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RATINGS: 1907   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.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%


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2005
Bottle from Haggen in Beaverton, OR, which is the only place Iíve ever seen it. This is hands down a great barely wine, lots of malty sweetness. Pours dark copper with a half inch head (I was hoping for more). Good lacing. Strong aroma with dark sweets, I would say some old brown sugar and subtle vanilla for some reason, which surprised me. At 11.4%, I was wondering how well they would be able to hide the alchohol, but leave it to North Coast, they have great brewing skill. The only thing that was overly pronouced in this barleywine was its balanced mouthfeel and flavor. Lots of deep sweetness which made this winter night feel nice and cozy. Alchohol burn hits at the very end, lingering on the tongue. Great brew, must try.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elcaballo (101) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Very viscous this has a strong sweetness to it but some noticable hops help to balance that out. Overall the flavors blend very nicely. I look forward to drinking this with some age on it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boccefloyd (101) - Bon Air, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2010
2009: pours a dark amber with ruby highlights. small off-white head that does not linger. no lacing, no legs. The aroma is of rich sweet alts, dark fruit, some chocolate, and caramel. In the mouth it has a medium body, good carbonation and an alcohol afterburn. The taste is like the aroma, dark fruits, rich sweet malts, caramel and chocolate. Not a bad beer but one will be more than enough for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phillybeer7779 (101) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2011
2011 vintage poured into an Old Stock snifter Appearance- Dark reddish brown in color, almost merlot-like. Poured with about a centimeter of thin head, which dissapated quickly, didnít even leave a bubble after a few minutes. Smell- Aroma of some caramel and chocolate, with a little bit of alcohol on the nose. Taste- Caramel malt and alcchol heat in the flavor. a hint of licorice, maybe? Mouthfeel- A little thin on the body, with a little bit of an alcohol burn on the way down. Not much in the way of carbonation. Overall- A quality, old ale. Not a beer that Iím going to want to drink another of, but a good beer to spend an hour with.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
burtonbaton930 (100) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Pours a brilliant ruby red color with no head to speak of. Aroma is of dark cherries, dark fruits, and alcohol. Taste is phenomenal!!!! Delicious notes of caramel, vanilla, cherries, and alcohol heat. The palate is so smooth with great carbonation. And absolute must have!! Cheers

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doctormirk (100) - USA - FEB 25, 2007
Slightly sour, crisp and bitter. Rich mouth feel, smooth drinking. Nutty with a detectable alcohol burn.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - APR 30, 2005
2004 Bottle. Pours a mahogony color, tiny white head, a bit hazy, and no lacing on my glass. Aroma is sweet, consisting of honey, caramel, maltiness, some fruitiness like plums, complex though a bit tame. Flavor has a typical one of a barley wine, sweet and malty, a clean ethanol taste, and a hint of hop bitterness in the end. Mouthfeel is a bit weak, though the alcohol taste coats my mouth and leaves a pleasant sensation. Not nearly as impressive as the Old Rasputin. This disappointed me a bit for a barley wine, I was hoping for more given the other North Coast beers that Iíve had.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gferd (99) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2005
From the brewery that bings you Old Rasputin, here is another example of excellence in brewing. The taste is very complex, hops, fuit, coffee. A full flavoured barley wine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
estoves2 (98) - SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2007
2007 Bottle. Pours a dark amber/red body with a one finger thick head with lots of bubbles in it that fades fast to a thin layer of foam. Aroma is huge of dark sweet dried fruits and some vanilla. Some hoppiness to cant say what cind though. Flavor has BIG notes of sweet dried fruits and caramell malts. Some warming and nice alcohol to. Little vanilla and hops. Palate is very varming. It varms my tummy like a bourbon and even domes my tounge.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patty26 (95) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2007
2006 Vintage. Pours a dark brown/caramel with a thin swirly head that quickly dissipates into nothingness. the aroma is extremely rich and appealing. Hints of raisins, caramel and barley. The taste is very grape-like and indeed reminds me of a port wine or a sherry. Definitely packs a whallop at 13.25 ABV but that alcohol content is hidden very well by the complex aromas and flavors.


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