RATINGS: 2159   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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Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2002
2002. Aroma of raisin, molasses, vanilla, port. Strong alcohol but very well handled. Very tingly.

Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2008
2007 Bottle. Pours brown with a thin tan head. Very nice complex fruit aroma with a touch of caramel. Flavor is on the malty side with a dry finish. Taste is more vegetal than fruity. Noticeable alcohol. Good, not great.

brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2002
A nice malty presentation. Light head and aroma. Hops do not predominant. A smooth brew.

FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2011 2010 batch. Hazy dark reddish almost brown. Smells like sweet dark fruit. Taste is hugely malty and quite sweet with the alcohol burn at the end. Would be interesting to see what age would do to this.

thefederalist (311) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - SEP 22, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2008 Pours clear mahogany with a medium smallish head. No lacing. Aroma of booze and figs. Flavor is sweet, but not cloying. Malt profile is a real treat with some dried fruit and candy flavors. Could use maybe a touch more hop bitterness, but I give it a couple extra points for the amazing ABV burn it leaves down the back of the throat. Very nice! It will be interesting to see how this one ages.

quiznoaz (310) - Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2012
2012. Sweet aroma, though not overpowering or cloying; maybe a hint of raisin or cherry. Sweet, malty flavor, very much like the aroma with a bit of breadiness and some alcohol burn. Flavor sticks nicely to your tongue. I like this one.

darb85 (310) - Canton, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Sweet molasses nose. Dark Amber, mild head. Sweet molasses with hint of citrus sweet cover and finish of honey. Thick mouth feel. Very good. Kinda lack luster for the hype

jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2008
2007 vintage. pour is mid amber with almost no head. aroma is sweet, somewhat spicy. flavor is sweet, hot alcohol. probably would be better after another year in the cellar, but who has that kind of patience?

starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Bourbon! Lovely red colour. Very alcoholic. Tiny white head, flavour carries the scent out well. Tasting cups perhaps are not the best for appreciating beer, but this tastes like straight bourbon to me.

stephen (308) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2003
Almost brown, slightly cloudy and dissipating head. Malt dominates for me in aroma and flavor. Decent hopping but not over the top. Very well balanced and easy to drink. Still a slight alcohol flavor but its barely notioceable. Also some raisiny notes as well. I'm saving several of these.

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