RATINGS: 2156   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. 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
noompa (130) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2009
On tap @ Flossmoor Station. Already have 3 bottles (2007) of this beauty aging in my closet. Only American Barley Wine I truly like. Ruby red color, dried leathery fruit and oak woody-ness...very chewy and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
papat444 (129) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2008
Thanks to HogTownHarry for this one! 2006 vintage. Pours a nice dark brown body with minimal head and lacing. Smell is malt & sweet. Taste is creamy, chewy and sweet but not overbearing. Caramel and malt round it off. Very drinkable for a high 13.5 ABV. I wasnt blown away but was not let down either. Would recommend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 11, 2006
malty, complex maple-y alcohol aroma. pours thick, but not black. viscous enough for the alcohol to coat the glass. flavors of figs, almonds, maple syrup. slight noble hop bitterness, but overshadowed by sweetness and alcohol. complex and delicious, almost more like a young brandy or liqueur than even the average barleywine, but the strong malt flavor on the back of the palate brings it back into beer territory. unique and delicious. even more interesting as it warms up. truely a beer to be savored and enjoyed slowly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkaufman (128) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2003
2002 batch - Pours deep amber with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma of hops and alcoholic strength. Flavor was a decent hop + malt balance that covered up the alcohol well. It did have a tinny, metallic taste though that detracted from the flavor. Aftertaste was sharp hop bitterness. Overall it wasn't a bad beer, but it will definitely get better with time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2013
2013 Vintage, aged a few months. Pours a hazy deep amber with a moderate off-white head. Light aroma that consists sweet malts, some earthy hops, and a bit boozy. Taste has a small bite up front, malty sweet in the middle, and big boozy finish. Clean mouthfeel with a slight bite on the end. Overall, s big boozy sipping barley that is not overly hopped like some others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackamackson (127) - USA - APR 16, 2005
2003 bottle-2 years old then. Definietly mellowed out over time. Pours a dark dark red, with a tan head which all but disappears. caramel, alcohol aroma. taste is a caramel malt background, pretty dry though. alcohol in the finish, but barely any hops. maybe its because I just drank a rogue IIPA, but I cant really taste the hops in here. nonetheless, a nice smooth mouthfeel.. dry, and a very tasty barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ansset13 (127) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2007
2007 bottle. The pour is a deep brownish amber, with little to no head, but has a few lingering tannish bubbles. The nose has very strong alcohol scents, as well as more subtle dark fruit and licorice hints. The flavor is much the same with a fair amount of licorice, and a nice alcohol warming. I would try again and have stored some in the cellar to mature, cant wait to try this with some age on it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2006 2003. Pours a deep brown with a small head that dissipates quickly. Great aroma of classic "ale". It screams "ale". Its quite good. Mildly bubbly, but thats probably held back a little by the thickness. Has a great coating mouthfeel, a dry finish, and a great overall flavor. Nice alcohol warmth. A definite buy again.<P>Update, 1/20/06, 2002 Bottle. Chocolate flavors really come through in this batch. Thick and murky. This one is quite a bit more subdued than the 2003 version. Very pleasant, very drinkable. One of my "craving" beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - APR 26, 2009
This poured a nice dark amber brownish color Had a nice small head on it that lingered around till the end. THe nose was that of candy, boozy, and malty. Did not know anything about this beer, was new on tap so i tried it. It will kick you in the pants @13+% its definitely a sipper beer. has some good notes of candy but their is a alcoholy taste to it, hence the sipping part. This warms the gullet up nicely also Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 04-09-2008 16:40:25

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Natai (124) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Great aroma with some toasted malt, raisin and tawny port. Pours deep red with small off-white head that disappears quickly with no lacing. Sweet, light flavor with a medium body and a very slightly alcoholic short finish.

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