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RATINGS: 2105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2008
2008: Pours a beautiful amber/brown with a small yellowish head. Very malty aroma, caramel, brown sugar, a little vanilla, and roasted espresso. Initial flavor is delicious caramel malts and sticky sweet, but then it transitions to an herbal, light hop finish that’s a little clashing. Maybe I can be patient and hold a bottle of this for a year or two. Good base, just needs some age I think.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Pours murky dark amber. Aroma- roasted malts, yeast, sugar. Taste- good baleywine flavor, a bit better than average.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Good stuff here. Pours a raisin brown with a nose to match. Head is white and fleeting. The aroma is rich with brown sugar, dates, and bourbon. Complex with aged fruit, oak, and strong currant. Alcohol present but not overbearing. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2010
2010, Dégustée le 14-11-10: Couleur brun-ambrée avec reflets rougeatre, légère mousse et moyenne effervescence. Délicieux aromes de cassonade, de caramel ,de miel, de fruits rouge, de sucre candi et de gelée de fraises. Les premieres saveurs percues sont celles du sucre brun, du caramel et vient par la suite des notes de fruits, avec une amertume au palais et une chaleur d’alcool. Asser bien balancé, elle gagne a se faire vieillir pour gagner en complexité et en richesse.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlbertC (276) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2010 Taste is caramel, nuts, apricot and very malty. Leaves with a good strong afterburn with some lingering hoppy notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2007
2007 bottled edition. Dark amber color, not much head or lacing. Has to be poured pretty vigorously to get any head on it. Very strong, vinous, winey sort of brew. The alcohol is very evident, lots of malt without much bitterness. A good, strong beer, but not quite as much as I’d hoped for. Think it probably needs more aging. Would like to try an older vintage.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
Tawney with small ligth brown head. Sweet aroma with hints of alcohol. Malty taste with notes of wood and hints of alcohol and spices.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RyanK (273) - Rhode Island, USA - AUG 22, 2014
12oz bottle from 2013 drank aug 2014. Pours a murky, amber/brown with almost no head. Smells sweet,fruity, and fermented giving a sense of high alcohol. Heavy bodied with noticeable carbonation on the tongue. Bitterness from the malt nicely offsets the fruit flavors and alcohol taste. Well balanced and well done just like North coast. A little to fruity for me and I’m not particularly a fan of barley wines. Still I would like to revisit this down the road and stock some bottles in the cellar as it ages magnificently.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - DEC 27, 2007
I cannot believe I’ve never rated this. A comfort beer of sorts . . . Pours ruby and golden. Aroma is plummy and malty. Flavor is just packed with a nice bitterness, very mild sweetness, and a hint of tartness. Not sure what it is, but this beer is very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 1, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 #150: 2002 Vintage. Color: Garnet brown with a quickly evaporating energetic tan head. Aroma: sweet and syrupy with touches of malt, wood and a strong alcoholic bite. It's a creeper. Light, woody flavor that opens up into a robust roasted malt taste, then leaves you with the afterburn of alcohol. This would be great with a nice steak or bar-be-que. It will age really well, I think.


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