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Old Stock Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.

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Old Stock AleOld Stock Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,416 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,416
Reviews: 1,352
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 123
Gots: 393 | 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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Tupperwolf

Washington

4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

2005. Pours a dark ruby colored beer into my Stone Old Guardian glass; I pour rather slowly and receive no head whatsoever, so, thinking quick, I grab a clean spoon and give a hearty stir! A finger thick head builds with the agitation, and hangs around for a minute, but leaves no lacing. The beer is visibly sticky, liquid clinging to the glass.

A slight raisin and a roasty, browned sugar and molasses are in the scent, the molasses dominant; Some alcohol is evident, and slight whiffs of dark chocolate mingle. Mostly it's rich in sweetness.

Wow. Awesome flavor for such a new brew. Slight raisin and grape skin begin a journey down a long road of flavors. There's a serious biscuit flavor next, a brown-sugar oatmeal caress, alcohol, rum, sugar, coffee with vanilla cream - mmmm. It's so damn malty and SO complex.

A very, very, very sticky mouthfeel is lightened by slight tingling carbonation. It briefly warms in the mouth with alcohol, just as some of the creamier, more sugary flavors kick in, making a nearly perfect sensation of sweetness. This is one of those beers that you just can't lick off of your lips after a sip - too sticky.

I haven't had a 10%+ abv brew in quite some time that was as drinkable as this. It's awesome.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2006 01:38:23 | More by Tupperwolf
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S- bready malts, raisins, sweetness, some oaky wood
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M- wonderful, velvety creamy mouthfeel. Not much on the hops, very faint, if any. Medium carb.
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Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,416 ratings.