Old Stock Ale - North Coast Brewing Company

Old Stock Ale

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Style: Old Ale

ABV: 11.90%

Season: Year Round

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  • Color: Amber-Brown
  • Vintage 2011
    Cellared for 6 months

    Pours a slightly hazy dark amber brown with a thin khaki colored head. Head dissipates quickly leaving just a thin ring of foam around the edges of the glass. Very little lacing.

    The aroma is a blend of sweet malts, dark fruit (maybe raisins or prunes), caramel, and brown sugar. A very rich pleasing aroma.

    Taste is sweet from start to finish. A sweet caramel malt, bread and brown sugar work into a dark fruit flavor with a mild oak. The finish has a slight spice with a good amount of warmth from the higher abv.

    Big body with medium carbonation. A sticky sweet mouth feel.

    Overall an impressive beer! Well balanced in all aspects including the warmth from the alcohol as it works very nicely with the sweet bold flavors. A great sipping beer that seems to cellar well and would make a great winter beer on a cold night! Try one!
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  • Reviewed: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 at 00:24:15
  • Tasted: Tuesday, February 07, 2012
  • $3.79 for 12 oz. bottle
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  • $3.79, 1 serving(s), 12 oz. bottles
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