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RATINGS: 1908   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.’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%


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14075) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2013
bottle at home ... Huge thanks to who ever gave it to me ... 2004 Vintage Drunk 2013 ... deep copper brown ... thin tan lacing ... soft sweet toffee roast ... soft oxidasion ... light umami ... soft sweet roast ... soft toffee ... dry fruits ... sweet toffee ... soft malts ... soft but long umami linger

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2009
Bottle. Huge head with good duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are plums, raisin, malt, yeast, caramel and hops. Excellent long finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13766) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2007
This one really burns my cheek & throat. A lot of sweet - dark fruits - prune & raisin. Good amount of hops and warming & clearly visible alcohol. A true sipper - but again almost too powerfull. Medium body - sticky texture.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (13529) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2005
Bottle. Hoppy aroma. Nice, peppery, malty flavour with some bonbon. Dark chestnut colour. Good body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13293) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2007
Bottle (2004 - 11,4%) at home - drinking it now. Unclear red/brown - light yellow head. Chokolate, raisins, dried fruits, caramel, toffee, high sweetness, pretty high hoppy, vineous, portwine, alcho-burn. A bit sharp finish !!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (13286) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2008
Bottle at HogTownHarry Fest 08. Again big thanks to Harry for this one. Syrupy dry malt aroma. I guess its a barley wine, with some soy sauce in the mouth. Nice US hops on there.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (13214) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2006
Bottled. It has a nice, dark red color and a small beige head. No carbonation. Wonderful aroma with beef-stock, some alcohol, hops and malty sweetness. The flavor starts off quite sweet, followed by lots of hops, and then alcohol. Full, sweet body. Maybe a bit too sweet, even though there is a lot of hops in it. A beer I would like to see here in Norway, I could open a bottle, pour it in a glass, and then spend an hour or so, just smelling it. (060428)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12474) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2006
Bottled vintage 2006. Clear dark ruby red, steady small brown head. Toffeish, caramelly, dark fruits, burnt malts in the nose. Soft, liquerish palate. Toffee, roasted malts, some licorice. Brandy-like warming alcohol in the aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2001
Dark amber, with little head and a mild carbonation; Aroma like cognac, although a few of us were tasting this and arguing over which kind of spirit we were smelling. Smooth palate, as the malts wash over you. I’ve never had a beer this big with Maris Otter before. Warming, complex and delicious. A fireside ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2004
(Bottle, 2003 vintage) Pours a deep copper color with a small head. Has a aroma of maple syrup and alcohol. The flavor was alcohol dominant with hints of malt, brown sugar, caramel, and dark fruits.


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