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RATINGS: 1922   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%


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dannyboydwp (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2004
2003 - Perhaps I had a bad Bottle, but this beer reaked and tasted of Alcohol. The color was a cherry red. A slight hoppy taste. But, everything was overpowered by the alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mathis (48) - KBH K, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2005
A dark golden brown body with off-white head. The aroma is sweet like cherries and "dadler". A round and strong flavor, with hints of sweet wildberries. A little too "ensidig", and the taste of alc is a bit dominating! I normally love US barley wines, but this particular one is too borring and doll. When i drink barley i want a kick in the head, and 100s of flavors to attac every inch of my bloody body!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tarc (47) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2008
2006 - The amorma was of sweet malt and fruit. The appearance was dark brown, tinit of red that was slightly cloudy with a minimal head. Flavor was stong of molasses, wine-like and sweet. I could taste the alcohol but found it perfect. Excellent!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
theaudist (46) - Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Such a great beer, I donít even know what to say about it. The flavors combine to almost taste like a portobello mushroom (Odd, but thats what I taste). A toffee taste dominates throughout in this expert barley wine. Just exceptional. My all time favorite beer thus far.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
soulrefugee (46) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2005
Mmmmmmmm, good. This one is distinctive, and it also has a real nice kick! Rich, malty. and sweet, but not in a cheap or brash way. Kind of like a barleywine, but not quite as sweet as I remember the barleywine at the pub of the hotel where I stayed in England, but. I consider this brew just as classy and enjoyable to drink as whatever it was I drank those nights across the pond. This is about twice as strong in alcohol as the average beer or ale, but the alcohol taste is well integrated in a pleasant way with the wonderful flavor of the drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ericwill99 (45) - Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
I'm celebrating tonight with with this fine Old Stock. It very possibly will taste better in a few years, but I'm enjoying this rich and malty beer tonight. I might like a little more hops to balance with the malt, but that might be the next beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ironprog (43) - - JAN 10, 2014
12 oz. bottle. 2012 edition. Pours a cloudy, deep amber, with an off-white, tight head that dissipates moderately. Aromas of milk-chocolate, caramel, fruit (maybe fig?), and vanilla. Taste is sweet with flavors of caramel, vanilla, and just a hint of black-cherry. Full-bodied with a thick, creamy texture. Carbonation is average. Finish is smooth and sweet. Overall, I really like this beer. Although, as it warms up it gets sweeter. By the time it reaches room temperature it is almost cloyingly sweet. However, straight out of the fridge is a little too cold and you donít get all the subtleties. So i suggest letting it warm up for 5 minutes before indulging.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
demondeacon09 (43) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 7, 2014
2012 bottle poured into a snifter. Medium off-white head that dissipates quickly. Malty aroma with hint of earth and hay and raisin. Wish the aroma was a bit stronger. Light orange-brown color. Hazy. Tastes like a barleywine - very malty with a slight bitter hop finish; sweet. Pretty smooth for 11.7 abv. Iím glad that I tried this beer, but itís far from my favorite.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbumble (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2003
Very strong, but still tastes great. Good color. Very little head. Very good beer. Fun to drink also.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tapIluv99 (41) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2002
You have to acquire a taste for these barely wines...I will have too. Not much head, very sweet flavors, nice deep color, an heavy alcohol punch.


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