North Coast Old Stock Ale 4pk, Fort Bragg

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North Coast Old Stock Ale 4pk
# BMNCOSA4PK
Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Fort Bragg
Grape Varietal: Old Ale
Review Score: 93BA
Alcohol By Volume: 11.8%

6 bottles in stock for
in-store purchase.
$12.99
Available in-store only.

Steely caramel aroma, very sweet smelling and inviting. Mouthfeel is viscous, chewy and very full to the palate. Massively sweet and complex in the malt department. Loads of caramel, assertive raisin, notes of chocolate and plenty of coffee (two creams and sugar-like). Light bitter edge flows into an immense alcohol spice. And right about at this point you think "Oh my! ..." as the warming alcohol bathes your noodle in its sublime pool of numbness and brings some redness and heat to your cheeks. Finish is sweet and full of fumes from the alcohol. A bit of expected oxidation in the form of wet paper, but other than that this 2002 vintage is a freagin' rockin' example of an olde school Old Ale!

93 points, BeerAdvocate (Jan 2004)