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RATINGS: 2093   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%
2015 vintage: 11.9%


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dwyerpg (5428) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 16, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2006 Brown-orange with a tan head. Smells strong, like other barley wines, but reminds me of pizza for some reason. Has a very strong thick flavor. This beer (combined with others of its style) made me switch my favorite style from stout to barley wine. The best part about this beer is that it tastes like a 6 or 7% barleywine. Wonderful and (relatively) cheap.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Pours a dark murky brown color. I smell some chocolate and some dark dried fruit. Upon the initial taste I do taste chocolate that quickly eludes my palate and then brings me that of the dark dried fruits and as it warms even more I taste the aroma of cedar as well as the sweet taste of malt....oh yeah and the alcohol is there on this one. Syrupy and pretty smooth for the ABV%. If barley wines are your thing I suggest you try this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2005
Bottled. I’m not into Barley Wines a lot but when they are so well balanced and overwhelming with other things than just hop and alcohol I love them. And this one falls in that categorie. Intense aroma of dried fruits and herbs. Redbrown color, light brown firm head, very nice lace. Very sweet, very bitter, loads of dried fruits, portlike flavors, very herbal hops. Thick, warming and a little syrupy. Wow!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 10, 2005
2004 Bottle. Pours a dark red like brandy with minimal off white head. Little to no nose, some nuttiness, small amount of alcohol. Small hints of caramel, brandy with a warm alcohol feel. Possibly needs alot more aging.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8801) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Bottled in 2001. This strong winter ale poured with virtually no head, eliciting a malty aroma. This is a sippiing beer. The flavor is sweet and a bit fruity, with a very thick palate. This aged beer is much more mellow than the fresh bottle I consumed a few days ago. It turned out to be a good idea to store some of this for a while.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2006 (Bottle 35,5 cl) Dark brown with a ruby-red hue. Nice ligh tbrown head that collapses rather quickly though. Clear and filtered. Dry, vinous nose. Complex, full notes of dried fruit and an oaky, wooden touch. Some sweetness with a dry, bitter finish - but far from the extreme. Incredibly solid and chewy beer - the kind you can enjoy sip by sip for hours almost. A lovely Barley Wine. 060605

4
   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 (709) - 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 (5737) - 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.


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