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RATINGS: 363   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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bebum (724) - USA - JAN 6, 2016
Deep amber, clear. Full body, hot mouthfeel, well flavored, long palate. Bittersweet. Malty, alcohol taste, hop in background. Port like, good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (2679) - NORWAY - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle from VP Aker Brygge enjoyed at home
Dark copper, creamy light tanned head. Smell of toffee, oak, caramel, some dark fruits, some biscuit malts. Heavy sweet, nuts, dried fruits, oak, caramel. Quite sirupy texture. Moderate bitter finish. Very enjoyable old ale

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (1284) - Z±bki, POLAND - DEC 30, 2015
Aromat: nuty karmelowe, toffi, alkoholowo- rumowe, wsparte wyraźnie owocowymi (truskawki, jeżyny, jagody). Dziwne połączenie, aczkolwiek przyjemne.

Wygląd: barwa pomarańczowa do czerwonej, lekko zamglona, z pływającymi drobinkami. Piana jasno beżowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, niewielka i niezbyt trwała.

Smak: spora słodycz w stronę barley wine, z większa ilością tostów, ciastek, nut opiekanych i wyraźnym alkoholem. Wyraźna nuta owocowa z przewagą truskawek i landrynek. Brakuje mi (obiecanych) wyraźnych nut czekoladowych, porterowych. Wino jest także owocowe, domowe, a nie starsze, leżakowane. Goryczka maksymalnie w okolicach średniej, wzmacniana alkoholem. Krągła do tęgiej pełnia, umiarkowane do niskiego wysycenie i wyraźnie owocowy, lekko słodowy finisz z wyraźną nutą alkoholową.

Całość całkiem przyjemna, ale chyba nie tego się podziewałem. Piłem już znacznie lepsze old ale, nawet amerykańskie.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (594) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - DEC 29, 2015
Aroma: toffee, some desert alcohol, rum. Taste: moderate to hard sweetness with light astrigency. Flavour: toffee, cream, macerated fruits, warming alcohol. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quick3Beers (840) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Pours a rich brown from a bottle, quickly dissipating off-white head. Aroma of toffee, flavor of caramel, vanilla, a nice not-overpowering oakiness. Well-balanced, the slightest burn of alcohol toward the end, kind of nice on a "cold" winter night in the middle of the warmest recent December in memory. Good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drmet (758) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2015
L: -pours a copper-brown with a medium,foamy,offwhite head -low carbonation visible S: -nutty,caramel,cinnamon,toffee,vanill tea T: -caramel,toffee,cinnamon,vanilla,syrupy,r finish F: -low to medium carbonation -light to medium body -alcohol very well hidden O: Mouthfeel is a little light.Otherwise a great Beer

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (1454) - LATVIA - DEC 9, 2015
Amber with small white head. Slight licorice aroma. Strong roasted malt bitterness with licorice notes. Long lasting bitter aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (5165) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2015
Mahogany brown colour. Aroma is full of brown sugar and sweet malts. Also some red fruit sweetness. Flavour is also really malty. Feels really rich. Has a light dry bitterness in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
freekyp (1870) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2015
I love the leathery caramel whack of a good old ale and this one delivers. It an ugly old dog, pouring murky mud water brown, but does hold a small wispy head. Hot alcohol burns in the finish, which evokes a whicky soaked caramel. Srightly carbonation adds to the experience. Leather, vanilla, molasses all play s part.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FMP (19) - SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2015
A balanced and warming beer. Not as dark and bitter as some might be. Maple syrupy and sweetly delicious. Alcohol is present, on the verge of overly so.


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