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RATINGS: 1924   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. 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%


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2014
Backlog from the 2011 vintage. Bottle bought at Systembolaget. I have a hard time with barley wines in general this one was decent though. High in sweetness and alcohol, lots of raisins and dried fruits, probably should have aged it for a couple of years.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1326) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2014
2013 bottle from Tipples. Pours dark amber red colored with a one finger yellowish tannish head. Aroma of sweet dark fruits, leather, caramel, some aroma that gives this a lager like smell. Flavor follows with sweet fruits, plums, a bit of caramel, and a sweet finish that reminds me of a bock. This is interesting and doesn’t scream barleywine or old ale to me. Medium heavy mouthfeel with medium low carbonation. Some alcohol warmth going down that makes this a nice winter warmer. Not what I expected after trying the Cellar Reserve version.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Peter_L (718) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2014
Flaska från SB. Rubinröd vötska med gulvitt skum. Intensiva dofter av dadlar, russin och citrus. Komplex och djup. Hög sötma i smaken och kraftig beska. Rejält eldig munkänsla. 11,2% alkohol lämnar sina avtryck. Lång eftersmak.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weezel (189) - Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2013 bottle. Pours a murky brown with little head. Very carbonated at first and taste if raisins, dark fruit and hoppy bitterness to finish. Needs some time but after tasting prior aged vintages it will stand up.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Seabass1964 (28) - Paragould, Arkansas, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Beautiful Reddish brown color with a little head. Nice cherry arroma. Tastes very very sweet. Like decadent sweet fruits or a fine wine. Maybe just a little too sweet for my taste. Deap alcohol burn on the finish. This beer makes a great lead in as it prepares your Palate for your favorite Belgian Quad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4292) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
pours clear bright copper-orange with a very nice creamy off-white head, good retention and lacing. smooth caramel, dried apricots and other dusty dried red little fruits, warming alcohol, very fruity - oranges, bitter aromatic herbs, fairly woody, southern comfort feeling if not brandy-like warming flavors, maple, cocoa powder. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily and a bit sticky, boozy, grassy-spicy-lightly piney finish. complex, tasty and very good! solid!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - FEB 3, 2014
2007; APPEARANCE: Murky brown with reddish accents, no head to speak of (may have been too cold); TASTE: sweet, roundish; NOSE: dark sugars, and fruits; PALATE: very slight carbonation, big body and slightly sticky or creamy; OVERALL: Too sweet, it is like an aperitif.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Pours a super hazy dark burnt orange with a small off white head. Lots of raisins and caramel malt on the nose, vanilla, dark cherry, and maybe a touch of milky chocolate. Lots of cherry on the taste, a little fig and plum, and then lots of caramel/vanilla flavors, and maybe some brown sugar. Not overly sweet, enough maltier notes to cut through the fruity notes at the front of the tongue. Very smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvanFriend (304) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Smells of dried fruit. Taste is oak, honey, a hint of smoke, a faint whiff of booze. Subtle hops at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JHeath99 (913) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours slightly hazy amber with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma of dark fruit, sweet, and an undercurrent of booze. Taste of vanilla and cherries with a slightly oaky/boozy that lingers.


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