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RATINGS: 2025   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiquorHound (25) - Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
Color is a beautiful reddish brown. Nose has a sweet malt with cocoa, red fruits and some dark fruits that remind me of cognac. Taste (new 2015 batch) - Smooth malty goodness with good carbonation. A tad of bitterness on the mid palate but the fruits and malts balance throughout. Finishes fairly clean with just some light malt to chew on. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zimbo (772) - SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2015
2012. Context. Without it your rates, ticks, or whatever you want to call it has no value. Comtext cannot be forced and great beers cannot be properly assessed or enjoyed in a night of assembly line ticking where speed and quantity are all that matter. North Coast Old Stock Ale is case in point. Understanding it requires time. And focus.It sparkles and has the most gorgeous reddy brown colour imaginable. Totally restrained and yet with great structure supporting a spirity this gloriously orangish brown beer is meant to be savoured over time. Old school and proud of it, this beer is the perfect antiethis for everything which is wrong with the modern craft beer scene.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (2713) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 7, 2015
12 fl oz bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 07-04-2015.
BBD: Dec 2015. Vintage 2015 (if this makes any sense...)
In short: malty ale.
Pours hazy copper with little off white head. Short head retention, poor lacing. Ripe fruit, caramel and some solvent like aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is smooth, sweet, caramel, fruity, but some off ones, a bit dry and little harsh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pet3rman (366) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2015
2014 vintage on tap: Pours honey gold with thin creamy head. Aroma is malt with some fermented fruit. Taste is sweet and covers the alcohol well but not overbearing. Mouthfeel is incredibly smooth for a >10 abv beer... unbelievable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alberti92 (159) - - MAR 24, 2015
2014 bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours murky amber with a thin disappearing head. Body is full with low carbonation. Aroma is intense. Boozyness is very evident but is slightly masked by sweet burnt sugar, toffee, nuts and dark fruits. Taste is just as complex and amazing as the aroma. A sugary sweetness begins the palate which then develops into port. The finish is slightly bitter with a very warming hit of booze at the end of the palate with flavours of dried nuts, sultanas and apricots remaining as an after taste. Great beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Banksiz (60) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
2009 bottle, 11.5%. Cherry-port nose giving way to a caramel chocolate. Sweetish, slightly raisiny, heavy velvety body. Just enough bitterness to balance the sweetness and body. Great strong ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2286) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2015
2015 Bottle - 11.9%. Pours brown/dark amber with a slightly off white head. aroma is light caramel, some sticky pudding, dark figgy fruit. Medium body, lightish carbonation. There’s mostly sweet stuff - caramel, light burnt sugar, light treacle, dark raisiny, figgy fruits, rum, coke, booze... Its fine, the booze is a bit harsh but there’s some nice rich flavours too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3375) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
Brown bottle, 12 ounces, 2007 vintage, savoured on March 10 2015; eye: mahogany, hazy, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: toffee, malt, slight hops, slight Madeira, fig, light molasses; mouth: toffee, malt, slight hops, slight Madeira, dig, light molasses, finale in malt with presence of caramel, medium-full body, mildly sweet, syrupy texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 12 onces, millésime 2007, savourée le 10 mars 2015; œil : acajou, trouble, pas d’effervescence, minuscule anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : toffee, malt, très léger houblon, très léger madère, figue, léger mélasse; bouche : toffee, malt, très léger houblon, très léger madère, figue, léger mélasse, finale en malt avec présence de caramel, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture sirupeuse; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11379) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
2002 vintage : A dark brown ale with a thin light mocha head. In aroma, sweet caramel with dark dried fruits, maderized, light licorice, nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with loads of honey, surranated hops, licorice, molasses, maple syrup, alcohol warmth, oily mouth feel, interesting but a bit tired. Bottle from GRM, merci Sylvain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (3170) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle from stirchley wines. Copper beer with residual head. Aroma of malts and sweet syrup. Taste is sweet syrup, malts and caramel with a hint of spice. Good.

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