Saturday, March 22, 2008

North Coast Old Stock Ale (2007)

Appearance: Reddish/mahogany look, pretty dark, very little head, not too cloudy

Smell: Caramel malts with citrusy hops, smells similar to apple cider, neither malts nor hops overpowers the other

Taste: Stronger tasting than expected from the smell, both malts and hops present but hops more so, definitely taste the presence of alcohol, gives a little punch, almost tastes like black cherries, fruity

Mouthfeel: Let it settle in the mouth and you will feel the bite, where's the beer to hide the alcohol? Provides the punch like a hard cider and liquer

Drinkability: Probably wouldn't drink more than one in a night, but its a great unique taste, good variety of flavors, 11.7% ABV, definitely can tell it's that high, worth a try, interesting style, but not our favorite

-Mike and Jimmy

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