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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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9765) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1678) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhp40219 (449) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 27, 2013
On tap at Rockys 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
   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 (2955) - 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 (6880) - Jackson Hole/McLean, 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


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