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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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sergeantstogie

Washington

4.95/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2011 batch.

Poured a gorgeous dark amber color. I can almost imagine ants frozen in time in this dark yet glowing elixir.

The smell is just a hint of what lies ahead in flavor. It smells like walking into a house where a pineapple upside down cake just got thrown to bake in the oven by mom because she was afraid that pineapple was going to rot and we don't have the kind of money where something as expensive as a pineapple can go to waste.

The taste is pineapple upside down cake. What else did you think I would say? Well to be honest there are hints of boozy bourbon vanilla. Just a hint.

For such a heavy experience of a beer, it comes off very light. Not a ton of carbonation, but it's an old ale; That's ok.

This is the second year I have been lucky enough to drink this delicious beer and I gotta say it is easily on my Island list if such a thing exists. Dessert in a glass without being sweet and cloying. The only ding in my score comes from this and all the past Old Stock Ales from North Coast have had almost no head. Apart from that this beer would have been all 5's.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 16:47:35 | More by sergeantstogie
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Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,416 ratings.