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RATINGS: 1917   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%


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
killerK (14) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 7, 2007
personaly the best beer out there. Has an amazingly smooth but full and flavorfull taste. At first i was expecting a hoppier even bitter taste, but instead found a full bodied malty and creamy taste that almost fell off my tongue. It actually overwhelms your taste buds and then just stops. nothing like it and you will almost be let down that it isnt bitter or hoppy because you are always thinking this beer has to be harsh at 12%. incredible.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LokiLovelace (14) - Piscataway, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2011
2010 year. Yes I know I pulled the trigger way to early on this one but really I was extremely happy with it. The aroma is fantastic butterscotch, dried pineapple, a bit of booze. The appearance great color, minimal carbonation reddish copper hue no head virtually at all Taste malt sweetness followed with a nice brushing of hops to chase it and then back to the lingering malt and slight boozy warmth. This beer hides itís ABV VERY well. The mouth feel is right on with what I expect of an English style Barley Wine right down to the slightly sticky lips after. Loved this version. Still not sure I would shell out the crazy $26 a 500ml bottle for the Anniversary but this will be sought after by me from now on!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drewcnelson (13) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Just drink this! Could use a few months to mellow but you probably wonít be able to wait. Complex,sweet and biting. the alcohol is up front and in control like a barleywine should be.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BULLREB1024 (13) - USA - JAN 11, 2011
WOW This is a beer. It made me realize what a light weight I am. Beer pour a beautiful clear caramel color. with a thick off cream head. Beer smelled great, it had strong hints of caramel, very robust. Beer Tasted great kind of like a golden ale. A good Beer with dinner

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluesickboy (13) - Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2009
12 oz. bottle. 2007 vintage. Reddish brown in color and quite hazy. Flavors of fruit, malt and toffee. Nice blend flavors hide high alc. well.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
droyer (12) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Definitely need to cellar this. Tasted a bottle of the 2009 vintage and it was still a little too sweet. Very good potential though.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
westcoastbias (12) - panama city, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2006
05 bottle, poors a deep copper apple cider, nose is very resiny and a little toffee. Nice abrupt head that lingers. Taste is too complex but is well rounded, not too malty with just the right amount of finishing hops. Sticky residue left on tounge with a warm finish reminding you that this beer packs a punch, but oh so smooth for a 11.4%. Damn good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
earleyjd (12) - Alabama, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Huge fan of the north coast brewery. This is an inbetween pranqster an old Rasputin. Full body. Strong flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
apkerga (11) - Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2006
Very harsh alcoholic taste and astringence. It did easy up as it warmed in the glass and a great depth of flavors were noticeable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nixter (11) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 29, 2006
tastes like congnac without the alcohol bite.... slightly spicy, orange peel, medium body, very rich. Apparently a case of the 2000 old stock just sold on e-bay for almost $500.


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