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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

2,724 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,724
Reviews: 1,387
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 140
Gots: 483 | FT: 17
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 jason3125
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutBoi
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Josh012012
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jho3325
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thdude5
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth taste, good aroma for a higher % beer.

Photo of BHopp12
3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of OleDixie
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bobloblawlawblog11
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of benjaminkhlaw
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brandonparrent
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SackBlabbath
4.78/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Extremely exceptional, and far beyond my expectations. Gonna grab one tomorrow to age.

Photo of tard24
4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Badger5209
1.8/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

This is a very sweet beer, literally, not figuratively. I didn't like it. Poured some out, which I never do. I see this is highly rated, which is why I bought it. But the emperor has no clothes as far as I am concerned.

Photo of JasW
4.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The 2014 poured a gorgeous burgundy-tinted dark amber color into a tulip. Boozy nose. Has one of the most complex yet inexplicably balanced tastes of any beer I've ever tried. Malt, yeast, hops, fruit -- they all seem to be in there. My head is swimming, and it's not just the 11.8% ABV. This beer is an unabashed treat, and the folks at North Coast deserve a medal. Or at least people lining up to buy it. I could believe that kind of hype for an ale like this.

Photo of Harvest06
4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chris826
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nitter
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vancean2
4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SVance
3.71/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Seattle_Suds
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mikepcarney
4.79/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TTTBeer
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edavilamty
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,724 ratings.