Red Brick Old Stock - Red Brick Brewing Company
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3.53/5 rDev -1.4%
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.
06-14-2012 03:06:45 | More by kylehay2004
3.15/5 rDev -12%
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.
12-22-2011 21:36:46 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.58/5 rDev 0%
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.
12-11-2012 05:07:21 | More by RblWthACoz
3.18/5 rDev -11.2%
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.
10-23-2012 04:26:13 | More by nickfl
3.98/5 rDev +11.2%
Pours a slightly turgid dark amber with a somewhat slight head. Smells firm, not too sweet, somewhat woody, and with a nice dry licorice note in the background. Much better than the Heavy Seas Plank 1 old ale that I just had. The taste also has a pleasant woodiness with some nice barrel notes- tastes more like a touch of brandy than bourbon notes- still fairly slight, more residual than if the wood had been soaked recently, but nice. There is some firm malt, some dry bitterness, and some dark dried fruit. Smooth, but with just enough of a bite. Very nice. I continue to be impressed with the Brick Mason series- keep them coming!
01-23-2012 01:24:17 | More by Georgiabeer
2.75/5 rDev -23.2%
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.
07-03-2012 00:01:38 | More by chinchill
3.58/5 rDev 0%
Strong aroma has a malty core and a firm fruity, almost brandy-like overtone. It pours a clear, dark mahogany with a fluffy, pale tan head. Malty, fruity aroma has a brandy-ish tang and a hint of caramel. Strong-bodied texture is lively and fizzy, leaving a nice fruity tingle and an apple brandy nip.
02-26-2012 20:16:42 | More by Cyberkedi
4/5 rDev +11.7%
1144th Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
Purchased from Total Wine Tampa for $2.79
App- A murky mix of orange and amber yellows and browns. A small one finger head with some good cling as well.
Smell- Lush citrus with some caramel malty undertones. Some whispy booze notes as well.
Taste- Nice blended mix of malty and sweet. This one is an old ale with a certain flavor I can't put my finger on. Creme fraisch? Walnuts? It's something but just stumped.
Mouth- A very low/medium body with a medium carbonation. Creamy, lush and a tad nutty on the finish.
Drink- Enjoyable, creamy and layered with sweetness. It was a tad different from what I was hoping for but shouldve bought one more.
03-16-2012 17:41:07 | More by FosterJM
3.48/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
01-21-2012 22:52:35 | More by EgadBananas
3.93/5 rDev +9.8%
Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. No freshness date.
A- Pours a reddish brown color with a 1/2 inch light tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a good amount of surface foam. Lacing tries, but doesn't hold up much.
S- Booze fume that's slightly off-putting with faint sweet malts in the back.
T- The booze is more toned down in the flavor which allows the toasty malts to make their way to the front and be known. Still pretty sweet and even has a vegetable vibe going on which is kind of odd but somehow works in the scheme of things. Some hop bitterness lingers in the aftertaste.
M- Quite smooth considering the high amount of ingredients. Very little burn, very little bitterness (all things considered) and not too heavy. This is actually where the beer really shines. Medium carbonation.
O- Not amazing, but not too shabby either. My first try by this brewery and I'm quite satisfied.
04-10-2012 00:34:55 | More by Immortale25
4.33/5 rDev +20.9%
appearance: copper amberish color with nice head rtenteion
smell: carmale, sweet breads
taste: bready and sweet, nice balance of caramel and hops. this is very drinkable and well executed english old ale.
drinkability: Red Brick has done a great job on their specialty beers latley, looking forward to more liek this and smoked vanilla gorilla.
01-12-2012 01:01:27 | More by CampusCrew
3.83/5 rDev +7%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into an imperial pint.
This beer pour out a hazy red-brown with a finger of head that retains and laces well. The aroma is sweet, malty, and very heavy on dark fruits. There's an apparent alcohol twang here as well. The taste doesn't stray from the aroma at all. Sweet malts, lots of dark fruits, a bit of alcohol. The finish does have a nice bit of tartness that helps round out the sweetness assault. The mouthfeel is thick and nicely carbonated, and the drinkability is average for the style. Overall, it's a good old ale. Nothing outstanding, but it's not a bad buy.
06-06-2012 02:56:05 | More by shand
3/5 rDev -16.2%
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.
12-28-2011 02:30:02 | More by coreyfmcdonald
3.33/5 rDev -7%
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...
12-01-2011 18:09:15 | More by Tilley4
Red Brick Old Stock from Red Brick Brewing Company
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