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RATINGS: 1987   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.’s 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. It’s brewed with classic floor-malted Maris Otter Pale Malt and Fuggles Hops imported from England, so it’s a beer to be served proudly. Like a fine wine, North Coast’s 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%


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2005
Dark amber colour, yellow head. Exotic fruits nose. Yeasty flavour with hints of plum and peach. Fruity. Medium bodied. Small notes of cherry in finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2005
Oooooh. I will not do this brew justice. Pours a hazy orangey-brown witha a thin tan head. Head dissipates to nothing and I mean nothing. No lace either. Smell is fruity and rich, molasses malt. Cherries and fig evident. Some vinuous smells. Rich warming malt. Fruitiness of cherry, apple, and grapes. Cinamon and light nutmeg. A persistent rounded hoppiness underneath. Just so thick and chewy and tasty. Full bodied and a sweet molassess sticky aftertaste. Oh, so smooth and oh so good. Can’t believe I waited so long to try this one. Really smooth for 11% ABV. A masterpiece.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2005
VINTAGE 2003. Couleur ambrée aux reflets rouge rubis, mousse beige foncée pleinement diminuante. Sa signature de houblon rappelle la feuille de laurier tout en demeurant herbal. Sucré en bouche sur quelques notes herbales semblant provenir de ce même houblon présent en arôme. Très alcoolique sur toute la ligne, rappelant ainsi le brandy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5025) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2005
2003 bottle drank in 2004: Poured a hazy deep burgundy color ale with a small dark beige head with limited retention. Aroma of dried sweet fruit with some floral hops also noticeable. Taste is quite sweet reminiscent of figs and dates with a full body and limited carbonation. Great barley wine, probably one of the best beer from North Coast that I had the chance to sample.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (13999) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2005
Bottle. Hoppy aroma. Nice, peppery, malty flavour with some bonbon. Dark chestnut colour. Good body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Bottle 2004; Aroma is sweet candy and flavor is sweet also. Reminds me of deer hunting a while a go with anis candy and a swig of Ginger Brandy to warm up on those cold Nov. days. Nice aroma and alcohol is Kickin’ ass with this one. Good thing I’m not driving. Drink responsibly with this one please.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2005
2004 bottle. Deep reddish brown color with not much head; many high-alcohol beers lack this quality so I won’t hold it against them. Aroma is quite malty with Middle Eastern fruit elements such as fig and date. There is a bit of hops in the finish. Flavor is ok, but perhaps a beer of this type should be given a chance as an uncarbonated brew and classified as an Old Ale. As it stands, it’s ok for a barleywine but at this high alcohol level the carbonation is somewhat cloying and tends to bring alcohol to the fore.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2005
12 oz. Bottle, 2002 Vintage: Cloudy red-amber pour, fair carbonation produces a solid brownish head. Sweeter smelling frutis and malts dominate the nose with the alcohol making an unwanted appearance, missed the hops. Flavor starts sweet and quickly turns to medicinal alcohol, again I missed the hops.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2005
2003 Bottle. A brilliant orange when held up to light, burnt amber otherwise. Head formation much like that of soda, and unfortunately dissappears just as fast. A thick beer that rolls through the mouth. Very malty aroma with a touch of wine. Malty taste, with slight lingering bitterness. Can definitely feel the heat of the alcohol going down on large sips.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2005 Sampled the 2003 vintage. Pronounced alcohol in the nose and flavor. Slightly hazy with a dark reddish-amber color. Rich caramel malt sweetness and medium hops bitterness. Very low carbonation makes for an almost syrupy consistency. Nice aged character but still has somewhat of an edge to it. Has still more aging potential.


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