Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale is an American style brown ale. It's pretty good. It is lighter and crisper than the stouts, barley wines, and imperial IPAs I gravitate toward, but it's not a "slight" beer." The color is dark brown, with lighter, orange highlights around the edges. The head is small with medium light-lacing. There are caramel and nutty malt tones in the aroma, and the flavor also brings forth a little chocolate and rich coffee, along with stronger hops than the smell implies. The body seems fairly full in the finish. I liked this.