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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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BobyFischer (302) - FRANCE - MAY 20, 2016
Brune rubis limpide.Col de mousse se rduisant au minimum, balc cass, beige clair. Nez caramel, tonneau, acidit de tonneau, amertume.En tout cas : fa-bu-leux. Bouche : de la force, une puissance inoue mais beaucoup de douceur aussi, alcool prsent, un caramel lev en tonneau, belle complexit se terminant sur des notes amres. Un superbe Barley wine, catgoris Old Ale mais je ne sais pas quoi cela correspond vraiment.Bon ! PS : Gotez la XH de chez Kiuchi, cest bon et proche !

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zebra (1901) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewhemia (273) - 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
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
spoonakos (43) - - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samuel214 (763) - SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2017 Mixad recension. Tidigare druckit en relativt frsk 2015 (d rate:ad 3,9). Nu ven testat 2015 och 2011 jmte varandra, i brjan p 2017 (den ldre flaskan har passerat bst fre-datum med ett halvr, enligt svensk mrkning). De frskare har en mrkrd/mahogny klar ton i frgen, medan den ldre r mer murken mrkbrun, smutsdisig. Frn litet vitbeiget skum till knappt ngot alls. En riktig maltbomb. Stor st doft av torkad frukt; russin, plommon, johannesbrd, aprikos, vermogna pplen. ven syltade krsbr, brnt socker, syrlig kola, honung, kandisirap, mrk brddeg. Med ngra r p nacken framtrder mer brnda toner, lite mer "matt" stma och lite "pappriga" toner av blt kartong, ungefr som vntat. Stor, riktigt tung kropp. Oljig. Den ldre var nst intill slt, knappt ngon kolsyra kvar. Hller sig nra doften i smaken. I de frskare framtrder ven en ngot bitter ton som vxer till sig i avslutningen. Annars lite strva ekfatstoner som bidrar med en ltt syra, lite konjak- och rom-toner och ett ltt humlebett i avslutningen med som r vlkommet. Mycket kola, kda och brnt socker. Alkoholen vrmer p ganska bra. terigen mer "matta" malttoner och brnda inslag i den ldre flaskan. Hller vl fr lagring, men grundlen nr nd inte riktigt upp till toppskiktet. Balanserar mellan 3,9-4 i betyg, men vljer att vara geners.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (1204) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dahlstrom (348) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (732) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeyo1 (743) - Linkping, 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: Its 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pedro_Pinho (200) - 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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