Hey folks, just opened a bottle of Old Stock 2014 from North Coast. If you like a high ABV, this one packs a punch at 11.8%. Almost bourbon-like, with wonderful flavors of fruit and molasses, intense but not overpowering, surprisingly smooth but with a gentle burn. A good cold-weather beer.
Question for the NB community, I've heard or read a few people saying that brandy wines and imperial stouts will often improve in the bottle for a year or two. What do you guys think? I'm really liking this old stock. Would it be a good strategy to buy some now for winter 2015? Or just buy some next year?
I'm sure it isn't a big difference either way, but I'm curious what other people's experiences are.
I have a bomber of Fulton Worthy Adversary I bought two years ago. Thinking I should get a couple of friends over and pop that sucker before too long.