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Old Stock Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.

Old Stock AleOld Stock Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,308 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2308
Reviews: 1341
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%


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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elgiacomo

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2008 12oz. bottle.

Pours ruby/brown with a small off-white head that retains a covering down the glass, some light lacing.

Big fruity aroma, cherries, grapes, dark fruits, chocolate, vanilla, toffee. Wonderful to inhale.

Flavor is very malty, caramel, chocolate, brown sugar, and dark fruits. Quite sweet but not cloying.

Mouthfeel is wonderful, very rich and full. Medium carbonation.

Potent alcohol content, but I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't hot going down, quite subdued, one year of age probably helped a lot in this regard.

A wonderful brew, gonna pick up the last 4-pack at my store tomorrow and age a number of bottles.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2009 04:29:36 | More by elgiacomo
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S - Sweet malt. Dark dried fruits; in particular date and prune. Christmas pudding is also evident. Toffee and a faint whiff of banana. So that would be banoffee then.

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Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,308 ratings.