Old Stock Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.
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4.13/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
2010 vintage poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter.
A - Pours a maple syrup-brown color with copper and amber highlights when held up to the light. Has a finger of coarse deep tan head that fades quickly. No lacing on the glass.
S - Ripe prunes and raisins hit the nose first. I'm also noticing a deep candy-like sweetness reminiscent of vanilla and mild molasses. There is a brandy-like booziness here. Yum! Very mild spiciness in the background almost like a belgian yeast strain were present. No hop aroma, but that fits with the style.
T - A very clean sweetness toward the front. Deep, rich caramel comes through right afterwards. Not overly hoppy. Really just a mild balanced bitterness. Toward the finish is when this beer gets really boozy. To date this is the strongest beer I've ever had, though, so it's all relative. Each sip finishes with warm alcohol spiciness.
M - Medium-to-thick body. Carbonation is mild, but what I would expect for a stronger beer. Syrupy finish that leaves the mouth feeling sticky. Deep alcohol warmth hits the chest from first sip to last.
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2011 02:36:01 | More by rundocrun
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Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
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