Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog (Julio’s Whiskey Barrel Aged)

Smutty Julio’s: 4.5 – A little over a month ago we had a slightly different version of this, with the addition of being Bourbon Barrel Aged and Vanilla & Cinnamon. While that was sadly lacklustre it was thankfully not overly sweet. A feat that is sort of accomplished here. Listen, this is not a syrup sugar bomb, but despite the layers of complexity this has it’s just too much, for not enough enjoyment. Yes it has depth, but those BBA characteristics almost get in the way of that somehow, and overall you get a beer that is at times too sweet, and other times a bit harsh. We know that a BBA can be done, and done well, but this isn’t it.

Price Average: $?? – possibly not available


New Year, New Honest Booze Reviews

Greetings folks, just a few quick housekeeping things.

The updates started in October are now complete. The new Statistics Page is live, and will now be updated as reviews are released. Second if you’ve not noticed there’s a new coat of paint on the site’s design making it more mobile-friendly, nicer to look at, and more useful. Finally the change in Spirits to the Honesty metric is live on all reviews.

There’s been some other tweaks and changes around the site, and some new social stuff is live. We’ve also set up a few donation avenues for you to use. We keep this site ad-free because we know ads can suck, and also the ads that would be here would be targeted and seem like endorsements, and that’s not cool. We also don’t have a major sponsoring deal or setup that gives us product so your donation literally goes to server costs or being able to review high-priced items. Check the Social Links for more.

Finally because of all the site updates, for the next 4 weeks from now (every Tuesday) we’ll be dropping some updated guides for you all including.

  • 2017 HBR Rewards – The best spirits of the last 7 years
  • How to Stock a Bar under $100 in 2018 – What to get for Mixers/Spirits for the best value.
  • The Bermondsey Beer Mile – Our review of this London institution
  • The Oban Distillery – Includes multiple reviews of hard-to-get spirits from the town itself.