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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

2,440 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,440
Reviews: 1,354
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 126
Gots: 396 | FT: 16
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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inebrius

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Liquid Stollen! Aromas of candied fruit, marzipan, dough and marzipan. Smells like marzipan, stick your nose into it while munching on marzipan you freak. Malt coated egg fritters rest heavy in the mouth carrying wisps and whirls of spiced rum as the juice flows heavily down and through the pipes. A good nightcap or dessert beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2005 03:20:29 | More by inebrius
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Michigan

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-19-2014 02:23:14 | More by Dave1999
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-18-2014 13:19:31 | More by MikeDAdams
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

07-18-2014 03:55:43 | More by zacalabeer76
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-17-2014 19:12:45 | More by bowzer4birdie
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-17-2014 01:35:00 | More by Canada_Dan
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Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-17-2014 01:17:08 | More by GOBLIN
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

07-16-2014 12:50:35 | More by Walkerjgt
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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-16-2014 03:03:15 | More by Alpar
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ZCW

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-15-2014 20:51:22 | More by ZCW
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core42

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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ToddThompson

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -9%

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chickenflea

Florida

3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 vintage in 12oz bottle. Served at 48degs. The beer poured a cloudy caramel color. A thick foamy head persisted for about 15 mins. Aroma is molasses, fermented dark fruit, prune, alcohol and bread (the Maris Otter comes through!). Alcohol and vinous sweetness on the palate. A pleasant bitterness on the finish with a touch of oxidation. This is a big beer and it takes time to sort it out. Thick mouthfeel with a long long finish. Overall, nothing to complain about. It doesn't feel like there are a lot of silly spice additions to detract from the wonderful malt and the rich gravity of this beer. I have come to expect a lot from North Coast. This beer does not disappoint. It's a little hot. I have three other bottles that I will let sit another year. Then we will see if the alcohol has mellowed a bit.

Serving type: bottle

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Catracho5

California

4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is the 2012 bomber edition. I have never had this fresh.

Serving type: 22 ounce bomber poured into a Belgian tulip glass.

Appearance: Looks great in the glass, dark reddish brown, cloudy, off white head, lots of tiny bubbles, not much lacing,

Smell: Two years old and not much on the aroma. There is some kind of faint malt aroma, not sure what it is, but definitely no alcohol on the nose. Not much for aroma, very subtle I can't identify the smell. It's like a bread, malt, caramel aroma, definitely not significant.

Taste: Bitterness upfront, some malt bread flavor in the middle, a nice grape wine like flavor with some slight sourness. As the beer warms, the bitterness lessens, the grape like flavor becomes more prevalent, very nice.

Mouthfeel: a lot of tiny bubbles, dry, metallic like feel, not thick.

Very nice beer, definitely better a little warm than right out of the fridge. Very good, I am going to try 2014 to get a comparison. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

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Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,440 ratings.