RATINGS: 2164   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with thin white head. Aroma is brown sugar and caramel. Flavor is fig, raisins, and caramel. Nice.

seehaferb23 (292) - - MAR 11, 2018
Tasted by Cannery Row Beer Club. Super yummy especially w chocolate... a little burn from the alcohol but in a nice way. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

alvaro78 (681) - Sevilla, SPAIN - FEB 24, 2018
Aromas a caramelo y alcohol Buen aspecto y color pero nada de espuma En boca cuerpo pleno, fruta madura y alcohol El amargor justo para balancearla ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

willisread (4056) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2018
2017 bottle from Midtown. Pours a clear amber toffee color with a finger of foam that dissipates. Deep prune, currant and dried fig nose with toffee, oak and tobacco as it warms. Blueberry jam, slight warming finish. Alcohol is hidden fairly well. Looking forward to aging some.

FrankZappa7 (581) - GERMANY - JAN 23, 2018
2018-01-23 - Fl 0,33L vintage 2015 rotbraun, beiger Schaum. Aroma: Mandel, Malz, Sherry Geschmack: Malzig, weinig, karamellig. Fein.

bbbeer (935) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2018
2015. Dark brown color, minimal tan head. Aroma malt, caramel, dark fruit, honey. Full body with some alcohol. Flavor is sweet, malts and caramel. A bit of a drier finish. Good.

Pershing (607) - Garland, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2018
This one is the 2017 vintage with a drink by date of March 2033. Murky orange with a tan head. Sweet malt aroma and some ripe dark fruit. Sweet malt taste with more caramel, raisin and plum. Well hidden 12% ABV. Cloying finish. Can't go wrong with this one a $2.29 per bottle. I'll try this 2017 vintage again in 2033 and re-rate if the world is still here.

barrelagedluv (100) - Pittsburg, California, USA - JAN 8, 2018
Was given the 2012 as a Xmas gift, and I’d be damned it weren’t the dandiest ever...Next level craftsmanship here, real nectar of the gods shit. Pours into a snifter a hazelnut Auburn hue, no visible carbonation and a loose, yet creamy head. Aroma of Mediterranean figs and dates. Taste is screaming Boozy Irish Xmas pudding, elements of chicory, licorice and chocolate liqueur. Finish is buttery and long and decadent like a German chocolate cake washed down with Spanish brandy. The 5yr plus aging, gives it an almost Dominican Republic cigar quality. Simply brilliant, cheers North Coast.

TylerGreenDC (1179) - - DEC 19, 2017
Bomber 2011 Aroma of chocolate-covered plum. Flavors follow, with raisin, toffee, caramel, overripe apricot and some licorice. OMG.

jb (3499) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2017
1st time trying this, interesting that it changes over time. A style I like and this seemed to fit in. A malt bomb, but has some elements from having the sweets overwhelm. Nose is tons of figs and some caramel. Appearance is brown with reddish highlights, pretty clear, pretty flat. Very sticky mouthfeel, with some sweet taste, some warming booze, the carbonation worked to keep the palate clean from the sweet, along with the booze, and a cleanness helped too. Taste was dark fruit, and alcohol burned slightly at the end. Very enjoyable though not my favorite malt bomb style.

crispaire (260) - - DEC 12, 2017
i drank this as the current year (2017) vintage. maybe a couple years in the cellar would've improved it. all i got was cloying, sweet, dark stone fruit, especially of the prune variety. definitely one of my least favorite styles of old ale.

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