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RATINGS: 2000   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%


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adamaustin (38) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 2, 2010
2008 Vintage. Color is brown and dirty like the Mississippi River. Sweet taste, which I like.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hubcrawler (37) - , Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2008
2008 vintage that poured dark brown with a reddish-orange tint. Had a reasonable light brown head. Had aromas of caramel, toasted malt, and chocolate. I picked up some strong flavors of fig and chocolate. It also had a whiskey like finish. Great sipping beer but may be a little too figgy. Otherwise, a respectable brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lonelybeergeek (36) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2006
2006. New bottle. too cold. Pours with no head. 13.5%?? Word. Ok, itís warmed up a bit. I am watching the Suns beath the Clippers, drinking this new old stock, and enjoying myself immensely. Smells of dark fruits, green apple, alcohol, redwood. More dark fruits and malt in the mouth. Alcohol is very prominent. Very slight bitterness. I should have saved this one. This beer will age very well. Canít wait to try it in 2010.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
amorphiss (35) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - APR 25, 2007
2006 bottle out of a Brooklyn glass. Dark amber clear color with a short lived head. Smell: sweet fruits, bread, caramelized sugar. Flavor is sweet, alcohol, fruits, with a spicy/alcoholic mouthfeel. Iíd like to try an older bottle of this in the future.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmr1517 (35) - New Haven, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2007
2005 bottle. Poured a dark red. This was a tongue slapper. Very strong but I love it with its bourbon taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThomW (35) - USA - MAY 24, 2003
More of a barley wine than an ale. Strong alcohol taste but not bad over-all. Nice dark color.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PSmith (35) - Kennewick, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2006
Bottle, a great winter warmer. Have a half case (2005) aging to compare with 2006 vintage. A classic, beer grasps you, rich with all kinds of flavors, sip and enjoy!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fuzzywasabeer (35) - boise, Idaho, USA - APR 24, 2010
smells of fresh molasses with looks like watered down coke. Lacks lacing but the palate is good. Nice balance. Taste is amazing. Alcohol is warming. Wonderful finish of dessert like candy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Amco (34) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 19, 2011
The aroma is of a roasted nut. Light caramel coloring when placed under the light. Has a sweet taste with a medium body. An almost creamy texture, you can tell this beer has 11.7% abv, this coming from the 2010 batch. Nice beer overall.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lukemundy (33) - California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
2012 vintage, 12 oz. bottle, poured into a nonic glass. It pours a dark red with minimal tan lacing. The first sniff gives carmel, oak, and some toasted malts. The flavor brings out heavy, fruity hops, balanced by the smoky malts. I tried this beer when it was released about a year ago and they aren't kidding about it aging well. Initially it was a pruny, boozy and overly sweet beer, but a year of storage has enhanced some smokey flavors and made it a well balanced and enjoyable brew.


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