Cakes (383) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle
Medium carbonation, a little creamy. Taste of light chicory.
chucklemation (646) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brown color with no head. Aroma is lots of oak and some caramel. Flavor is caramel malts and some oak. A little bit sweet, and not at all boozy. Pretty good.
radarsock (1081) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at the Grog. $5 for the full pint. Pours a clear light brown, with which an off-tan head half a finger in length stood. A bit metallic. Brown sugar experienced throughout. Tastes of lingering herbal hops, followed by cracked black pepper, and sourdough.
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DCLawyer (1641) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to English pint. Clear brown with huge lite tan head. A: caramel malt, wood, figs. T: loads of caramel malt, toffee, oak. OK, but a touch too sweet.
nearbeer (3963) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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 thereís 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.
perpetuitas (15) - Scarborough, Maine, USA - MAR 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pulled from winter cellar (I live in house built in 1928, itís winter in Maine, itís been the coldest Feb on record, this beer is 50 degrees F).
Pours really clear amber in color, minimal head, light nose but as it warms it develops.
The flavor also develops intensely. After about 30 minutes the brew is simply amazing. Wow! So complex for a brown, the bottle conditioning shows through and you would think there is wood involved here.
vdank (1) - - FEB 28, 2015 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer, great taste. Perfect for an evening with friends and family. Nice logo, I like the old dog :)
dhatton (112) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear, brownish-red body resembling the color of cherry wood. Little to no head. Almost cloyingly sweet aroma of caramel, malts, and some smokey oak. Flavor is cane sugar combined with some earthy, nutty elements. For some reason, had Dr. Pepper tendencies for me. Dry boozy finish.
libertine (261) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours dark copper. Almost no head. aroma is nutty and very sweet. Flavor is sweet. Molasses, bread, nutty, oak. The alcohol is very forward. medium body. slick, sticky mouthfeel. Finishes bitter and the alcohol really shows up at the end. Not that good. I will cellar this for a year and re-rate it.
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (32) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden amber in color with not much in the way of head retention or lacing. Smells of some bread and fruits. Taste is of sweet malts, dark fruits, and biscuits. Coats the palate nicely and is quite enjoyable to drink. I thoroughly enjoyed indulging on this Smuttynose take on an old ale!
Darwenus (590) - Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear but very dark copper color with very little head. The aroma is boozy, with molasses, oak, brown sugar, walnuts. The flavor is really big and even boozier than the aroma. Figs, some maple, more oak, vanilla, and a little bit of a cough syrup like finish. I donít like this as much as Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale.