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RATINGS: 1903   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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As a continuation of North Coast Brewing Co.ís commitment to quality, our Old Stock Ale is crafted in the tradition of our critically acclaimed Pranqster Belgian Style Golden Ale and Old Rasputin Imperial Stout. Itís brewed with classic floor-malted Maris Otter Pale Malt and Fuggles Hops imported from England, so itís a beer to be served proudly. Like a fine wine, North Coastís Old Stock Ale is intended to be laid down. With an original gravity of over 1100 and a generous hopping rate, Old Stock Ale is well-designed to round-out and mellow with age. North Coast Brewing Co. Old Stock Ale is a vintage dated ale. We produce a small quantity each year and it remains available from release date until our stock is depleted.

pre-2006 ABV: 11.4%.
2006 vintages: 11.6% & 13.25%.
2007 vintage: 11.7%.
2008 vintage: 12.5%.
2009 vintage: 11.5%.
2010 vintage: 11.7%.
2011 vintage: 11.9%
2012 vintage: 11.7%
2013 vintage: 11.9%
2014 vintage: 11.8%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
5lickv1c (108) - DENMARK - NOV 2, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2013 Bottle. Strong ale with a lot of flavor. Quite boozy, kind of like an English version of a quadruple. Too sweet though and not too balanced.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (1124) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2013 2012 bottle. Very smooth. Light vanilla aroma, not much aroma though. Not much of a head either. Actually not that thick on the tongue (lots of carbonation on the tongue) and does not seem like the abv. very mild light vanilla and barley flavors. very mild in flavor. Kinda boring. 2013 bottle. Sweeter a bit more mouth feel. Overal same rather lack luster beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (898) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. Poured into tulip at home. Hazy brown-amber with a one finger, fast disappearing white head. No lacing. The aroma is dark fruits such as prunes, raisins and overripe grapes. Also a sweet aroma overall. The taste is complex with dark fruits (same as listed in the aroma) and a heavy malt presence. You get the aging on the backend. For an 11.9% it hides the booze well. Very smooth mouth, medium to full in body. Light carbonation. Finish is booze and fruit. It is a little sweet but overall a very very nice BW.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2333) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle from notes. Roasty toffee with dark fermented fruits, rasins and a little citrus. Boozy, but much less than I was expecting. Iím digging it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (574) - Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle. Smells doughy, vanilla. Tastes dark fruits- raisins, fruity, vanilla. Really smooth, tasty, worth a try!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (454) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2013
2013 bottle poured amber red in glass with light off-white head. Aroma is estery with slight fruity/banana/citrus notes. Taste is a bit sharp initially due to the carbonation and finishes quite malt-forward. A bit ethanol at the end. Not a whole lot of hop characteristic here, A slight bitterness in the finish. Overall, this is a really nice old ale...especially for the price point. Iím really interested to see how this ages out over the years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1599) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
Good stuff. Pours a dark amber. Very attractive. Aromas of bread and yeast, dark fruits and sherry. Very malty and some warm booze. Dark raisin bread flavors. Toast too. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (2066) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2013
0,33l bottle of 2012 from the flagship Alko. Pours clear chestnut with a low head. Aroma is sweet malts, fruits and alcohol. Flavor is sweet malts, dark fruits, alcohol and plenty of hops. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1088) - SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2013
Duff oversweet steel wool. Odd pinky copper Peppery burn on the finish, sweet caramel linger. Firm uncompromising booziness on the finish. Sloshing.

Bottle, Going Dutch Tasting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2013
bottle at home ... Huge thanks to who ever gave it to me ... 2004 Vintage Drunk 2013 ... deep copper brown ... thin tan lacing ... soft sweet toffee roast ... soft oxidasion ... light umami ... soft sweet roast ... soft toffee ... dry fruits ... sweet toffee ... soft malts ... soft but long umami linger

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