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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2012
2012 Bottle drank in Nov...I think I may have bought it in January. Deep browd with a cream colored head that dispates leaving not much lace. Aroma is reminiscent of a really strong dopplebock...lots of sweetness, fresh dark bread, yeast, ripe bananas, a little spice. The flavor is more similar to the standard Old Brown Dog but ampliified, especially the booze. That is quite forward. Its sweet malty, earthy, spicy, a hint of pine. The bitterness is muted but does balance it. Its a bit tannic and buttery. its sticky and gritty. An intense beer that could easily be aged much more which would hopefully improve it.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (5103) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2016
Fra flaske (9,6% og bb. nov-20, iflg den lille lappen som var klistret p etiketten) p Mi2 Cardinal, des-16: rdgylden med ok skum. Deilig aroma og smak med appelsiner, trrede frukter, karamell, kjeks og ntter. Snev av urter. Deilig bitterhet i den lange ettersmaken. Myk og saftig med mye god, rk karamell.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (8236) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (3093) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (4289) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2016
A small taste from a friend (bottle) @ Vihre 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciocanelu (1613) - 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 its quite tasty but a bit boozy and unbalanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matbli (276) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (1490) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (6638) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (6687) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle @ Olutexpo 2016. Pours amber color with a thin white head. Slightly glue notes, sweetness, dark sweet fruits. Flavor has ripe fruits , berries, sweetness, wood. Long sweet finish. Too sweet for me though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (6956) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Dark amber/brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Caramel, raisin, dried fruit, malt.
Body: Full body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, malt, dried fruit, raisin, alcohol.


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