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RATINGS: 2148   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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyh70 (1083) - Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Poured a dark copper with ruby highlights into a snifter. Two fingers of off white head that settles to a nice film and laces well. Raisin and plum aroma with some grape skin and a touch of sherry like booziness. Dark, ripe fruit flavor with some caramel sweetness. Bready mid palate with roasted malt and some booziness that adds spice and warms going down. Very little bitterness. Medium mouthfeel that is sweet but not cloying and somewhat sticky. Semi high carbonation. Very nice barleywine that hides its higher ABV well and has nice fruit and malt flavors. Good sipper on a cold day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arsol (1061) - NORWAY - JAN 21, 2017
Brun klar farge med luftig beige skum. Lukter av maltsdme og ste trket frukt. Medium kullsyre og medium fylde. Bitterst avslutning.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (1332) - Linkping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2017
(355ml 2015 bottle from Systembolaget) Pours clear copper, with a small stable off white ring of bubbles. Aroma of caramel, toffee, Maillard flavours, toasted grains, sundried tomatoes, nuts, some booze. Flavour of caramel, alcohol, toasted grain, dried apple, lots of booze. A bit thin, average carbonation, and alcohol heat. Decent enough but distractingly boozy for its malt depth and body. Better as a beer to age in barrels than on its own.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
axl (662) - Lund, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2017
355ml bottle, 2015 vintage. Semi-clear shiny brown with one finger beige head. Sweet malty aroma with dried fruits, toffee, light wood, light orange peel and caramel. Taste is caramel, toffee, sweet dried fruits, some woodiness, light alcohol warmth and dry yeastiness. Smooth yet filling mouthfeel, light carbonation and sweet malty aftertaste with pleassant alcohol warmth.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ogonczyk (112) - Ruda Slaska, POLAND - JAN 14, 2017
Malty intense caramel, grain aroma and taste. Some dark fruit notes. Very thick texture, with some alcohol warming. Very unpleasant suspended coagulated residue was not sedimenting after months of standing. Intense gushing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (3471) - Srumsand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2016
2015. Gylden brun klar med hyt beige skum sm fort blir helt borte. Lukter trevirke, brent malt og noe svisker. Middels fylde. Brent sukker, trket frukt, vanilje og trevirke. Middels bitterhet og sdme.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (1011) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle (2016). Dark ruby color with off-white head. Aroma has dark fruits, oak, malt, caramel, raisins. Taste is malty sweet with long a bit sweet aftertaste. Flavors of nuts, malt, raisins, wood, plums and other fruits. Some nice alcohol warmth too.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (10368) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle shared at Leightons place, 29/12/2016. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. Aroma is rich ruby red coloured pour with a fine off white head. Aroma is sweet toffee, jammy fruits, raspberry, cranberry, brown sugars, liquorice. Flavour is composed of seet layered malts, toffee, brown sugars, liquorice. Palate is medium sweet, moderate carbonation, woody. Good.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JuanFlk80 (183) - SPAIN - DEC 28, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2016 Botella 33cl, Tercer Tiempo Tienda (Santander) Cerveza oscura con un fuerte olor y sabor alicorado, no es mi estilo lo cual no quiere decir que no sea una gran cerveza

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdmiralVernon (1029) - SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2016
2010 A: Light hazy brown coloured N: Raisin, apricot, raisin T: Raisin, hint of liqourice, caramel O: Quite complex. Nice!

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LarsHolmer (113) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2016
Dec 21st 2016 just opened a 2007 Old Stock Ale. An inch of latte-coloured head after almost ten years! Still a light sweet palate with a hint of dried fruit, but much drier than nine years ago.. Traces of licorice in the end. heavy body could be a replacement for port to heavy framage affin...


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