Old Stock Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by rangerred:
3.66/5 rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75
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.
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