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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

2,416 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,416
Reviews: 1,352
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 123
Gots: 393 | 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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jeff1973

California

3.75/5  rDev -9%

06-19-2014 03:23:11 | More by jeff1973
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CameronF

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-17-2014 02:44:31 | More by CameronF
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9%

06-16-2014 12:43:04 | More by Burkbom23
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Kjwcontact


4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-16-2014 04:29:50 | More by Kjwcontact
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AgentMunky

California

3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Firestone Walker tasting glass. Vintage 2012.

A: Clear molasses-brown. No head.

S: So sweet, so pleasant. Strong and intimidating. Dead-yeast-booze and wine and raisins.

T: A little on the sweet side, with heavy brown sugar notes and hints of yeasty sharpness. Not a WHOLE lot going on, but it's alright.

M/O: A little bland and generic (over-smooth). I'm sure it's delicious, and I'd like to try it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 06:35:03 | More by AgentMunky
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BierJager89

California

4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark amber brown/orange with an off-white ring of head.

S: Sweet, but faint nose, some dark fruits, some must, but not a ton else.

T: Some sweet dark fruits, bready malts, pretty subtle. A bit of orange, some other sweet fruits.

M: Medium bodied and smooth.

O: It's subtle, it's sweet, and it's good.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 06:21:36 | More by BierJager89
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Paccamacca

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-15-2014 06:04:45 | More by Paccamacca
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m0unds

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-15-2014 01:47:42 | More by m0unds
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mattboyer182

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-14-2014 22:48:51 | More by mattboyer182
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JJChrist

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-14-2014 17:26:28 | More by JJChrist
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Brutus627

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

06-14-2014 03:13:00 | More by Brutus627
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IrishTank

Kansas

1.5/5  rDev -63.6%

06-14-2014 01:30:44 | More by IrishTank
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caahare

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-13-2014 04:34:17 | More by caahare
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yeaprolly

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-12-2014 23:41:08 | More by yeaprolly
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cl3

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

06-12-2014 16:58:48 | More by cl3
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WesMantooth

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-12-2014 02:25:40 | More by WesMantooth
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boesesfleisch

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-11-2014 04:58:11 | More by boesesfleisch
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Gus_13

Mississippi

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-10-2014 19:23:20 | More by Gus_13
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pjkelley82

New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-10-2014 00:33:39 | More by pjkelley82
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-09-2014 20:42:59 | More by jjheinrichs
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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9%

06-08-2014 22:33:25 | More by SaxmanRick
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ediaz

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-08-2014 04:05:55 | More by ediaz
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Kaizoku

Sweden

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

06-07-2014 10:40:15 | More by Kaizoku
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KevMo84

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-07-2014 07:18:30 | More by KevMo84
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TheSixthRing

California

4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Old Stock Ale 2014

Appearance - Pours a relatively clear deep reddish amber with a light khaki finger width head. Good retention, resulting in a broken layer of surface suds and a decent ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell - Caramel, sweet raisin and coconut notes hit the nose with a nice harmonic balance.

Taste - Follows the nose. Deep caramel character is the base, with notes of sweet raisin and especially coconut, which strengthens as the brew warms. Maybe a touch of red apple in there. A light, warming quality comes through in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied with light carbonation. Velvety, almost cream-like quality. Semi-dry finish. Stupid smooth for nearly 12%.

Overall - Man oh man, where has this been all my life? I'm in love. Drinks like a BA barleywine, without all the strong bourbon punch. This is one I'll be revisiting in the near future, granted I can find it.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 05:51:37 | More by TheSixthRing
Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,416 ratings.