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RATINGS: 383   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (4757) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2012
On tap at three own taproom. 10.1% 2010 vintage. Served in a snifter/tulip. Dark murky plum color. 1 finger head that faded slowly it has this brown sugar and raisin scent. Sort of a cream ale smell as well. Some spices like cinnamon. Taste is sweet and fruity up front like tropical fruits. Middle a hint of oak and bitter pine hops. Finish is astringent with some cough syrup taste and honey.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SONOFWODEN (39) - 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 (256) - stersund, 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 (35) - 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 (1221) - UTRECHT, 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 (6950) - 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 (5218) - 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 (8404) - 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 (3227) - 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 (4380) - 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 (1724) - 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.


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