Carling O'Keefe Extra Old Stock

Carling O'Keefe Extra Old Stock

Rated 2.833 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Molson Breweries

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Style:  Strong Lager

5.7% Alcohol by Volume

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Brewed in Newfoundland as 'Carling O'Keefe Extra Old Stock" Brewed in the rest of Canada as 'Carling Black Label Extra Old Stock"

ID: 18065 Last updated 4 years ago Added to database 16 years ago

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Overall Rank43960
Overall Percentile8.2
Style Rank178 of 426
Style Percentile58.2
Lowest Score1.6
Highest Score3.8
Average Score2.750
Weighted Score2.833
Standard Deviation0.734

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  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 2.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

    Yahoo! The famous "high test" from my early 30's. Never could drink more than a couple of these without suffering a rippin' hangover the next day. Now apparently I can sink 7 or 8 and live to tell about it. Looks and smells okay, but still with the unforgettable "malt likker" taste. Say no more.

  • BEERCRONIC 895 reviews
    rated 2.5 14 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    A classic for members of the Legion! Old people unite! Looks decent enough. Poured out a monstorous white cap which took quite a while to simmer down to the customary skim. Lots of lacing left from this plain gold brew. Smells just wonderful - barley, slightly sweet and just enough urine to keep you coming back for more. Taste is easy enough to hammer back - tasty malts, stale apple juice and corn. Light medium bodied, good carbonation with mild bitterness. Leaves a sharp sour taste in your mouth. Now crush the can on your forehead and continue. Or fill it full of cigarette butts. The choice is yours.

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 1.6 15 years ago

    Aroma: 3 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 3

    Bottle: Poured a dark yellow color ale with a very small head with limited retention. Aroma of is similar to real malt but with something that does smell like adjunct. Taste has some sweetness with limited hops. Not bad for a macro beer with some taste still present but very far from being tasteful.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.2 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I used to drink this when I first moved out on my own in Alberta. It was THE "cowboy malt likker" they sold at all the cabarets. My 3 roomies and I drank oceans of this stuff. Haven't touched this stuff since the mid 80s in Calgary when it was brewed at 6.3% abv. A friend of mine recently came for a visit and to recall old times he brought a case of OK extra old with him from Calgary. We cracked a few on the patio and it was a refreshing change. I do not recommend this beer for those who like a light pilsner style beer for hot days or those looking for the smoothness of a higher AVB ice beer. This is a heavy tasting strong ale with all the rough edges that the ice process was invented to remove. This is how I remember the classic higher ABV and longer aged Canadian beers like Brador at 8% or Carrington Toby at 6% or Dow blackhorse or OKeefe Extra old stock at 6.3% Mine poured a darker honey color, with a 1 finger white head that goes quickly. Odors of fusil alcohol and caramelized malt. Starts full bodied with lots of malty- veggie tastes then sits on the tongue more balanced as the hops kick in and you get a delightful nutty yeast taste then finishes fairly heavy with a lingering malty warmth. This was THE beer of the 80s in Western Canada. It's a classic malt liquor from an old O’Keefe recipe for a strong ale that Molson’s acquired and marketed quite successfully in Western Canada.

  • CHOPZ 5752 reviews
    rated 2.7 16 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    Entered the wrong entry in 2005. Had at the Black Mourning Light Festival in Edmonton, in 2016, when we played there. Poured a blonde colour with a white cap, average retention and creamy lacing. Typical Molson hops for aromas. Malty taste with hints of apples and a short aftertaste. The mouthfeel is a little crisp. I don't mind this brew, as the apples notes add to the typical Molson maltiness.

  • MYKE 542 reviews
    rated 3.8 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    only available in canada on the east coast, this beer was an old o'keefe beer that molosn kept when they bought the carling-o'keefe brewery some years back. carling at one time was canada's third brewery; cnada had a big 3, labbat. molswon and c-o'k. all their beers were classy and i give molson credit for not changing the recipe.

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