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RATINGS: 1933   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%


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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CptGreencoat (95) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2009
2008 vintage. Pours to a dark carmel color with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Nose is alcohol, malt, carmel, fig and brown sugar. The taste is as complex as itís nose. With very little hop bitterness, this one is very smooth and warm. Itís sweetness is well balanced by itís enormous malt, dried fruit and alcohol taste. Iíve got a bottle of the 2007 being cellared right now, and Iím curious to taste the difference. North Coast never fails to impress me.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
linkolnlogg (94) - your home, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2006
Bottle to snifter. 2005 bottle. Pours out a deep reddish brown with a nice thick head and lots of in glass activity. Scent is malty and spicy with light cinnamon and alcohol notes. Taste is initially very malty and sweet with elements of nutmeg mixing iwth alcohol. The finish is relatively flat with an almost soda pop with alcohol backdrop on the palate. Lots of elements that marry well- overall a strong flavorful barleywine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lawman357 (93) - Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Absolutely delicious old ale/barleywine style. The other reviews youíll read here sum it up nicely with my only addition being this was a 2012 vintage.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
exadore (92) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Bottle, 2007. Poured with almost no head. The smell definitely reveals the alcohol content. Body is a really beautiful amber color, with literally no lacing. Very very smooth for how high the ABV is, almost fruity, very sweet. Very impressive, in my opinion, for how high the alcohol content is and how well it is masked in the flavor. Very subtle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slinger (91) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2006
12 oz bottle- Thanks to Jimmack I was able to try this great beer. Dark amber color with little head, but the aroma takes over. Chocolate and caramel are present with every sniff. Awesome beer with a good amount of alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
greenleaf (90) - Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2008
2007 Bottle. Pours deep brown with a modest creamish tan head, no lacing. Smells of malt and rasins. Thick bodied malt is pronounced with alcohol finish.


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