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Old Stock Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.

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Old Stock AleOld Stock Ale

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2,811 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,811
Reviews: 1,412
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 144
Gots: 521 | FT: 22
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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A- Pours murky dark red/brown with a half finger off white head that dissipated rather quick. lots of alcohol legs on this one.

S- A touch of alcohol. There is a good bit of dark fruits. A bit of caramel and toffee. Some fruity bitterness. A very malty smelling beer.

T- Whew, an almost roasty and smokey maltiness up front. Followed by a bunch of the dark fruits. There is a touch of alcohol but its almost needed to keep the rest of the beer in check. A complex variety of caramel, molasses and toffee flavors. This beer is constantly changing.

M- Thick and syrupy. Definitely warming in the gut. Is very silky but the alcohol keeps you on your toes in this brew. Really coats the mouth and has a nice heavy feel.

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Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
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