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RATINGS: 2006   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%

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2009
2005 vintage Lots of alcohol. Some chocolate and moderatley hoppy. Opaque copper color, like an old penny. Not much head. Sweet with a finish like bourbon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (974) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2010
2010 Vintage / 12 oz bottle - Iím not overly impressed with this well-rated ale. It is a little too sweet, and has a certain bitter aftertaste that lingers in the mouth. I remember trying last yearís ale and liking it, but not rating it. Maybe Iím being a little to harsh, but I canít justify a higher rating right now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (617) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAR 26, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2014 2010 and 2013 vintages. Pours a cloudy dark orange, with a thin tannish white head. Aroma is weakly of malt and dark fruits. Taste is richer and lingers well, dark fruits and alcohol. Tasty with a kick. Overall, a thumbs up. Both vintages are very similar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ExpendableHero (774) - Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2011
2011 bottle, 11.9% ABV. Copper colored brew, with a muddy looking head. Smells of toffee, cream, and butterscotch. Tastes strongly of caramel, toffee, and some light bittersweet chocolate. Some notes of bourbon, or whiskey. That was a nice touch. Some baked wheat hints. Very tasty brew, smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdan (260) - USA - AUG 3, 2011
Amber with little head. Nose massive sweetness from dark fruits, caramel malt. Taste sweet dark fruits and caramel malt and warming alcohol. Body full text thick, Finsih of with bittersweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
48FanInCali (808) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2011
2010 bottle. Tannish brown pour with very little head. Nose has some toffee, dark fruit but really is dominated by the alcohol. Taste is even more. Not well hidden. I had a 2011 first and was hopping the 2010 mellowed out but it really didnít. Some lingering bitterness as well. Wouldnít mind tying one from 2008 or earlier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelvidereIPA (140) - Belvidere, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2011
2011 from a bottle to a pint glass. Pours a rich amber, almost orange. Limited, and quickly disipating head. Little fruit on the nose, with a rich, warm sweet taste. Very easy drinking for the abv.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (4756) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle, 2012 vintage. Red colour with a quickly vanishing white head. Sweet aroma with some alcohol. Heavy flavour with sweet malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1564) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Aroma is sweet malts and dark fruits. A brown pour with a fleeting ivory head and no lacing. The taste is malt forward. There is s strong sweet toasted caramel and fruit taste with an alcohol finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, as vbrley wines go , enjoyable. (2011 vintage):

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3404) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle. Amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate to full, malty and caramel sweet aroma - some toffee, dark fruitiness and light alcohol. Body is medium to full, malty and caramel sweetish flavor, caramel - light toffee, dark fruitiness and light alcohol. Finish is average to long, malty and sweetish, caramel and some dark fruitiness, light hoppyness and some alcohol. Sweet BW with dark fruitiness - too sweet for me (despite of 11, 7 %).

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