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Old Stock Ale | North Coast Brewing Co.

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Old Stock AleOld Stock Ale
3,240 Ratings
Old Stock AleOld Stock Ale

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

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-26-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip.

A- Pours a hazy, dark brown body with a small white head that reduces to a white ring.

S- Hmm.. interesting.. toffee, caramel, toasted malt, some booze.

T- Lots of butterscotch, toffee, nuts, and caramel, almost like peanut brittle. Sweet, malty, and tasty. Roasty aftertaste.

M- Medium body, medium carbonation. A sipper.

This is a very nicely brewed beer. A little more eye-catching label would push this to the world-class category.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Impressive amount of off white head, considering the 11.9% this thing is packing. Lovely dark wood, coppery color.

S: I am in for a treat. Toffee sweetness, with an undercurrent of dark fruit aromas. Oh, and did I mention booze?

T: Toffee, booze. Reminds me of sipping on a good bourbon or scotch (at least, it would, if I had ever sipped a fine liquor). This is a beer that is meant to be sipped slowly, and shared among good friends.

M: Thick, but not as thick as you might expect at this ABV. This, along with a light bit of carbonation, ensure this beer is dangerously drinkable.

Overall: North Coast delivers another exceptional brew with Old Stock Ale. While not something I would seek out constantly, you can bet I'll have some around for special occasions.

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Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 3,240 ratings
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