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Old Stock Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2311
Reviews: 1343
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%


Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  11.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-26-2001)
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JerUrbans

Wisconsin

4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage

Pours a cloudy caramel color with light tan head.

Smell is very nice, dark fruits, sweet and sour, and roasted malt.

Tastes is sweet malt, caramel, a very big, smooth flavor.

Mouth-feel, smooth smooth, smooth, nice light carbonation.

Overall, for 12% abv I only get some heat way, way at the end. Very Excellent brew. I know I should age some but this is really one of the finest beers I've had and I don't know if i have the will power. Such a balanced flavor, would pair excellent with anything on the grill or smoker.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 03:28:41 | More by JerUrbans
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neurobot01

California

3.71/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2012 vintage into a snifter. Served at cellar temp.

Appearance: nice red color, nonexistent head.

Smell: makes me a little nervous. I get cherries, but also wet cardboard. Sweet, but with a little biting tanginess.

Taste: up front, an explosion of flavor. Sweet, with the tangy cherries I picked up in the nose leading the way. A little bitterness. And then, as quickly as it comes on, the flavor disappears—very little aftertaste, just a ghostly hint of bitter cherry.

Feel: medium, pretty slick. Almost can't tell if the tingliness is from the carbonation or just a flavor, but if it's the former, it's a bit too much for the style.

Overall: maybe I'm just not an old ale guy, but this didn't quite do it for me. But, I've got another three bottles, so I'll get a chance to try this a bit further down the line and see if the beer (or my palate) improves.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 02:41:45 | More by neurobot01
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abeeronthebeach

Washington

4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage. Drank after Weihenstephaner Original Premium and Rodenbach Grand Cru.

A - Fingers appear discernible yet warped on the other side of the glass which is a good indicator of a high gravity beverage. Colours fluctuate between brandy brown and sherry red. Head vanishes swiftly, something I like in this style.

S - Sweet malt. Dark dried fruits; in particular date and prune. Christmas pudding is also evident. Toffee and a faint whiff of banana. So that would be banoffee then.

T - Lovely and sweet. I swear to God I'm tasting actual treacle. Mellow malt profile riffs with caramelized rum booziness. Hop character is minimal which is fine by me.

M - Smooth, thick, mildly carbonated and decidedly viscous.

O - The abv. is expertly masked. This beer already has a rich flavour profile, so I'll be interested to see how it drinks with a few more years on it; hopefully it takes on new layers of complexity. A great beer to round out a great session. Just needs a little more depth and complexity which should come with age.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 07:49:31 | More by abeeronthebeach
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage 12oz bottle, poured into snifter.
Deep garnet with a fluffy khaki head that fades slowly leaving some slimy lacing.
Smells good; metallic caramel malt, tobacco, dark fruit, sweet bread.
Taste is awesome...sweet bready malt, caramel and toffee, sweetness, some tannic leafy crispness, puff of booze.
Mouthfeel is glorious, like a belgian quad. Fluffy and huge but somehow light.
Overall, a great old ale. Can't wait to cellar one of these for a bit, and also looking forward to trying the 2011 vintage I've been eyeing.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 03:33:31 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured out of a 12 ounce bottle into a chalice serves cool

Pours an off-white head somewhat thickand a beautiful somewhat cloudy Ruby body

Smells like a Grainfield

Tastes like a Grain field with a somewhat receipt chalky finish

Medium mouth feel

What makes this beer so great is that is just so incredibly drinkable not in the least bit overpowering and yet so flavorful


Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 16:25:10 | More by jneiswender
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle wax poured into a wide mouth wine glass. 2013 version.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a murky amber brown with no clarity. Pretty standard for an old stock ale.

Smell: Caramel, toffee, tobacco, warm alcohol, and raisins.

Taste: What may have been hard yo smell, came blended well together on the palate. Mild tingly bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Creamy smooth, full bodied, tingly bitterness, medium carbonation, and warm alcohol.

Overall: Old ale is s style I have only had a few of, but when I do, they shine. This was delicious.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 05:43:28 | More by Flounder57
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glass_house

Ohio

4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage 12 oz. bottle poured into a footed goblet

Pours a deep hazy caramel-copper with one finger of slightly creamy khaki head. Lets a little light through, only shadows can be made out on the other side of my glass. Aroma is a bouquet of roasted grains, ripe fruits and clean alcohol. This smells pretty serious.

Meets the palate with soft, sweet roasted caramel and toffee notes. Quickly unfolds into a medley of rich earthy malts. Raw maple syrup and molasses. Finishes slightly dry with strong liquorish undertones. Is it scotch I taste? Brandy? Not sure but I love it. Mouthfeel is thick, chewy, and bordering on syrupy. I love that as well. Coats the palate and leaves a warming sweetness.

Wow, this is one of my favorites. Not sure how much it differs year to year, but I can't wait to find out. It's big, bold, sweet, toasty, and boozy. Sip with caution. Not for the timid.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 01:46:59 | More by glass_house
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cosmicevan

New York

4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to fosterjm for tossing me a bottle of this along with a north coast glass. A great beer that I have had a few times but never reviewed. Cheers...

Enjoyed from a north coast tulip 2013

a - brew poured a lush caramel mahogany with a darker core and mostly opaque. A thin creamy head rest atop and dissolved leaving a thick skin of head on the surface.

s - nose is rich and creamy. Toffee caramel and sweet brown sugar malt.

t/m - classic old ale, brown sugar toffee caramel vanilla and some fruit in the back ground. Gorgeous alcohol tickle in my mouth. Lush and rich.

o - fantastic old ale. The barrel aged version of this beer is nothing short of perfection. Great beer that I often overlook, but shouldn't since it is that good.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 02:08:07 | More by cosmicevan
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jokelahoma

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is the 2014 rendition. Poured into a glass at my house. Pours a deep bronze, clear, very little head, and what's there fizzed away quickly. All in all, though, a pretty beer to look at.

Smell is surprisingly faint for a beer this big. You have to stick your nose far down in the glass to gather in the aromas. It's worth the effort in the end, as you pick up smells of leather, pip tobacco, dark fruits, and a vinous grainy goodness, along with a hint of alcohol. Shame one has to work so hard to get to it.

The taste on this one is quite nice. The same vinous sweetness starts out the sip, with a hint of brighter fruit in the middle, like cherries. It's almost wine-like in a way. There is that leather from the aroma, as well, sticking around to let you know you didn't just imagine it. Alcohol heat is definitely noticeable, but it's not overbearing or off-putting. It's most noticeable in the aftertaste, where a quick inhale reveals the cooling sensation left behind by our friend ethyl. This isn't a hoppy beer, either. Very, very malt forward, in fact, and yet it finishes relatively dry, with a touch of bitterness preventing the aftertaste from being sickly sweet. That's one of the differentiations between an Old Ale and an English Barleywine, in my opinion, although the crossover can make them at times almost indistinguishable.

Mouthfeel is silky smooth. It isn't thick or syrupy, but it is substantial. Pretty much as it should be.

Overall this is a fine example of the style. If one approaches this from the standpoint that Old Ale means Theakston's Old Peculier, one will leave disappointed. That's a fantastic brew in and of itself, but a flier in regards to style, with the treacle flavors and lower ABV. This one is more in range, style wise. Fruity, wine like, strong without being boozy, with a fantastic maltiness, this is a great sipping beer, and would definitely be a candidate for laying down for a year or three. The beer, I mean, although you'll lay down after two or three as well. I could definitely see this pairing with a relatively strong, aged cheese, or a fruit dessert that had some tartness to balance the sweetness of the beer. Worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 00:47:05 | More by jokelahoma
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msquared36

Ohio

2.65/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Dark brown that fades to copper toward the bottom of the glass. Thin film of foam that maintains.

Scent is sweet and malty. Not strong.

Overpowering sweetness that gives way to a boozy finish. Hints of roasted malt and ripe fruit trying cut through, particularly as it warms. But it's really getting drowned out.

Heavy carbonation and a bit chewy. Feels like it left a film in my mouth.

Not a fan. High alcohol content, which is not incorporated well into the overall taste.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 02:28:15 | More by msquared36
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communionofthesaints

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 Vintage

A- a somewhat cloudy mahogany, no lacing despite adequate carbonation.
S-My favorite part about the beer: over-ripe dark cherries, brandy, raisins, a little woody.
T- even with 3 years of age, this is still on the boozy side. But, still smooth. Nice bitterness going down with no burn. Strong caramel and toffee notes with the raisins coming through in the finish.
M- Just right for the style; sticky and creamy but not overly thick.
O- I like this beer despite my skepticism with the first sip. The beer was overly chilled when I first drank it thereby masking the wonderful smells and tastes. Let this beer age, chill it, sip it as it warms and let the complexity wash over your taste buds. Anxious to try another bottle next year.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 19:49:25 | More by communionofthesaints
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Jack_Malts

Virginia

2.96/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

North Coast Old Ale 2013 vintage 11.9% abv

Pours a deep amber with a fizzy caramel head that only sticks around for a few seconds before dissolving into a fizzy ring. Not much lacing.

It has a metallic smell that is noted. Sweet fruity flavors ascend with it. Dark fruits emerge - lots of raisin in there with some dried fig. I’m getting mellow candied pineapple as well. Very ripe plums. There’s even a little grape musk.

The taste is very nice, the metallic flavor is still there though. very much grape must, which is sort of a star in this flavor profile. There’s a bit of an unappealing lager taste. The fresh fruit juice flavors work well with the darker, dried flavors. The alcohol is detectable at times.

medium bodied, plenty of carbonation, not very smooth, alarmingly so.

So, this beer is not at all what I was expecting, considering the barrel aged 2011 vintage that I had recently. Much more metallic and carbonated than I expected. The fruitier flavors are appreciated, but the metallic and lager flavors create an unappealing imbalance. I have to say I was quite disappointed, considering how big a fan of the 2011 barrel aged I am (despite its big 24$ price tag I've bought it every chance I get). Also a disappointment considering how much I like this brewery.

This beer has a lot of doppelbock qualities that are unwelcome in an old ale. I also feel like a beer of this high abv should have a body and complexity to it that this beer falls short of. This beer really can’t justify the drunk it will make me. That metallic flavor keeps coming back every sip to haunt me. Maybe I have a bottle that was inappropriately stored on its side? Either way, it would probably be better to seek out a different vintage. Something about this beer tastes wrong to me. Don't try the 2013 vintage. Seek out a different one.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 09:34:12 | More by Jack_Malts
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the 12 ounce bottle into a snifter. 2013 bottle.

A- Dark amber color with steady carbonation. Head is cream-colored and forms a finger and a half thick. Settles into a quarter thick layer over the liquid and persists very well, leaving a wall of lace around the glass.

S- Sweet and floral aroma, heavy notes of sweet malt with vanilla character, citrus

T- Sweet and citrusy to begin, there's a prominent caramel taste on the end, vanilla and sweet malts, candied orange, spicy hops are close to the finish

M- sweet, creamy and mid-bodied, medium carbonation, slight bitterness bordering on tart, and the alcohol is completely buried

This is a tasty brew and an interesting contrast to the Bigfoots I've been drinking lately. There's a lot of citrus on this, almost to the point it reminds me of what you'd find inside of a chocolate. I enjoy it though. As four packs are around $12, I plan to cellar the rest for future years and verticals.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 20:06:36 | More by ONovoMexicano
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

2010 vintage.

12oz bottle int a pint glass.

Pours a hazy dark brown with just a tiny wispy head. Not really any lacing but there is a thin ring around the edge of the glass.

Aroma is quite sweet with caramel, toffee, and figs. There is a slight sherry/oxidized note about it as well.

Taste is extremely sweet right off the bat. Caramel is huge and just seems to overwhelm any other flavors that might be present. I can also tell this one has oxidized over time. Sherry flavors are present and there is a bit of a port like quality. Sweet throughout with a very sticky, almost cloying, finish.

Overall, I was really hoping this would be an awesome experience with this beer having so much age but it is just too sweet. A bit one dimensional as well. I may need to seek out a fresh example sometime.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 02:37:42 | More by rangerred
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

3.36/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A- Pours a clean, ruby red with a light 1 finger offwhite head. Rings settles around the edge. Slick lacing.

S- Barley, caramel malts, vinous notes, raisins and booze.

T- Follows nose with some added earthy hop character and some further emphasis on the fruit. Some charred caramel undertones for the very strong malt base.

M- Mid body bordering on full, but not heavy by any means. Soft carbonation. Alcohol presence is certainly felt.

O- okay. May benefit with some age, but even still, I don't think I would fall in love with it. No quality of this beer really jumps out at me, but no real blemishes either.

Enjoy with apple cinnamon stuffed pork chops.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 02:17:14 | More by Bosoxfan20
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.71/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2013 bottle from Tipples. Pours dark amber red colored with a one finger yellowish tannish head. Aroma of sweet dark fruits, leather, caramel, some aroma that gives this a lager like smell. Flavor follows with sweet fruits, plums, a bit of caramel, and a sweet finish that reminds me of a bock. This is interesting and doesn’t scream barleywine or old ale to me. Medium heavy mouthfeel with medium low carbonation. Some alcohol warmth going down that makes this a nice winter warmer. Not what I expected after trying the Cellar Reserve version.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 02:39:34 | More by BMMillsy
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Too sweet, without balancing flavors.

Malty to a fault. The abv shows as an off-putting syrup.

Metallic finish.

Too sweet, without balancing flavors.

Malty to a fault. The abv shows as an off-putting syrup.

Metallic finish.Too sweet, without balancing flavors.

Malty to a fault. The abv shows as an off-putting syrup.

Metallic finish.Too sweet, without balancing flavors.

Malty to a fault. The abv shows as an off-putting syrup.

Metallic finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 03:29:42 | More by martyl1000
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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark copper with a one-finger white head. The head dissapates quickly leaving no lacing.

S - Sweet, with caramel and brown sugar present. Booziness is present in the nose.

T - Follows the smell, with sweet caramel malts and brown sugar. Nice amount of dark fruits with some light earthy hops. Finish is very warm and boozy.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Syrupy mouthfeel.

O - This is a very well made beer. Very complex and satisfying. A perfect beer for collaring.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 03:27:53 | More by TreyIsWilson
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 9/16/13. Poured into a chalice.

A smooth drinking old ale with very little sourness/lactic. Lest this beer warm up. Much tastier at 55F than 40F. 4.25

A – Pours a cloudy reddish brown, a very small tan head that dissipates to zero within a minute, good lacing though 3.75

S – Vinous fruit, but not port like, lactic 4.0

T – Malty, slightly sweet, nutty, caramel 4.5

MF – Medium-body, semi-dry finish, a wee bit slick, warming, smooth with a bit of cream in the finish as well. There is some alcohol that lasts on the palate. 4.5

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 20:14:40 | More by Sludgeman
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slusk

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear dark copper with a small, short lived light tan head.

S: Caramel and sweet malt with a spicy almost cinnamon like hop. Very appealing nose.

T: Tastes of dark or mildly burnt brown sugar and caramel with a piney, citrusy hop. This brew leans more towards a bitter hop spiceness. The sweetness doesn't longer long before the hops take a front seat. A noticeable warm alcohol, almost scotch-like burn Is not overpowering, reminiscent of an imperial stout that has some residual sweetness with a pleasant aftertaste and warmth. The malt re-appears in the end in the form of a nice biscuit note as the palate relaxes.

M: Medium body with a light to moderate carbonation that lets the complexity shine through.

O: I like this beer quite a lot. It's like a hopped up double brown ale. It has a good bit of hop bitterness but they didn't over power the malty tones with a lot of late hop additions so the very last thing you taste on the palate is a biscuit malt flavor and sweetness. I'm a fan.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 22:37:00 | More by slusk
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bball208

New Jersey

4.95/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A truly amazing beer.

Pours a nice dark gold/brown. i taste sweet molasses, toffee, vanilla, oak, and some alcohol. It was very similar to a backwoods bastard, but a little more intense and chaotic (in a good way). This is definitely worth cellaring. I will from now on buy a case of this every year and hopefully 5 years down the road do a vertical with this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 21:15:19 | More by bball208
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kdahnke123

Indiana

4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 Vintage in a snifter
A - Pours a beautiful amber color with a two finger golden head. After a minute or so a lacy ring remains kept going by a stream of champagne-like small bubbles.
S - An almost port like smell with a heady amount of malt.
T - Similar to the smell. A large hit of malt up front with a balanced amount of alcohol and a slight tang of hops on the finish. The finish is very long.
M - Medium full mouth coating with a light amount of carbonation.
O - An excellent strong ale. If you like malty beers, you will love this one!

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 20:36:40 | More by kdahnke123
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Flopjack

Michigan

4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 Bottle into tulip

Appearance - Very rich mahogany, hues of amber, deep dark brown, 1 finger white head settles to ring, leaves nice lace.

Smell - Alcohol pungent like a liqueur, fruity, strong, woody, roasty. Raspberries dark chocolate.

Taste - Roasted woody flavor at the begging a mix of coffee, chocolate, liqueur. Leads into a sweet raspberry dark chocolate and apples kind of tartness in the middle, alcohol and bread at the end.

Mouthfeel -Full bodied, medium to heavy carbonation that is actually quite pronounced and brings a sort of refreshing kick to the beer... Interesting.

Overall - This was a good beer. Surprised with the rich deep mahogany colors, the fullness in smell and taste and a twist on feel.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 01:13:09 | More by Flopjack
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mattbk

New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have wanted to try this for a long, long time. This is a 2014. I have a 2013 as well; if I try that and notice anything different, I will edit.

A: Reddish/dark amber, fairly clear, moderate carbonation, tan head. The color is nice.

S: Nothing very distinctive; a bit leathery, some tobacco, maybe light roast, chocolate, no dark fruit.

T: First word that jumps to mnd: complex. Second word: strong. Same tobacco taste. Very warm and boozy. Mild oakiness, leather. Not incredibly rich or malty sweet, but this is a serious beer. Not much chocolate or roast. Some hop bitterness here, and maybe some muted hop flavor (earth, slight pine) as well. As it warms, some plum-like malt starts to come out a bit. For all its complexity, its a bit one-dimensional in terms of the booziness. Its obvious this needs to age. I am guessing the 2013 will take the edge off a bit and make this a bit more drinkable. Still, this is quite a beer. Something to share with friends and discuss.

M: Full. As I drink this I am getting full in fact. Mild carbonation. Appropriate.

O: This seems like a classic and complex beer that really needs some age on it to be fully appreciated. Will probably try the 2013, then hold on to the other two bottles I have for 6 months to a year to see what happens. Certainly I would advise others to check this out.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 03:43:30 | More by mattbk
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titty_mcbitty

Texas

4.65/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A: Dark red brown with a light tan head. Bigger bubbles than I expected. Dissipated pretty quickly. Not foggy really but not clear due to the darkness.

S: Nice nose on this one! Prunes, raisins, dark cherries soaked in bourbon, some booze.

T: Just awesome. I get raisins, caramel, toffee, sweet butterscotch candy, licorice, sweet honey and bread, hint of chocolate, booze soaked cherries (one of my favorite parts to this beer), and a bit of those earthy hops and malt.

M: Now this part isn't a disappointment, but not up to the best standards. It's medium bodied with a nice amount of carb and a buttery feel. I think it could benefit even more from being a bit heavier. But, that being said, the mouth on it is not bad at all. In fact, it's really nice.

O: This is always worth buying, because it never disappoints. I've had it for three different years and all of them are amazing. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 03:00:55 | More by titty_mcbitty
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Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,311 ratings.