Really Old Brown Dog Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

Really Old Brown Dog Ale

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Style: Old Ale

ABV: 10.90%

Season: Rotating

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  • Color: Brown/Ruby
  • From a 2010 bottle.

    Pours clear with a finger of light tan foam. Minimal staying power. Lacing sheets but falls back to level after sipping.

    Aroma is caramel dominated by toffee sweetness, accented by budding dark fruits. Nuttiness is here and there. Alcohol is present only has minor note.

    Taste is similar to the nose but not as robust. Malts lead the way, lending caramel and toffee throughout. Budding plums and figs notes add a nice layer. Alcohol complicates, almost tingling the nose.

    Full body beer that isn't cloying. Carbonation is medium, spritzy. Maybe too much.

    Probably could become more complex with even more age. As the beer warms, the alcohol really comes forward. Don't feel that the malt profile is big enough to carry this beer as it ages. Solid, but needs more flavor. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Monday, November 26, 2012 at 20:55:00
  • Tasted: Monday, November 26, 2012
  • $0.00 for 22 oz. bottle
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Beer Notes
  • 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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