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RATINGS: 346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palidor19 (3111) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2012
This beer is really rich and strong. Taste of fine nuts, caramel and a bit of cola. Not too hoppy but the bitterness is in the Bach. Great all around!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4334) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2012
The aroma is chocolaty, malty, coffee, and molassesy. The appearance is light brown with a small head. The taste is like the aroma with a papery quality. The palate is smooth with delicate bubbles. Overall this is just slightly better than so so.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3667) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2012
22 oz bottle. Hazy brown with a foamy beige head. Nose is raisin, plum, grape jelly, wood and mushrooms. Medium body with a lively tang, slightly sticky with heat. Taste is tobacco, toffee and plum brandy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wxman (1658) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Pours a cloudy brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is molasses. Taste is sweet caramel malt, buttery maple and molasses. Smooth and well balanced. I have never encountered a 10% ABV where the alcohol was so well hidden. didn’t taste it at all. I guess that makes this pretty dangerous during sessions! Very good effort.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (18624) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Draft. Muddy brown color, tan edgenhead. Aroma of very earthy, woody spirits. Taste is dry, earthy citrus and malt.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Bomber split amongst friends. This is was just too much to handle. Way too sweet and somewhat unbalanced. Perhaps some aging might do it some good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RyanK (265) - Rhode Island, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Looks a lot different than the regular version. Appears a little lighter with less body. Still brown, but the head is white and quick to fizz out unlike the more creamy regular. Not much like the regular at all, but still a decent brew. Smells of maybe pruins, dark cherries basically a barley wine with dark fruits. Taste is better because it has a solid caramel malt to balance with the fruity-alcoholy barley wine taste. Finishes with a bite not bad especially considering I don’t meet a ton of old ales or barley wines I like.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Reynolds314 (3089) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 28, 2012
How do I reach these KEEEEEDS. This beer is awful. Dont fall for the cute dog or the decent ratings its not good. tastes like straight rock candy. Thats the only flavor overly sweet rock candy. Not an old ale at all but maybe somewhat of a barleywine.

2.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ernesto987 (5163) - Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Another fucking abortion by smuttynose. Tastes like stale caramel candy and nothing else. Fuckyou

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4268) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2012
This is an interesting beer. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a moderately small head. Smooth inviting aroma to it. Slightly heavy on the palate initially, but finishes easy.


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