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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

2,812 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,812
Reviews: 1,413
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 144
Gots: 522 | 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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Ratings: 2,812 | Reviews: 1,413
Photo of Capsfan90
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of myuncle
3.19/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I was expecting more. I would lean to buying others.

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2011 vintage at 55 degrees into hand washed and dried snifter
Aroma of malt and wood, some alcohol but not overpowering
Head small (2 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to 3 mm ring and partial layer
Lacing poor – few small gravitationally elongated circular islands of tiny bubbles
Body dark amber, clear, effervescent
Flavor very subdued, sweet, dates, warming alcohol; no hops, no diacetyl
Palate full, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4.5, Overall 4.25

Photo of jason_nwx
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kornkid8600
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rick778
3.58/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeAndrews
4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LAND_MINE
4.84/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MaillardRx
4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JasonTaverner
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msscott1973
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Winston3737
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,812 ratings.