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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

2,775 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,775
Reviews: 1,401
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 145
Gots: 508 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  11.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-26-2001

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Photo of tridge85
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lanstrum
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bigdoc91
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JOrtt
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kamikazeokami
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xJMFCx
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brandonld23
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrStiffington
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thetravelguy01
3.03/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was hoping for more from this. It's not bad, hopefully it will improve with age.

Photo of reebtaerG
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tkdchampxi
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice beer. 2014 variety. dark brown and clear. i didn't get a lot of aroma but there was a bit of sugariness. caramel and vanilla is prominent, a little sour. at 11.8%abv, it's masked well.

Photo of Kevinpitts
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Must serve this at proper temp or else its just not the same. Hearty ale with some alcohol bite to it. Nice flavor.

Photo of whatname
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JebBeerFish
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

There are times when I get caught up in trying to find hard-to-find craft beer, and overlook the very good more widely available craft beer. Old Stock Ale is such a beer that I have overlooked for that reason, as well as its' label which I have found somewhat boring.

This is a very good beer. The beer bursts with flavor early on, especially bourbon and vanilla, as well as dark fruits and a balanced sweetness. It brings to mind Backwoods Bastard in the prominence of the bourbon and vanilla. As it warmed, and especially, towards the end, it evolves into sherry flavors and a tartness. The higher abv is noticeable, but not in an unpleasant way. I intend to stock up on a number of 4 packs.

Photo of Thecasehead
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lic217
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AndyBeerGuy
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mphis
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Devman171
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of McMatt7
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,775 ratings.