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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

2,482 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,482
Reviews: 1,357
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 126
Gots: 406 | 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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FinchSCF

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

08-05-2014 01:42:18 | More by FinchSCF
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MrJolly

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

08-05-2014 00:46:32 | More by MrJolly
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Big_Dave

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-04-2014 06:40:53 | More by Big_Dave
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HerbMeowing

Virginia

5/5  rDev +21.4%

08-04-2014 02:20:41 | More by HerbMeowing
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JoelClark

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

08-03-2014 19:04:52 | More by JoelClark
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illpass78

Maine

3.6/5  rDev -12.6%

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark, vaguely cloudy ruby with some pretty furious carbonation. The carbonation makes a lot of noise; it's almost angry sounding.

Aroma: Booze really dominates the smell. There's also some caramel, grape, and grassy hop smell, but the booze kind of drowns them out.

Taste: This beer has a very big boozy presence that becomes more pronounced as it warms. The other flavors in the nose are also present, but for me, as someone who doesn't drink a lot of high-alcohol beers, the booze was very forward. Also some vinous characteristics. The warmer it got, the harsher it got; by the end it was basically paint thinner.

Mouthfeel: Well-balanced, medium body.

Overall: I'm not really the audience for this beer, because I'm not super into howitzer-grade alcohol. It's well executed, and old/stock ale fans will almost certainly enjoy it. A decent sipper, but not something that motivates me to genuflect.

08-03-2014 03:01:42 | More by illpass78
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hbchrisg

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-02-2014 03:17:41 | More by hbchrisg
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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Maine

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-23-2014 19:33:44 | More by Narthax
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California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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hoppy91

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -15%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Dave1999

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-19-2014 02:23:14 | More by Dave1999
Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,482 ratings.