Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 2,007 | Reviews: 896 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mrasskicktastic:
2.85/5 rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3
Appearance - A mahogany color. I can't tell if it is a bit hazy or clear and just too dark to see my hand through it. Pours a medium head that fades in a minutes leaving no lacing. Visible medium carbonation.
Smell - Not a strong odor. Smell like molasses and piney hops. As it warms the syrupy molasses smell dominates.
Taste - Slightly sweet coffee and molasses malt flavor. Very weak pine. A bitter aftertaste that accumulates. Not very strong character in taste and smell. It is an okay taste. It is just weak. As the beer warms the bitterness increases a lot.
Mouthfeel - Medium viscosity, high carbonation numbs the mouth. It leaves a sort of film in my mouth. A bit drying.
Drinkability - I find this beer pretty mediocre for Smuttynose. It was the only one from the variety pack that didn't impress me. It isn't a bad beer though. It goes down easily, weak flavor enables you to keep drinking it. Would go well with lots of foods (poultry dishes come to mind), especially since food would cleanse the film off your mouth. With this unpleasant mouthfeel, I don't really want another. I suppose it is a decent brown, a little bitter with a foul mouthfeel but decent. It just doesn't impress me in anyway.
Serving type: bottle
08-11-2005 17:35:47 | More by mrasskicktastic
More User Reviews:
Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,007 ratings.