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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

2,449 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,449
Reviews: 1,354
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 127
Gots: 398 | 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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rangerred

Tennessee

3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

2010 vintage.

12oz bottle int a pint glass.

Pours a hazy dark brown with just a tiny wispy head. Not really any lacing but there is a thin ring around the edge of the glass.

Aroma is quite sweet with caramel, toffee, and figs. There is a slight sherry/oxidized note about it as well.

Taste is extremely sweet right off the bat. Caramel is huge and just seems to overwhelm any other flavors that might be present. I can also tell this one has oxidized over time. Sherry flavors are present and there is a bit of a port like quality. Sweet throughout with a very sticky, almost cloying, finish.

Overall, I was really hoping this would be an awesome experience with this beer having so much age but it is just too sweet. A bit one dimensional as well. I may need to seek out a fresh example sometime.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 02:37:42 | More by rangerred
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Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,449 ratings.