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RATINGS: 2146   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. Its brewed with classic floor-malted Maris Otter Pale Malt and Fuggles Hops imported from England, so its a beer to be served proudly. Like a fine wine, North Coasts 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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nja (17) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 7, 2004
Vintage 2003. Beautiful dark cranberry color; took it outside to look at it under the sunlight. White head with lace. Aromas of blackberry, raisins, caramel, and whiskey. Huge mouthfilling flavor of roasted malt, slightly sweet and bitter. Incredibly long finish of roasted malt and scotch. Fantasic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (10215) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Thanks to Nexxus for this one. Pours deep amber/reddish (looks like red wine through light), with a huge off white head and lace. Aroma of heavy malt, peat, caramel, toffee, prunes, berries, and anise. Tastes very malty, with some earthy, prune, fruit, and duck sauce hints. Finishes sweet, malty, and fruity, with hints of cognac, scotch, and cabernet. As it warmed, I sensed more sweet/caramel/fruitiness.Nice balance, great complexity, and well hidden alcohol. This is a great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Tasted the malt on the first swallow and then the dry finish kicked in. One of the better barley wines

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2006 a reddish ale with a medium to thick head. a rich malty flavor with a bit of choclate in the aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Vintage 2002.
Amber reddish beer with a medium disappearing head. Chocolate, toffee, nut and hops in the aroma. Quite heavy with obvious alcohol tones. Flavor is sweet and full, fruity with a bitter dry finish. Quite alcoholic. A nice and warming beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2004
uuuh - it was a pleasure to open that bottle. Nice red color, spare head, roasted malt nose. Light alcohol in nose too and plums. Soy sauce taste, thick but smooth, lingers down. Medium date taste. Great

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2004
2003 vintage, 12 oz bottle, wine glass. Caramel, nutty, cocoa malt (M); earthy hops (L); brown sugar, toffee, woody aromas. Medium brown red body with a tall, creamy, off-white head. Heavily sweet, lightly acidic flavor becomes a moderately bitter, moderately sweet finish. Very smooth, like a fine scotch. Heavy body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: a tasty barleywine through and through; cant wait to see what its like after a few years...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2004
2003 vintage. Dark garnet in color, slightly hazy, with a massive light-brown head. Head fell to an uneven, sharply sloping peak formed of small, tightly packed bubbles. Sweet fruits, raisins, and caramel malt aroma with a touch of alcohol and oak. Rich malty flavor, mildly roasty, with additional flavors of green grapes, raisins, over-ripe plums, and alcohol. Very hearty. A little overly carbonated for my taste, but very, very good nonetheless.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2004
2003. Nice dark red color. Fruity, date aroma, very inticing. Warming flavor of spices and hops. Some bitterness but very full bodied. A very nice beer mellowed like a good bourbon.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2004
Vinuous, bloody red, alcohol is apparent, a little burn, flavor is not too cloying for a beer of this size. Lots of character in here, and they avoided excessive sweetness so I say its good.


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