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RATINGS: 2098   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%


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (15635) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 2, 2010
A: The pour is a sort of muddy brownish red color with a short lived tan head that settles down to a thin ring. S: A strong aroma of dark fruits, leather, toffee, and dark sugars. There is a mild alcoholic presence in the form of sherry, rum which works nicely with the plums and raisins. T: There is a bitterness and dryness that wasn’t quite expected. The leathery quality really shines through along with some dark/burnt sugars. Surprisingly, the fruits are somewhat subdued. M: The body is full with a smooth carbonation. A bit sticky and chewy as well. D: Not the best of the old ales that I’ve come across. Perhaps I need to try this one at varying ages to see how it might differ.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (15472) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2014
2010 vintage Leicht trübes orangebraune Farbe, wenig beiger Schaum. Geruch nach sehr reifem Dörrobst, holzig, alkoholisch, Vanille. Geschmack mild holzig, Vanille, reifes Obst, leicht brennend alkoholisch, viel Karamell, leicht schokoladig.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15433) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (15294) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (15187) - 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 (15098) - 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 !!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14613) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2012
2012 Otsuchi Bottle. Pours reddish chestnut brown. Off white head. Nose/taste of grapes, chestnuts, almonds, toffee and brown sugar. Heavily carbonated. A touch sweet on the palate. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13983) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2006
Bottled. Rousty red with a beige head. Aroma is lacegist with malt, hop and alcohol. Flavour is roastedlaqerish, hop, and caramel. Bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13849) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2006
2005 bottle. Deep reddish amber color. Little head. Something of a cooked raisin aroma. And malt. A dark malt (not chocolate) flavor. Perhaps a bit plummy. There is sugar. Not so much as Lagunitas Brown Shugga, but more sweet than bitter. However, the hops are there, and they come out in the finish. It makes a strong statement. The alcohol becomes noticeable after a few minutes. Definitely not a session ale. Do not drink this and drive.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (13492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2009
12oz bottle, pours a beautiful amber brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is fruit, caramel, malt and alcohol. Flavour is brown sugar, roasted malts, fruit and alcohol, the alcohol being very dominant. Great warming effect on the finish. Wonderful barley wine.


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