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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

2,416 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,416
Reviews: 1,352
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 123
Gots: 393 | 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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jdklks

Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2007 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. ive been waiting for this one for the last year and figured there would be no better time than christmas...

A- deep dark amber. murky but not cloudy.

S- the smell is just fantastic. dark fruits, molasses, malty, and hints of bourbon and alcohol.

T- the taste is just as good as the smell. ages VERY well. i obviously cannot directly compare the aged version with the version i had a year ago, but this is definitely better than i can remember and certainly better than the 2008 i have been drinking over the past couple of days in preparation/anticipation. its malty, fruity, with a hint of hoppiness. lots of burnt caramel and brown sugar. the alcohol is well disguised but definitely there. bourbon/whiskey flavors are present, and the finish is just plain smooth.

M- full bodied with a smooth finish. a little too much carbonation, which may add to the flavor but takes away from the mouthfeel. still, very smooth with lingering flavors on the palate.

D- The flavors leave you wanting more. one of the more complex beers ive ever had. the high alcohol content takes away somewhat from the drinkability if only because of the immediate buzz it gives. the four pack they put them in is a good idea as more than 4 might leave you incapacitated for the night.

when i had this last year it was far from one of my top brews, and the 2008 right now is the same way. however, this one, aged only 1 year, is one of the better beers ive ever had. i would definitely suggest putting a few away, as i will be for years to come.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2008 23:28:44 | More by jdklks
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Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,416 ratings.