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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

2,643 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,643
Reviews: 1,371
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 129
Gots: 454 | 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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Photo of SomethingClever
4.84/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter 2012 bottle

A: like a glass of cloudy Carmel almost no head

S: You get these nice hop notes but they are over powered by Carmel malts, figs, dates

T: rich Carmel toffee dates smooth hints of hops but very mellow but you can tell this was pretty high hopped but they are so mellow. Almost no booze taste

M: medium to full bodied doesn't lay on the tongue too much

O: just a beautiful beer, it has the deep hints of hops but very mellow in taste smooth Carmel toffee deep thick doughy bread taste. This beer is quite impressive and thank god easily looked over

SomethingClever, Nov 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

2013 Vintage

Look: Almost looks like dark apple cider, very thick and dense appearance, a ring of lace formed around the glass

Smell: Lots of brown sugar, some caramel/toffee, a little bit of alcohol. Very malty.

Taste: Just like the smell. Tons and tons of sweet brown sugary malts. Massive beer, very complex. Definitely some alcohol but it is masked well by all of the surrounding flavors.

Moutfeel: Very dense mouthfeel, sticky and syrupy. Definitely a sipper.

Overall a great beer on a cool November night. Enjoy! I'll be sipping this one for hours.

PatrickKellyCT, Nov 02, 2014
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Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,643 ratings.