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RATINGS: 2119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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%
2015 vintage: 11.9%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sdaniel90 (940) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAR 20, 2016
3oz sample at Cervestfest 2016, 2015 edition. Clear maple/copper with a minimal head. Sweet malty and fruity aromas with hints of toffee and alcohol. Robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Moderately sweet and intensely bitter, with a deep malt character into a stinging fruity and alcohol finish. Heavy, complex and very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (2745) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2016
Had 2002 (bottle) and 2006 (keg) before in a distant past. This is for the 2015 bottled version. Clear copper to brown color. Off white, quickly receding. Aromaís of berries, sweet, fruit soda. Retronasal itís sweet berries, toffee, fruit candies. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet. Strong alcohol feel. Rather full bodied. Long finish with no new flavors. I remember this as having a bit more depth, but it might be my memory is playing tricks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1425) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Aroma is caramel, toffee, malt, booze, very nice. Appearance is brown, tan head, poured beautifully. Taste is caramel, toffee, slight booze, very malt, sweet but not overly so. Mouthfeel is medium, slightly watery, caramel aftertaste, light carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty tasty old ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eljebi (68) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 14, 2016
Un vino de cebada tradicional y delicioso. Maltas y lķpulos britŠnicos que combinan notas a caramelo, cereales, frutos rojos y frutas maduras con un final sutilmente amargo y con presencia de notas licorosas desde el principio del trago.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (2285) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 5, 2016
0,355l bottle at home from trade with Nische, big thanks. Vintage 2011. dark brown color, small tan head. smells strongly of dried fruits, raisins, some plums, berries, light cherries, spices, light sweetness, quite nice smell. full body, medium carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of dried fruits, plums, raisins, light berry notes, some spices, nutty, marzipan, light oxidation. finishes lightly dry with some alcohol and notes of dried fruits and some almonds / marzipan. a bit alcoholic, but overall quite nice sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danfontaine (41) - - MAR 2, 2016
2015 Heavy malts on the nose. Strawberry twizzler, toffee, no hop aroma Clear, dark Amber color, off white head leaves quickly Very sweet malt, candied red fruit, slight bitterness on aftertaste Slight carbonation, medium to med full bodied. A little oily Delicious, a little one note, would love some more carbonation but maybe not indicative of style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1406) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 2, 2016
Red, ruby hue, clear, small non lasting beige head. Aroma is of dried fruits, sugary-candy, caramel and toffee, raisins. Taste is very sweet malt, caramel and toffee, some brown sugar notes, dried fruits, raisins, bit woody notes, some alcohol and warmth, light herbal bitterness. Full bodied, soft carbonation, sticky. (bottle 2015, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (1118) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2016
12oz bottle poured into a teku glass. A leather aroma fades and is quicky replaced by caramel, rum, and raisin with hints of mild citrus, and sweet, rich maple syrup. It pours a murky, oily, deep, dark raisin brown with fizzy, unstable tan head that shows very light retention and no lace. The taste is highly sweet with a medium bitterness. The texture is chewy with airy and fizzy carbonation. The medium full body has flavors of rum, raisin, caramel, mild citrus, spice, and wood that finishes woody boozy aftertaste booze wood dry with flavors of raisin that are strong at first, but doesnít last long and leaves a clean, dry chalky mouthfeel with boozy caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BiiruBierBeer (964) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Light malt smell and taste with a general light beer taste as well. Medium body, medium carbonation, and mild foam.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WABeerFiend (392) - - FEB 19, 2016
2015 edition. Poured on 02.17.16. A: Maple syrup, peach, malt, pear, and white grape. Very fruity. A: Fizzy white 1 1/2 finger head that recedes to a solid, but thinner layer. Hazy dark red/brown body. T: Follows the nose. P: Slightly astringent, maybe slightly oily, but hidden by bubbles. O: Itís very interesting all around. The alcohol is hidden well and the flavors are deep and complex.

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