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RATINGS: 385   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Nutty, malty, boozy aroma. Very complex with flavors of nut, vanilla, dark chocolate, and alcohol. Fairly heavy. Finishes sweet with hint of alcohol. Wonderful. (from notes)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2882) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JUN 16, 2013
On tap 5 oz. sampler at Whole Foods in Market Square in Fairfax, VA. Clear, mahogany-orange with a small, creamy, khaki head and very good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, dark fruit, and bourbon. Taste of sweet dark fruit, vanilla, roasted malt, oak and bourbon. Medium/full body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6603) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2013
On draft at Whole Foods Tysons Corner VA. Pours a hazy dark brown with an ecru head. Flavors of vanilla and toffee. Smooth but slightly boozy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (2210) - - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours brown with a reddish tint and a thick white head. Nose is a little weak but has some roasty notes. Taste adds some oak and nuttiness. A little hot. Mouthfeel and carb are average. Solid brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle is notched for 2013 and stamped "10.4%" Really dark amber that looks brown unless you hold it to the light. Nice white lacing doesnt last long as it warms. Smell is not that intense until it warms up, then the floral (violet candies) booziness comes out. Somewhat floral and sweet caramel with a hint of hazelnut creme liqueur and maybe some chocolate. Sweet without being overly cloying because of the burn from the alcohol- the flavor is just kinda sugary and maybe marzipan then the violet-like fusel alcohol flavor comes in and the burn starts to sear all the sweet mess off my tongue.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tobias (208) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2013
22oz 2013 bottle: All I can say is wow! I really like this beer. Pours a rich mahogany hue with a short lived off white head. When I stuck my nose deep in to the glass the first thought that popped in to my head what bananas foster. Strong caramel aroma with banana, hints of cinnamon, vanilla, and rum. Flavors mimic the aroma. Alcohol is detectable but is works in this beer. In my opinion it helps to cut the sweetness. Soft carbonation. The finish make me think I was drinking dark rum, not beer. It might not be for everyone but I think it is worth a try at the reasonable price and unique flavor profile.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3697) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Pours a clear deep amber/ruby with a thin off white head. Aroma has light candied fruits and perfume with hints of oakiness. Flavor follows suit and adds layers of faint vanilla and earthy hoppiness. Mouthfeel is full and oily with a fruity/earthy/boozy bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (5437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Draft at Bukowskis Tavern in Cambridge, MA. Wintery spice. Deep mahogany appearance and big pine spice. Rich alc, tasty when cold. Interesting.


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