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RATINGS: 1933   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
phylomatic (3) - Trussville, Alabama, USA - APR 16, 2011 does not count
This is my first "Old Ale" style. A: Head-What was there goes away fast. Color-Looks like well preserved antique cherry furniture. S: Sweet, real sweet, like your first girlfriend. Caramello is JEALOUS! I sense a little spicey but I wouldnít call it sassy. T: I donít taste two scoops of raisens, but maybe store-brand dosage. Not a lot of bite from the alcohol. A tad bitter, not like your mother in law but possibly your friendís. MF: Medium of the road on all accounts. Kind of slid down like an upside-down go-kart. Overall: Iíve had this style before Iím pretty sure, but I donít remember when since I donít review EVERY beer I drink. I donít find it overly complicated, but Iím new to this style. I like it for sure, however its just too new to make a strong statement about it. Serving type: bottle

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
tuomo123 (3) - - APR 8, 2013 does not count
Nice yellow head and chocolate brown colour. There is little chocolate and peanuts in the aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Manimilious (3) - Utah, USA - MAY 28, 2013 does not count
Cloudy with a light silk head that seemed to "dance" the entire time. Bread like smell to and a very dry fruit taste to it. Overall taste is young but seems promising for perfection if aged ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
acook006 (2) - Seaview, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2009 does not count
I really liked this beer although might be biased because I grew up in Fort Bragg! Deep amber body, oak flavors, very smooth and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lejon (2) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2009 does not count
2009 Vintage Dark amber colored with a thin head. Smells of dark fruits, caramel, vanilla and alcohol. The taste is dominated by dark fruits, caramel and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrjunkie (2) - Alabama, USA - APR 26, 2010 does not count
Sweet candy caramel nose. Fantastic spice foundation! Clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. Pumpkin pie and banana bread all in one beer. Great toasted malts and just the right hint of hops. Sweet, but in an earthy satisfying way. Rich, earthy warming finish. What a beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerTurd (1) - USA - APR 28, 2005 does not count
This is one kick a@# beer Wee Wee Woop! Hells yeah, this is full of rum and friuty flavors. My new session beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainSeeds (1) - Berwyn, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2008 does not count
A good barley wine with grainy/cerealy aroma. As you hold it up to the light, the body turns ruby red with low cloudiness. The flavor is sweet and tasting of cognac with a long finish. This beer does a great job of hiding it’s high alcohol content. The palate is very oily full bodied with light taste of alcohol. Great job for a barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
johnthesmurph (1) - - JUN 20, 2012 does not count
Surprising be. Heaviest alcohol content in a beer Iíve ever had. Great flavor, lots of personality for a domestic ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LostAggie (1) - Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2013 does not count
This was a great beer. Reminded me of the Belgian Trappist stuff. Nice alcohol content and very smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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