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Red Brick Old Stock - Red Brick Brewing Company

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82
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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Red Brick Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chefmikeanderson on 11-17-2011)
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Groucho75

Georgia

2/5  rDev -44.1%

12-24-2011 14:21:27 | More by Groucho75
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khargro2

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

12-06-2013 02:05:05 | More by khargro2
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chinchill

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle served in a snifter.

Pours a cloudy orange-brown with more than 1 finger of thick tan head. The head is durable, but turns a less appealing chunky with reduction.

Has the aroma of an oak-aged sour ale with a good bit of malt and a hint of spruce. Higher ABV becomes more evident with warming.

T: Plenty of oak flavoring; really too much of it for my tastes and too much given the strength of the other flavor components. Those other components include a bit of prune and over-ripe dark fruit, yeast, and a hint of charcoal. Starts sweet but ends sour. Both sour and bitter components linger on in the aftertaste.

M: Medium-full body; good carbonation; creamy smooth.

O: I approached this with trepidation, having opened a bottle just a few days earlier that I suspected had gone bad. It was a drain pour. This was much better but still a little challenging, in part due to the resemblance to the spoiled bottle. Eventually, it proved to be interesting and near enjoyable, if a bit too sour for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 00:01:38 | More by chinchill
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JohnQVD

New York

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-02-2012 17:19:44 | More by JohnQVD
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tjsmith910

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.2%

01-10-2013 01:30:54 | More by tjsmith910
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.2%

09-29-2013 14:46:42 | More by ygtbsm94
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

3/5  rDev -16.2%

01-13-2013 22:37:15 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a goblet

A: Pours hazy amber/brown with a finger of fairly dense white head. Average retention with decent lacing.

S: Not a lot. Slight caramel sweetness with small amount of citrus hops.

T: Stronger favors than the aroma suggests, but similar in profile. Caramel sweetness starts off with a good amount of bitter and citrus hops. Not much alcohol burn at all. Quite smooth, but easily forgettable.

M: Light for the style with good carbonation.

O: Uninteresting, but not flawed.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 02:30:02 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.01/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Red Brick's Old Stock Ale is brewed in the style of an Old/Stock Ale. This is Red Brick's third entry into their inaugural Brick Mason series 2011. There is no label information nor bottle date.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to my Brick Mason Snifter. Served above 56º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Crispy copper biscuity head of a light frothy consistency. Body is a heavily hazed copper-brown hue. Carbonation is spritely and plentiful. Head quality is worthy of more. 3.25

(Smell) Potency of tart red grapes, acidic soured grain, vinous alcohol. Much less malt body than I'm used to for old ales, and what is there is doughy and soured. Very funky, fruity and chock full of esters with a sharp vinous, semi-dry aroma. The aroma is lacking focus and clarity. The aroma is swinging in the direction of infected beers, very muddy and funky. It's likely to be more offensive than not. 2.5

(Taste) Reminiscent of a malty Belgian Dubbel with a load of fruity esters, sour tartness. amongst a notable handful of brown candied sugar and some lightly toasted sourdough malt contribute a modest sweetness and body to enhance the body and better balance the flavor profile. Oak provides a subtle dryness and little flavor change. Mild fruity character of cherry and figs are notable throughout and the beer finishes with a sharp tart grape ester- some mild wine comparisons are evident. Infection is still highly possible- there's a slightly better composition than in the aroma in regards to off-characters, but it's still not likely to fall into people's liking, as it's neither pleasantly sour nor robustly full-flavored. It's seemingly uncommitted to an agreeable flavor profile. 3

(Mouthfeel) Very mellow malt thickness with some residual sweetness, a touch of slickness and a medium dry, lightly tart finish with a lingering fruit ester note. Quite boozy without an equally bold malt body nor yeast depth grants a medium/high alcohol presence. Body is light/medium for the style, medium+ overall. The carbonation works for what this beer has become, but not likely what it would have started from. 3.5

(Overall) A mildly boozy but overall tart, funky and fruity old ale with a lesser malt presence and residual sweetness than most Old ales are known for. Some slight sourness is to be expected, but even that reaches only a fraction of its potential, suggesting infection more than intention. Despite some notable wine-like characteristics, the hint of sourness doesn't really pull its own weight either, and what is left is seemingly some unfocused doughy wine-beer experiment, or at the very best a half-hearted and confused Belgian Dubbel. I would have preferred something with a bolder malt body and character. This beer in particular seems to be all over the place without any particular intended direction in mind. I feel for the blind shopper who picks these up on sale at some seedy package store. Even on a steep markdown, they're well past their prime, or worse- potentially infected. I think Red Brick recognized quality control issues from their Brick Mason 2011 series and that's why they rebooted the series anew in 2012 to better reviews. 3.25

Red Brick Brewing Company's
Red Brick Brick Mason Old Stock Ale
3.01/5.00

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2013 19:53:41 | More by Jadjunk
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cps98

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this in a box this evening a quick chill and it was ready to go. Thanks Corey for sending this one my way.

A – Slight haze, brownish with an orange hue. Nice 2 finger tan colored head that lingered for quite a while.

S – Got alcohol up front. Some caramel sweetness and small hints of oak are present.

T – Sweet malt / caramel are up front and dominate then some alcohol mixed with the oak on the back end.

M – A warm burn of alcohol, medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O – Nothing fancy a good sipper that after warming up slightly was pretty decent.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 00:33:06 | More by cps98
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle - $2.99 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, not quite murky, brown-amber body with a frothy, off-white head.

Smell: Lowly sweetish nose of toasted, caramelly malts, with a touch of toasted, tannic oak staves and freshly zested orange peel that, with the alcohol, presents a far-off sniff of orange brandy.

Taste: Again, toast and caramel though not too terribly bold and never, at any point, is it overtly sweet (or even near sweet). Also, a hint of unsweetened chocolate powder. Fruitiness of plums, plum skins, and bitter oranges. Simple, sweaty tannic oak character from the barrels. Drying, warming, slightly unclean finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: I had anticipated RBOS as just being a straightforward old ale without the barrels and the various spice additions, and, in retrospect, I think I would have preferred just that.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 21:36:46 | More by ChainGangGuy
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nickfl

Florida

3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours with two fingers of off-white foam on top of a hazy, dark amber-brown body. The head fades away slowly and leaves nice lace on the glass.

S - Some slightly dark fruit with notes of cherry and vanilla as well as a touch of toasted oak.

T - Thick, sweet malt up front. Some caramel and tartness in the middle with a finish of toffee, light herbal hops, and lingering grainy sweetness.

M - A thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - I was afraid that this was going to be infected, based on previous experiences with Red Brick products, but that doesn't seem to be an issue. Unfortunately, while it isn't infected, it is kind of bland and flabby. The malt is one dimensional and there really isn't much else going on. A little age might help.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 04:26:13 | More by nickfl
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afksports

New York

3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

I've actually liked Red Brick's other offerings, but here they have made a style that I just don't get along with. It's almost all malt. The red appearance takes a hard pour to generate head and lace, but it does stick around when pushed. The smell is nonexistent til it warms, and then features some darker citrus, some alcohol, and caramel.

It drinks medium to full body, which is nice, but the taste component is just bland. There's sweetness, and I got some figs and plum, but I could be imagining things. Mostly, it's just... there.

It's malt. Malty malt malt. And while it seems balanced even despite the somewhat cloying finish, it also seems like something I would forget about it as soon as this review is posted.

... Clicking & forgetting now...

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 03:11:02 | More by afksports
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Will_The_Thrill

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

06-27-2014 01:33:34 | More by Will_The_Thrill
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chefmikeanderson

Georgia

3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: nice mahogany color with a decent white head. little bits of lacing

S: smells is real light but has a nice caramel malt thats expected.

T: there is actually a decent amount of bitterness to this. overall it is quite lite compared to other old stocks I have but the flavor still fits the style just a little less bright. the caramel background is there but it may be a little fresh with the hops like i mentioned before.

M: perfect amount of carbonation

O: overall just seemed a little lacking in flavor and umph. the flavor that IS there makes it a easy drinking malty beer that is perfect for when youre looking for a change of pace between IPAs and stouts.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 03:19:03 | More by chefmikeanderson
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Tilley4

Tennessee

3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A new offering to the area from Red Brick...

Well this definitely looks the part of an old ale... Very murky and not much carbonation to it... Very still in the goblet...

Lots of oakiness coming through in the aromas... Slightly sweet aromas of the caramel malts used present also... Not quite as much fruit as I was hoping for... Fairly subdued overall...

Loads of the oak flavors seemingly dominate the caramel malts and brown sugar that attempt to bust through... Sort of tastes like it smells... Very subdued with the booze busting through in the end... Perhaps the slightest of hop presence?

This seems a little...lacking? It's not bad but I was hoping for something a little richer and fuller here... The oak sort of drowned everything else out and muddled things up for me quite a bit...

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 18:09:15 | More by Tilley4
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

7.9% eh? That seems a bit low... No matter.

On tap @ Barley Oak.

Pours a tawny coppery color, hazy, with a cream/yellow colored finger of head. Aroma was earthy, with a pronounced malt sweetness and dark fruits. Slight caramel. A bit more earthy spice notes on the taste, with those medium/dark fruitiness and malty caramel. No real booze notes on either the aroma or taste, so maybe this is a milder Old Ale. It's creamy and upper medium bodied. Slight carbonation.

Not amazingly stylized, but it's still tasty and drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2012 22:52:35 | More by EgadBananas
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shu

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-20-2013 01:03:06 | More by shu
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SFC21

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-23-2012 02:21:31 | More by SFC21
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Stalgondo

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-06-2012 16:16:20 | More by Stalgondo
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Omonigan

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-15-2014 00:25:55 | More by Omonigan
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WarnerJC8

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-31-2011 00:13:45 | More by WarnerJC8
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: single finger head on hazy deep amber and copper body. Very nice lacing.

S: sweet caramel malt. Pretty simple. Some cherry and citrus fruitiness.

T: strawberry and cherry dark fruit sweetness. Caramel malts and nut notes. A touch of toffee.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Not too bad. I was worried it would be boozier which it wasnt.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2012 03:06:45 | More by kylehay2004
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

There is something off with this beer in that it tastes like a Flanders ale. That woody, fruity, cherry thing. It's definitely not old ale, to me. Just too fruity and tangy. I mean I still do like the flavor profile and it's a nice beer for sure. But an old ale it is not. Maybe this got infected? Regardless, just do the same thing again and call it a Flanders red ale and you've got a winner! Problem solved.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 05:07:21 | More by RblWthACoz
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acevenom

Louisiana

3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a chalice. Pours deep clear caramel brown with a thin biege head that dissipates quickly. Some tiny bubbles can be seen streaming from the bottom of the glass. Sweet malts and cherries are forward in the aroma. It has a nice toffee smell to it as well. The taste is of sweet and bread malt, toffee, cherries, and some nuttiness as well. The flavors are well balanced and the alcohol is barely detectable in the taste. The body is medium to full with moderate carbonation. The beer is smooth and coats the mouth well. This lends itself to sipping well, but could also be easily gulped. Overall, this is a very good and well balanced old ale.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 02:27:30 | More by acevenom
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Red Brick Old Stock from Red Brick Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.