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RATINGS: 2016   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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%


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2007
"05 Vintage. Alcohol, and lots of fruits in the aroma (raisins and melon). Dark mohagany in color. Full palate. The taste is warm, malty, and bitter with a burning finish from the alcohol--definitely could use another year or two of age.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FLnative80 (174) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Bottle. 2006. 12 FL. OZ. Pours very brown with a hint of red and very little head that eventually disappears. No lacing either. Aromas of raisin and butterscotch. Fairly full-bodied with very little carbonation. Flavor is smooth and sweet with a long finish. Although you can tell its in there, this beer hides its 13.25% well.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beaver (1469) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2007
12 oz bottle, 2007 vintage. Pours a reddish brown with a fizzy off-white head that quickly diminishes to a light dusting and then completely disappears.

The aroma is bitter grains and some DMS at first with sharp caramel alcohol, fruits and sugary sweetness coming out.

The flavor is sweet candy-like sugar with some sharp bitter alcohol in the finish. Some fruitiness comes out as it warms. The mouthfeel is medium to full with soft carbonation.

Overall, a mediocre barley wine. The alcohol and sweetness are pretty harsh and brash and it is not very complex. Maybe this is better after sitting a while...it is pretty hot.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Sampled at "An evening with Pantanap #2". ’07 vintage. Pretty clear orange with medium beige head. Aroma is doughy sweet with some maple syrup. Flavor is alc, maple syrup, bread, pretty harsh. Syrupy medium body. Unbalanced big alc and a lot of maple syrup.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bp (829) - Queens, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Bottle (2007 vintage): pours a cloudy burnt orange with a thin lacing of head around the edge of the glass, aroma of sweet dark fruits, taste is a tad bitter with a burnt sugar type flavor, finish is smooth with just a slight warming in the throat. Pretty good. I have three more of these that I am going to try to age.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Bottle with 2007 on the neck. I was expecting an alt ale. But, one sip to dispelled that thought rather quickly. Very hoppy and loads of malt and alcohol. Poured with a tall head of loose large foam. Very heavy body, almost syrupy. Finishes a bit long.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DietPepsican (1531) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAR 29, 2008
’05 vintage. Thanks for bringing this one over joey! Amber with a little off white head. Aroma was dried fruits and maple syrup. Flavor was raisin, plum, brown sugar, more maple syrup, a bit of alcohol. Finished syrupy. ABV was noticeable, borderline on being overpowering.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
xCENOTAPHx (17) - Grandview, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2008
2004 vintage. Dark ruby color. Tan head with lasting carbonation. Aroma is sweet and sticky like pomegranates. Flavor is spicy sweet chocolate with intense alcohol warmth. Good beer, but not worth the price.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Pours reddish copper with zero head. Glows and radiates when held up to the light. Nose of caramel, brown sugar and molasses with some dark fruit and vinous qualities. Flavors is sweet and dark, with raisin and molasses prevalent. Alcohol is present and noticable, and could be hidden a bit better. Almost lacerative, detracting from its smooth quaffability. Palate is very mellow and dry with carbonation a bit on the heavy side. Balance is a bit off, but tasty just the same.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
papat444 (23) - Mercier, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2008
Thanks to HogTownHarry for this one! 2006 vintage. Pours a nice dark brown body with minimal head and lacing. Smell is malt & sweet. Taste is creamy, chewy and sweet but not overbearing. Caramel and malt round it off. Very drinkable for a high 13.5 ABV. I wasn’t blown away but was not let down either. Would recommend.


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