Red Brick Old Stock | Red Brick Brewing Company

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Red Brick Old StockRed Brick Old Stock

Brewed by:
Red Brick Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by chefmikeanderson on 11-17-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of jaidenjb
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of CampusCrew
4.3/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance: copper amberish color with nice head rtenteion

smell: carmale, sweet breads

taste: bready and sweet, nice balance of caramel and hops. this is very drinkable and well executed english old ale.

drinkability: Red Brick has done a great job on their specialty beers latley, looking forward to more liek this and smoked vanilla gorilla.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Red Brick Old Stock Ale (purchased at Matherne’s in Laplace, La.) has a very thick, frothy, beige head, a somewhat murky, caramel-brown appearance, some tight bubble streams, and lots of sediment floating about, especially after swishing the bottom of the bottle. Lacing is thick and heavy. The aroma is of dank, old (this bottle is about three years old), bready ale. Maybe, some orange sweetness. Taste is of brown bread crust, sharp, yet not harsh, bitterness, orange, a shade of licorice, and some sourness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Red Brick Old Stock Ale finishes semi-dry, belchy, and rather easy drinking (for such a high abv).


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Photo of Skelton
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.21/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 12 oz bottle, with no bottled on or drink by date on not real sure how old it is

A - Cloudy orange/brown with 1 full finger of head and lots of lace left in the glass

S - Smells like a sour! A brown sour beer..thats about all I am getting. Smells great

T - Like the smell, tastes like a sour strong ale. Brown sugar, a faint sweetness. Not much hop action going on that I can tell

M - Full bodied and well carbonated

O - A very good strong ale! Almost a sour strong ale. Well done..

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Photo of ltdantheman
4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of FosterJM
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1144th Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
12 oz

Purchased from Total Wine Tampa for $2.79

App- A murky mix of orange and amber yellows and browns. A small one finger head with some good cling as well.

Smell- Lush citrus with some caramel malty undertones. Some whispy booze notes as well.

Taste- Nice blended mix of malty and sweet. This one is an old ale with a certain flavor I can't put my finger on. Creme fraisch? Walnuts? It's something but just stumped.

Mouth- A very low/medium body with a medium carbonation. Creamy, lush and a tad nutty on the finish.

Drink- Enjoyable, creamy and layered with sweetness. It was a tad different from what I was hoping for but shouldve bought one more.

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Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of heyta
4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly turgid dark amber with a somewhat slight head. Smells firm, not too sweet, somewhat woody, and with a nice dry licorice note in the background. Much better than the Heavy Seas Plank 1 old ale that I just had. The taste also has a pleasant woodiness with some nice barrel notes- tastes more like a touch of brandy than bourbon notes- still fairly slight, more residual than if the wood had been soaked recently, but nice. There is some firm malt, some dry bitterness, and some dark dried fruit. Smooth, but with just enough of a bite. Very nice. I continue to be impressed with the Brick Mason series- keep them coming!

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Photo of beergod1
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a slight hazy Pumpkin orange. Aroma was mildly roasty with small hints of bourbon and a touch of vanilla. Flavors were very woody and dry with a touch of Alcohol. Lingering bitter finish, lots of wood/earthiness. Mouth feel was pleasantly full with light carbonation. There was a thin layer of foam on top, that lasted the whole glass, it made it creamy with every sip. Not bad, I would like to find more from this brewery.

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Photo of cavedave
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks once again to BulbMan whose BIF generosity still keeps things lit up. Live review.

Pours a clear, eventually cloudy, brown-amber, really pretty color, with a tightly packed lather an inch high and a beautiful shade of beige. Thick looking for sure.

Sweet grains and caramel malt goodness, light hints of a darker roast, subtle shades of the bitter hops, hints of vanilla, sweet. low/med. strength fragrance.

Clean sweet is the operative aspect here, it starts with the merest hint of bitter to lead the sweet parade, a spicy herbal ghost of bitter, but caramel and candi jump the play. Some ripe fruit enters, hinted at especially by a juiciness to this, subtle floral hints tease the tongue along the way. I get pear, and light peach in it. Finally end of sip is a marvel of just the whisper of bitter trying to dry a cavalcade of fruity sweetness. Clean taste makes this beer, which could have been a cloying mess, is anything but. No alcohol flavors.

Very viscous, yet light on the palate with clean flavors, low carb.. Juicy finish. Clean and lasting cling

This one snuck up on me, wasn't ready for a Red Brick beer to impress me, this one is. Nicely done. Get y'all some.

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Photo of evilkalla
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving: Bottle into an ale glass.

A: Slightly cloudy amber with about an eighth inch of head which dissipated fast. A lot of carbonation is visible. Lacing is okay.

S: Not a lot of smell here, but I detect caramel and hints of vanilla.

T: Very malty. Hints of the caramel and vanilla that I smelled earlier. Has a toasted bread character as well. Not bad.

M: Solid and thick feel on the mouth. Very nice.

O: Solid old ale offering. Definitely do not regret the purchase.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a reddish brown color with a 1/2 inch light tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a good amount of surface foam. Lacing tries, but doesn't hold up much.

S- Booze fume that's slightly off-putting with faint sweet malts in the back.

T- The booze is more toned down in the flavor which allows the toasty malts to make their way to the front and be known. Still pretty sweet and even has a vegetable vibe going on which is kind of odd but somehow works in the scheme of things. Some hop bitterness lingers in the aftertaste.

M- Quite smooth considering the high amount of ingredients. Very little burn, very little bitterness (all things considered) and not too heavy. This is actually where the beer really shines. Medium carbonation.

O- Not amazing, but not too shabby either. My first try by this brewery and I'm quite satisfied.

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Photo of shand
3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into an imperial pint.

This beer pour out a hazy red-brown with a finger of head that retains and laces well. The aroma is sweet, malty, and very heavy on dark fruits. There's an apparent alcohol twang here as well. The taste doesn't stray from the aroma at all. Sweet malts, lots of dark fruits, a bit of alcohol. The finish does have a nice bit of tartness that helps round out the sweetness assault. The mouthfeel is thick and nicely carbonated, and the drinkability is average for the style. Overall, it's a good old ale. Nothing outstanding, but it's not a bad buy.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Thedrizzle
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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Red Brick Old Stock from Red Brick Brewing Company
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