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RATINGS: 2120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (10877) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours copper amber, nose is roasty, toffee, taste is sweet toffee, bit oxidised.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle. Woody toffee malt, cherry, and hay aroma. Hazy orange-brown color with small head. Sweet apple/cherry, toffee malt, and bitter hay/alcohol flavor. Body kind of light.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosenbergh (10658) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2010
355 ml bottle. 2010 vintage. From Sweden. Courtesy of Brandman.
Dark reddish brown colour with small tan head. Aroma is dark fruits, chocolate, caramel and could it be touch of alcohol. Chocolate, dark fruits, raisins, malt, caramel, bitter hops and sugar in flavour. Warming nicely. Balanced and rich. Surprisingly easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2003
This is a great beer. I have rated this beer. I don’t know why it no longer appears as a beer that I have rated. Not gonna do it again right away. So go with my score and the verbiage from the brewer and other Ratebeerians. If you enjoy other barley wines that I have rated highly, this one will certainly not disappoint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (10553) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2008
On tap at Flying Saucer. Has a very dark ruby color with a thick off white head. The aroma is sweet hops and caramel. Very good lacing on the glass. The taste was syrupy with a lot of alcohol. A good barley wine from North Coast

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Bottle @ home. Burgundy body with a small white head that quickly disappears. Very candy sweet malty nose with hints of raisins and cherries, also with mild hops. Very sweet, red fruity and malty body. Quite strong flavor that’s initially fruity with the hops and bitterness following through on the finish along with a lot of booze. Definitely a sipper. [2010 Vintage]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2008
Clear brown with medium off white head. Vinious aroma with plums, prunes and dates. Sweet flavor overripe fruits, caramel, chocolate and port notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 1, 2007
Bottle. Pours mahogny red colour. Sweet caramel, roasty, dark fruit, alcoholic aroma. Very sweet, caramel, alcohol, dark fruit, smokish with liquorice, spiced flavour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (10248) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 27, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2014 "they jacked up the abv to 13% in 2006, which i didn’t think was necessary...til i tried it. holy crap was it good. back near the top of the style over the last 3 years. on the malty side, which isn’t to say that there is a lack of hops...there is just such a huge sweet caramel malt taste that the hops barely make it through. GREAT beer!!"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10216) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with an off-white head. Nice full aroma of sweet barley, some alcohol is present. Flavor is good, but the alcohol is quite present. I enjoyed it.

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