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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

2,442 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,442
Reviews: 1,354
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 127
Gots: 397 | FT: 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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atsprings

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4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2007 bottle, label states 11.7% abv. Pours a crisp deep ruby with a thin head that quickly diminishes leaving no ring or lacing. Aroma is a nice blend of burnt caramel, brown malt and some dried fruits. The taste is a great complex blend of toffee, burnt caramel, fruit, molasses, and a touch of mocha with just a slight hop character. The beer is certainly on the heavy side, but it becomes smoother the more it warms. This one is a sipper for sure, but an enjoyable one.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2008 03:24:45 | More by atsprings
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Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,442 ratings.