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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.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%


OnWisconsin's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Poured a perfect mahogany color with a nice off white head, impressive for the ABV. Aroma hits you huge with sweetness of burnt caramel dark pitted fruits, and toffee and if I didnít know it wasnít would swear it was aged in bourbon barrels. Taste is sweet up front with the buttery toffee followed by bourbon and dark fruits and finishing with the heat of alcohol, not at all bad at almost 12% ABV. Mouthfeel is incredibly smooth, soft carbonation with a nice dry finish.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (518) - - JUL 27, 2014
Pours a hazy brown. Aroma is sweet with dark fruits and malts. Taste is dark fruits, bready, and has some alcohol in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3034) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2014
(backlog) Bottle at a tasting at maxxdaddyís. Not sure on vintage, we drank in 2011. Brown amber pour with tan head. Sweet, fruit, spice, touch of sherry and alcohol tones.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1214) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Amber brown with a slight haze, one finger head and sticky thin lacing. Aromas of caramelized malts, ripe fruit and alcohol. Ripe fruit flavors accomapnied by raisin and bourbon, caramel malt and faint grassy hops. Full bodied, minimal carbonation, oily texture and a sweetness in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (2796) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2014
2014 edition at barely legal tasting room Pours dark , brown , good yet fast fading white head . Smell is balanced yet intensely sweet . Taste is very nice , liquor-ish mouthfeel . Sweet , earth and bit bitter . . would have prefered a touch less carbonation . Nice !

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (2924) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2014
355ml bottle from Beers of Europe, 2014 vintage. Pours clear copper-brown, no head. Aromas of calvados, brown sugar, strong herbal notes, christmas cake mix. Taste is sweet and boozy at first, giving way to nuttiness and more herbs. Oily texture, sticky finish. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chickenflea (328) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2014
2013 vintage in 12oz bottle. Served at 48degs. The beer poured a cloudy caramel color. A thick foamy head persisted for about 15 mins. Aroma is molasses, fermented dark fruit, prune, alcohol and bread (the Maris Otter comes through!). Alcohol and vinous sweetness on the palate. A pleasant bitterness on the finish with a touch of oxidation. This is a big beer and it takes time to sort it out. Thick mouthfeel with a long long finish. Overall, nothing to complain about. It doesnít feel like there are a lot of silly spice additions to detract from the wonderful malt and the rich gravity of this beer. I have come to expect a lot from North Coast. This beer does not disappoint. Itís a little hot. I have three other bottles that I will let sit another year. Then we will see if the alcohol has mellowed a bit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rader58 (774) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 10, 2014
12 oz bottle. 2014 offering. Pours dark honey/burnt orange color. Aroma of brown sugar, caramel, anise, raisin. Flavor of caramel, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, touch of anise. A sweeter beer, but well balance. Quite a nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkeh (186) - Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
2014. Pour is dark red, almost a cranberry juice color. Minimal head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves a ring of foam around the edge of the glass. Aroma is raisin, caramel malts, sweet brown sugar, and a little bit of alcohol sweetness. Taste is big raisin and caramel, as well as some alcohol warmth. Pretty good Barleywine, but not my fave.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (1809) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
bottleshare thanks to Beechner224. Nose is chewy raisins and malt. Pour is murky brown. Taste is malty sweet with an alcohol warming. A little oxidized.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (635) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2007 bottle from mcbahkus. Pours a cloudy murky brown. Aroma is malty boost. Taste is sweet, malty, raisin, alright for being so damn old.


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