Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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3.58/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A: Very deep, dark brown, slightly cloudy. 1 finger head that dissipates quickly with little to no retention on the glass.
S: Typical brown ale characteristics; toasted malts, hints of caramel, slightly nutty, with a biscuity, toasted bread-like smell.
T: Much of what's in the nose, though a little seems lost... can't quite put my finger on it. Certainly good, but not as good as the nose implied it was going to be.
M: This is the one category where I feel truly let down by this beer. Carbonation was just too low, as the occaisional swirl to coax the aromas out produced no head development whatsoever. All throughout, it just felt flat, and unfitting of the style - I've had stouts with more carbonation than this. The body, however, was just right - a medium weight, with a crisp, clean finish.
O: A good brown ale, but far from the best I've had, and just not fitting of the "world class" rating that the bros gave it. I'd certainly buy it again if I was looking for a brown ale and it was all that was available, but I don't think it would ever be my first choice.
Serving type: bottle
12-22-2011 00:04:49 | More by DCX
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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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