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RATINGS: 1922   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%


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Not bad. I had the 2003 vintage and found it some how slightly similar in taste to that of the doghead fish stout. Definetly a lively ale with a unique taste but I have had better.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2004
2003 vintage. Deep amber with thin beige head, sweet honeyed aroma with some cooked veggies. Flavor rather ordinary some caramel and almonds with a hot finish. Average to just below average barley wine (IMHO)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
motelpogo (6472) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 21, 2004
í03 bottle. nice shade of reddish-brown. aroma of brandy, dried apricots, whiteboard markers, banana liqueur. luscious texture with a surprising amount of bitterness. full and very tasty

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2004
2003 bottle. Pours a dark ruby red with a thin tan head. Aroma is a very fruity scent of red wine, grapes, plums, a bit of spicyness, and light alcohol. The ensuing flavor is sensational: sweet and fruity up front (grape, plum, black cherry), leading to a bit of roasted bitterness, finally giving way to a delicate whiskey finish. The whole flavor had an unidentifiable spicyness to it that I really enjoyed. And I liked the fact that the complex flavors of this barleywine were not masked by the enormous bitterness that Iíve experienced in others. Wonderful stuff, and I canít wait to try another bottle after a few years of cellaring.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2004
very nice smelling and looking brew, but the taste was lacking that punch one comes to expect from a old ale/barley wine. i did enjoy it, but feel as if something important was missing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 14, 2004
Bottle. Deep brown colored, slightly hazy. Thin, tan head. Sweet, vinous aroma. Flavor is highly malted and sweet at the beginning. Malt and hops mix in the middle and the finish is nicely hopped. Well done barleywine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2004
2003 bottle. Deep reddish brown, thin tan head, fully disappating. Fruity: plums, raisin, fig. Also notes of caramel and toffee. Sweet malts galore with just a hint of hops underneath. Kind of boozy at first, but the alcohol tended to mellow out throughout the bottle. Big, firm body. Solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Nose is dark fruit, brown sugar, berries - warm and inviting. Perfect for a relaxing evening. Plenty of malt, bitter for a moment then the fruits and spices come through. A warming finish. Slight oxidation here but that doesnít take away from this great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1495) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2004
2003 bottle. clear deep reddish/brown color, decent tan head...fairly short-lived. nose has a modest amount of alcohol, and is loaded with buttery toffee. flavor is essentially the same, with notes of an extremely subtle smokiness. quite sweet, full-bodied, very little bitterness or alcohol presence in the flavor, moderate oak notes....reminds me a great deal of Thomas Hardyís Ale....very well done.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Bottle. 2003. Beautiful ruby-brown color with a thin beige head. Sweet malt aroma, with some raisin, fig, and date. Raisin, dat, rich caramel malt flavors. Some alcohol wamring. Just enough hops. This beer has a rich, deep flavor. Great barley wine with a bit of a fruity flavor. Wonderful complexity.


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