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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

2,417 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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amicar

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is the 2004. Pours a murky light brown with a decent sized tan head, given the ABV. More carbonation than I expected. Smells like all kinds of dried fruit, especially figs/ dates, and a little sherry- like. A nice slight roast smell with clear pine hop undertones. Taste is nicely complex. Again, a few roast things overlaying the sherry and candied/ dried fruit. Good, solid, brisk bitterness with a bit of bite to mask any syrupy sweetness. Certainly full in the mouth, almost slick, with a clear alcohol bite. A bit of harshness does detract, but may mellow with more time.

very nice strong beer. There are others with more complexity of flavor, but this one will keep you happy and warm on a cold night.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2005 04:35:40 | More by amicar
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2013 vintage poured into snifter
A- Brownish-ruby hue with very small tan head
S- bready malts, raisins, sweetness, some oaky wood
T- follows nose pretty much. Slight malty booziness.
M- wonderful, velvety creamy mouthfeel. Not much on the hops, very faint, if any. Medium carb.
O- overall, very nice Old Ale. Almost a barrel-aged booziness that gives a good alcohol presence, but no burn. Very nice offering.

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Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,417 ratings.