Old Stock Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.
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4.15/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a snifter, Dark red/brown, not clear but not hazy. Small white head that settles to a rim around the top
Smell is amazing, Like a summer breeze carrying dates, tobacco, and raisons. Just smells fresh and fruity.
The taste is so complex! It changes throughout, initially it makes it abv present, although still hides it's 11.9%. Carries through with the dark fruit flavors of raisons and dates, almost like apricots as well. After taste is very pleasant, it's the only thing keeping me from taking another sip right away.
The mouthfeel is ok, It is a sticky beer which I would expect but there's something about the carbonation that seems to let the strength of the beer come through. Still, I'm being hard on this part of the review.
Overall, I enjoyed it, I would prefer this on tap. I wouldn't mind trying this again at all. I would recomend this to a friend, with the condition of on tap is best for this one.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2012 23:04:32 | More by lsummers
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Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
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