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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (5085) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2011
22oz bottle from Leuken’s Dunedin. Pours a dark caramel brown with an off-white head. Nose is sweet caramel, slight toffee, some slight barleywine fruits (prune?). Flavor is similar- sweet malts, light toffee, dark fruits, and a hint of wood. Medium in body and interesting overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2010
Tap at BT> Pours a hazy ruby amber with a thin but lasting head and good lace. Aroma is oaky, light vanilla, big caramel malts, slight oxidation, sherry sweet and fruity esters, sharp toasted oak- and gets really nicely earthy and almost wine like as it opens up a bit. Flavor is oak, vanilla, toast, caramel, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, wine like, tannic, caramunich big caramelized and long toasted malts, oak and earth in the finish with some tannin and lingering sweetness. Nice!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2009
22oz. Bottle: Faint aroma of malts, peat, brown sugar, caramel, and a hint of oak. Poured brown/amber in color with a small, creamy, tan head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of tiny, and a few small, particles throughout. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of brown sugar, malts, slight alcohol, caramel, slight toffee, and slight oak. Medium body. Slick, oily texture. Soft to average carbonation. Sweet, oaky, brown sugar finish. Disappointing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4944) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Murky, walnut colored beer. Short, filmy head with extra-fine bubbles. Great label on a standard bomber - I think all of us who’ve had aging mutts over the years have seen variants of that shot. Big, plummy nose - very mild vinegar and spice, woody/herbal cocoa notes. Sweet, choco-raisin tones, nice alcohol and bittersweet chocolate bittering. Toffee emerges more as it warms. Medium-heavy mouthfeel, deft carbonation. Finishes out with a strong bitterness on the sides of the tongue. Very nice indeed. Market Square Liquors, Timberlane.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (4935) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4817) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2012
Tap. Pours hazy, dark amber with thin, fizzy off-white head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, mixed nuts, earthy hops, figs, molasses, and some earthy notes. Flavor is malt dominate with supporting fruit esters and booze undertones; sweet finish. Full body, low carbonation, and high warmth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4754) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (4745) - Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2012
Pours a clear, dark coppery brown, almost mahogany, with a very thick, if not too persistent, pale tan head. Strong aroma has a malty core and a yeasty overtone plus hints of apple, caramel and cloves. Scrumptious flavor has firm malty and yeasty notes plus tones of cloves, caramel and apple. It has a bit of an alcohol-like bite. Texture has average body but is quite lively and fizzy, leaving behind a persistent tingle on the tongue and lips. This dog will have your taste buds barking with joy!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (4675) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2015
12 oz. bottle stamped: "Bottled conditioned Feb. 2015, 11.1% abv". Pours a clear, deep copper with a ragged sheet of bubbles on top. Mild nose is spicy dark fruit and vanilla toffee. Big front of vanilla, brown sugar, cherry, dates and whiskey. After a bit it becomes evident there’s enough oak, wheat flour, roasted acorn and dry cocoa flavors on the finish to provide a check on the sweetness. Medium-heavy body has low-medium carbonation and hides the 11.1% fairly well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4567) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Pours a murky ruby tan head with wisps of a sandstone colored head. Nose is rich and malty, lots of dextrins and caramel with hints of vanilla and candy. Flavor is similar, very rich and malt forward with a nice vanillin character and tannic bite. Full bodied and mildly tannic mouthfeel.


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