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RATINGS: 2013   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%


imaragingbull's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, - DEC 22, 2012
bottle. Pours clear brown amber with light tan minimal head. Maybe glassware related. Vinous aromas, wood, toffee, caramel and pitted fruits. Clean flavour profile, complex malt body, medium full body. Toast coming through on the finish with a light sweetness. Earthy hop character is evident with a touch of hotness on the finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlennHendry (121) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2015
Pours muddy brown and smells like dark berries and rich malts. Tastes rich and sweet, with caramel, plums and even some coffee on the tongue. Quite a complex and high octane beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhammaren (1332) - FINLAND - JUL 29, 2015
2013 .33l bottle @Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours murky brown with low head. Aroma is dark malts, caramel, syrup, coffee notes, alcohol, plums. Flavor is caramel, malts, syrup, alcohol, plums, some milk coffee. Swell, warming beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tinco (586) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2015
2011 bottle from own cellar. Deep clear red brown color. Beautiful. Fizzy head that disappeared quickly. Aroma is rich berries, raspberry, lingonberry, caramel, sweet plums. Nice sweet and complex. Taste: berries, candy, caramel, malty, thick mouthfeel with some alcohol there. Very nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1547) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle pour murky orange brown with rapidly dissipating head. Nose dates, raisin, caramel, sweeter character. Taste again, raisin, caramel, slight minerality. Late palate light alcohol. Light spice and caramel again in the aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (13911) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle @ Bishops Arms, Gustav Adolfs Torg. Vintage 2013. Minor gusher. Hazy reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 110715

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1704) - Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2015
2013 bottle split with Dave during an episode of GoT. Malt foward, not too sweet, stout influence definitely there. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nicke80 (305) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2015
33 cl bottle from systembolaget bs. 2014 age. Pours amber with little head. Sweet caramell aroma with sweet toffee and caramell taste. Long aftertaste with some alcohol.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lacho (25) - USA - JUL 4, 2015
Good fizzy head that dissipates after a while with a copper color. High alcohol is evident from the start, but is very well behaved. Tastes of cotton candy, burnt caramel, and here comes the alcohol. Oh boy, really great beer, well balanced. A must to have several in your private stash.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MarauderSky (21) - - JUL 1, 2015
I have never rated beer before, but I thought this was great. I smoked a pipe while drinking it and enjoyed it a lot.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
katrinaez (589) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Raisin aroma and color. Some peanut brittle and an odd ripe to rotten strawberry flavor. No alcohol taste but you feel the burn down the pipe in the end. Slight sweetness and yeasty. Lots of sediment in there and I haven’t even had much of the bottle. 2013 vintage in bottle.


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