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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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3.4
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


3.9
chinchill (4929) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2017
12 oz bottle with a March 2015 bottling date served in a Samuel Adams glass. Pours slightly hazy, dark mahogany color and a well sized bone-colored head that has good retention. Full, very smooth body with some alcohol warming and surprisingly lively carbonation. Lightly sweet with alcohol esters and hints of barrel aging, brown sugar, dried fruits, brown bread, white pepper, mild coffee and faint smoke. The aroma has more pronounced dried fruit and fruitcake notes.

3.5
Niko100 (2889) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Dark amber/brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, & some toffee; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel/toffee, syrup, chocolate, and some dark fruit; Fairly well balanced; Decent overall.

4.4
goozen (4048) - 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
VastActiv (6942) - 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
Turboninja (710) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2017
[email protected], Tampere, Finland. Superbly balanced with malty licorice and woody nuances. Slightly artificial and too light body.

4
rafael52 (1400) - Łódź, POLAND - JAN 22, 2017
Kolor: mieniany, delikatnie zamglony.
Piana: średnio obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, niezbyt trwała.
Zapach: słodowy, lekko karmelowy, melanoidynowy, opiekany, dość sporo suszonych, kandyzowanych owoców, fig, daktyli.
Smak: wyraźna pełnia, lekka słodycz, sporo nut słodowych, trochę karmelowych, opiekanych, melanoidynowych, trochę suszonych, owoców, daktyli, fig, goryczka w kierunku niskiej.
Wysycenie: średnie.

3.3
SONOFWODEN (56) - 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
Sparf (276) - SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2016
Elegant doft, ej så stor. En tät komposition av ljusa torkade frukter. Söt med dragning åt karamell och en kandisocker. Brunaktig bärnstensfärg. Tätt skum som försvinner tämligen fort. Silkesartad viskositet, halvfyllig kropp och låg, välavvägd kolsyra. Smaken är också tät med toner av karamell, kola och trä. Avslutas med en jordigt snygg beska. En riktigt trevlig, söt vintervärmare.

4.5
shawnmurphy (330) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2016
I generally wax poetic about the beers I sample, but I’ll cut to the chase on this one this holiday season. Let’s just say that it’s bourbon-infused heaven on the taste buds for this 11.1-percent sipper on this Christmas eve eve.

3.8
MelvinKalksma (1510) - 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.


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