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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

542 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 542
Reviews: 308
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 39
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
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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projektyle

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -23.1%

03-13-2012 18:47:42 | More by projektyle
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tjeppaint

Maine

5/5  rDev +28.2%

02-24-2012 20:08:17 | More by tjeppaint
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chrispoint

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -61.5%

02-20-2012 18:21:05 | More by chrispoint
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youradhere

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-14-2012 00:42:33 | More by youradhere
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-12-2012 03:26:59 | More by Tyrawlings
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -23.1%

02-01-2012 02:59:46 | More by jfcaa193
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-28-2012 04:41:16 | More by EvanWilliams
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Auror

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-25-2012 04:54:14 | More by Auror
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SLeffler27

New York

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber with reddish highlights. Clear with ample streams of carbonation, but minimal head. Leaves unimpressive rings of lace.

Strong scent of dried fruits: raisin, fig. Caramelized sugar, roasted nuts and coconut follow.

Really Old Brown Dog has a flavor that follows the nose highlighting the sugar and light bitterness. The brown ale qualities are present, in fact, amplified. The finish is mild and brief. Warms amazingly well.

The Dogfish Head pint glass contains a medium body beer with a velvety texture and fizzy carbonation. Alcohol is very present and more drying than one might think, given the sweet smell and opening.

Superbly drinkable as a sipper while reading or to be paired with a fine meal. I had no problem reaching for a second round.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 21:29:14 | More by SLeffler27
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-13-2012 18:23:46 | More by bonbini26
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Faina

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-05-2012 03:56:08 | More by Faina
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-02-2012 17:55:05 | More by JAHMUR
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Turbodog666

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +28.2%

01-01-2012 06:01:14 | More by Turbodog666
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noyellowfizzbeer

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.1%

12-31-2011 17:55:04 | More by noyellowfizzbeer
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jstewart1130

Ohio

3/5  rDev -23.1%

12-23-2011 00:43:49 | More by jstewart1130
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chilly460

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a murky brown with amber highlights at the edges. Muddy looking beer. One finger head dissipates after a minute or two leaving a thin film, some bubbles & a few splotches of lace.

S - The nose is ripe with good complexity, primarily dark fruits & sugary malts. Notes of raisins, figs, candied malts,caramel, and a bit deeper molasses. Some lighter hops in the end, and spicy booze.

T - Wow, lots of flavor here. Brown sugar prevails, then plenty of fig and dark fruit. Richer molasses as well. Light airy hops mingle in as well. Finishes with a blast of warm, spicey booze.

M - Big chewy bodied beer, slick big bodied beer.

O - A pleasant surprise, huge flavor profile with plenty of complexity. Gets a bit sweet as it warms, world class mouthfeel IMO.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 00:29:28 | More by chilly460
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PhineasGage

Iowa

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-14-2011 05:21:52 | More by PhineasGage
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-09-2011 03:39:44 | More by rab53
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-01-2011 00:52:19 | More by Rochefort10nh
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PBwjfk

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-26-2011 22:09:14 | More by PBwjfk
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-24-2011 01:55:33 | More by djrn2
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, 2010 vintage. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a reddish/mahogany color with an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Aroma is rich and malty, the brew smells like brown sugar, toffee, brandy, caramel and dark fruit. The taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like toffee, caramel, dark fruit, vanilla and some booze. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's rich and chewy with moderate carbonation. It's also smooth and easy to drink. I think it's a good overall beer, I'll have to buy another bottle of this and age it for longer. Definitely worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 22:55:00 | More by bluejacket74
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

11-22-2011 21:57:32 | More by brandoman63
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-22-2011 21:36:18 | More by waiting4lunch
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-18-2011 22:04:26 | More by Gatordaddy
Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog Ale (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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