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RATINGS: 2016   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopmaestro (660) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2015
2013 Vingage: Aroma is beautiful, sweet, grapes, plums and toffee. I actually catch a hint of rum in there. The taste is sweet from dark fruits but also carries a small hint thats almost a bit sour, maybe grape-like sour. Vanilla passes by really quick. Then the warming booze sensation takes over, but its not disturbing, more like supporting. This one is great, maybe a little thin in the body

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (2401) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
12 oz bottle. 2014 vintage. Pours a reddish brown with lots of bubble but no head. Aromas of raisins, copper, dry caramel, toasted malts and alcohol. Flavors of dried dark fruit (a little sour), old oak, malt extract, and a bit of nuts. Subtle bitter finish with noticeable heat. A good big beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hman43 (628) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2015
It pours brown with a light brown head. There are flavors of caramel and dried fruit. It has a smooth, creamy texture with dried fruit and caramel flavors and produces a pleasant warming on the way down. It has a sweet and bitter balance to it as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (611) - New York, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottled. Pours an amber color with a small mildly beige head. Aroma is hops, some lemon, lots of caramel, mild toffee, some vanilla, bit of bourbon. Flavor is caramel, some bourbon, toffee. Not a very hoppy Barley wine. Slight hop bitterness. Definitely malt forward. Not the best Barleywine, but a good example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (1203) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
2014 bottle. Slightly dark amber. Light tan foam that fades to a ring. Aroma is brown sugar, dark fruit, caramel. Slight hoppiness too. Taste is much the same. Thick, syrupy, warming mouthfeel. Carb quite high. Drinks pretty easy. Might improve with a few years on it; seems a bit simple at this point. Nice enough though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (11059) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2014
2010 vintage Leicht trübes orangebraune Farbe, wenig beiger Schaum. Geruch nach sehr reifem Dörrobst, holzig, alkoholisch, Vanille. Geschmack mild holzig, Vanille, reifes Obst, leicht brennend alkoholisch, viel Karamell, leicht schokoladig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielyabu (1361) - Uniăo da Vitória, BRAZIL - DEC 21, 2014
average frothy offwhite head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. dark amber flat thick body. aroma: moderate malt, raisin, light hoppy, alcohol. if: heavy sweet. ff: heavy sweet light bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation and metallic moderate alcoholic finish. Amargorzinho de lúpulo balanceia bem o dulçor, sem macular as diretrizes do estilo. Frutas secas no paladar. Forte aquecimento alcoólico. 100s

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beachmaster (251) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 19, 2014
2014 Bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a dark amber with a thin white head that quickly fades. No lacing. Nose is raisins and caramel, and the taste is the same, with the alcohol well masked. Probably would improve with some aging. Well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dambor (182) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2014
2014 vintage. Pours copper with no head. Aroma: caramel, figs, malty sweetness and plum. Taste: subtle caramel with dark fruits. Very balanced, an English style Barley Wine. Alcohol incredibly well hidden (no way it has over 11% ABV!). Interesting, but it will definitely get more complex after 1+ years. Need to get another bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (2284) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Mahogany with a bit of haze and a thin but persistent head. Aroma of caramel, figs and leather. Lots going on in the taste. Gotta love the complex.

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