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RATINGS: 388   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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.

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rafael52 (1631) - Łódź, POLAND - JAN 22, 2017
Kolor: mieniany, delikatnie zamglony.
Piana: średnio obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, niezbyt trwała.
Zapach: słodowy, lekko karmelowy, melanoidynowy, opiekany, dość sporo suszonych, kandyzowanych owoców, fig, daktyli.
Smak: wyraźna pełnia, lekka słodycz, sporo nut słodowych, trochę karmelowych, opiekanych, melanoidynowych, trochę suszonych, owoców, daktyli, fig, goryczka w kierunku niskiej.
Wysycenie: średnie.

3.3
SONOFWODEN (72) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2017
I have tried a couple of Brown Ales now and none of them really make me want to mark this style one of my favorites. Smuttynose was no exception. It was "ok" -- sort of non-descript, middle of the road across the board.

4
Sparf (289) - SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2016
Elegant doft, ej så stor. En tät komposition av ljusa torkade frukter. Söt med dragning åt karamell och en kandisocker. Brunaktig bärnstensfärg. Tätt skum som försvinner tämligen fort. Silkesartad viskositet, halvfyllig kropp och låg, välavvägd kolsyra. Smaken är också tät med toner av karamell, kola och trä. Avslutas med en jordigt snygg beska. En riktigt trevlig, söt vintervärmare.

4.5
shawnmurphy (610) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2016
I generally wax poetic about the beers I sample, but I’ll cut to the chase on this one this holiday season. Let’s just say that it’s bourbon-infused heaven on the taste buds for this 11.1-percent sipper on this Christmas eve eve.

3.8
MelvinKalksma (1724) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2016

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, pine, dark fruit, liquorice and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts, spices and alcohol.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque dark orange/dark brown beer with heavy yeast and with a slight/medium beige head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, pine, dark fruit, liquorice and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts, spices and alcohol.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Super complex and all over the place with its flavour. More intense than most of the Old Ales I had. Quite a great beer, but only the aroma could have been stronger.

3.9
Sigmund (7919) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2016
355 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 9.6%. Reddish brown colour, small off-white head. Aroma of malts, oak, dark dried fruits, caramel, vinous notes. The medium sweet flavour has the same elements as the aroma. Slightly warming mouthfeel. Good stuff.

3.8
Holmen1 (6481) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2016
Fra flaske (9,6% og bb. nov-20, iflg den lille lappen som var klistret på etiketten) på Mi2 Cardinal, des-16: rødgylden med ok skum. Deilig aroma og smak med appelsiner, tørrede frukter, karamell, kjeks og nøtter. Snev av urter. Deilig bitterhet i den lange ettersmaken. Myk og saftig med mye god, ørk karamell.

3.3
gunnar (9697) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2016
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger.ABV 9,6%. Pours almost clear dark amber with a small white head. Aroma is malty, light sweet. Taste is moderate sweet malty, dark ripe berries.

3.7
Holmen2 (4043) - NORWAY - DEC 5, 2016
From bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 05.12.16. 9,6 % ABV. Clear goldenb orange. Small and Diminishing beige head. Aroma and taste of Sevilla marmalade, dried tropical fruits, sweet malt and sherry. Round mouthfeel.

3.9
Kavu (5130) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2016
A small taste from a friend (bottle) @ Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours clear brown with a medium head. Aroma is slightly roasted nutty malts. Flavor is roasted nutty malts, caramel, alcohol and hops. Very good.


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