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RATINGS: 2016   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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%

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Banksiz (55) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
2009 bottle, 11.5%. Cherry-port nose giving way to a caramel chocolate. Sweetish, slightly raisiny, heavy velvety body. Just enough bitterness to balance the sweetness and body. Great strong ale.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lillunken (55) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2015
Flaska frŚn 2012 frŚn systembolaget. Underbar doft av dadlar, fikon och russin. Liknande smak med lite všrmande alkohol i bakgrunden. Mycket god!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
demondeacon09 (53) - 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.

   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 itís 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 donít 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. Itís a unique Barley wine and itís very good. I like it better than the Old Rasputin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
buttslamify (52) - - OCT 24, 2012
Aroma: Interesting, you can definitly smell the grapes, cherries and even a sort of cognac smell (barrell?), but there is also a bit of a metallic smell, could just be my glass though, but Iíve never smelled it before. Appearance: A brownish/red color with a one finger head that dissipates quickly, but laces nicely on the glass. Taste: Granted Iím particularly biased towards Barley Wines, they are my favorites, but this seems delicious. Itís like Iím drinking decadence, cherries, grapes, other fruit, sugar, butterscotch, caramel, vanilla. Excellent flavor. Palate: Smooth, with almost no carbonation but a nice silky feeling going down. Overall: Again, Iím particularly biased towards barley wine, but this is really good, highly recommend.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Trappistenbier (52) - BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2003
My tastebuds are well surprised this time. This is top-quality beer and it comes from the States. The creamy foam head which appeared instantly when pouring out is from a very rare one and stayed longer than I would expect from an American beer. Nipping the beer shocked me in the way that I was just drinking some kind of siropy liquid. Such a dense mouthfeeling. Incredible. This is cough-sirup and a real treat. First thing I noticed when I taste was a kind of liquorice taste. Sweet malty, alkoholic (11.5%!!!), a total lack of carbonation which was really not a shame, nice balanced hops and before I noticed my glass was already empty leaving some kind of dark sirupy film in the glass. I already had the marvelous Old rasputin Imperial Stout from the same brewery, but Jezus, this is pure magic !!!!!!! Cheers,

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattd017 (51) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2006
2005. Pours a deep red brown with a small off white head that disappears quickly, little to no lacing remaining. Smells sweet. Tastes slightly hoppy, with definite alcohol present. Not a regular in my book, but no barleywine is...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeuceDeuceOU (51) - Athens/Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2006
2005 vintage. I enjoyed this one for almost an hour. A beautiful color to this one with no foam on top. A malty aroma with tons of other sweetnesses and dried fruits. Finishes dry with some slight bitterness to it. As it warms, it is less heavy. Highly Enjoyable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AvantAle (50) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Vintage 2004 bottle. Smells SEXY! Fig, brandy, malt, alcohol, honey, Pine and something halfway between almond and hazelnut. Deep amber hue, with almost 0 head except a perfect ring that clings tenaciously to the glass. The taste is exactly the ame as the smell and that is a wonderful thing. It made my cigarette afterward taste better. Full bodied and warm and creamy and happy and satisfying! I really needed all of those "ands". Itís that good!

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