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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 syndelee
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of acevenom
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a chalice. Pours deep clear caramel brown with a thin biege head that dissipates quickly. Some tiny bubbles can be seen streaming from the bottom of the glass. Sweet malts and cherries are forward in the aroma. It has a nice toffee smell to it as well. The taste is of sweet and bread malt, toffee, cherries, and some nuttiness as well. The flavors are well balanced and the alcohol is barely detectable in the taste. The body is medium to full with moderate carbonation. The beer is smooth and coats the mouth well. This lends itself to sipping well, but could also be easily gulped. Overall, this is a very good and well balanced old ale.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: single finger head on hazy deep amber and copper body. Very nice lacing.

S: sweet caramel malt. Pretty simple. Some cherry and citrus fruitiness.

T: strawberry and cherry dark fruit sweetness. Caramel malts and nut notes. A touch of toffee.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Not too bad. I was worried it would be boozier which it wasnt.

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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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Photo of JohnQVD
3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of SFC21
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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 Stalgondo
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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 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 Cyberkedi
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Strong aroma has a malty core and a firm fruity, almost brandy-like overtone. It pours a clear, dark mahogany with a fluffy, pale tan head. Malty, fruity aroma has a brandy-ish tang and a hint of caramel. Strong-bodied texture is lively and fizzy, leaving a nice fruity tingle and an apple brandy nip.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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 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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3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My 100th review! Enjoyed with EgadBananas, cvm4 and our significant drinkers on my birthday at the Barley Oak.

So I asked Egad what he was drinking and he said Red Brick Old Stock. Since this guy is a beer guru, I tried a sip and was sold.

Appearance: hazy, copper-colored with a tan, half finger head that quickly heads back to Atlanta. Decent lacing.

Smell: bourbon, caramel and some spice (cayenne perhaps)

Taste: A cherry sweetness comes through with other dark fruits and malty goodness. Alcohol pops in for a mellow effect. Man, this is good.

Mouthfeel: medium; very frothy. Low carbonation

Overall: A damn fine brew. One of Red Brick's best. I've really become an Old Ale fan. This is a fireside sipper. A beer to grow older to.

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

7.9% eh? That seems a bit low... No matter.

On tap @ Barley Oak.

Pours a tawny coppery color, hazy, with a cream/yellow colored finger of head. Aroma was earthy, with a pronounced malt sweetness and dark fruits. Slight caramel. A bit more earthy spice notes on the taste, with those medium/dark fruitiness and malty caramel. No real booze notes on either the aroma or taste, so maybe this is a milder Old Ale. It's creamy and upper medium bodied. Slight carbonation.

Not amazingly stylized, but it's still tasty and drinkable.

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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 jaidenjb
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of afksports
3.21/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

I've actually liked Red Brick's other offerings, but here they have made a style that I just don't get along with. It's almost all malt. The red appearance takes a hard pour to generate head and lace, but it does stick around when pushed. The smell is nonexistent til it warms, and then features some darker citrus, some alcohol, and caramel.

It drinks medium to full body, which is nice, but the taste component is just bland. There's sweetness, and I got some figs and plum, but I could be imagining things. Mostly, it's just... there.

It's malt. Malty malt malt. And while it seems balanced even despite the somewhat cloying finish, it also seems like something I would forget about it as soon as this review is posted.

... Clicking & forgetting now...

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Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of WarnerJC8
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
2.99/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a goblet

A: Pours hazy amber/brown with a finger of fairly dense white head. Average retention with decent lacing.

S: Not a lot. Slight caramel sweetness with small amount of citrus hops.

T: Stronger favors than the aroma suggests, but similar in profile. Caramel sweetness starts off with a good amount of bitter and citrus hops. Not much alcohol burn at all. Quite smooth, but easily forgettable.

M: Light for the style with good carbonation.

O: Uninteresting, but not flawed.

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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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Red Brick Old Stock from Red Brick Brewing Company
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