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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (5441) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (5422) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (5309) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2013
on tap at the bocktown, nice place. let me tell you, I am not a fan of American wannah be barley wines which this is. not only that, it needs aging, it needs to be really really old. rather fruity sweet smell leaves no hint of the tongue torture within. smells like cotton candy. no co2. cloying and it has this warming sensation every where it goes down your throat. beer like whisky finish. cannot appreciate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (5188) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (5124) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (5090) - 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.

   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (5072) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (4920) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2013 *(Cuvée 2010, 10,9%): J’ai vraiment du mal à comprendre la si basse moyenne compilé jusqu’à maintenant. Ils ne boivent clairement pas la même bouteille que moi, peut-être est-ce la 2009 qui est moins spectaculaire? Peu importe, cette bière est un chef d’oeuvre indiscutable. Magnifique couleur rubis sombre avec un nez explosif qui mérite une pause, le temps qu’on réalise que si les sucres sont aussi goûteux qu’aromatique le malaise de n’avoir qu’une seule bouteille va se faire sentir. En bouche c’est brillant, une tonne de fruits trop mûrs ayant macérés dans l’alcool, des amandes brulés, du chocolat noir et une amertume boisé qui chevauche splendidement l’effort du malt. J’aimerais qu’on me dise comment faire pour enlever des points.

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