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RATINGS: 2037   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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%
2015 vintage: 11.9%

aenima's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aenima (323) - Askim, - MAY 21, 2013
2012 release. Complex aroma and taste. A lot of caramel and raisins in the flavour. A little sweet. Some warming alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (554) - HUNGARY - NOV 28, 2015
Klasszikus karakter hordozója, réz színű főzetünk minden ízében a hagyományok itala. A vékonyka habgyűrű már az alkoholfok mértékének tudatában sem meglepő, eleve örömteli, hogy egyáltalán van. Fűszeres illatai gyógynövénylikőrök karakterét villantják meg, akácméz és fahordó, bogyós gyümölcsök téli hangulata járja át a levegőt. Cukrozott paradicsomlés, fenyőgyantás, komló és maláta súlyától roskadozó ízvilága tagadhatatlan brit mondanivaló megnyilvánulása; pikáns jegyei klasszikusan elegáns, sokszínű és izgalmas tartalom kinyilatkoztatásai. Csakúgy, mint maga a műfaj, az Old Stock Ale is izgalmas és semmihez nem fogható, igazi különlegesség.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
A little towards the sweet and yeasty side. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ffbot (132) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Dark red brown in color, extremely minimal carbonation, tiny white circle of bubbles throughout. Smell of wood, cask, berries and fresh bread, wheat and clove. Taste is hugely wood, medium sweetness, complex balance of sweet and bitter, definitely one to savor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arn8897 (244) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Pours a dark hazy copper color with a thin tan head. Aromas of caramel and malt. Taste the same with some alcohol warmth. Nice flavor. Thick palate. Nice lacing in the glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demannu (247) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2015
2015. Pours golden brown color with off white head which leaves a slight foam coating on the beer. Aroma is sweet like candy (caramel/vanilla toffee) and slight cherry. Somewhat light body with a slight stickiness. Complex and fantastic flavor. Drinks really easy for @12%. Nicely done!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UrbanCaveman (183) - Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2015
12 oz bottle of 2012 edition, poured into a nonic pint at ~40 degrees F. Appearance: Pours a hazy, vaguely reddish brown, and forms a thin head of beige foam that rather quickly turns into a ring. Leaves patches of lacing on the glass. Smell: At 3 years of age, the aroma is a bouquet of sweetness and malt, very caramel and molasses. Fig, plum, date, and the like swirl around in the scent as well, alongside a vague hint of booziness that seems less rum, more whiskey. Taste: All the sweetness in the nose did not lie. This opens in a wash of dark stone fruit preserves slathered on bread and topped with molasses. A medicinal quality comes in as the beer moves along the palate, much like I’d imagine an early 19th-century cough syrup might have tasted like. Rusted iron notes appear as well, giving a metallic tang to shadow the syrupy sweetness, and there are bits of a burnt caramel-vanilla tone. An oaky and vinous tinge round out the flavor palate, and the aftertaste lingers as the molasses, preserves, and medicinal syrup. Mouthfeel: Sticky is the first word that comes to mind, with minimal sharpness from carbonation rolling through a full-bodied beer. Overall: A delicious old ale / English barleywine, which ages quite well.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fuzzcro (45) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2015
This is my second time enjoying a bottle of 2013 vintage Old Stock Ale. I look forward to trying the 2014 vintage. I had Pranqster last evening and have enjoyed Old Rasputin also. I am quite impressed with North Coast Brewing Co! This Old stock ale is excellent. The only score I didn’t top out was appearance...it is a bit cloudy in the glass and my preference is for a crystal clear appearance no matter to color tones...this one is a nice coppery color though cloudy. There is a very nice sweetness and absolutely no bitter at all. This combination will never fail to win me over big time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (1470) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 25, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours deep amber with a little off-white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, vanilla, brown sugar, sponge cake, alcol. Flavour is medium to high sweet with a decent bitter end, complex, light astringency. Full body, medium carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (9464) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle. Woody toffee malt, cherry, and hay aroma. Hazy orange-brown color with small head. Sweet apple/cherry, toffee malt, and bitter hay/alcohol flavor. Body kind of light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperTiti33 (821) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2015
Rousse. Fin collet. Très sucré. Caramel. Fruit sec. Datte. Raisin. Légèrement boisé. Fine chaleur d'alcool. Banane. Finale toffee. Excellente. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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