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RATINGS: 1933   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. Its brewed with classic floor-malted Maris Otter Pale Malt and Fuggles Hops imported from England, so its a beer to be served proudly. Like a fine wine, North Coasts 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%


4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cernjoh (124) - Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2014
2014 bottle poured into a snifter. Aroma was somewhat boozy. Appearance was a clear red amber with a very small light tan head that rapidly vanished. Taste was fairly boozy with dark fruits, prunes, raisins, plums. Palate was excellent. This beer is definitely a sipper and can use some age. I have multiple years of this beer and they can be aged a number of years with great results. I highly recommend setting some aside.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (544) - Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle. Hazy and amber in color. Medium thin off-white head. Nice sweetness and warming alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fitwitchik (310) - USA - APR 3, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a snifter a red amber color with minimal head. Aroma is very boozy dark fruit a lot of sweetness. Caramel. Malts. Flavor is high ABV syrupy with some clove & toffee. So delicious. Higher carbonation but know from bottles consumed of earlier years hat this will even Overall a rock solid Old Ale. Grateful for the ones I have tasted and even more so to lay a few of them down.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (957) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Partial vertical for Chubby Liver. 2013, 2012, and 2007. Will rerate this some day when I have one bottle all to myself, but: amber pour. Aroma is huge on raisins when fresh, with the raisins chilling and mellowing more as the age comes in. Toffee, caramel, and raisins/plums, but the raisin really is prominent here. Surprisingly, as I dont care for real raisins, this was one of my favorites on the night. Full body, mellow and delicious at any age. Love a beer that is just as great aged as it is fresh.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
MacBoost (1273) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2013 vintage. Pours a amber color with little to no head. Aromas of toffee, dark fruit, port wine. Taste consists of pure maple sugar syrup with a small bitterness. Very sweet. Flavors of caramel, maple fudge, dough, figs, Bleh. This is completely terrible. No.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (784) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Pours a rich red amber color with a thin white head. Malt, caramel, dark fruit, molasses and some alcohol aroma. Malt, caramel, cherry, plum, raisin, molasses, hop, alcohol and vanilla flavors. Medium full body with mild carbonation. Sweet taste with a warm caramel, dark fruit and alcohol finish. 2014

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (1508) - FINLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber color with a medium thin off-white head. Aroma of cherry, vanilla, oak and berries. Sour and bitter taste with some sweetness. Medium body. Bitter and sweet finish with some warming alcohol.

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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gendv138 (1327) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Draft (2014) at ChurchKey poured into a tasting snifter. Pours a ruby/amber color with a finger of off-white head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruit, vanilla, dark chocolate. Tasting notes of dark fruit, dark chocolate, sweet malt, light hops, caramel, light vanilla. Medium body with a dry and slightly warm finish. Low carbonation. Fairly smooth for the ABV.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - MAR 15, 2014
12oz bottle. Its got a good warming feel. Flavors of dark fruit and chocolate malt. Everything this brewery puts out is good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2152) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 15, 2014
2014 edition. Heavy malt aroma, touches of dried fruit, wood and peat. Alcohol even burns the nose slightly. Dark brown/ruby with thin but tight beige head. Taste is more malt, oak barrel, plums. silky mouthfeel and lots of alcohol warmth. Smooth finish.


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