Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I decided I had to try North Coast's Old Stock Ale after A G+ buddy raved about it. This stuff pours golden brown with a gimongous head. The aroma is hoppy, but with musky notes of malt and honey. The flavor is just tremendous. The sweetness in the front is followed by a really creamy, sweet malt, some tingle, and a huge, rich exhale. The mouthfeel is really big, really sticky. Some barley wines can be cloying, but this one isn’t at all. But it is rich and strong enough to hide that almost 12% ABV. This is really good beer.