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RATINGS: 1908   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%


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Baz7778 (58) - SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Drinking the 2011 vintage so maybe it's a little new to fully appreciate has a warm alcohol note and little nose it's the alcohol that is the dominating part of the beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonhall (57) - - JUL 30, 2012
Vintage 2012 pours deep amber. Very nice toasted malt. Noticeable alcohol but a smooth finish. This one is good. Slow sipping complexity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
monkeyman (57) - Alabama, USA - JUL 27, 2003
2000 bottling; mid-July 2002 tasting notes. Not very exciting. Age did not help; was big and boozy ~ mid-2000. Big alcohol burn and some vanilla notes…. why do I keep thinking “mediciney”? Sure was fun to drink though (“…take your medicine”). Oooooffff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seanbhudson (57) - , California, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Review of the 2001, I was lucky to get this in a beer exchange. APPEARANCE: Pours a dark reddish brown color with a small tan head that dissipates quickly. No noticeable lacing. AROMA: Strong smell of sweet malts and dark malts along with the heavy scent of alcohol. Rum raisin comes to mind. FLAVOR: Raisin and sweet malts. There are hints chocolate and it finishes with a coffee flavored bitterness. Reminds me of a raisin bran muffin. Amazingly smooth but there is a slight burn from alcohol throughout. MOUTHFEEL: Full bodied beer with syrupy consistency and soft carbonation. Slight spicy pepper finish from the alcohol. DRINKABILITY: A lot smoother than I expected. If it wasn’t for the alcohol burn I could drink a lot more. NOTES: BBCSD-0812 Geoff

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OberonTheifEMT (56) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2003
2002 vintage. Wonderful mahogny color with little head to speak of. Aroma of dried fruit, undoubtedly due to the heavy malt presence. Perfect level of carbonation. Quite warming indeed. Wonderfully bitter, with an excellent rich malty finish. I bought two of these by accident, though I don't think this will be a mistake I regret

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SabreSkull (55) - North Augusta, South Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Clear ruby copper pour, lacing head. Cream and vanilla malt aroma and flavor. Strong ale with cinnamon, caramel and maple. Hot alcohol and a strong boozy finish. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robbeebobby (55) - newark, Arkansas, USA - JAN 14, 2014
2013 bottle. Pours a dark amber with a small off white head. Aromas of fruit and vanilla are faint but nice. This is warming as it goes down and has a nice amount of carbonation. The taste of booze, vanilla, malts, and some hops all add up very well to make this a great beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RevBFG (54) - - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours hazy copper color with tan head that disappears quickly. Aroma is bready and malty. Taste is strong in malts and caramel with some fruit and a lot if alcohol tossed in for good measure. Slightly carbonated with a sticky mouthfeel. Terrific beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
e303 (53) - - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle to snifter. 2014 bottle. Aged three years. Pour is copper with a tiny head. Aroma is malty and caramel sweet, a bit bready. Taste follows through but adds an alcohol burn. Finish is smooth. Good shit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoooraybeer (53) - Westfield, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Thin head but amazing aroma like someone baking a pie - but it’s beer! the color is cloudy caramel amber. Mouth feel is not as full as you might expect from an 11.7 ABV, but you really don’t taste the alcohol. It tastes alot like a dubbel. You get that belgian wiff in the aroma and after taste bitter. You get alot of caramel malt balanced with a grassy dry bitter. It’s a unique Barley wine and it’s very good. I like it better than the Old Rasputin.


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