RATINGS: 2173   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%

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ALIBALI (2122) - Kiel, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2017
Vintage 2015. Elegant verspielt und unfassbar sweety erdig STARK. Breitbrust mit üppigem Big Beer Korpus. Rosine & Brotkruste sind auch an Bord...GANZ GROSSES KINO. 2 Cellar Bottles here ;)......4,50. Rattys Fäschchen....

HuskerTan (2203) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - FEB 15, 2017
Bottle. A- Dusty, whisky, boozy, oak, dark fruits. A- Garnet color, clear liquid, beige head. T- Booze, butterscotch, prunes, dates, fig, oak, whisky, dusty. P- Full body, slightly thin texture, average carbonation, complex finish. O- With just over 3 years of age on it, this 2014 vintage was time to open. As much as I wanted to keep saving it, I couldn’t wait any longer. Somehow still boozy but a really nice sipper. I honestly liked it a touch colder than after it had warmed.

alteregoo (1448) - Kalisz, POLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Piana żółta, średnio oczkowa i średnio trwała. Barwa miedziana, mętna, z pływającymi drobinkami. Aromat głównie słodowy, karmelowy, są też akcenty toffi, melasy i orzechów laskowych. W smaku jest sporo słodyczy, karmelu, ciemnego miodu, suszonych owoców, marcepanu. Goryczka niska, migdałowa. Niskie wysycenie, średnia gęstość, dość ładnie wkomponowany alkohol, co dodatkowo zwiększa odczucie lepkości, wyklejania, likierowości trunku w odbiorze.
Bardzo klasyczny, (mimo że z USA) tradycyjnie angielski Old Ale, wydawałoby się nudny i nieciekawy, ale to właśnie taka interpretacja do mnie trafia najbardziej...

koleminer20 (3599) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2017
From notes. Bottle shared with ebone1988, Gus, and Aaron at Gus’ Birthday V2. 750 mL bottle, 2012 vintage. This is the Otsuchi bottle. The pour is a lighter brown honey color with a thicker off white ring of head and no lace. It looks pretty thin and light. The aroma is pretty decent. There is a light graininess, a strong oak, a hint of alcohol, and a light dried fruit. It’s almost like a barleywine. The flavor is much of the same. There is a distinct grain happening with a light caramel and a hint of fruitiness. It’s boozy and it begins to dominate as it warms. The mouth feel is lighter and thin with a sharper carbonation and a lingering caramel alcohol on the finish. This is decent, but not really what I was hoping for.

edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2017
12 oz bottle pours hazy amber with a off white head. Aroma of dried fruit, wood and caramel. Taste is malts, toffee and fruit

Derbeth (946) - Kraków, POLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Bottle, 2016. Light brown colour, hazy, small head with decent lacing. Aroma is toffee, a bit of wood, alcohol (not disturbing). Good, but not very interesting.

Villyzzz (390) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2017
2014 bottle at home. Pours hazy amber with medium sized beige head. Aroma is caramel and dried fruits. Taste is sweet malts and caramel.

arsol (1195) - NORWAY - JAN 21, 2017
Brun klar farge med luftig beige skum. Lukter av maltsødme og søte tørket frukt. Medium kullsyre og medium fylde. Bittersøt avslutning.

neongolden (1649) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2017
(355ml 2015 bottle from Systembolaget) Pours clear copper, with a small stable off white ring of bubbles. Aroma of caramel, toffee, Maillard flavours, toasted grains, sundried tomatoes, nuts, some booze. Flavour of caramel, alcohol, toasted grain, dried apple, lots of booze. A bit thin, average carbonation, and alcohol heat. Decent enough but distractingly boozy for its malt depth and body. Better as a beer to age in barrels than on its own.

axl (878) - Lund, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2017
355ml bottle, 2015 vintage. Semi-clear shiny brown with one finger beige head. Sweet malty aroma with dried fruits, toffee, light wood, light orange peel and caramel. Taste is caramel, toffee, sweet dried fruits, some woodiness, light alcohol warmth and dry yeastiness. Smooth yet filling mouthfeel, light carbonation and sweet malty aftertaste with pleassant alcohol warmth.

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