Old Stock Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.
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3.83/5 rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear brown with major red hightlights. Holding the beer up to a light turns the beer a dark syrupy ruby color. The head is short lived and quickly fades to an off-white collar around the glass. When swilred, the beer leaves alcoholic legs on the sides of the glass. This is going to be an alcoholic monster.
Smell is muscat wine, flowers, caramel and slight hint of dry, clean cardboard. An alcohol burn is there too.
Taste is sweet nutty and caramel malts with a real maple syrup edge to it. Hop bittering is apparent after the sweetness fades a bit. In the end you get a shadow of sweetness balanced by a bitter snap.
This is a thick syrupy beer that has generous carbonation to offset the sweetness. Too much carbonation leaves a carbonic bite that is not so pleasant. Alcohol warms the tongue and throat on the way down.
One is enough for me. I'm aging two of these and will open in a year or three to see what happens to it.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2004 22:58:38 | More by silenius
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Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
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