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RATINGS: 2156   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (12305) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle, bought @ Kolding Vinhandel.
[Vintage 2005]
Pours a beautiful deep mahogany with a small fizzy beige head that quickly disappears. Aroma is great, with port, raisins, overripe plums, light hops and a touch of chocolate. Seems quite vinious. Strong oily mouthfeel, low carbonation. Flavour is very rounded, lots of dark cloying sweetness with Belgian sugars, raisins, plums and light chocolate appearing. Vinious, yes, but not as powerful as the aroma suggests. Very mellow, great for sipping (watchign Fulham-Chelsea right now, 1-0). A very wonderful BW, I think Kolding Vinhandel has another 2005 bottle - I should buy that!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (12212) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2011
Bottle shared with Deanso. Brown pour with small tan head. aroma is sweet dark fruits, Leather and toffee. Flavour is strong dark fruit and raisins with a sweet alcohol finish.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (12017) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2011
12 oz bottle, 2010 vintage. It pours a beautiful, dark, deep red with a big white head that quickly dissipates with no lacing. It is fruity in the aroma with a predominance of raisins. There is some caramel and sugar scents as well. The flavor is pretty sweet. It tastes like raisins and oxidized fruits. It isnt the most pleasant flavor, it is rather pungent and cloying. Despite being a year old it still seems hot with alcohol. I have had a lot of great barleywines/old ales lately and this one fell on its face in comparison. Serving type: bottle

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (12002) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2004
2003 Vintage. Poured a dark hazy reddish brown with an averaged sized brown head. Aromas of cinnamon, caramel, and malts. Tastes of caramel, malts, alcohol (but not 11.4%), spices (cinnamon), and raisins. Definitely a sipping beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11986) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2009
rating # 1000 bottle from lbutikken. vintage 2004, tasted jan.2009. poured a cloudy brown with almost no head. aroma of aged beer, port wine, alc. flavor is strong. malty, figs, dark fruits, alc. flavors are nicely blended together. not my kind of beer, but ive got to appreciate the complexity and wellroundedness. I will get my hands on a 2008 vintage and try again, adjust my score if i like the not-so-aged version better. My main complaint is the aroma, too much old beer and old booze in that aroma.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (11980) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle at Craigs. Pours copper amber, nose is roasty, toffee, taste is sweet toffee, bit oxidised.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (11818) - Troms, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2010
355ml bottle, vintage 2009, bb. Dec. 2019, cellared for some time after I brought it back home for Systembolaget in Linkping September last year. Offered some drinking enjoyment to the soccer match between Germany and Spain on TV. Poured a dense, off-white head with good duration atop of a deep, ruby coloured body. Rather subdued aroma of dark, dried fruits along with malts and herbal dryness. Vapour of alcohol, too. Dry, slightly roasted, malts in flavour plus dried fruits, like apricot, and with suggestion of liquorice. A real alcohol punch on the palate. Full bodied. Likable, but too much on the sweet side. The alcohol is also a bit disturbing. Should perhaps have left the bottle in the cellar for a longer time span (Troms, 07.07.2010).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11657) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2004
2003 vintage. A reddish brown ale after fizzing from a high quality Belgian-like pour. Some cognac and barleyiwne aroma. Fine carbonation on the tongue. Immediate tummy warming from the alcohol. Barley wine and malt tastes, with Eno epsom salt. Numbing aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11637) - Sborg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2004
Bottled Vintage 2001: Dark amber coloured. Unclear. LIght brown dense head. Sweet, alcahol, some roastyness and caramel in the nose. Is very alcaholic in the flavour. Sweet and malty with chocolate notes. Some fruit notes present. Ends with a slightly bitterness and a overwhelming alcahol burnt on the palate. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (11186) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle 355ml vintage 2009 @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours murky brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and toffee. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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