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RATINGS: 385   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
jaghana (6168) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 16, 2017
Bottle shared @Freiburg testing. A brown beer, nose is very nice on blond caramel. Aroma is on sweet caramel, vanilla, oak, smooth body, very pleasant and well balance, very good.

4
piwnanuta (199) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 10, 2017
Pachnie przecudownie. Słód z opiekanym chlebkiem. Do tego intensywne toffi...no i ten lekko winny aromat. Normalnie rozpusta. Są też suszone owoce. W smaku jest podobnie. Mocno słodowy smak z toffi na przedzie. W tle orzechy, suszone owoce. Do tego nuta wina i coś jakby tytoniowego. Goryczka jest średnia, z takim samym wysyceniem. Alkoholu brak w smaku, ale rozgrzewa po trzecim łyku. Na początku jest wytrawnie, ale potem robi się słodko. Fajnie to gra.

3.9
chinchill (5174) - 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 (2968) - 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 (4098) - 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 (7413) - 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 (805) - 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 (1536) - 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 (71) - 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 (284) - 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.


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