Old Stock Ale | North Coast Brewing Co.

Old Stock AleOld Stock Ale
BA SCORE
4.12/5
3,232 Ratings
Old Stock AleOld Stock Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States
northcoastbrewing.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-26-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,723
Reviews:
1,512
Ratings:
3,232
pDev:
10.68%
Bros Score:
4.19
 
 
Wants:
186
Gots:
684
Trade:
20
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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stratusjeans
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AFunHobby
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crisp and smooth with a nice warming finish.

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Photo of Coronaeus
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eifster82
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattSn
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of _nickg_
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdwhitney
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Taste: Rich, malty,, warming alcohol, clean finish. Malty boozy nose. Copper, clear, tan head with a refined lattice of lace. Full but not heavy body. 34 IBUs

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Photo of jrsqc7
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deep mahogany with no lacing and small

Over ripe cherries and roasted nuts and alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium heavy and sticky.

Very good.

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Photo of mistahmojoryan
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of willcull78
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An outstanding brew from a brewery I am beginning to like more and more. I had Old Stock Ale 2017. When opened it had a nice malty aroma, and when poured it was a deep rich brown amber color. It looked delicious. And the aroma was even more noticeable and inviting. The foam was noticeable but minimal. The taste was a strong, flavorful, malty which lingered quite nicely. An outstanding brew from what I believe is an outstanding brewery. What beers I have had makes me want to head out to the North Coast for a visit.

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Photo of madelf66
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mdaniel723
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MjBrewhouse
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Squidretired
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Malty goodness. Pours with a rich creamy head which dissipates quickly. The nose smells of molasses. malt and spices. A slightly sharp flavor with lingering malt. The mouth feel is very rich. An excellent Old Ale.

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Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Houser
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skellbop
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

**
06/20/17

Bottle to tulip glass.

LOOK: medium brown color with a reddish hue. About 25% of light shining through. Mostly clear, but maybe a very slight haze. Minimal white head Fades quickly.

AROMA: grape, plum, rust.

TASTE: alcohol is upfront with vodka like notes, metallic/rust is a touch offputting. Molasses, some bready flavors and wine round it out nicely at least. Gets better as it warms up.

FEEL: Medium body, no carbonation. Smooth and mellow.

**

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Photo of andrewh995
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very hazy caramel color with no head. Smells of caramel, Cognac, spices, and malt. Tastes of caramel, sweet malt, mild booze, and golden raisins. Full bodied with light carbonation. And incredibly delicious beer overall.

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Photo of jheimbigner
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akolb
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2017 bottle. Aroma has brandy, figs, maple, apple, molasses, sweetness. Taste is big and sticky, dominated by a rich molasses sweetness. Leather, earth, pine, raisins, dates, and pepper play at the back of the tongue. Alcohol burn in the aftertaste is rather bourbon-like. Vinous and exceptionally chewy, this is one of the most liquor-like beers Ive ever had. A brash, boozy, complex beer that I think will be much improved by age.

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Photo of Benish
3.67/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 3,232 ratings
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