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RATINGS: 387   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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1.6
cheap (6008) - 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.

3.7
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle from Market Square. Deep amber brown pour with a small bubbly white head.Toffee, caramel, brown sugar, dates & figs, nuts and earth in the nose. Sweet toffee and brown sugar entry fading into dark dried fruits with a bitter nutty finish. Noticeable alcohol heat in the finish. Would be a nice winter warmer. Probably could use some age too. Not bad though.

4.1
dpvrai (13) - New York, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Lovely soft caramel, attenuated dates, raisins, but all quite mellow and melded. My idea of what a brown ale should be

3.7
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2013
This was a unique brew for sure. It smelled like a chocolatey porter - lots of toffee and chocolate with a touch of raisins and oak. The taste followed but was much more intense. Undertones of toast, chocolate and hops really satisfy the palate. The alcohol is very well hidden here so be careful ;-).

3.4
MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Nut bread, roasted chestnuts and caramel in this effervescent strong ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the misty dark amber.
-This was too bubbly for this type of strong brew.
-A light alcohol hit accompanies the balancing bitterness.
-Malts could be better defined.
-The finish is easy and the flavour profile simple.

Bottle.

3.7
JHeath99 (1679) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with very little head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of malts and caramel. Taste of nuts and caramel with a bit of a sweet aftertaste.

4.2
JSteve (11) - Windham, Maine, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Pours dark brown, slight head. Malt and caramel on the nose which follow on tasting with a malt nuttiness. Awesome complexity in this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
jhp40219 (449) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 27, 2013
On tap at Rocky’s Sub Pub in Jeffersonville, IN. Pours brown with an orangish red hue. No real head and little lacing. Aroma and taste heavy on malts, caramel, dates, prunes. Almost sort of Belgian tasting. Very sweet with a nice long malty and sweet candy finish. Full body, moderate carbonation, oily texture. Very nice and tastey!

3.6
JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2013
From the bottle, brown pour, white head, very malty, nutty, caramel, sugary, and fairly tasty. Good, but not great.

3.3
TimsRatings (421) - - JUN 24, 2013
From 22 oz bottle. Poured a copper brown with little head that disappeared quickly. Decent lacing. Malty sweetness - almost as sweet as milk stout, but not bad in this case (I'm not a fan of milk stouts). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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