Old Stock Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.
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4.63/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is a hell of an old ale....
A-Dark Brown nice little tan head
S-aroma jumps out of the glass immediately on the port...very sweet and rich....molasses, brown sugar, whiskey, dark fruits....perhaps even some berries.
T-Seems much more drinkable than the 04 version. Very big flavor and very rich tasting...Very similar to the aroma profile..finishes with just a little hint of hop spiciness.
M-Top notch...rich, luxurious and impressive
D-I want more of this. I rushed this one and it still tastes great. I can only imagine what it will taste like with a little cellaring. ABV is hidden behind all the malty goodness. This is the type of beer I could see myself drinking 6-to-8 of in a night and then wondering how I got so fucked up.
2004- Rating=4.05Pours a hazy light brown color...small tan head...sweet nose...dark berries...hints of rum...molasses..at 11 1/2 % this is a big ass old ale and it tastes it....immediate spicy alcohol (rum) bite (mainly on the finish)...but this really has a rich, creamy luxurious mouthfeel....flavors are sweet, and "doppelbock-like" to a certain extent...it never gets that overloaded with malt and sweetness but those characteristics are there and strong...the alcohol is very evident in the taste at first but as you drink it mellows...you know you're drinking a big beer when you drink this one...belly is warming up immediately....
Perfect Winter Warmer...the alcohol bite might bother some but I like the spiciness it lends and it also lets me know I need to respect this beer (Note to self:...."do not bong this beer")..
Excellent, old ale I would purchase again....maybe a 4-pack a year..maybe more if I had it available near me...
Serving type: bottle
01-10-2007 06:51:07 | More by ZAP
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Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
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