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RATINGS: 2174   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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4.2
BobyFischer (311) - FRANCE - MAY 20, 2016
Brune rubis limpide.Col de mousse se réduisant au minimum, balc cassé, beige clair. Nez caramel, tonneau, acidité de tonneau, amertume.En tout cas : fa-bu-leux. Bouche : de la force, une puissance inouïe mais beaucoup de douceur aussi, alcool présent, un caramel élevé en tonneau, belle complexité se terminant sur des notes amères. Un superbe Barley wine, catégorisé Old Ale mais je ne sais pas à quoi cela correspond vraiment.Bon ! PS : Goûtez la XH de chez Kiuchi, c’est bon et proche !

3.5
zebra (2145) - Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2016
750-ml bottle from brewscafe. malty caramel nose, good head, good body, malty, caramel, quite sweet. rating #1!

3.6
Brewhemia (313) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2016
Amber/deep red color with a little off white head. Looks nice. Aroma is subtle of sweet candy but with depth and complexity. The taste is sweet. Notes of figs among other things. A distant roastyness to the finish. Good tasting beer!

4.6
spoonakos (52) - - MAY 15, 2016
Copper color with small off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, biscuit, black fruits, wood. Taste of candy, sugar, caramel, malt. Medium body and low carbonation. Bitter aftertaste.

4
Samuel214 (1149) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2017 Mixad recension. Tidigare druckit en relativt färsk 2015 (då rate:ad 3,9). Nu även testat 2015 och 2011 jämte varandra, i början på 2017 (den äldre flaskan har passerat bäst före-datum med ett halvår, enligt svensk märkning). De färskare har en mörkröd/mahogny klar ton i färgen, medan den äldre är mer murken mörkbrun, smutsdisig. Från litet vitbeiget skum till knappt något alls. En riktig maltbomb. Stor söt doft av torkad frukt; russin, plommon, johannesbröd, aprikos, övermogna äpplen. Även syltade körsbär, bränt socker, syrlig kola, honung, kandisirap, mörk bröddeg. Med några år på nacken framträder mer brända toner, lite mer "matt" sötma och lite "pappriga" toner av blöt kartong, ungefär som väntat. Stor, riktigt tung kropp. Oljig. Den äldre var näst intill slät, knappt någon kolsyra kvar. Håller sig nära doften i smaken. I de färskare framträder även en något bitter ton som växer till sig i avslutningen. Annars lite sträva ekfatstoner som bidrar med en lätt syra, lite konjak- och rom-toner och ett lätt humlebett i avslutningen med som är välkommet. Mycket kola, kåda och bränt socker. Alkoholen värmer på ganska bra. Återigen mer "matta" malttoner och brända inslag i den äldre flaskan. Håller väl för lagring, men grundölen når ändå inte riktigt upp till toppskiktet. Balanserar mellan 3,9-4 i betyg, men väljer att vara generös.

3.9
maley1 (1273) - Calgary, CANADA - MAY 10, 2016
Golden amber pour with small off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, ripe fruits, grains and hops. Taste of caramel malts, belgian candy sugar, apricots, prunes and hops. Full bodied, lower carbonation, beautifully balanced, great beer!

3.6
Dahlstrom (393) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2016 APPEARANCE: Amber color with a small head. AROMA: caramel, dried fruits and alcohol. TASTE: reflects the aroma. PALATE: medium bodied, low carbonation and low bitterness.

3.8
vjohans (756) - SWEDEN - APR 23, 2016
vanilla, woody, caramel, bread, toast, toast, brown, hazy, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,

4.3
mikeyo1 (830) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2016
Bottle @ home. 2012 vintage - cellared. Pours a deep amber liquid with a stable medium sized, tan head. Aroma is like opening a bag of candy - fruity sweet. Slightly vinous with dark fruits and loads of sweet maltiness, carmamel, toffee. Hints of milk chocolate. Warming alcohol. Taste is similar with a big body and great duration. Residual sweetness lingering throughout. Flavor is moderately vinous and has notes of dark and red fruits, caramel, toffee,alcohol, syrup, sweet candy, biscuits, spices. Vertical tasting with a young 2015 bottle: It’s reminiscent but with a quite distinct grainy character in comparison. Its fruity and sweet but without as much intensity and mellowness gained from the sweet candy/caramel/toffee character (which is so nice) in vintages if this beer.

3.3
Pedro_Pinho (242) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2016
Brown, slightly redish liquid with off white head. Aroma is mainly bread to me. Smooth, but rather anonimous taste. Not bad, but definitely overrated.


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