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RATINGS: 1903   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%


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 14, 2006
2005 bottle. Pours a nice deep reddish amber color, slightly cloudy. Medium tan head that dissipates quickly into a constant thin head with very little lacing at all. Aroma is quite oaky with a bit of alcohol and a little raisin and prune.as well Very smooth up front, just a bit of sweet malt. The carbonation is noticable in the mouth feel, leading to a nice silky body. The aftertaste is got quite a an alcohol bite, leaves you puckering a bit even if it finishes quickly, seems a bit young but this got better as it warmed as well. Not much of an alcohol burn, just a twang and then it was gone.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
loseratheart (110) - USA - JAN 11, 2007
Very sweet aroma,malt and alcohol . Amber red color light brown head. Very thick palate almost chewy. Taste matches the aroma. Very sweet, lots of malt and alcohol reminds me more of a dopple bock then a barly wine. A very nice beer. I’ll have to try this vintage again in a year or two and see how it ages.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DKTN (110) - Mc Donald, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2009
Ruby colored, no head to speak of. Malty aroma. Thick, full mouthfeel with almost no hops. Clean finish. A nice warmer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lectvay (109) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 6, 2013
2013 bottle at Brewforia Eagle. Pleasant malty sweetness, smooth for 11.9% but slightly medicinal. Mouthfeel is light and tingly, doesn?t seem right for this style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lweiberg (108) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Pretty excellent, hints of bourbon and packs plenty o’ buzz. Quite different from the Victory and Sierra Nevada barleywines. Feels a tad hollow but satisfying nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
climberbob (108) - Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2012
12 oz 2012 vintage. Sweet toffee and caramel on the nose. Almost no head, dark velvety beer. A sweet beer with hints of raisin and brown sugar. Quite a tasty beer if you like the strong sweet Belgian style, though I think it has nothing much at all in common with a stout (in contrast to the commercial descriptions’ claim).

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewCzar (108) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Vintage 2006 bottle (11.6%) pours thick hazy amber with a quickly dissipating tan head. Sweet aromas of caramel, butterscotch, malts, and raisins. Smooth palate consisting of sweet malts, caramel, and bourbon/scotch. Great easy to drink barley wine character.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
5lickv1c (108) - DENMARK - NOV 2, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2013 Bottle. Strong ale with a lot of flavor. Quite boozy, kind of like an English version of a quadruple. Too sweet though and not too balanced.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2004
2003 vintage. Deep amber with thin beige head, sweet honeyed aroma with some cooked veggies. Flavor rather ordinary some caramel and almonds with a hot finish. Average to just below average barley wine (IMHO)

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sparf (106) - Östersund, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2013
Vinös doft som drar åt melass, soja, torkade plommon och en sötaktig honungston. Även lite kemisk schampoton förnimms. En stor, söt smak med inslag av banan och malt. Känner också toner av belgisk jäst och aning bränt socker. Ingen humle alls. Mahognyfärg med ett snabbt försvinnande, läskartat skum. Riktigt bra munkänsla och en fyllighet som höjer känslan. Precis när man sväljer ringer whiskytoner medan den korta eftersmaken är torvaktig, lätt rökig och torr med viss elegans.


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