Old Stock Ale 2001...in 2019
Fort Bragg, California.
▶ "Like a fine port, Old Stock Ale is intended to be laid down. With an original gravity of over 1.100 and a generous hopping rate, Old Stock Ale is well-designed to round out and mellow with age. It’s brewed with classic Maris Otter malt and Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops, all imported from England."
11.4% alcohol (by volume)
34 (?) IBUs (International Bittering Units)
The bottle, after aging for 18 years, had a touch —if only a light touch— of carbonation remaining. In looks, dark with mahogany/red highlights; in texture, silky smooth; and in taste, like chocolate-covered plums, the predominant story-line among its several sub-plots.
▶ Opened and enjoyed while watching the broadcast of Game 1 of the 2019 World Series in Houston, Texas.
22 October 2019.
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