Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog Ale (2008 and earlier)



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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
The Smuttynose Big BEER Series: big beers in big bottles, released seasonally in very limited quantities. Olive,iconic mascot & spirit guide of our brewery, first appeared on our Old Brown Dog label & has 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
12th August 2008
Cloudy chocolate brown beer with a good cream coloured head. Softish palate, a bit dry. Rich malt with a brandy tone. Smooth and creamy - well offset by good bittering hops that come to the fore in the creamy finish. Quite a contrast but very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23612) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Draft at Churchkey. Really brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of boozy butterscotch, vanilla, toast, lightly metallic. Taste is rich burnt tiast, burnt briwnies, toasted caramel, booze, candied fruit. Very nice seven year old.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (20591) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pours hazy brown with a fine, off white head. Nose is heavy with brown sugar, along with dark fruits and caramel malts. Flavor is really sweet. Tons more brown sugar, along with raisin, ripe plum, toffee and caramel. Somewhat syrupy and thick, with lingering sticky sweetness. A very deep beer with a dynamic flavor profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (16969) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2007
Amber colour. Very hazy. Nutty, figgy aroma with deep caramel. Big body. Chewy, with heavy caramel notes and accents of nuts, apple skins. Robust earthy bitterness carries this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (14022) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2007
(22oz bottle, vintage 2007) Lovely medium beige head that leaves nice lacing, atop light hazed copper body with yeast flecks at the glass bottom. Aroma is moderately sweet, toffee/caramel, some wood, sherry, light cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, toffee/caramel, some cognac, wood, bittersweet chocolate, earthy/grapefruit. Soft and very smooth medium-full body. Excellent sipping beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13300) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2009
22 ounce bottle shared by Alraomon. Thanks! Pours a clear orange-red color with a medium head. Average head retention and lacing. Fruity aroma with mixed berries, cherries, green apple and grain. Taste is caramel, spice, nuttiness sweet malts, tea tree and the same berry-like fruit notes. Full bodied with some slight alcohol warmth. -

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a hazy amber-brown body with a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toast, nuts, and light cocoa. Flavor of toasted malt, dates, raisins, light smoke, and caramel with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12839) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear mahogany with an average, fizzy off-white head, somewhat lasting with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, nutty, toffee), average hop (perfume), average yeast (dough) with notes of pear, alcohol, candy, and apples. Full bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2007
22oz bottle-thanks to jwc215 for sharing-pours a foamy tan head and hazy deep red color with particles. Aroma is dark fruit, medium malt-sweet, faint biscuity. Taste is dark fruit, medium malt-sweet/chocolate, faint hops nicely comes through. Nice. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (12113) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2009
22oz bottle. 2007 vintage. Poured a deeper amberish color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, toasted nuttiness, and a little fruity. Tastes of caramel, nuts, lighter fruitiness, toasty, and some woodiness.

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