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RATINGS: 2165   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2007
12 oz. bottle. 2007 vintage. Pours a murky, muddy brown. Thin white head that goes away pretty quickly. Aroma of sweet caramel and warming alcohol. First sip is sweet sugars, some roasted notes. As the beer opens up, it gets a bit bitter. The finish is of very strong alcohol and will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Look forward to cellaring this for a couple of years.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2007
12oz bottle.dark amber with very little head. aroma is pretty malty. flavor isnt very complex but very full slighty sweet and you can just start to taste the ABV coming through. decent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (3120) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2008 2007. Caramel in color with amber hues and little head. Aroma is sweet malts, floral, spices, and alcohol. A bit weak in the aroma dept. Full bodied. Molasses, sweet malts, cinnamon, dark fruits, and noticeable alcohol. Dry, liquor-like finish. A real nice barley wine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Pours a medium brown with a small tan head. Light but complex aroma of fruit and alcohol. Very nice sweetness. Good but alcohol comes through too much.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2008
dark ruby/brown with a sall whit head. sweet malt and alcohol in the nose. flavor was malty and sweet with an alcohol warmth and a nice touch of bitterness. mouthfeel was medium to full.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerTyrant (6) - USA - APR 1, 2008 does not count
07 bottle. My first barley beer, so I dont have anything to compare to. Pretty tasty, poured ruby brown with a reddish-tan head. Tasty, I can tell the complexity, but not sure what to look for. Pretty nice though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (6028) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a murky muddy brown with a good coating of silky creamy light beige head that leaves a smooth slick of head. Aroma started off with notes of orange, honey, raisin, grapes, sherry, cognac, brown bread and maple syrup. Palate is light carbonation over a medium body with a very dry finish. Flavor is not as bold or complex as the aroma and has a good dose of booziness about it. The remainder of the flavor is rounded out with dry toast notes, caramel, toffee, more booze and bread. Nice enough but it didn’t knock my socks off, oh wait my socks are gone it must be from all the alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2008 (2007 bottling) Pours a hazy dark amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is strong fruity raisin. Nice chocolatey roast malt, toffee Flavour is medium bodied, soft dark fruit alc presence. dusty chocolate and woody vanilla hints. Ive had better barley wines personally. ... 3 bottles into a 4 pack and it’s grown on me now.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1532) - Northville, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2008
12 oz bottle of the 2007 edition. Pours red brown with a fizzy light tan head. Aroma is heavy honey, fresh bread, caramel, and a bit of alcohol. Maybe a touch of vanilla. Flavor is significantly less satisfying. The bread, honey, and caramel come through, but alcohol dominates. A second bottle shows significant improvement, with the alcohol still present but not as strong, bumping up the score a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steely (241) - , SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2008
Dark red/brown color with creamy and fizzy beige head, quickly disappearing with no trace in the glass. Thick sweet aroma with roasted malt, burnt sugar, toffee and newly-baked juicy dark bread. Rich very sweet malt flavor with hints of syrup, brown sugar and dark bread. A dominating alcohol-warming finish.


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