Carling Black Label Extra Old Stock - Molson Coors Canada

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Carling Black Label Extra Old StockCarling Black Label Extra Old Stock

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75
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11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 2.86
pDev: 18.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  5.65% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: 67cuda on 10-05-2005)
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3/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +31.1%

Photo of Derek
3.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Probably based on the classic okeef Canadian stock ale.

A-clear and golden, pours with a nice head but only leaves a thin ring of retention.

S- hints of sweet grain and floral hops.

T- pleasant grain with a light sweetness, hints of underlying hops (floral, grassy and a bit of earth), gentle bitterness.

M-smooth moderate body with an off dry finish.

O- This old school stock ale has stood the test of time.

Photo of schopenhauerale
2/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of harpus
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bumchilly25
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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2/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of CrazyMike
2.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear, dull yellow appearance with minimal head that slowly disappears. Smell is sweet with a strong hint of corn and apples.

Taste is sweet with a hint of apples and vegetables. Picked up some corn and grainy hops. This is all surprisingly light for a malt liquor, couldn't tell if this was a macro-lager at first. Light to medium bodied with high carbonation. Aftertaste is very sweet.

Overall, this is a strange brew. Very light tasting, but seems like it's loaded with sugar (like other malt liquors). Nonetheless, it's unbalanced and not upset that it's retired.

Photo of biboergosum
2.4/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

341ml bottle. Upon opting for this from the scant choices in the beer fridge at the dive bar where I awaited my girlfriend for our anniversary (we met there), the two older gentlemen (ok, barflies) whooped approvingly that I was picking an 'old standard'. Good to be part of the gang, at least temporarily, I suppose.

This beer pours a very clear, pale, pale golden straw colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and fizzy bone-white head, which settles quickly, leaving a jagged ring of sudsy lace around the old-school mug.

It smells of generic fruity corn mash, a touch of grainy malt, perfumed floral hops, and a bit of plastic/metallic astringency. The taste is sweet mushy corn grits, stale, overripe apples, a further mere suggestion of grainy malt, floral, dead grassy, and weedy hops, and a sugary alcohol edginess.

The carbonation is quite alive and kicking, but mostly in an innocuously frothy sense, the body medium-light in weight, a tad watery, and pretty much cloying in its weak-form smoothness. It finishes off-dry, with a warm, smoothly sugary, and weakening tainted graininess.

Easy enough to drink, I suppose, for the style (though malt liquor seems a bit overwrought a denomination for this particular offering) and yet too clingy to enjoy at length, I would imagine. Sorry, fellas, my gal and I are off and away, after paying our due respects to this gin joint, to see the better beer purveyors of our fair burg about a horse.

Photo of allergictomacros
3.1/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear gold with a wimpy, weak head.

S - Sweet with apples and a light hoppiness.

T- Typical macro-ish flavour, some veggies and apple.

M - Typically fizzy and yellow.

D - Basic macro-ish malt liquor. Drinkable and inoffensive. Obviously not flavourful.

Photo of 67cuda
3.53/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer pours a pale yellow color, with a small, quickly-dissipated white head. The color is fairly standard for malt liquor, the not-so-delicious shade of yellow. The smell was much better than other malt liquors I've tried, it smelled like caramelized malt with a small amount of alcohol, much more mild than others I've smelled. I found the taste to be fairly balanced, the malt wasn't too strong, and there was still a noticeable taste of hops present. The mouthfeel was decent, nothing terribly exciting, but not bad either. I found it to be quite drinkable, though unfortunately its not like I can get more very easily, since I don't think they sell it in the US. I believe this beer may be O'Keefe's Extra Old Stock but now renamed to Carling Black Label to fit in with Molson's other beers.

Carling Black Label Extra Old Stock from Molson Coors Canada
75 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.