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RATINGS: 2005   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%

HomelessDrew's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HomelessDrew (26) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2012
2012 Vintage pours a deep red with a thin head that doesn’t last long. Aroma is sweet maltiness and caramel with alcohol, not too much coming in the way of hops. Taste is much more sweet than bitter to balance out the booziness, was somewhat shocked to see the ABV was so high. Has a medium mouthfeel with average carbonation. Overall this is a solid (but pricey) english barleywine, would be great to lay down a few bottles of each years vintage to do occasional vertical tastings.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MarauderSky (2) - - JUL 1, 2015 does not count
I have never rated beer before, but I thought this was great. I smoked a pipe while drinking it and enjoyed it a lot.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
katrinaez (535) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Raisin aroma and color. Some peanut brittle and an odd ripe to rotten strawberry flavor. No alcohol taste but you feel the burn down the pipe in the end. Slight sweetness and yeasty. Lots of sediment in there and I haven’t even had much of the bottle. 2013 vintage in bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorkenstein (90) - - JUN 24, 2015
Bottled on 1/7/2014. Big caramel aroma; some candied orange and toffee as well. Taste is very caramel forward, followed by vanilla, toffee, light orange zest, and then bitter at the back of the tongue and booze burn when swallowing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (540) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Solid beer...borderline barley wine....flavors are all over the place...really nice...(#515)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (892) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 3, 2015
Versión 2015. Caoba rojizo limpio y espuma canela ligera. Aromas de frutas confitadas, mermelada de frutos rojos. Cuerpo denso y meloso. Sabor dulce de mermelada de inicio, con final de amargor seco y ligeramente astringente.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
melush (1270) - SPAIN - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle 35,5cl / Botella 35,5cl. Vintage 2015. @ XXXII The Great Power of Beer & Wine. A: Amber / Ambar. T/S: Malt, alcohol, sweet, slightly fruity / Malta, alcohol, dulce, ligeramente afrutado.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (5554) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a deep amber-vanilla colour with a small head and smooth body. Aroma of malt, hops, cake and rum. Taste of barley, mild hops, malt, caramel, nuts, ripe fruits, cake, rum and barrels. Smooth to drink, delicious brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (5552) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2015
Die 2014er Version war es. Und die hat was auf dem Kasten gehabt ! Schoene Balance diverser Aromen wie Kaffee, Milch, Honig, Roestmalze und etwas Getreide. Sehr sueffig fuer diesen Alkoholgehalt und die Staerke wird hervorragend durch eine feine Suesse ueberlagert. Klasse.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
spujr (26) - - MAY 23, 2015
No overwhelming flavor, nice and balanced on malt and flavor throughout. Very nice mouthfeel, creamy. No heat from the alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SKCwillie (29) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Great aroma. Sweet fruit after taste which seems hide the dryness you’d expect in a 12% beer. Really pleasant, really complex flavors. Very enjoyable.

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