Old Stock Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.

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Old Stock AleOld Stock Ale

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2,680 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,680
Reviews: 1,373
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 133
Gots: 460 | FT: 16
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into snifter; 2012 vintage, bottled in early 2012. Pours slightly hazy dark ruby red color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big caramel, toffee, toast, raisin, plum, fig, apple, date, cherry, brown sugar, brown bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, raisin, plum, fig, apple, date, cherry, brown sugar, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, brown bread, raisin, plum, fig, apple, date, cherry, brown sugar, light nuttiness, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and balance of dark/bready malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy and moderately slick/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome old ale. All around great complexity and balance of dark/bready malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; and quite smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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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

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Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,680 ratings.