears almost completely. Caramel, orange and flowers in the nose. Rich malty taste at first beefed up by a crisp orange zest bitterness. Clean finish with a slightly sweet aftertaste. Straight ahead brown ale but well done all the same.
VastActiv (4996) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Three Penny Taproom, Montpelier. Colour is clear brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, grain and malts. Pretty weak brown ale.
Inbreak (3871) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
04.02.2016, 12 oz bottle sampled @ local tasting:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, weeds, caramel malts, grass, almond essence, sour caramel, minerals, bark. Taste is slightly sweet and harsh, weeds, caramel malts, hay, grass, sour caramel, almond essence, paper. Medium bitterness, harsh watery mouthfeel. Meh!
sloshgator (654) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2016
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smuttynose Old Brown Dog is ok but not a style standout. Clear brown pour with a fizzy head that disappears too quickly. Aroma is sweet and a bit hoppy. Taste is sweet but flat and kind of thin. Old Brown Dog is drinkable but nothing special.