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Old Brown Dog

Judges Rating: 
87
Aroma: 
21 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
36 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
16 / 20

Malt dominates this beer with tones of chocolate, nutty toastiness and dark dry fruit. Hops are restrained and allow the malt to shine with its many layers including cocoa, bread crust and light caramel. Hop bitterness is just enough to balance the complex malt and alcohol dries out the finish. This beer represents a great gateway to darker beers for neophyte beer lovers in that it doesn’t display the sharp, roasty character found in many darker beers. Smooth and appealing, this is a very drinkable example of an American Brown Ale.

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