RATINGS: 2170   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. 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Seffle (455) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle from SB 160603. Vintage 2015. Pours a garnet/amber with a very weak beige head. Sweet fruity nose with raisins and dried fruit over molasses and malt. The palate is too alcoholsweet. Rather unbalanced. Should have been aged more, perhaps. Orherwise nice flavours. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdleedahl (432) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 29, 2016
Nice Belgian-esque flavour to this full bodied, high alcohol beer. Nothing off, very caramelly, with the other main flavours coming from the yeast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (2596) - FRANCE - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle (2016) from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: deep dark brown beer with no carbonation and medium brownish ivory head. Smell: strong caramel malt attack. Really sweet, notes of brown sugar and wood nose. Very intensive nose. Sweet and caramel domination. Taste: full body with caramel attack. Caramel malt, bread notes. Very intensive and toffee presence. Good attenuation. Really sweet finish and small alcohol notes. Aftertaste: caramel toffee and sweet caramel malt with alcohol presence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GoufCustom (1949) - HONG KONG - MAY 21, 2016

355 ml bottle 2016 at abv 11.8% bought at HK Brewcraft in Central.

Looks: Translucent amber brown colour; Less than one-quarter finger head and soapy beige foam which fades in 30 seconds; Fair sticky lacing with barely notable slight carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant Amber malt, with strong Port wine, cellar musty, brett-like barnyard, caramel, toffee, chestnuts, dark fruits, floral, sugar, yeast and grass. Pretty complex!

Taste: Strong, nicely sweet Amber malt, with strong liquor-ish alcohol, liquorices, strong dark fruits, strong assorted yellow fruits, caramel, toffee, vanilla, strong molasses, yeast, lemon, quite strong bitter hops and grass.

Body: Close to full body, Very slick and creamy palate.

Mouth Feel: Amber maltyness is strong but not overtly rich. Slick and pretty smooth throughout. Just when you think the booze will taste like the strong Brandy-ish Belgian Ambre, it is much more restrained as light liquor (hard to pin down a style) with kust the right amount of liquorice. So nice! Ample caramel and toffee with mixes dark fruits and apricot-like yellow fruits. Sweetness is strong but as all molasses and highly enjoyable. Slightly yeasty with nice strong lemon to round. Lovingly subtle and layered!

Booze: Besides the nice light liquor-ish taste, the 11.8% is not aggressive at all, quite well-hidden and not demanding to go down. Excellent!

Hoppiness: Floral and grass in nose. Lemon and grass in taste. Bitterness combined with liquorices comes on an abrupt, mid to high astringent sweet fruity finish.

After Taste: Slightly dry. Nicely sweet and fairly liquorish-bitter to mouth.

Comments: I thought this one could be a Brandy bomb like Bush Ambre or Bush de Nol, yet the aroma is Port-like with some brett influence, taste is subtle liquor with complex fruity and caramel, very comfy and undemanding booze, and nice hoppiness. Aging it will certainly do more wonders to this tasty Ale. Highly recommended!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BobyFischer (309) - 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 !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zebra (2058) - Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2016
750-ml bottle from brewscafe. malty caramel nose, good head, good body, malty, caramel, quite sweet. rating #1!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewhemia (301) - 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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
spoonakos (51) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samuel214 (1037) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (1233) - 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!

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