RateBeer
overall
99
97
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1880   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle from notes. Roasty toffee with dark fermented fruits, rasins and a little citrus. Boozy, but much less than I was expecting. Iím digging it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (460) - Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle. Smells doughy, vanilla. Tastes dark fruits- raisins, fruity, vanilla. Really smooth, tasty, worth a try!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (247) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2013
2013 bottle poured amber red in glass with light off-white head. Aroma is estery with slight fruity/banana/citrus notes. Taste is a bit sharp initially due to the carbonation and finishes quite malt-forward. A bit ethanol at the end. Not a whole lot of hop characteristic here, A slight bitterness in the finish. Overall, this is a really nice old ale...especially for the price point. Iím really interested to see how this ages out over the years.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1456) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
Good stuff. Pours a dark amber. Very attractive. Aromas of bread and yeast, dark fruits and sherry. Very malty and some warm booze. Dark raisin bread flavors. Toast too. Yum.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (1962) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2013
0,33l bottle of 2012 from the flagship Alko. Pours clear chestnut with a low head. Aroma is sweet malts, fruits and alcohol. Flavor is sweet malts, dark fruits, alcohol and plenty of hops. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (976) - SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2013
Duff oversweet steel wool. Odd pinky copper Peppery burn on the finish, sweet caramel linger. Firm uncompromising booziness on the finish. Sloshing.

Bottle, Going Dutch Tasting

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13168) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2013
bottle at home ... Huge thanks to who ever gave it to me ... 2004 Vintage Drunk 2013 ... deep copper brown ... thin tan lacing ... soft sweet toffee roast ... soft oxidasion ... light umami ... soft sweet roast ... soft toffee ... dry fruits ... sweet toffee ... soft malts ... soft but long umami linger

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eberndt (133) - - SEP 29, 2013
2013 bottle poured. Very dark and murky color. Tasted a little syrupy with some sort of fruit undertone.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeoHippie2 (794) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 28, 2013
2011 bottle. Dark copper/brown pour with an off-white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, brandy, and candied fruit. Flavor follows suit with some nice warming in the finish from the abv. Very nice brew and very drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cool_Bond (1065) - Kung av ÷l @ Facebook, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2013
Sweet fruit taste. Fruity fragrance too. The aftertaste is a typical Belgian beer. Not for me unfortunately. Vintage 2013. Follow me @ Kung av Ųl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page   1 « 5 6 7  8  9 10 11 » 188


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50