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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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1676) - 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.


4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
goozen (3967) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2017
Bottle 0,355ltr: Hazy brown colored brew with an sublime dry bitter taste, hints of caramel, dries fruits and some Bourbon booziness. And as always an very nice beerlabel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (6474) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2017
Bottle at Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu. Bottled July 2016. Colour is clear deep orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Dryness, dry fruits, raisins and malts. Needs flavors. Pretty weak and unimpressive. Little bit of oily.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turboninja (705) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2017
[email protected], Tampere, Finland. Superbly balanced with malty licorice and woody nuances. Slightly artificial and too light body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rafael52 (1316) - Łdź, POLAND - JAN 22, 2017
Kolor: mieniany, delikatnie zamglony.
Piana: średnio obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, niezbyt trwała.
Zapach: słodowy, lekko karmelowy, melanoidynowy, opiekany, dość sporo suszonych, kandyzowanych owocw, fig, daktyli.
Smak: wyraźna pełnia, lekka słodycz, sporo nut słodowych, trochę karmelowych, opiekanych, melanoidynowych, trochę suszonych, owocw, daktyli, fig, goryczka w kierunku niskiej.
Wysycenie: średnie.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SONOFWODEN (49) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2017
I have tried a couple of Brown Ales now and none of them really make me want to mark this style one of my favorites. Smuttynose was no exception. It was "ok" -- sort of non-descript, middle of the road across the board.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparf (269) - SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2016
Elegant doft, ej s stor. En tt komposition av ljusa torkade frukter. St med dragning t karamell och en kandisocker. Brunaktig brnstensfrg. Ttt skum som frsvinner tmligen fort. Silkesartad viskositet, halvfyllig kropp och lg, vlavvgd kolsyra. Smaken r ocks tt med toner av karamell, kola och tr. Avslutas med en jordigt snygg beska. En riktigt trevlig, st vintervrmare.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shawnmurphy (186) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2016
I generally wax poetic about the beers I sample, but Ill cut to the chase on this one this holiday season. Lets just say that its bourbon-infused heaven on the taste buds for this 11.1-percent sipper on this Christmas eve eve.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (1413) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (7230) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (5574) - 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.


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