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RATINGS: 1923   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%

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gotmos (11) - New York, USA - AUG 8, 2006
2004, bottle. Brown with a little bit of head. Strong aroma of licorice, alcohol, fruit, coffee and sweet malt. Creamy texture with hoppy fruity flavor at the onset with a strong alcohol taste that fades into a very tasty choclaty coffee flavor at the end with a little bit of bitterness. Very good but the alcohol is a little overbearing to the beginning flavors. Aftertaste is very enjoyable.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Systembolaget (11) - Malmoe, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2009
2009 version in a bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown colour with a medium large light brown head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, leather and hints of iron. Flavor is malty with caramel, syrup, toffee, raisins and liquorice. After a while a small hoppy bitterness is recognizable behind the other flavors. Not bad but a bit to sweet for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rpm56 (11) - Alabama, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Pours to a nice caramel head that dissipates in about two minutes, leaving a beautiful deep cooper ale. A nose of damp leaves and wood. A smooth palate and lasting finish. One of my favorite ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hops4MyHips (10) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 15, 2011
2010 vintage: Pours a very nice cloudy mahogany. Aroma is nice, with dark fruits, caramel, chocolate, coffee, alcohol-the flavor doesnít quite meet my expectations set forth by my nose, yet as it warms, the flavor ever so slightly more-but not much. Initially it tasted a bit bitter with herbs such as lavender and dark coffee. I was surprised at the lack of sweetness, since most of the aroma contained some kind of sweet scent. As it warmed it strengthened in its robust coffee flavor and alcohol. Overall, not a bad beer. Quite palatable and would not mind having another.

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