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RATINGS: 2151   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTCruiser01 (105) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Red, dark amber with a thin off-white head that melts away quickly. The aroma is quite strong - nuttiness, sweet fruit, alcohol, and even an extremely sweet red licorice aroma are all present. Flavor is a bit strong on the alcohol, maltiness present but somewhat overtaken. There is little bitterness - just a hint of hops - very nicely balan


3.9
Ssave64 (2) - SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2017 does not count
Bbbbbbbnnnbbbbbbbbbbnbbbbnnnnnnbbbb. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
gyllenbock (9841) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2017
Bottle from Systembolaget. We tried vintage 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016. The rating is for vintage 2012 which was the best one. Dark amber with a small head. Sweetish with dried fruit, malt, caramel and some brandy. The body was full and the finish with warming alcohol.

3.6
TychoJames (1448) - �rebro, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2017 Flaska systembolaget. Årgång 2017. Bärnstensfärgad vätska utan skum. Doft av trä, torkad frukt knäck och kåda. Liknande i smak. Russin, trä, lite alkohol och rejäl maltkropp. Lätt söt munkänsla med avslutande torr bitterhet

4.1
gripweed57 (2857) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2017
12 ounce bottle. 2016 vintage; 11.8% ABV. Garnet colored with a small tight bubbly tan head. Rich, warming toasted malt flavor upfront. Notes of dried fruit, Madiera wine and caramel. Then the hops kick in. Intensely bittersweet and resiny and a wonderful balance to the big malty backbone. Quick amazing and certainly a classic Old Ale. Worth seeking out.

3.7
oobawa (1733) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2017
2015 Bottle. A wicked beast, strong and heavy, loads of boozy malt sweetness on top of a powerfully bitter backbone. Caramel, honey, brandied plums, wood, and pine all crash together in a thick, foreboding ooze, leading to a finish dripping with resinous IBU vitriol and a hearty liquour heat. Still a tad abrasive at two years, but a worthy pint nonetheless.

4.5
Hopper8 (241) - Holland, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2017
It's a really solid beer, and I really like it. It was more hop than I originally thought I would get, but once I adjusted I really liked the beer. It's full of complexity and flavor and one of the best Old Ale's I've had. Good beer.

3.1
higgsbison (264) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2017
Full-bodied. Soft carbonation. Strong alcohol present. Other than that it was hard for me to peg down. Definitely needs to warm up. Didn't even care for it out of the fridge. Might be worth buying some to let age ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
SvanteL (644) - SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2017
2017-08-29 testade jag årgång 2016 mot 2012. 2016: Röd bärnsten, disig med beiget skum. Söt fruktig doft med dova toner av vax, lite blommig. Söt smak med torkad frukt, nästan ingen beska. Söt och god men inte så mycket karaktär. 2012: Röd bärnsten, nästan klar, beiget sum. Söt doft, fruktigare än 2016. Även smaken är sötare som plommon i madeira, klara dessertvinstoner. Fyllig, sött komplex, stor, lite oljig munkänsla. Har vunnit på lagringen som givit en större sötma men även komplexitet. 4,1 gäller årgång 2012, årgång 2016 får 3,7.

4.3
BlackBeerPG (884) - Darien, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2017
Taste: Rich, malty,, warming alcohol, clean finish. Malty boozy nose. Copper, clear, tan head with a refined lattice of lace. Full but not heavy body.

3.3
Michael27 (2357) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2017
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Kauf bei Getränkefeinkost Berlin). Version von 2015. Dunkles Rotbraun mit dünner Schaumdecke im Glas. In der Nase wuchtige Malzigkeit. Interessantes Prinkeln am Gaumen. Ziemlich straffer Körper. Alkohol könnte besser eingebunden sein.


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