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Old Stock Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.

Old Stock AleOld Stock Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,309 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2309
Reviews: 1341
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-26-2001)
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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.

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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.
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Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,309 ratings.