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RATINGS: 2166   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14890) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2006
2005 bottle. Deep reddish amber color. Little head. Something of a cooked raisin aroma. And malt. A dark malt (not chocolate) flavor. Perhaps a bit plummy. There is sugar. Not so much as Lagunitas Brown Shugga, but more sweet than bitter. However, the hops are there, and they come out in the finish. It makes a strong statement. The alcohol becomes noticeable after a few minutes. Definitely not a session ale. Do not drink this and drive.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14659) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2006
Bottled. Rousty red with a beige head. Aroma is lacegist with malt, hop and alcohol. Flavour is roastedlaqerish, hop, and caramel. Bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (14380) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2005 - Caramel and cherry with a bit of booze. Clear copper with a thin head. Caramel with a boozy finish. Little hot and alcoholic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (14372) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Bottle 2001 vintage poured a clear gaenet with an amber head. Aroma was vinous with dark fruit, brown sugar, and a hint of dark chocolate. Palate was rich, thick and a bit oily leaving nice Brussels lace behind. Flavor was vinous with plum, molasses, and cocoa wiyh a warming bitter finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (14199) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Bottle 2002. Pours a hazy brown color with a moderate rocky off-white head that diminished quickly. Good dark fruit and malt aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Full complex flavor of toffee, fruit and malt with a long finish with a small alcohol bite. Very good brew.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
argo0 (14022) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2003
Vintage 2000: Opaque dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is cognac and sweet, holding out the promise of a wonderfully rich nectar. Taste is closest I've ever come to drinking a single-malt scotch in a 12-ounce serving. The peat quality is impressive. Incredibly rich -- maybe a trifle thin for a scotch, but certainly not for a beer. Finishes with a healthy warming alcohol burn. Don't know how this would be if it were older (or younger), but at just over 2 years, this is wonderful.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (14012) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
2013 bottle from Habershams, Savannah. It pours clear mahoganny with a small beige head. The nose is wood, leather, earth, light spice, toast, dried fruit and trifle. The taste is wood, varnish, leather, dried fruit, decent bitterness, spice, toast and toffee with a warming finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Smooth, good depth and balance. A top-notch American barleywine.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (13906) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 14, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks avrashi. 2012 vintage. Amber with no head. Aroma of alcohol, malt and some fruitiness. Sweet flavor, malty, caramelly and alcoholic. Medium-bodied, silky mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13827) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2010
Bottle. 2009 vintage. Creamy off-white fair mostly deminishing head. Light amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Light sweet and bitter vinius flavor. Average moderate bitter cloying finish. Very alcoholic. Oily palate. Boring Barley wine.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (13688) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2008
On tap at Flying Saucer. Has a very dark ruby color with a thick off white head. The aroma is sweet hops and caramel. Very good lacing on the glass. The taste was syrupy with a lot of alcohol. A good barley wine from North Coast


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