Watching the Patriots vs Bengals (Preseason football) game tonight. In true pre-season fashion, the starters have been removed after the first quarter so things will get boring from here on out. Football season arriving is a double-sided sword. Football is my favorite sport to watch, so it’s great in that way. On the other hand, it means that fall/winter is coming. BOO!
North Coast Old Stock Ale is on tap for this evening. I do believe that this is the last North Coast beer I have in my fridge. Quite sad…I’ve enjoyed most, if not all of them. Truly unique beers; great brewery.
The Old Stock immediately reminded me of one of my favorite beers: Raison D’etre. It’s flavor is pretty similar. Raisins and spices (maybe cinnamon?). Note that it’s nowhere as sweet as the D’etre.
Lots of head, so be careful when pouring. Mahogany in color.
I haven’t looked up the ABV, but I’m guessing that it is high. I let this beer warm up for 15 minutes, and being relatively warm, the alcohol really comes though. Taking a whiff, it’s even more evident. I think I just gave myself a headache from sniffing too much. Then again, it could be the fact that my wife keeps interrupting this review with silly questions! grrrrr.
North Coast gets my apporval again. Old Stock is a delicious beer.