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Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog Ale (2009-)

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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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Old Ale (also known as “Stock” Ale), is a full-bodied beer with high levels of dextrins. In times past, this beer was typically laid up to mature, hence the name. The color varies from rich, dark amber to a very dark brown. This style features fruity, vinuous & deep, malty flavors, giving it an almost port-like qualities. Sight acidity is not uncommon.
Olive, iconic mascot & spirit guide of our brewery, first appeared on our Old Brown Dog label in 1994 & returned, thirteen years later, to pose for our Really Old Brown Dog, a luscious, malt-rich, full bodied “old ale” featuring deep notes of complex fruit. Much like our beloved Olive, this beer will mellow & age gracefully.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (2836) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2016
2012 vintage @ the brewery. Really mellow, like a really old brown dog I suppose. Toffee and molasses and dark fruits and such.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (2051) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Bottle. Dark amber in colour, clear with nice white head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, biscuits plus some wine notes. In taste rather sweet with dried fruits and caramel. Alcohol not noticable, the beer is full bodied with soft carbonation. Sweet, fruity and biscuity dessert beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (2103) - Gdańsk, POLAND - AUG 13, 2016
33cl bottle. Clear brown with small beige head. Beer has a deep aroma of alcohol, cookie, vanilla, more cake, cake bottom, candied fruits, sweet tea, sweet milk extract. Nice. Mouth feel is thick and oily. The beer is mostly sweet with spicy feeling from alcohol and ...ginger, cinamon and chilli in the finish. Taste is complex and evolves with next sips. It reminds me a lot spice bread, honey, tiramisu accompany with a nice glass of Cointreau. Enjoyable and satisfying.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zoret (323) - Badalona, SPAIN - AUG 2, 2016
D’ampolla al BBF-Lab Barcelona 2016. Cervesa bastant dolça amb aromes de mel i panses. Cos alt i sedós. Molt Bona!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle @ Akkurat. Hazy dark red brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruity and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 250716

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (4189) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Sampler at hayseed. Pours dark brown with a khaki head. Leaves a shitload of lacing. Nutty and malty on the nose. Very malty and rich on the tongue. Hides it's booze very well which makes it kind of dangerous. I think I would like this more aged a bit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonev (275) - POLAND - JUL 19, 2016
Piwo klarowne w kolorze miedzianym - ciemny bursztyn z obfita grubopecherzykowa piana. W aromacie i smaku na bogato. Owoce czerwowne, posmak slodowy, karmel, przyprawy, szlachetny alkohol z brandy. Zarowno goryczka jak i wysycenie na niskim poziomie. Piwo likierowe do powolnej degustacji w zimny wieczor. Pyszne!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OminouSC2 (449) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Dark amber color. Sweet aromas, caramel, brown sugar, bread. Sweet tasting caramel, sugar and some spices. Alcoholic finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (816) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Fair Lakes Aroma: dark fruits, caramel Appearance: dark amber with an off-white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, delicious

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JuanFlk80 (129) - SPAIN - JUN 18, 2016
Botella 33cl Cerveceria Kraken ( Oviedo ) Espuma blanca que desaparece pronto, olores maltosos, sabor acaramelado y toffe


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