RATINGS: 2146   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
soulrefugee (46) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2005
Mmmmmmmm, good. This one is distinctive, and it also has a real nice kick! Rich, malty. and sweet, but not in a cheap or brash way. Kind of like a barleywine, but not quite as sweet as I remember the barleywine at the pub of the hotel where I stayed in England, but. I consider this brew just as classy and enjoyable to drink as whatever it was I drank those nights across the pond. This is about twice as strong in alcohol as the average beer or ale, but the alcohol taste is well integrated in a pleasant way with the wonderful flavor of the drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
axl (659) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (3460) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (1000) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (10316) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JuanFlk80 (181) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdmiralVernon (1028) - SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2016
2010 A: Light hazy brown coloured N: Raisin, apricot, raisin T: Raisin, hint of liqourice, caramel O: Quite complex. Nice!

   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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Szopeen (412) - POLAND - DEC 14, 2016
2016 Vintage. Barwa ciemno brązowa, wpadająca w miedzianą, ładna, długo utrzymująca się piana. Przepyszne, mocarne piwo. Nuty suszonych owocw, rodzynek, toffi. Mimo swojej mocy, bardzo gładkie, aksamitne, a jednocześnie pełne wrażeń. Świetne piwo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (1145) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2016
A bottle on Black Christmas 2016 at 12 Kings. Vintage 2013. Aroma is malty, molasses, fruity, slightly sour. Taste is very sweet, bourbon, dark fruits. Slightly boozy. Good stuff.

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