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RATINGS: 2059   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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%
2014 vintage: 11.8%
2015 vintage: 11.9%

Steeeve's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2012
2011 vintage, 12 oz bottle in snifter. Cloudy, rusty dark amber pour with just a thin ringer of slightly off-white head. Boozy, fruity aroma with a lot of caramel and toffee character. Notes of figs, prunes, strawberries, and bready malts. Flavor is still boozy, though less so than I remember from when I first bought it about 9 months ago. Slightly oxidized flavor that faded as it warmed. More fruity than I remember. Picking up a big strawberry note for some reason, along with the plum and toffee. Finish is sweet with a burnt sugar aftertaste. Still a little hot. Palate is thick and chewy. This one seems to have aged pretty well in its year in the basement. Much less alcohol burn, and more fruity esters have developed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lele (301) - Padova, ITALY - FEB 13, 2016
Birra spettacolare, dallíaroma e dal gusto intensi. Note liquorose e alcoliche dominanti, benchť la birra non vada mai alla testa. Poi caramello e maltato, nonchť frutta sotto spirito. Birra che scalda e appaga!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsporrer (312) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Poured from a 2015 bottle. Pours a deep caramel brown, like iced tea, with a thin tan ring. Light carbonation. Caramel, toffee, and light malt aroma. No harshness or alcohol burn. Full mouth feel with a smooth warm finish. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (2090) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 6, 2016
12 oz bottle. 2015 vintage. Canít believe I havenít rated this yet. Aroma is fruity (cantaloupe?), bready, chocolate. Pours muddy brown-orange with a collapsing beige head. Taste is sweet and savory with flavors of sherry, raisin, cola. Thinner than expected. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1967) - GREECE - FEB 6, 2016
355 ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Clear dark red copper ruby color with off white head. Malty aroma, caramel, fruity, red and dark fruits, dried fruits, alcohol. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3053) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2016
9 year old bottle (2007) pour dark amber with a small off white head. Aroma is toffee caramel sweet and smooth notes. Flavor brings the same toffee but a bit more tangy and boozy, but not harsh. Had the 2010 and 2014 as well which were good, but not as smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angelkostvo (1031) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 2, 2016
Dark ruby colour, off white head. Aroma of caramel, figs and cherries. Taste is medium sweet, medium body, sticky oily texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RodrigoPacheco (131) - - JAN 31, 2016
Sabor bem maltado e doce. Os 34 IBU passam imperceptíveis e o álcool também desaparece. Muito equilibrada. Excelente.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garlic_of_Doom (597) - SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2016
2012 Vintage. Hazy dark amber/ruby with a beige head. Aroma has loads of figs, fudge/toffee/caramel, alcohol, brandy. Taste is sweet and spicy with figs fudge/toffee, herbal bitterness, slight chocolate, perhaps coffee as well. Full body, low but prickly carbonation, a bit numbing and dry mouth feel. Bitter, numbing after taste.

Solid Old Ale that I keep coming back to.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rjplumer (841) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Raisin caramel malt aroma. Deep brown color with a light tan head that doesnít last long. Heavy raisin fruit malt taste. Mild bitterness. Feels thick and rich. Has a boozy feel. It may be rated high but this isnít my style despite wanting to try this for quite awhile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopster (1000) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2016
(bottle) 2014 Vintage, cellared for 17-months. Pours a light brown complexion, slightly murky with dissipating head, no lacing. Aroma is rum-raisin and alcohol. The flavor is a concentrated rum-soaked raisin, fresh figs, prune and dried orange, malt and alcohol. Alcohol burn in finish. A real winter sipper.

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