RateBeer
Boscos Stock Ale
     click to upload
overall
60
49
style

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed from a formula from the Taylor Brewing Company in Albany, NY circa 1790, Boscos Stock Ale is a unique historical recreation. Utilizing the oldest know cultivated variety of hops in the U.S., Clusters, pale malt and a very common ingredient in early American brewing, unprocessed cane sugar, The simplicity of this formula reflects the ingredients that were commonly available during this time period. “Stock Ales” were commonly strong beers that could be stored, or “stocked” for extended periods of time. O.G. 1064 I.B.U. 53


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3759) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2012 Location: Draft at Little Rock Brewpub, 2/16/12

Aroma: The nose is fairly subtle with some caramel malts, citrus hops, and sugary notes
Appearance: The pour is a clearish orange color with a small off-white head and fairly heavy lace
Flavor: Fairly sweet, more of the sugary then the caramel, with a decently strong citrus/resin hop bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a mildly sticky feel, a fairly soft carbonation, and a dryish finish
Overall Impression: I thought that this one was an interedting beer. I like that they tried to make something fairly uncommon (at least I don’t see a ton of beers like this at many brewpubs). I thought it was good, but I still didn’t think it was a standout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4869) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Deep yellow pour with watery white head and lace. Large caramel malt aroma. Sweet malt with a nice citrus bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Sampled at Franklin location. Clear yellow gold, frothy white head. Aroma reminds me of shitty malt liquors. Tastes the same. Not a fan. Hops seemed very muted and dull.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2009
On tap at Memphis Brewpub. Pours clear dark brownish amber with off-white head. Aroma is toast grain, malt, and some cane sugar. Flavor is toasted grains, malt, caramel and some cane sugar. Pretty drinkable brew overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (10405) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Draft sample at Boscos Squared. Poured clear dark brown color with average white fizzy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted grainy and sweet aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted grain sweet flavor with a medium toasted sweet finish of moderate duration Solid drinkable brew and good for style. Very interesting brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Light amber with an off white head and great crackled glass lacing. Sweet cane sugar and malt aroma. Biscuit and toasty malt taste with pure sugar added lightly bitter grassy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NachlamSie (2723) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2009
[march 17, 2009]
On tap. Pours slightly hazy copper with a tall head. I was surprised to find how hoppy this is. Citrus and green tea were noticeable in the aroma. The flavor is cleanly sweet with constant hops on the palate. The description misled me a bit. This is no more than an American pale ale when you get down to drinking it, but it is actually rather well done.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Sample from the Nashville brewpub. Poured a clear amber/red color with a thin off white head that quickly disappeared. The aroma was mainly sweet malt. Earthy notes were fairly muted, but present. The flavor wasn’t great. A small bit of diacetyl was present, with caramel malt dominating the palate. Again, not much of a bitterness in the finish. Rather plain. Not a big fan of this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KDorgan12 (169) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Draft-Memphis. Murky pale brown in color with a white head. Hops are more present than the 53 IBU indicates and they balance well with this malty brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2007
(Little Rock brewpub) amber with small white head. Aroma of sweetish malt. Full bodied, carmel malt. Didn’t notice the IBUs at all.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50