Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog Ale (Big Beer Series)

Pleased to see this beer make it to Hop City, Atlanta, GA.
22 oz bomber. Obviously I was thinking that this would be an Imperial Brown Ale, but apparently it is categorized as an Old Ale here.
Pour is a murky brow, Dubbel like color. Not especially attractive and I would love to have a beer that showed a really beautiful, reddish brown clarity. Head was fine, but it disappears quickly. It’s a shame that beers with higher ABV’s cannot produce better heads.
The nose gives up a LOT of chocolate. I was really expecting that, but it is pronounced and keeps coming. A little alcohol.
The tastes give up a massive amount of warming, liquor like alcohol quickly. Very mild chocolate malts come in behind the warming alcohol, but it never gets as big as the nose might have suggested.
Smooth and slick in the mouth that compliment the alcohol nicely.
Considering the ABV, this beer is very drinkable, but for me it’s a cold, damp, fall or winter weather sipper. In that respect I’d like to hold on to one or two of these for some future evenings. A very tasty.

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09/26/2010
Style:
Old Ale
Format:
bottle
ABV: 10.0 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.13
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