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RATINGS: 359   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2012
2012 Bottle drank in Nov...I think I may have bought it in January. Deep browd with a cream colored head that dispates leaving not much lace. Aroma is reminiscent of a really strong dopplebock...lots of sweetness, fresh dark bread, yeast, ripe bananas, a little spice. The flavor is more similar to the standard Old Brown Dog but ampliified, especially the booze. That is quite forward. It’s sweet malty, earthy, spicy, a hint of pine. The bitterness is muted but does balance it. It’s a bit tannic and buttery. it’s sticky and gritty. An intense beer that could easily be aged much more which would hopefully improve it.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JuanFlk80 (79) - SPAIN - JUN 18, 2016
Botella 33cl Cerveceria Kraken ( Oviedo ) Espuma blanca que desaparece pronto, olores maltosos, sabor acaramelado y toffe

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (7913) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2016
33 cl bottle @ home
Aroma is rather nice with sweet candy tones, caramel and toffee. Flavour has strong malty sweetness, syrupy tones, licorice and toffee. Very sweet but rather enjoyable and drinkability is quite ok.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (752) - POLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Po przelaniu do szkła tworzy się sycząca żółta pianka, która szybko opada praktycznie do zera. Barwa brązowo rubinowa, opalizująca. Aromat słodowy, głównie karmel i toffie, w tyle porto i daktyle. W smaku likierowe, gładkie, oleiste, półsłodkie - czuć palony karmel, brandy, porto, wanilię, dębinę. Niska goryczka, lekko ściągająca, niskie do średniego wysycenie, alkohol rozgrzewa w przełyku, nie jest jednak rozpuszczalnikowy.
Bardzo elegancki, gładki trunek, do powolnego sączenia przy filmie czy książce. Najbardziej podoba mi się przyjemna faktura i odczucie w ustach.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1406) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - MAY 16, 2016
De geur is lekker rijk. Een mooie bruine kleur. En de smaak is lekker divers, lekker vol. Echt een aanrader

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniele (7721) - ITALY - APR 12, 2016
Bottled on 2/2/15 ambrato carico velata non molta schiuma media persistenza naso maltato filo ossidato frutta passa discreta secchezza filo liquorosa amaro medio piuttosto piena leggero riscaldante

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (5306) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours a deep orange-hued clear body with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, orange peel, almond essence and hints of brown bread and nuts. Taste is brown bread, almond essence, burnt sugar, caramel and hints of alcohol, nuts and toffee. Medium body and carbonation. Fair enough, but no winner.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (699) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - APR 5, 2016
2012 Vintage. Strong sweet malt aroma and a good upfront caramel taste, but it has definitely mellowed out over the last four years and it’s deceptively smooth and balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3828) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Pours a hazy brown from the bottle with thin tan bubbly head. Aroma of malty sweetness, hint of nuttiness. Taste is more toward sweetness, nice malt and caramel, hint of toffee. Booze is pretty well hidden, soft carbonation, good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1566) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 15, 2016
butelka, warka - niestety zatarte. ciemny acz nadal przejrzysty, ciemny bursztyn z miedziano-brazowymi nalecialosciami, ladna piana niestety blyskawicznie znikajaca, zostajaca obraczka brudzaca szklo. Aromaty dosc intensywne i zlozone: karmel, ciemne owoce, truskawki, wisnie, landrynki, chleb, ciastka, rodzynki, jakies winne klimaty, drewniane, bakaliowe, porto, miod... kazde powachanie daje nieco inne wrazenie - fajny efekt. W ustach smak jest poniekad odbiciem aromatow, przy czym nieco bardziej wymieszanym, daje efekt slodkiego ciastka z owocami. Alkohol - jak na ponad 11% jest calkiem przyzwoicie ukryty, samo piwo jest nieco syropowe i wyklejajace, lepkie, sporo ciala, nisko wysycone. Slodkie. Piwo do powolnego, deserowego sączenia. Nieco przywodzi na mysl niektore belgijskie okolice stylistyczne. Baaardzo dobre

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (2228) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 11, 2016
Botella 33 cl tomada en el momento en el kraken 11..03..2016. (r345). Embotellada febrero 2015 Color tostado. oscuro con espuma Blanca. Aromas y sabores maltosos dulces con toques de caramelos tostados algo de toffe, frutos pasos acabando con ligero amargo seco ligeramente resinoso y de cortezas de árbol. Cuerpo medio a intenso con 11.1 vol algo pastoso y espumoso que se nota desde el principio. Bastante buena.


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