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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20831) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with weak oaky hints. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy oaky caramel finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1607) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle. Nice complex ale. Medium-dark brown with a tan head that was small and disappeared quickly. Aroma was kind of chocolatey, with whiffs of oak and toasted grains. Taste was really nice with hints of toasted malts and grains. Slightly sweet upfront with a light toasted bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (2412) - Varberg, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2015
Flaska. Mörk bärnstensfärgad med ett mjukt smutsvitt skum. Dofter av karamell, malt, socker och frukt. Smakinslag av karamell, torkad frukt, malt och alkohol. Söt och lätt fruktighet i avslutningen.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomekboniek (363) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 29, 2015
Beczka. Barwa karmelowa, praktycznie bez piany. Aromat przyjemny, intensywny, beczki, toffi, czekolady, owoce dojrzałe. W smaku karmel, czekolada, drewno, owoce. Wszystkie składniki w smaku współgrające ze sobą. Bardzo ciekawie dopełnia smak beczka. Wysycenie średnie, średniej wielkości goryczka niezalegająca, lekko alkoholowa. Super piwo, ciekawie zaakcentowane aromaty beczki, które coraz bardziej mi smakują.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4642) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle. The look is reddish brown in color, clearish, thin off white head. The smell is malt, roast, toast, sweet, caramel, and more toast. The taste is mostly the same, fruit, toast, malt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4446) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2015
12 oz bottle. Brown with a decent sized khaki head. Aroma is of brown sugar, maple, oak, light vanilla, caramel. Taste is of booze, brown sugar, oak, toffee, vanilla, caramel, and candied pecans.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (1191) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2015
355ml bottle from Systembolaget, vintage 2015 ABV 11.1%. Clear dark amber, medium size, creamy beige head, rich lacing. Sweet, almost vinous aroma, caramel, oak, fig. Mild carbonated, smooth, solid body. Taste has Smuttynose characteristic caramel sweetness, toffee, caramelized brown sugar, biscuit, oak and grassy notes. Finishing dry with woody and earthy taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (2066) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2015
@ Havregatan 150925. Bottle (355 ml) from Systembolaget. Roasted malty, caramely and fruity with dried fruits and light vanilla and light nutty notes, sweet, medium to full body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, malty and fruity with some warming alcoholic notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tbunting75 (42) - - SEP 23, 2015
12 oz bottle into a snifter. Warm brown color with no head. Boozy warmth and malty sweetness with a hint of dark fruit. Drinks very easily for 11%. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (402) - Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Poured from the bottle of a 4-pack (marked bottle conditioned Jan 2015 abv 11.1%). Looks brown, smells sweet, this is less of a barley wine and more of a strong brown ale. The taste is kind of plain which makes it totally downable, to the tune of about a beer every 20 minutes. If it was sweeter I wouldn’t have enjoyed it as much as I did.


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