Old Stock Ale | North Coast Brewing Co.

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Old Stock AleOld Stock Ale
3,259 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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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of don1481
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 12 oz 2012 edition bottle of this. Let's see how this goes.

A: Pours, like others have said, a hazy brownish-red color. Around a half finger of head. Good amount of bubbles.

S: Definitely boozy, but raisin-y/molasses as well. Intriguing on the nose.

T: Holy wow. I did *not* expect this, even after reading the other reviews. Can't taste the alcohol really at all, which is surprising at this level of ABV. Definitely get the raisin, vanilla notes that others wrote about here. Very complex.

M: Slightly syrupy is an appropriate descriptor here. Definitely thicker than other beers, but not at all a negative. It's... different.

O: Spectacular. I'm going to get a few of these and cellar them and see what happens. I'm very glad that I pull up BA on my phone whenever I'm in the liquor store!

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Photo of mwbrady12
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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3/5  rDev -27.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: dark ruby red. mostly clear with just a touch of haziness. small tan head that leaves behind a lacing

Smell: booziness, strong malts. sweetness. fairly weak and whats there is a little too dominated by the booze

Taste: earthy hops, strong malts, caramel and toffee, booze. booze isn't overpowering as the nose suggests.

Mouthfeel: heavy and warm. fairly creamy and clean

Overall: a good well done version that seems to be fairly easy to get your hands on. definitely to snatch some up and cellar or drink some. great gateway into a style that is just unbeatable to me.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 3,259 ratings
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