Old Stock Ale | North Coast Brewing Co.

3,219 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-26-2001

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance-Dark red like cranberry juice to brown with a light tan foam.

Smell-Toffee, Peanut Brittle,

Taste-I'm waffling between 3.75 and 4. Follows the nose with a heavy red flavor almost like medicine but then comes back with purple grape and coffee.

Mouthfeel-Full body with a good finish. No complaints on this one.

Overall-Great smell and appearance, well done North Coast.

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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good Beer Sunday
2009 poured straight down the middle of my new Savor tulip
A - thin fizzy head, goes away very quick, I see more brown than the expected dark amber, the amber is still there in the lighted edges
S - super bourbon boozy, very strong
T - wow, the smell is a total throw off! I love the balance on this one. lots of vanilla, still boozy but really really well balanced for me. its sweet but not overly. its like a really good tiramasu, your know its sweet and boozy but it all works together really well
M - different but i like it, again surprised with this one. Its not the usual syrupy thick feel (that i like) but it has some lightness to it, but its not carbonation. Its not too light by any means.
O - overall this beer was more than i was expecting. Color and smell didnt have me too confident but taste and mouthfeel really impressed

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Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
4.1 out of 5 based on 3,219 ratings.
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