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RATINGS: 2080   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
As a continuation of North Coast Brewing Co.’s 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. It’s brewed with classic floor-malted Maris Otter Pale Malt and Fuggles Hops imported from England, so it’s a beer to be served proudly. Like a fine wine, North Coast’s 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%
2015 vintage: 11.9%


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TexasAggie12 (64) - Burnet, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Very dark pour with little head. Smell of toasted malt and hops. Nice flavor of malt,coffee,hops and bitter sweet choclate. Very thick beer on the mouth. Nice drinker when cold outside.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EtownEraser (63) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2004
Bottle 2002. Wow what can I say. Great beer after a crappy day at work. Nice apple aroma flows from this hazy brown body. The taste is sweet with a stout bitterness along for the ride. My only knock is that I can actually taste the CH3OH.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boogerracing (63) - Iowa, USA - JAN 3, 2013
One of my personal favorites to drink. So it had to be my first rate!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Strilo (63) - Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2013
The older it gets, the better. Within reason of course. Having just had the '09 at a local beer fest, this 2012 is excellent, if young. It ages very well, mellowing and rounding out. Still, brand new, it's pretty dang tasty! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mystiksc (62) - los angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Old stock 2007 edition. Numbing alcohol caramel flavor. Notes of fruit and brown sugar. I must try this beer again after a year or so of aging.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonhall (62) - - JUL 30, 2012
Vintage 2012 pours deep amber. Very nice toasted malt. Noticeable alcohol but a smooth finish. This one is good. Slow sipping complexity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lillunken (61) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2015
Flaska från 2012 från systembolaget. Underbar doft av dadlar, fikon och russin. Liknande smak med lite värmande alkohol i bakgrunden. Mycket god!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrD (61) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2007
This hearty snifter jewel is all about palate. Its mouthfeel is perhaps best described as erotic (sensual, tactile, warming)...and a long, slow bottle will leave you basking in the afterglow. This Old Stock is sweet, but classy. It’s more complex than most brews with this much marzipan-molasses-desert honey-cotton candy character...though, of course, it’s not something you ponder over (like an Islay single malt). It’s just a voluptuous treat! (The 2006 is cellaring very well.)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pstorvik (60) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2006
2004 - bottle at 55 F. Pours with smallish beige head leaving no lacing and mostly disappearing within 1 couple minutes. Incredible aroma of dried fruit? apples? Caramelly goodness for sure. Flavor is rich malt with plenty of sweetness. Alcohol is quite apparent. Enough bitterness to counter the sweet but not overly apparent. Nice warm think mouthfeel. I’ll be picking up some more of this to lay down.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ludwig (60) - USA - APR 10, 2003
With the ABV as high as it is, this is one drinkable brew, in fact it slides down like ice tea. This is one Great Barley Wine


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