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RATINGS: 2173   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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3.9
Ritzn (1380) - GERMANY - NOV 16, 2016
Dark amber with little white head. Aroma is cherry and lots of caramel, raisins. Lots of caramel sweetness, phenolic stuff. Heavy, oily, Good stuff.

3.7
ciocanelu (2528) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - NOV 16, 2016
Slightly hazy amber color with beige head. Aroma has dark fruits and brown sugar. Taste follows with dried raisins, bitter burnt sugar, earthy hops. Medium to light body, medium bitterness, quite dry. A well made old ale but I think it’s too bitter and earthy for the style.

3.9
shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 14, 2016
2014 bottle from Jonno for my birthday. Cheers! Aroma is marzipan, dark fruit, nutty, light booze. Taste is good, subtle, fruity again, nuts again. No hint of booze, which is a little scary. Rich and fruity. Tasty.

3.7
Mister_Li (1376) - GERMANY - NOV 7, 2016
2015er Flasche. Leicht trübes rot mit wenig Schaum. Malzig, süßlich, Karamell, fruchtig, Pflaumen, Rosinen, alkoholisch, leicht würzig.

3.7
crajun (1242) - , Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2016
notes are vague; will re-rate. caramel nose; of course not as complex as the bbl version but basics are there from the bbl beer.

4
RuneStumo (2685) - Haugesund, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2016
25.10.2016. 0,355l Bottle. Vintage 2016. 11,8%. Systembolaget. Dark brown colour with almost no head. Unclear and kind of murky. Aroma of dark malts, wood, alcohol, red berries and plum. Almost with notes of wine. Strong and bery rich. Sharp with notes of terpentine. Aftertaste is malty with rich flavours of dark malts, alcohol, red berries and wood. There is also some faint notes of whisky. Not very bitter. Very good!!

3.8
rumproasts (5359) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2016
2015 Bottle. Brown with small head. Cocoa and caramel. Dark fruit. Loads of depth. Not that boozy for the abv. Very well done old ale.

3.7
dysenteri (324) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2016
2016 vintage, 11,8%. Bottle from SB. Brown/red/copper clear color with onefinger white head. Aroma is caramel, bread, brandy, toffe, wood. A hint of booze in aroma. Heavy sweetness with light bitterness. Medium body with creamy and sticky texture. Soft carb. A sweet old ale with malty and bready tones, a bit too boozy right now, probably will be better with aging.

3.4
wekker84 (2360) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle a red brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts fruits dried fruits spicy yeast and hops flavor malts fruits dried fruits spicy oak caramel some alcohol and hops in the aftertaste

4.1
Klimaet (2574) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle thanks to Bursprak for picking up :) Pours hazy dark brown with a small light brown head. Aromas of nuts, caramel, warming booze, chocolate, vanilla, light bread, malt, dates. Taste is malty, bready, nuts, dates, toast, caramel, booze. Pretty delicious!


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