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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (1495) - 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 (5304) - 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 (1910) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (17976) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark amber/mahogany beer with a nice beige head. Malty toffee flavor, caramel, vinous, raisins, some figs. Malty caramel flavor, citrus, raisins, chocolate notes, grapes, some warming alcohol. Quite ok.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Humlehode (585) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2015
Pours deep amber with almost no head. Fruity, malty, bread, caramel, chocolate, oak, whiskey. Sweet and full bodied. Strong, noticeable alcohol. Low bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (5947) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle: Slightly hazy, medium brown with a small tan head. Dark fruit, cinnamon, toffee aroma. Flavour is very sweet.....mildly spiced toffee malt, sugar, wood. Rich....a bit of alcohol presence.... Very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (3303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle from SB. Dark brown with awith a tiny off white head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, caramel and hops. Full body with a long balanced finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2015
Bottle (35 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear copper, medium tan head. Nutty, toffeish, slightly chocolatey malt aroma with a touch of alcohol. MMeidum to full bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhatB420 (837) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2015
12oz into a tulip. 11.1%, March 2015. Pours a thick murky medium brown. Light fizzy head, lacing is light and sporadic. Aroma of figs, caramel, toffee, vanilla. Taste of sweet cider, burnt oak, boozy rum filled cakes, dried plums. Excellent sipper, really full of a great deal of brown/barely wine styles, glad I picked this one up in Keene, imported to and from Cabin season 9.


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