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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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silver0rlead

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2004 vintage: Pours a magnificent, cloudy ruby-tinged mahogany with a nice than head that is quickly killed by the alcohol. Aroma is striking with its malty, sweet and alcoholic presence with hints of caramel, molasses, fruity esters, dark fruits (currant and blackberry), toffee and a slight diacetyl presence. This one is definately a sipper, as the alcohol bite is somewhat harsh. The flavor is incredibly complex with huge malt notes of molasses, brown sugar, caramel, toasted bread, currant, plum, blackberry, raisins and toffee. There are some light floral and piney hop notes here but they definately take a backseat to the malt. This almost seems like an english barleywine due to the huge malt profile, and this beer has quite a scotch-like burn and some nice vinous flavors . The mouthfeel is huge and thick, chewy with a big body and light carbonation, drinkability is just descent as this one still carries a big alcohol bite and is fairly harsh. Quite enjoyable and complex, but could definately mellow out some more.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2005 05:56:11 | More by silver0rlead
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A- Brownish-ruby hue with very small tan head
S- bready malts, raisins, sweetness, some oaky wood
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M- wonderful, velvety creamy mouthfeel. Not much on the hops, very faint, if any. Medium carb.
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Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,416 ratings.