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RATINGS: 2120   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%

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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RuneStumo (2585) - Haugesund, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2016
25.10.2016. 0,355l Bottle. Vintage 2016. 11,8%. Systembolaget. Dark brown colour with almost no head. Unclear and kind of murky. Aroma of dark malts, wood, alcohol, red berries and plum. Almost with notes of wine. Strong and bery rich. Sharp with notes of terpentine. Aftertaste is malty with rich flavours of dark malts, alcohol, red berries and wood. There is also some faint notes of whisky. Not very bitter. Very good!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2016
2015 Bottle. Brown with small head. Cocoa and caramel. Dark fruit. Loads of depth. Not that boozy for the abv. Very well done old ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dysenteri (153) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2016
2016 vintage, 11,8%. Bottle from SB. Brown/red/copper clear color with onefinger white head. Aroma is caramel, bread, brandy, toffe, wood. A hint of booze in aroma. Heavy sweetness with light bitterness. Medium body with creamy and sticky texture. Soft carb. A sweet old ale with malty and bready tones, a bit too boozy right now, probably will be better with aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (2200) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle a red brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts fruits dried fruits spicy yeast and hops flavor malts fruits dried fruits spicy oak caramel some alcohol and hops in the aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1984) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle thanks to Bursprak for picking up :) Pours hazy dark brown with a small light brown head. Aromas of nuts, caramel, warming booze, chocolate, vanilla, light bread, malt, dates. Taste is malty, bready, nuts, dates, toast, caramel, booze. Pretty delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
misk (2) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2016 does not count
Fatastic beer! Enyoy With reponbility! Smoth, mild and dangerus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (1254) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2016
Bottle ; 2014. Pours a deep coppery color with a white, fully diminishing head. Big smokey aromas with wood, malts, bourbon, raisins and caramel. Taste is sweet and malty. Bourbon, wood, liquorice, caramel and smoke. Full bodied with quite high co2 levels. Nice, but definitely a sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gephross100 (363) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2016
2012 bottle thanks to Rubio. Pours a reddish brown clear color with a thin white blanket of head. Cardboard and caramel notes. Mollases, spearmint, anise flavor. Medium mouthfeel, medoum sweetness. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Biroholik (916) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Old Stock Ale 2016
Alkohol: 11,8% obj.
IBU: 34
Data butelkowania: 14.12.2015
Kolor: Miedziany, wpadający w brązowy. Piwo jest lekko mętne.
Piana: Spory gushing spowodował, że piwo wylewało się strumieniami z butelki. Piana była lekka, wiotka i niezmiernie szybko pękała do wąskiej koronki. Miała kolor żółto-kremowy. Po zakręceniu Tumblerem tylko nieznacznie podnosiła sie do góry. Na krawędziach punktowe znaczki. Słabiutko w tej kwestii.
Zapach: W aromacie cud, miód, malina i powidło śliwkowe. Spore utlenienie w postaci aromatu miodu wielokwiatowego. Dalej duża porcja karmelu i gorącego toffi. Jest także mnóstwo odnośników zapachowych do owoców takich jak jabłka i gruszki. W oddali może nawe kapka mlecznej czekolady.
Smak: W smaku wyraźnie miodowe, potem karmelowe i na końcu owocowe. Te same owoce co w aromacie (jabłka i gruszki), plus dodatkowo brzoskwinie. Prócz tego lekkie herbatniki, toffi i muśnięcie czekolady. Prócz tego cukier trzcinowy i rodzynki. Oleiste, gęste i dobrze wyważone. Alkohol rozgrzewający, ale nie dominuje. Pozostwia w ustach wrażenie nalewki owocowej. Nieźle pijalne, ale czegoś tutaj brakuje i z pewnością nie jest to jak dla mnie topowe Old Ale...
Wysycenie: Średnie.
Piłem kilka duuużo lepszych Old Ale. Ta butelka, którą miałem miała spore utlenienie w postaci dużej dawki miodu wielokwiatowego. Poza tym przywitał mnie konkretny gushing. Piwo jest dość oleiste, chociaż też nie jest to jakiś mistrzowski poziom. Alkohol rozgrzewa, ale nie przebija się na zewnątrz. Przy 12% alk. to i tak spory sukces. Niby wszystko gra, ale w rzeczywistości brakuje mi tutaj balansu. Po North Coast Brewing Company spodziewałem się prawdziwego kozaka, ale trochę się zawiodłem.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Justin666 (138) - - SEP 17, 2016
Amber colour, medium lacing. Aroma resembles brandy. A full bodied beer, with strong flavours of caramel and toffee cultimating in a long finish. Very good.

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