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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (3182) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Refrigerated 12 oz. squat brown poured into snifter. Translucent reddish brown with small beige head. Aroma is caramel malt, medium/thick body, lower carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel malt and hints of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (2512) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2015
Cola bruin bier met een kleine witte schuim kraag. Ruikt rood fruit, alcohol, pruimen, tabak. Smaakt rood fruit, vanille, alcohol, siroop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (685) - HUNGARY - NOV 28, 2015
Klasszikus karakter hordozója, réz színű főzetünk minden ízében a hagyományok itala. A vékonyka habgyűrű már az alkoholfok mértékének tudatában sem meglepő, eleve örömteli, hogy egyáltalán van. Fűszeres illatai gyógynövénylikőrök karakterét villantják meg, akácméz és fahordó, bogyós gyümölcsök téli hangulata járja át a levegőt. Cukrozott paradicsomlés, fenyőgyantás, komló és maláta súlyától roskadozó ízvilága tagadhatatlan brit mondanivaló megnyilvánulása; pikáns jegyei klasszikusan elegáns, sokszínű és izgalmas tartalom kinyilatkoztatásai. Csakúgy, mint maga a műfaj, az Old Stock Ale is izgalmas és semmihez nem fogható, igazi különlegesség.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
A little towards the sweet and yeasty side. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ffbot (355) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Dark red brown in color, extremely minimal carbonation, tiny white circle of bubbles throughout. Smell of wood, cask, berries and fresh bread, wheat and clove. Taste is hugely wood, medium sweetness, complex balance of sweet and bitter, definitely one to savor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arn8897 (329) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Pours a dark hazy copper color with a thin tan head. Aromas of caramel and malt. Taste the same with some alcohol warmth. Nice flavor. Thick palate. Nice lacing in the glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demannu (378) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2015
2015. Pours golden brown color with off white head which leaves a slight foam coating on the beer. Aroma is sweet like candy (caramel/vanilla toffee) and slight cherry. Somewhat light body with a slight stickiness. Complex and fantastic flavor. Drinks really easy for @12%. Nicely done!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2015
12 oz bottle of 2012 edition, poured into a nonic pint at ~40 degrees F. Appearance: Pours a hazy, vaguely reddish brown, and forms a thin head of beige foam that rather quickly turns into a ring. Leaves patches of lacing on the glass. Smell: At 3 years of age, the aroma is a bouquet of sweetness and malt, very caramel and molasses. Fig, plum, date, and the like swirl around in the scent as well, alongside a vague hint of booziness that seems less rum, more whiskey. Taste: All the sweetness in the nose did not lie. This opens in a wash of dark stone fruit preserves slathered on bread and topped with molasses. A medicinal quality comes in as the beer moves along the palate, much like I’d imagine an early 19th-century cough syrup might have tasted like. Rusted iron notes appear as well, giving a metallic tang to shadow the syrupy sweetness, and there are bits of a burnt caramel-vanilla tone. An oaky and vinous tinge round out the flavor palate, and the aftertaste lingers as the molasses, preserves, and medicinal syrup. Mouthfeel: Sticky is the first word that comes to mind, with minimal sharpness from carbonation rolling through a full-bodied beer. Overall: A delicious old ale / English barleywine, which ages quite well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
fuzzcro (254) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2016 This is my second time enjoying a bottle of 2013 vintage Old Stock Ale. I look forward to trying the 2014 vintage. I am quite impressed with North Coast Brewing Co! This Old stock ale is excellent. The only score I didn’t top out was appearance..this one is a nice coppery color though cloudy. There is a very nice sweetness and absolutely no bitter at all. This combination will never fail to win me over big time. (9/25/2016) Enjoyed a 2016 bottle. Quite smooth and enjoyable even with the high ABV If memory serves, I believe the 2013 bottle was a bit sweeter than this 2016.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (1956) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 25, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours deep amber with a little off-white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, vanilla, brown sugar, sponge cake, alcol. Flavour is medium to high sweet with a decent bitter end, complex, light astringency. Full body, medium carbonation. Very good.

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