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RATINGS: 367   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2013
Solid beer, smells really sweet, taste is sweet and bitter, and very malty. One of the more interesting beers I have had, not something I would buy all the time, but glad I tried it. Its like a really strong, bitter brown ale. Like the barleywine of brown ales. abv well hidden. Not really my style, but if you like malty beers that are sweet this is going to be awesome for you.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2013
wow. I had this on draft at a mellow mushroom and looooved it. came across a bottle at TW&M and picked it up for the cellar. Must have botched the cellaring. the flavors are no where near as smooth as i recall. no much in the way of aroma (noticed that alot lately - must be allergy season). appearance is gorgeous dark copper. taste is hot alcohol and some caramelish dark sugars. again. i am so sad, wish i had rated the draft so i could rate this more highly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leafs93 (2085) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours light brown with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, cofffe/espresso and roast. Taste is sweet with slight coffee bitters. Smooth and borderline creamy. Nice brown ale

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle. Red copper pour with an inch of white head. Licorice, caramel, alcohol, brown sugar, tropical fruits. Sweet and bitter. Can feel the alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2013
draft at Coles, Caramel malty richness, toffee, light chocolate. very flavorful, medium to fuller mouthfeel. 10% is deceiving BW goal is evident. Liked this alot

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wertguy5313 (2) - - JAN 19, 2013 does not count
I love this beer. I normally like a really strong hopped up IPA but, this is especially awesome! It is on the sweet side with both aroma and tastes it does the trick with the palate. I would purchase often when going from hoppy to sweet. Good job.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Duvelfan (139) - Getxo (Basque Country), - JAN 6, 2013
Buena Brown ale. Aroma y sabor a nuez y frutos secos. Escasa espuma. Tomada en botella de 12 fl. oz. en botella en casa.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2012
22 oz bottle, Whole Foods Columbus. Color of burned caramel; frothy beige head dissipates into virtually nothing; no significant lacing. Aroma very pleasant; big and sweet, malty, toffee, biscuit, dark fruit, oak (!); nice. Flavor is nice but not nearly as complex as the aroma; sweet, malt, brown sugar, raisin; decent level of bitterness; light burn from the alcohol and obvious fumes in the exhale. Medium body; lightly sticky. This one is a little underrated if you ask me; they hit this one on the head going for in between an old ale and a barley wine, and it’s a solid big dark beer for the dead of winter that makes for a nice change from the big winter stouts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle:   Deep caramel in color, off-white head, frothy, little lacing.   Huge sweet brown sugar, candied bread, and sweet dark pitted fruit on the nose.   Big time caramel, brown sugar, and heavy dark bready notes on the tongue.   Heavy malty and biscuity brew, albeit the 10% ABV shows no heat.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Big heavy bready finish, semi-sweet, biscuity, a little caramel and whole wheat breadiness.   Not as complex as I would have expected.   Finishes with a heavy breadiness and rich biscuity maltiness.   Not a heavy example, or all that complex and diverse.   Seems to be a bruiser of an Old Ale if you ask me.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
StefanSD (2359) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2012
650 ml bottle. Pours a hazy chestnut brown color with a small beige head that has fair retention. Aroma is soft and understated with grains, hazelnuts and a touch of sherry. The flavor is malts forward with rich caramelized barley, hazelnuts, bitter walnuts, dash of sherry and some hot alcohol. The palate is full and viscous with lively carbonation. Finishes short with a bit of sherry. Overall: Very interesting, very much like a barley wine--but not quite there.


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