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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.’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%
2015 vintage: 11.9%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Achel (390) - Ioannina, GREECE - JAN 27, 2016
Pours a dark clear red colour with a tan head. Sweet malty smell, also fruity and alcohol in the smell. Has a smooth taste of raisins licorice and also herbs. the mouthfeel is pretty thick with a nice bitter after taste. This is a lovely beer strong in alcohol but smooth in taste

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Flanfl (627) - Lyon, FRANCE - JAN 14, 2016
Deep ruby head, small rim of white head. Aroma of dried fruits (fig, plum), caramel, brown sugar. Flavours of drieds fruits (more fig, plum and raisin), caramel, alcohol fusel. Medium warm dried fruits. Oily body, medium carbo. I should get more and age them. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (10178) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2016
Bottle:Deep chestnut-amber coloured, almost clear, small and quite stable off-white foamy layer; solid sweet-bitter nose of raisins and further dried fruits plus caramel plus mild traces of alcohol; moderate to solid sweet-bitter flavour, full bodied, not so soft; caramelly and - as expected - fruity finish balanced by some dry hops. A bit alcoholic, but nevertheless a pleasant winter-warmer…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1490) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2016
12oz bottle 2014 vintage pours dark hazy brown red with light edges and a finger of head. Nose is gingerbread, maple, cookie, gingersnap, date. Taste is toasted maple nut bread, some caramel, malty dark grain bread, bitter with some dark fruit sweetness. Finishes bitter, medium body with a touch of creaminess, earthy nut, date, walnut, caramel, malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (2573) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle @ New Years Eve ’15. Oily bronze pour with some tiny lacings. Notes of sweet malts, biscuits, caramel, booze, vanilla and some earthy notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozzy70 (855) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 6, 2016
12 oz. bottle. 2015 Pours brown/reddish, off white head. Aroma was berries, fruits and raisin. Taste was slightly sweet and alcohol, but not lasting,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (1728) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 3, 2016
355 ml bottle, 2015 vintage, from Beervana Munich.
Dark copper, hazy body, with a quite small, fizzy, creamy, beige head.
Aroma of caramel, toast, dark berries, dried fruits, brown sugar, some spices.
Taste is quite boozy, with caramel, cocoa, dried fruits, berries, toast, honey, some coffee.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes roasty, medium dry, warm, alcoholic, with toast, cocoa, coffee, some caramel, some fruits.

Very nice. Interesting fruity notes, combined with sweet and roasty notes. Pretty boozy, maybe a bit too much. Overall not my favourite style example, quite different to others I’ve had, but a really enjoyable winter warmer nonetheless.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drmet (822) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2015
2014 Version L: -pours a clear red-brown with a small to medium,quickly dissipating,foamy,offwhite head -low carbonation visible -small particle floaties visible S: caramel,toffee,nutty,figs,strawberrie chocolate,brown sugar T: -plums,raisins,figs,brown sugar,strawberries,syrupy,toasty finish -very sweet F: -low to medium carbonation -medium to full body -alcohol present O: More a Barleywine than an Old Ale. Very good, but also very sweet

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zeppedled (1) - - DEC 26, 2015 does not count
Fantastic! Great taste and a nice full feeling in your mouth with a nice finish. This is certainly one I would try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kingaugusta (241) - Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Pours deep copper with a quick off white head. Nose is sweet and a little boozy. flavor explodes with barley and bread and is quite sweet with a long sticky finish.alcohol is present but well hidden. Great beer

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