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RATINGS: 2159   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Nuts, dried citrus fruits, candy, and barley in the nose. The taste is similar with a good amount of hops and barley balancing eachother. The pour was a deep mahogany with an off white head. Interesting beer.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vestlake (279) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 9, 2014
I didnt like much about this beer. It was my first Barley Wine and I obviosly dont get the style. I guess if you like the style, youll like this well enough.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2008
2008: Pours a beautiful amber/brown with a small yellowish head. Very malty aroma, caramel, brown sugar, a little vanilla, and roasted espresso. Initial flavor is delicious caramel malts and sticky sweet, but then it transitions to an herbal, light hop finish that’s a little clashing. Maybe I can be patient and hold a bottle of this for a year or two. Good base, just needs some age I think.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlbertC (277) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2010 Taste is caramel, nuts, apricot and very malty. Leaves with a good strong afterburn with some lingering hoppy notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Pours murky dark amber. Aroma- roasted malts, yeast, sugar. Taste- good baleywine flavor, a bit better than average.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Good stuff here. Pours a raisin brown with a nose to match. Head is white and fleeting. The aroma is rich with brown sugar, dates, and bourbon. Complex with aged fruit, oak, and strong currant. Alcohol present but not overbearing. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2010
2010, Dguste le 14-11-10: Couleur brun-ambre avec reflets rougeatre, lgre mousse et moyenne effervescence. Dlicieux aromes de cassonade, de caramel ,de miel, de fruits rouge, de sucre candi et de gele de fraises. Les premieres saveurs percues sont celles du sucre brun, du caramel et vient par la suite des notes de fruits, avec une amertume au palais et une chaleur dalcool. Asser bien balanc, elle gagne a se faire vieillir pour gagner en complexit et en richesse.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2007
2007 bottled edition. Dark amber color, not much head or lacing. Has to be poured pretty vigorously to get any head on it. Very strong, vinous, winey sort of brew. The alcohol is very evident, lots of malt without much bitterness. A good, strong beer, but not quite as much as Id hoped for. Think it probably needs more aging. Would like to try an older vintage.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
Tawney with small ligth brown head. Sweet aroma with hints of alcohol. Malty taste with notes of wood and hints of alcohol and spices.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lawger (275) - SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2014
Vintage 2014. Pours a dark mahogany brown with an off-white, small head. Big aroma, loads of dried fruits, dark caramel, semi-dark chocolate, old wood and a hint of spices. Palate is quite full bodied, rather sweet, again with loads of dried fruits, some roasted malts and a medicinal hint. The finish lingers for a good minute. The bitterness is quite low in this one and not a whole lot of alcohol heat. Ive put two of these in my little "cellar", better go and get some more to put down for a few years. This is great.


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