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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

2,584 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,584
Reviews: 1,368
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 126
Gots: 437 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -15%

tclapper, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Harvey98, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

HopStoopid120, Dec 16, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours deep copper with ruby hues into my pint glass with about a finger of bubbly head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing whatsoever, looked more like a glass of soda-pop.

S - Roasted malts, caramel and toffee sweetness, dark fruit - raisin, figs, also some molasses and vanilla. Very faint unless given a good swirl.

T - Caramel malts, grain, brown sugar, vanilla, and plenty of dark fruit - raisins, figs and prunes. Very delicate balance between flavors and booziness.

M - Starts way over carbonated, but after giving it a minute and a few swirls it calms down into something enjoyable, smooth and buttery.

O - I enjoyed trying this one, worth adding to the list but won't necessarily be seeking it out.

StoneBrewFanatic, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

harpus, Dec 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -27.2%

rpaul2012, Dec 16, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

kenzak, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

Jiffypop, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

twelveinches, Dec 12, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

mhaugo, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

dvanhandel, Dec 11, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

CEDAMA, Dec 11, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I drank this at 6:25 am with a breakfast platter with steak from Popeye’s. North Coast Old Stock Ale 2011 edition has a rather thin, beige head (in the hi-ball glass I used) and a hazy, orange-amber appearance with a few bubbles and some lacing. The aroma is of prunes, alcohol, and brandy. Taste is of plums or prunes even, alcohol, brandy bitterness, and cream sherry sweetness, with an overall strong alcohol presence across the sip. The mouthfeel is thick, dense, and heavy, and North Coast Old Stock Ale finishes semi-dry, alcohilic, and challenging. I really enjoyed sipping this with an early-morning breakfast, and I recommend it, although not necessarily with breakfast.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Shango42, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

jriggins6, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

inventsituations, Dec 08, 2011
Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,584 ratings.