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RATINGS: 1981   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.’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%


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
papat444 (23) - Mercier, Quebec, - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alberti92 (132) - - MAR 24, 2015
2014 bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours murky amber with a thin disappearing head. Body is full with low carbonation. Aroma is intense. Boozyness is very evident but is slightly masked by sweet burnt sugar, toffee, nuts and dark fruits. Taste is just as complex and amazing as the aroma. A sugary sweetness begins the palate which then develops into port. The finish is slightly bitter with a very warming hit of booze at the end of the palate with flavours of dried nuts, sultanas and apricots remaining as an after taste. Great beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Banksiz (46) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
2009 bottle, 11.5%. Cherry-port nose giving way to a caramel chocolate. Sweetish, slightly raisiny, heavy velvety body. Just enough bitterness to balance the sweetness and body. Great strong ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2111) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2015
2015 Bottle - 11.9%. Pours brown/dark amber with a slightly off white head. aroma is light caramel, some sticky pudding, dark figgy fruit. Medium body, lightish carbonation. There’s mostly sweet stuff - caramel, light burnt sugar, light treacle, dark raisiny, figgy fruits, rum, coke, booze... Its fine, the booze is a bit harsh but there’s some nice rich flavours too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3179) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
Brown bottle, 12 ounces, 2007 vintage, savoured on March 10 2015; eye: mahogany, hazy, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: toffee, malt, slight hops, slight Madeira, fig, light molasses; mouth: toffee, malt, slight hops, slight Madeira, dig, light molasses, finale in malt with presence of caramel, medium-full body, mildly sweet, syrupy texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 12 onces, millésime 2007, savourée le 10 mars 2015; œil : acajou, trouble, pas d’effervescence, minuscule anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : toffee, malt, très léger houblon, très léger madère, figue, léger mélasse; bouche : toffee, malt, très léger houblon, très léger madère, figue, léger mélasse, finale en malt avec présence de caramel, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture sirupeuse; en résumé : bien

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10700) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
2002 vintage : A dark brown ale with a thin light mocha head. In aroma, sweet caramel with dark dried fruits, maderized, light licorice, nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with loads of honey, surranated hops, licorice, molasses, maple syrup, alcohol warmth, oily mouth feel, interesting but a bit tired. Bottle from GRM, merci Sylvain.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (2624) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle from stirchley wines. Copper beer with residual head. Aroma of malts and sweet syrup. Taste is sweet syrup, malts and caramel with a hint of spice. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (3933) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle shared with SarkyNorthener cheers Martin; hazy dark copper pout with a thin beige head, sweet caramel aroma, taste is very sweet with some woody action, dark fruit, light bitterness. ABV present.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1303) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. Cherry, other fruits, and caramel in the aroma. Nice sweet brown sugar and caramel taste with a boozy slightly bitter burn in the finish. Very tasty!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrodooo5 (1134) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 26, 2015
A deliciously subtle barley wine! Pours amber w/ a thin tan head that leaves a tiny ring of lacing. The aroma is mainly sweet malty goodness. The taste is phenomenally smooth at 12% alcohol! It’s nearly full bodied & malt heavy. There is a small punch of bitterness towards the finish. This is an excellent barley wine!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (5347) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours copper amber, nose is roasty, toffee, taste is sweet toffee, bit oxidised.


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