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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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adwoan99 (305) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2004
Cherry, sweet aroma. Honey aftertaste. It seems like it can't make up its mind whether or not it wants to be a christmas ale, or a stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oOJUXEOo (303) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2010
2008 Vintage on tap at Capones. Very nice beer. Complex malt taste. Not overly hopped. A smooth hearty barley wine.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Pour is a darker brown not much head. smell is kinda sweaty salty and figgy. Taste is figgy a little ripe pear little hay good mouthfeel. lots of alcohol though.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 5, 2013
12 oz. bottle, 2013. Pour is a murky orange rust color with a thin khaki head. Alcohol legs and not a lot of lacing. Aroma is cherries and dates with a raisin and citrus note as well. Some caramel, faint hops and an identifiable earthy kind of funk as well. Taste is very malty, sweet dark fruits, cherry, caramel, vanilla, wood. Flavors are soft and the booze is very present in the finish, not overly sweet. Faint hops linger a bit on the tongue. Mouthfeel very chewy with smooth, creamy carbonation. A very big beer, enjoyable, am interested to see how it mellows over time. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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 !

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2003
Poured a reddish color with small beige head. Very sweet fruity caramel flavor with a strong alcohol finish. Great barleywine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2003
wow, this beer is pretty big. it's quite a surprise that it pours with a nice head that chooses to stick around. Dark brown beer. Tastes thick and warming, a chocolate flavor jumps out. very sweet flavor.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - APR 7, 2007
An amazing beer, feel of strong scents, strong flavors and great taste. The aroma is malty and caramelly and full of alcohol. So is the taste. Full of flavors, the alcohol taste finishes off each sip, overwhelming the other flavors, but not overwhelming itself. I have had the 2005 and 2006 vintages, and, the 2006 being stronger has a stronger alcohol taste. I look forward to sampling the 2007 vintage brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - APR 11, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2008 Pours amber brown with a medium head. Aroma of toffee and whiskey. Taste has some big malts up front and a warming alcohol finish. Very smooth. A very nice beer, but more of an old ale than a barley wine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tedovertu (296) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2013
This barley wine has some major kick to it. Very attractive dark copper color with next to no head. No lacing what so ever. Has alcohol burn with a general balance of flavor. Great beer if you need or want a very quick buzz.


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