RATINGS: 389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cakes (498) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2013
12 oz. bottle Medium carbonation, a little creamy. Taste of light chicory. Rather pleasant.

GregMooreNH (278) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2018
Pours deep mahogany with thin head. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar and a slight roast note. Taste is sweet caramel and slight vanilla, warming to a strong dried fruit flavor. Finish is brown sugar with a noticeable alcohol feel. Not for the faint of heart, but a rich, flavorful beer.

ehaak26 (751) - - OCT 22, 2017
Bottle from Beers of the World into a snifter. Rich caramel and dark fruit aromas. Cloyingly sweet taste.

FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 8, 2017
355ml bottle (ebrowarium.pl) (5:4:5:2:11=2:7}
Sweet old malty aroma, very oxidised. Rich brown, small tight head. Thick heavy palate, slickly sweet, low carbonation. Sickly sweet malty taste. less oxidised, but still quite aged. Way too sweet. Some almondy aspects in the finish.

hauxe (1024) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2017
Pours brown from the bottle. Frothy off white head that turns whispy but lingers. Aroma is barrel, earthy. Taste is malty sweet with inflections of hazelnut, caramel, bourbon, cider. Quite potent and warming with the alcohol just noticeable in the finish. Body is full, carbonation is understated. Nice.

jaghana (6367) - 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.

piwnanuta (271) - 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.

chinchill (5397) - 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.

Niko100 (3012) - Chicago, New York, 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.

goozen (4178) - 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.

VastActiv (7752) - 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.

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