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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

2,418 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,418
Reviews: 1,353
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 123
Gots: 394 | 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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tdm168

North Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber color with a thin layer of bubbly, soft, loose, off white head that has little retention. The nose has an odd medicinal, cherry aroma. The flavor is malty and caramelly up front followed by some cherry notes and finishes warm with some alcohol coming through. The flavor is a little medicinal as the beer warms. The mouthfeel is full bodied, smooth, and well carbonated.

This is an unusual beer. The medicinal characteristics detract from what appears to be a great underlying beer. Overall, I'm disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 04:21:18 | More by tdm168
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Catracho5

California

4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is the 2012 bomber edition. I have never had this fresh.

Serving type: 22 ounce bomber poured into a Belgian tulip glass.

Appearance: Looks great in the glass, dark reddish brown, cloudy, off white head, lots of tiny bubbles, not much lacing,

Smell: Two years old and not much on the aroma. There is some kind of faint malt aroma, not sure what it is, but definitely no alcohol on the nose. Not much for aroma, very subtle I can't identify the smell. It's like a bread, malt, caramel aroma, definitely not significant.

Taste: Bitterness upfront, some malt bread flavor in the middle, a nice grape wine like flavor with some slight sourness. As the beer warms, the bitterness lessens, the grape like flavor becomes more prevalent, very nice.

Mouthfeel: a lot of tiny bubbles, dry, metallic like feel, not thick.

Very nice beer, definitely better a little warm than right out of the fridge. Very good, I am going to try 2014 to get a comparison. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 02:21:27 | More by Catracho5
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Louisiana

4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage poured into snifter
A- Brownish-ruby hue with very small tan head
S- bready malts, raisins, sweetness, some oaky wood
T- follows nose pretty much. Slight malty booziness.
M- wonderful, velvety creamy mouthfeel. Not much on the hops, very faint, if any. Medium carb.
O- overall, very nice Old Ale. Almost a barrel-aged booziness that gives a good alcohol presence, but no burn. Very nice offering.

Serving type: bottle

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
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2011 Old Stock Ale in my snifter... absolute perfect melding of aroma, taste, experience... such a different vibe. Very deep amber hue accented by a strong, sweet molasses scent. Tastes like a liquid dream... smoothest mouthfeel I have experienced, save perhaps FIS... overall a winner... back to the bottle shop for a few more to age.

Serving type: bottle

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Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,418 ratings.