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RATINGS: 1923   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%


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (885) - USA - JUN 6, 2006
2004 bottle. Brown color with a decent head which disappeared quickly. Taste was alcohol sweet with some malt. Some subtlety but overwhelmed by the alcohol sweetness. Not the beer I remember. Overall, a little too sweet and strong which surprised me because I remember like this beer more than I am now. Iíll have to rate a fresh bottle to see if it just doesnít age well to my palate. I know beer is supposed to mellow with age, but I donít remember it being this one sided when I had it fresh.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (2035) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2006
Dark redish brown with a short lived tan head. Malty with alcohol sweetness. Full bodied with a long, smooth and warming aftertaste.Some bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2008 2008 bottle. Deep amber pour with thin head. Nose of strong caramel and sweetness. Taste is hot alcohol (of course...itís young), sweet tannic malts, and turpentine. As it warms the flavors a more integrated, but obviously too young. Will hold the rest of the bottles for a while, but I had to try it fresh. Current rating is this vintage. 2007 bottle. Bright garnet color. Aroma of caramel, sweet dark fruits and a little spice. Taste is a bit hot right now, with maple and floral notes. Nice hop finish. Needs a little time in the bottle to become a better beer. 7/4/6/4/14=3.5

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - JUN 3, 2007
Clear caramel brown look with a small brown head. Very sweet fruity aroma of plums or prunes mixed with whiskey and sweetmalts. Extremly fullbodied and complex flavor with tons of alchohol, sweet caramel, sirup and an underlying chocolate bitterness. Warming sweet alchohol finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2007
12 ounce bottle - 2006. Cloudy brown with no head. Aroma was dark fruit and alcohol. There was a big alcohol bite up front with notes of prune and grapefruit. Bitteness kicks in as it warms.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (3769) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Woody aroma with black cherry notes. Cloudy ochre color, with a medium light brown head. Syrupy mouthfeel, very sweet, evident alcohol content. Tastes of bourbon, hops, and cherry, in equal measure. Long lasting, but not strong bitter hop finish, with wood on the edges. Fairly well done, but not exactly something I like.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (5800) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 28, 2007
2003 bottling. Has a mahogany hue with a thin , off white head. Strong caramel raison smell. Lightly carbonated with a syrupy mouthfeel . The flavor is of sticky sweet malts and raisons. Has an interesting spice - alcohol taste to finish. This brew tastes better on the cold side; a strong alcohol taste lowers the drinkability Feb 2004

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2008
2-10-08 tap (2007 brew)
Deep maroon-amber-brown in color with a thin filmy off white head. Smell is sweet and hoppy and quite pleasant. Flavor is nice and very sweet. The sweetness nearly coats the tongue. It is thick and not syrupy at all. Drinkable and flavorful. Nice palate - nothing too special though. Alcohol is present, without a doubt, but overall a good brew!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2008
bottle, dark amber color, listless head, malty flavors with lots of alcohol, needs some age on it

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2290) - JAPAN - SEP 25, 2008
Maybe I missed something here but this didn’t sit perfectly with me. Something I can’t put my finger on stopped me from truly enjoying this. May be it was the overpowering alcohol. Need to re rate


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