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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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3.8
MelvinKalksma (1536) - 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 (7535) - 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 (5894) - 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 (9096) - 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 (3651) - 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 (4796) - 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.

3.6
ciocanelu (2536) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - NOV 15, 2016
Quite murky brown color with beige head. Aroma has toasted malt, brown sugar and some booze soaked dried fruits. Taste starts sweet and sugary with some raisins and other dried fruits. Towards the finish it gets bitter with toasted notes and burnt sugar. Medium body and carbonation. Overall it’s quite tasty but a bit boozy and unbalanced.

3.9
matbli (394) - Poznań, POLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Bottle, pours slightly cloudy hazelnut brown with high creamy colored head. Aroma of dried fruits, caramel, nuts, biscuits and a hint of wine. In taste hig sweetness with some slightly alcohol bitterness in finish. Full body.

3.9
sinfull (1655) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Reddish brown color. Thin and weak off-white head. Aroma of toasted malt , plums and caramel. Rich , malty taste with an almost wine character. Moderate bitterness at the end. A great example of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
tiong (7305) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle @OlutExpo 2016. Pours reddish orange with a smooth head. Aroma of berries, caramely malts, toffee, candy and resin. Taste is sweet, malty and caramely with some toffee, glue, resin and stuffy syrup. Finish is sticky sweet, syrupy and caramely malty with some toffee, resin and candy. Sweet and sticky syrupy.


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