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Old Stock Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,417 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,417
Reviews: 1,352
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 123
Gots: 394 | FT: 15
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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Talisker

California

1.7/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

2012 vintage.

12oz bottle (x2) from a four-pack purchased at Draeger's, San Mateo CA.

Old Stock Ale is year after year one of my favorite beers. I drink it on tap at the brewpub, buy bottles - I love it fresh, love it aged.

This 2012 vintage is a disaster, judging by these bottles. Metallic odor reminiscent of a macro lager. Thin mouthfeel, no robustness. Little complexity or flavor at all, but what's there is muted and off - maybe hints of cardboard, but hard to find anything going on at all.

Old Stock Ale has been one the unsung giants of the American beer scene. What happened to it in 2012?

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 06:56:01 | More by Talisker
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Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,417 ratings.