dannyboydwp (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Mathis (48) - KBH K, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
tarc (47) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
theaudist (46) - Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.
soulrefugee (46) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2005
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
fuzzcro (43) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my second time enjoying a bottle of 2013 vintage Old Stock Ale. I look forward to trying the 2014 vintage. I had Pranqster last evening and have enjoyed Old Rasputin also. I am quite impressed with North Coast Brewing Co! This Old stock ale is excellent. The only score I didnít top out was appearance...it is a bit cloudy in the glass and my preference is for a crystal clear appearance no matter to color tones...this one is a nice coppery color though cloudy. There is a very nice sweetness and absolutely no bitter at all. This combination will never fail to win me over big time.
maus10 (42) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this beer at 28 Springs in Siloam Springs, AR. 2012 vintage, served at 55 degrees, from a bottle in a tulip. This beer has an incredible aroma. Maybe a better aroma than taste, but the taste is fantastic as well. Bready and hints of caramel and fruits. Loved it!
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beerbumble (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very strong, but still tastes great. Good color. Very little head. Very good beer. Fun to drink also.
tapIluv99 (41) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
radioscooter (41) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
No knowledge of this one, just bought it on a whim at VE.
Poured into a pint glass. Medium pour achieves a thick, one finger head that dissipates rather quickly leaving drapey lacing behind. Medium reddish amber.
Smell is unimpressive. Musty, formaldehydish.
Taste. First sip is nothing but sweet booze and caramel. Malty goodness. Hints of vanilla, toffee, burnt sugar etc. VERY boozy. Hot and spicy, with a peppery finish. Great example of the style from an American brewery no less.
SIPPER. Take heed.
This one should be laid down for a few years to lose the extreme spikes and blend into something much more balanced.
I bet this one turns out to be a star in a few years.