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RATINGS: 2005   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%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (4368) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle shared with SarkyNorthener cheers Martin; hazy dark copper pout with a thin beige head, sweet caramel aroma, taste is very sweet with some woody action, dark fruit, light bitterness. ABV present.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1434) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. Cherry, other fruits, and caramel in the aroma. Nice sweet brown sugar and caramel taste with a boozy slightly bitter burn in the finish. Very tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrodooo5 (1216) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 26, 2015
A deliciously subtle barley wine! Pours amber w/ a thin tan head that leaves a tiny ring of lacing. The aroma is mainly sweet malty goodness. The taste is phenomenally smooth at 12% alcohol! It’s nearly full bodied & malt heavy. There is a small punch of bitterness towards the finish. This is an excellent barley wine!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (6179) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours copper amber, nose is roasty, toffee, taste is sweet toffee, bit oxidised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lopisar (241) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2015
Malty smoky aroma. Reminds of whiskey. Brown reddish color. Sweet taste and a little boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (980) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
12oz bottle -2013 vintage - pours a deep Amber color thin off white head . Sweet dark fruit aroma . Loads of caramel and figs .., hints of vanilla . Very nice . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (2493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2015
Flaska från 2010 från SB. En riktig favorit som funkar riktigt bra att lagra. Söta fruktig smaker av honung,torkad frukt, russin, madeira, toffee. Välintegrerade smaker, ingen alkohol eller sötma som sticker ut men fortfarande full av kraft. Komplex. Riktigt riktigt got

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marduk (3840) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2015
355ml b (thanks Anna parents) 2009 vintage. Hazy dark amber color. Small size, yellow head, stays. Sweet, menthol, caramel, cakey notes in aroma. Toffee, mint, malty, berries, raisins in taste. Sweet, cakey aftertaste. Honey-like mouthfeel. Alcohol is very well hidden. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3292) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle at home, 2011 vintage. Pour is murky caramel colored with a small eggshell head and decent lacing. Cherry skins, toffee, caramel, somewhat bready, sweet dates, plums, and brown sugar in the aroma. Taste is bready, caramelly, sweet cherries, some raisins, brown sugar, grapey, tangy, and cookie malt with a light alcoholic finish. Thick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Not bad, but the barrel aged version is much better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (10667) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2015
355ml bottle (Beertopia, Nebraska) thanks Anna’s parents! 2009 vintage drunk 2015
Where have my previous 2 ratings gone!?!? Nice roast aroma, cakey, dark bread, a little sweet, and some mint from the age. Does smell 5+ years old. Lovely full smooth palate. Soft sweet malty body, just a bit of caramel and toffee, but not sticky or sugary sweet. Retronasals are lovely, has that tempting cakey caramel. Finish beatifully roasty, a darker caramel than the taste. Covers the alcohol brilliantly, and doesn’t just smother it with sugar. Dang, I’ve sat on this for 6 years, It was worth the wait, but alas it’s now it’s over. Thanks Frank!

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