Carling Black Label Extra Old Stock | Molson Coors Canada

BA SCORE
81
good
12 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada
Ontario, Canada
molson.com

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.65%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by 67cuda on 10-05-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
12
Reviews:
5
Avg:
2.96
pDev:
18.24%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by the Alström Bros:

  None found.

More User Reviews:
Photo of biboergosum
2.38/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

341ml bottle. Upon opting for this from the scant choices in the beer fridge at the dive bar where I awaited my girlfriend for our anniversary (we met there), the two older gentlemen (ok, barflies) whooped approvingly that I was picking an 'old standard'. Good to be part of the gang, at least temporarily, I suppose.

This beer pours a very clear, pale, pale golden straw colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and fizzy bone-white head, which settles quickly, leaving a jagged ring of sudsy lace around the old-school mug.

It smells of generic fruity corn mash, a touch of grainy malt, perfumed floral hops, and a bit of plastic/metallic astringency. The taste is sweet mushy corn grits, stale, overripe apples, a further mere suggestion of grainy malt, floral, dead grassy, and weedy hops, and a sugary alcohol edginess.

The carbonation is quite alive and kicking, but mostly in an innocuously frothy sense, the body medium-light in weight, a tad watery, and pretty much cloying in its weak-form smoothness. It finishes off-dry, with a warm, smoothly sugary, and weakening tainted graininess.

Easy enough to drink, I suppose, for the style (though malt liquor seems a bit overwrought a denomination for this particular offering) and yet too clingy to enjoy at length, I would imagine. Sorry, fellas, my gal and I are off and away, after paying our due respects to this gin joint, to see the better beer purveyors of our fair burg about a horse.

 1,463 characters

Photo of ThirstyDutchman
3/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of 67cuda
3.52/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer pours a pale yellow color, with a small, quickly-dissipated white head. The color is fairly standard for malt liquor, the not-so-delicious shade of yellow. The smell was much better than other malt liquors I've tried, it smelled like caramelized malt with a small amount of alcohol, much more mild than others I've smelled. I found the taste to be fairly balanced, the malt wasn't too strong, and there was still a noticeable taste of hops present. The mouthfeel was decent, nothing terribly exciting, but not bad either. I found it to be quite drinkable, though unfortunately its not like I can get more very easily, since I don't think they sell it in the US. I believe this beer may be O'Keefe's Extra Old Stock but now renamed to Carling Black Label to fit in with Molson's other beers.

 800 characters

Photo of CrazyMike
2.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear, dull yellow appearance with minimal head that slowly disappears. Smell is sweet with a strong hint of corn and apples.

Taste is sweet with a hint of apples and vegetables. Picked up some corn and grainy hops. This is all surprisingly light for a malt liquor, couldn't tell if this was a macro-lager at first. Light to medium bodied with high carbonation. Aftertaste is very sweet.

Overall, this is a strange brew. Very light tasting, but seems like it's loaded with sugar (like other malt liquors). Nonetheless, it's unbalanced and not upset that it's retired.

 570 characters

Photo of bumchilly25
2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of papawu76
2/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of Derek
3.3/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Probably based on the classic okeef Canadian stock ale.

A-clear and golden, pours with a nice head but only leaves a thin ring of retention.

S- hints of sweet grain and floral hops.

T- pleasant grain with a light sweetness, hints of underlying hops (floral, grassy and a bit of earth), gentle bitterness.

M-smooth moderate body with an off dry finish.

O- This old school stock ale has stood the test of time.

 413 characters

Photo of harpus
2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of celticcanuck
3.75/5  rDev +26.7%

Photo of allergictomacros
3.1/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear gold with a wimpy, weak head.

S - Sweet with apples and a light hoppiness.

T- Typical macro-ish flavour, some veggies and apple.

M - Typically fizzy and yellow.

D - Basic macro-ish malt liquor. Drinkable and inoffensive. Obviously not flavourful.

 260 characters

Photo of schopenhauerale
2/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of imfinished
2.59/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Carling Black Label Extra Old Stock from Molson Coors Canada
2.96 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More