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RATINGS: 1907   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%


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kevin (2056) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 13, 2005
04 bottle pours red with a brown tint and a thinner tan orange head that is more tan than orange. aroma is lighter than expected notes of lawn clippings and pineapple and a butload of sweetness and diesel fuel. whoa slow down there cowboy this is a sipper. the first taste was a bit much it made me cringe. but the rum like plum flavors came through on the second taste. wow the bitterness bleedss through this but it is still cloying. a medicinal taste remains with this. christwagons this is raw. note to self age this fucker. but it should be interesting to compare notes down the line. i can taste a doughy raisin something that is angry, not as angry as me, but angry nonetheless. damn this is potent. i have learned that elvis costello and barleywines donít mix. both are good on their own but donít fit the same room. damn the harsh flavors makes me want to kick a kid in a wheel chair. twice.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 10, 2005
2004 Bottle. Pours a dark red like brandy with minimal off white head. Little to no nose, some nuttiness, small amount of alcohol. Small hints of caramel, brandy with a warm alcohol feel. Possibly needs alot more aging.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2007
2004 (bottle)poured into a tulip. pours dark cloudy amber with tan head, quick to dissipate, not too high. strong aroma a fig and grapes. taste is of grape and raisins with the alchohol present in the aftertaste. alchohol was present in the finish. I like North Coast Brewery, so an aged limited release I was very excited to try, I got my hands on this 2004 vintage, and honostly it was not that great. a little twangy, or sour. i have to say i was dissapointed, I just did not like it that much.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2008
2006 bottle consumed 2/08. Dark amber body, white head, sweet malty nose. Very sweet, brown sugar, maybe slightly fruity, syrupy body. Not very impressive.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10732) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2009
rating # 1000 bottle from Ýlbutikken. vintage 2004, tasted jan.2009. poured a cloudy brown with almost no head. aroma of aged beer, port wine, alc. flavor is strong. malty, figs, dark fruits, alc. flavors are nicely blended together. not my kind of beer, but iíve got to appreciate the complexity and wellroundedness. I will get my hands on a 2008 vintage and try again, adjust my score if i like the not-so-aged version better. My main complaint is the aroma, too much old beer and old booze in that aroma.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Baz7778 (58) - SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Drinking the 2011 vintage so maybe it's a little new to fully appreciate has a warm alcohol note and little nose it's the alcohol that is the dominating part of the beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dinkle50 (943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Not much aroma. Sugary alcohol taste. Thick mouth. Deep amber color. Taste is full of caramel and sugar. Big mouth. I wasnít a huge fan of this one.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Atom (1301) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2013
12oz bottle 2009 vintage pours a murky brown with a small khaki head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, apples, and figs. Taste has similar favors as aroma with musty alcohol overtones. Booze dominates.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
5lickv1c (108) - DENMARK - NOV 2, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2013 Bottle. Strong ale with a lot of flavor. Quite boozy, kind of like an English version of a quadruple. Too sweet though and not too balanced.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrymel (1480) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Vintage 2012, reviewed 07MAR12 ABV 11.7% Pours a ruby ale with a nice dome of cream foam. Smells of alcohol, grain, some caramel, nothing special. Flavor is alcoholic, bitter, some sweetness, some bitterness. Really poorly defined. I donít recall having had this so fresh, but I donít recommend. Medium on viscous body with moderate carb and a semi dry finish. Iím not impressed fresh. Maybe one should simply buy and age as the beer is better with just a year on it. Note to NC: release beer when ready, no sooner. Vintage 2010, Reviewed 22MAR11 A: Pours a beautiful mahogany ale with hues of cherry red. Single finger head of roasted peanut dissipates in a couple minutes and leaves a thin sheet of the same. Spotty lacing. Brilliant clarity. S: Initially, alcohol comes out punching! Then I get the tones of vanilla, malt, cherries (maraschino), light soapy smell (not bad, but different). Good nose, will be better with age I bet. T: Mmmm. Toffee, light noble hops, cascade resin and citrus are subdued, yet present. Alcohol is slightly sweet, but not in any way offensive. Hint of cornbread. Again, maraschino cherries. Nice. The toffee keeps teasing me, more time = more toffee = more happy! M: Full bodied and medium carbonation. Dries the mouth and forces my tongue to push for resonating flavors. Nice. O: Excellent crafsmanship. Good old ale. The profile compels me to keep a dozen in the cellar for a year or two. Should become more tawny in character. Pretty stoked about the potential here. 4/4/4/4/4-4 Serving type: bottle 03-08-2012


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