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RATINGS: 2155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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%
2015 vintage: 11.9%

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2.9
crispaire (247) - - DEC 12, 2017
i drank this as the current year (2017) vintage. maybe a couple years in the cellar would've improved it. all i got was cloying, sweet, dark stone fruit, especially of the prune variety. definitely one of my least favorite styles of old ale.

3.7
luttonm (6833) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2017
Uber, Seattle. Creamy low head on dark mostly cloudy orange amber. Sip is creamy and full, cherry and red fruit in a creamy package. Some strawberries. Nice. Some sweet caramel, alcohol warmth burns behind. Cool and fairly sweet. Smooth. Nice.

3.9
murzyn (525) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - DEC 8, 2017
Barwa ciemnobrązowa, piana spora.
Aromat lekki karmel, kandyzowane figi, morele, jagody, trochę miodu.
W smaku mega gładkie. Są suszone owoce fig, moreli, winogron, lekki karmel, jagoda, trochę biszkopta. Pifko mega gładkie, alko niewyczuwalne jedynie miło łechce przełyk.
Dobre pifko.

3.8
EerieDrinks (318) - Malm�, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2017
Vintage 2017


No head.
Dark ruby coloured beer.


Aroma is dried dates, apricot marmalade, raisins, figs and roasted malts.


Taste dried dates, toffee, raisins, tobacco, oak barrel, slight vanilla and a hint of dried dark berries.


Mouthfeel is rich and frothy, with a really nice medium-high bitterness. Some stickiness. High carbonation. No notes of pure alcohol detected at 12% ABV, impressive!


Overall: Very well made Old Ale. This would age beautifully, too high on carbonation at the moment. The taste notes die out a bit early but other than that, it's great! Definitely a beer I will buy every year.

3.9
Ssave64 (2) - SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2017 does not count
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3.8
gyllenbock (9977) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2017
Bottle from Systembolaget. We tried vintage 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016. The rating is for vintage 2012 which was the best one. Dark amber with a small head. Sweetish with dried fruit, malt, caramel and some brandy. The body was full and the finish with warming alcohol.

3.6
TychoJames (1474) - �rebro, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2017 Flaska systembolaget. Årgång 2017. Bärnstensfärgad vätska utan skum. Doft av trä, torkad frukt knäck och kåda.
Liknande i smak. Russin, trä, lite alkohol och rejäl maltkropp. Lätt söt munkänsla med avslutande torr bitterhet

4.1
gripweed57 (2910) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2017
12 ounce bottle. 2016 vintage; 11.8% ABV. Garnet colored with a small tight bubbly tan head. Rich, warming toasted malt flavor upfront. Notes of dried fruit, Madiera wine and caramel. Then the hops kick in. Intensely bittersweet and resiny and a wonderful balance to the big malty backbone. Quick amazing and certainly a classic Old Ale. Worth seeking out.

3.7
oobawa (1792) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2017
2015 Bottle. A wicked beast, strong and heavy, loads of boozy malt sweetness on top of a powerfully bitter backbone. Caramel, honey, brandied plums, wood, and pine all crash together in a thick, foreboding ooze, leading to a finish dripping with resinous IBU vitriol and a hearty liquour heat. Still a tad abrasive at two years, but a worthy pint nonetheless.

4.5
Hopper8 (250) - Holland, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2017
It's a really solid beer, and I really like it. It was more hop than I originally thought I would get, but once I adjusted I really liked the beer. It's full of complexity and flavor and one of the best Old Ale's I've had. Good beer.


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