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Old Plowshare Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.

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Old Plowshare StoutOld Plowshare Stout

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BA SCORE
86
very good

184 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 13
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hyuga on 10-01-2005)
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Not a very picturesque Irish Dry Stout. Pours black/brown with a twinge of ruby. Initially, a vigorous head, but it eventually bids farewell leaving being only a skimpy membrane of tan bubbles. Certified Organic? Well, that's a relief!

Smell: The aroma is full of dry chocolate malt and sweetened coffee.

Taste: Tastes, however sparingly, of bittersweet chocolate marked by flavors of cold coffee and mild bitterness. Obligatory dry finish.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: A bit thin and light-bodied, but extremely drinkable and well-balanced. I could easily tackle the rest of the 4-pack if I was so inclined.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2005 04:43:54 | More by ChainGangGuy
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-28-2014 18:20:05 | More by JohnK17
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robertjskelton

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-22-2013 16:27:19 | More by jaydoc
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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-28-2013 05:32:14 | More by BillRoth
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Florida

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-31-2013 05:53:19 | More by bcsbeer
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

08-22-2013 04:27:21 | More by csfcmitchell
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-15-2013 00:31:47 | More by BeerForMuscle
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11%

08-14-2013 04:10:21 | More by kmos27
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cannunzi

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-29-2013 19:31:35 | More by cannunzi
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johntfox

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-21-2013 18:26:10 | More by johntfox
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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +24%

01-08-2013 05:14:55 | More by Geech
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cliff1066

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-05-2013 22:10:07 | More by cliff1066
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy dark reddish brown color with a small foamy khaky head with decent retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, molasses, chocolate, roasted malt, raisin, cream, and light herbal. Nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, vanilla, light coffee, and light herbal. Light bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, toast, and light coffee, and light herbal on the finish for a short bit. Very nice robustness and balance of flavors; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice dry stout! Nice robust and balanced flavors; very smooth to drink. Really enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 04:15:04 | More by superspak
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-21-2012 17:27:38 | More by RblWthACoz
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grumpygerman

Alabama

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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slowdaddy

Alabama

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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jmbraxton

Alabama

5/5  rDev +30.5%

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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking a cellar temp bottle poured into a pint glass. The beer has been in my basement for about 2 years. Pops open nicely and pours a rich chocolate color with fizzy beige head of about 1 cm that fades rapidly, and noisily to a string of wispy islands. Several small streams of bubbles continue to rise to the surface.
Aroma is roasted malt with some dark chocolate maybe a little sweet brown sugar hit that could also be dark fruit. Aroma is mild and more roasted than sweet for certain.
First sip reveals a fairly light body that is smooth with very fine carbonation. Very easy to drink this beer.
Flavor is roasted malt and then some dark chocolate and actually a little bitter like a high % cacao chocolate bar.
No hops or ABV presence detected.
A fairly straightforward but tasty, easy to drink stout. Quite nice in a world of ever increasing punch you in the face beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 04:03:41 | More by sulldaddy
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Massachusetts

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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chrispoint

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -21.7%

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Texas

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Old Plowshare Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.