Old Stock Ale | North Coast Brewing Co.

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4.12/5
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3,247 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-26-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,773
Reviews:
1,518
Ratings:
3,247
pDev:
10.68%
Bros Score:
4.19
 
 
Wants:
188
Gots:
686
Trade:
20
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Ratings: 3,247 |  Reviews: 1,518
Photo of JoeB51982
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Goofster
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

When it's young it's meh. Aged for a few years and it really comes alive.

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Photo of tigerbeer90
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017 vintage poured from 12 oz bottle. First time picking this one up.
A: Reddish/amber hue
S: Getting some grape like aromas, but also some slight metallic notes
T: Fair amount going on. Prune, spices, and sweetness from the alcohol. A bit of a vinous aftertaste, bordering on grape syrup (but doesn't cross the off putting line)
M: Slightly thinner than I expected at 12% abv, a little dangerous. Not a complaint
O: From reading reviews, the 2017 vintage appears to be a bit better than previous years (idk). I'm glad I picked this up, and will definitely hold on to 1 or 2 to age.

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Photo of ManlyWealth
4.83/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This strong Ale is outstanding, near perfect. Angstrom Brothers, I used to love you rating system and reviews, but finding you’re missing the essence of craft beer any more. Your rating system is underscoring most really good craft beers for the most part. We used to be pretty similar in rating tastes but lately with your new rating system and the histogram, your way aoff. It’s just my opinion, but your ratings are not that good any more . Mosly underScoring very good brews.

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Photo of golf4collet
3.82/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of akk14
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

Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 3,247 ratings
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