Old Stock Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by slusk:
3.98/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Pours a clear dark copper with a small, short lived light tan head.
S: Caramel and sweet malt with a spicy almost cinnamon like hop. Very appealing nose.
T: Tastes of dark or mildly burnt brown sugar and caramel with a piney, citrusy hop. This brew leans more towards a bitter hop spiceness. The sweetness doesn't longer long before the hops take a front seat. A noticeable warm alcohol, almost scotch-like burn Is not overpowering, reminiscent of an imperial stout that has some residual sweetness with a pleasant aftertaste and warmth. The malt re-appears in the end in the form of a nice biscuit note as the palate relaxes.
M: Medium body with a light to moderate carbonation that lets the complexity shine through.
O: I like this beer quite a lot. It's like a hopped up double brown ale. It has a good bit of hop bitterness but they didn't over power the malty tones with a lot of late hop additions so the very last thing you taste on the palate is a biscuit malt flavor and sweetness. I'm a fan.
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2014 22:37:00 | More by slusk
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3.85/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2013 vintage in 12oz bottle. Served at 48degs. The beer poured a cloudy caramel color. A thick foamy head persisted for about 15 mins. Aroma is molasses, fermented dark fruit, prune, alcohol and bread (the Maris Otter comes through!). Alcohol and vinous sweetness on the palate. A pleasant bitterness on the finish with a touch of oxidation. This is a big beer and it takes time to sort it out. Thick mouthfeel with a long long finish. Overall, nothing to complain about. It doesn't feel like there are a lot of silly spice additions to detract from the wonderful malt and the rich gravity of this beer. I have come to expect a lot from North Coast. This beer does not disappoint. It's a little hot. I have three other bottles that I will let sit another year. Then we will see if the alcohol has mellowed a bit.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 22:47:37 | More by chickenflea
Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,443 ratings.