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Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog Ale (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

579 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 579
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 44
Gots: 41 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  10.10% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

20 IBU

2007 - 7.0%
2008 - 9.3%
2010 - 10.9%

(Beer added by: cbl2 on 03-03-2007)
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2014 Bottle (11.1%)

Aroma was good, but on the mild side. Tasting notes: Darks Fruits, Burnt Toffee, Oak, Faint Cinnamon with a medium body. Looking forward to aging my other bottles.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, red-orange brown colored with a large tan head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: heavy malt, nutty

T: slight dark fruit, malt forward, very earthy

M: heavy with lower carbonation

O: earthy and malt forward brown ale

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 vintage

Appearance - murky brown liquid with khaki head

Smell - brown sugar, molasses, caramel, tobacco, prune, oak

Taste - similar to the aroma, brown sugar, molasses, caramel, tobacco, leather, prune,
Oak
Mouthfeel - full bodied, medium plus carbonation, sweetness upfront and the leather/tobacco on the finish

Overall - decent beer that is a sipper on a chilly night

Price point - $7.99/22 oz bottle

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Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog Ale (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 579 ratings.