RATINGS: 2156   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophound (23) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2003
Very sweet aroma,malt and alcohol (reminds me of carmel). Amber red color light brown head. Very thick palate almost chewy. Taste matches the aroma. Very sweet, lots of malt and alcohol reminds me more of a dopple bock then a barly wine. A very nice beer. I'll have to try this vintage again in a year or two and see how it ages.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (7440) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
December 2016 - Bottle from my stash shared at LKS Towers. As North Coast Old Stock Ale, 11.8%, 2014 vintage. Pours a ruby red hue, foamy tan head, dotted lacing. Aroma is red berry, fig biscuit, sugary. Body is a bit frothy, tingly carbonation. Taste is sugary, spicy, booze, red berries, varnish harshness. Too harsh for my taste. (3.1)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ALIBALI (1308) - Kiel, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2017
Vintage 2015. Elegant verspielt und unfassbar sweety erdig STARK. Breitbrust mit ppigem Big Beer Korpus. Rosine & Brotkruste sind auch an Bord...GANZ GROSSES KINO. 2 Cellar Bottles here ;)......4,50. Rattys Fschchen....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HuskerTan (1948) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 15, 2017
Bottle. A- Dusty, whisky, boozy, oak, dark fruits. A- Garnet color, clear liquid, beige head. T- Booze, butterscotch, prunes, dates, fig, oak, whisky, dusty. P- Full body, slightly thin texture, average carbonation, complex finish. O- With just over 3 years of age on it, this 2014 vintage was time to open. As much as I wanted to keep saving it, I couldnt wait any longer. Somehow still boozy but a really nice sipper. I honestly liked it a touch colder than after it had warmed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (1202) - POLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Piana żłta, średnio oczkowa i średnio trwała. Barwa miedziana, mętna, z pływającymi drobinkami. Aromat głwnie słodowy, karmelowy, są też akcenty toffi, melasy i orzechw laskowych. W smaku jest sporo słodyczy, karmelu, ciemnego miodu, suszonych owocw, marcepanu. Goryczka niska, migdałowa. Niskie wysycenie, średnia gęstość, dość ładnie wkomponowany alkohol, co dodatkowo zwiększa odczucie lepkości, wyklejania, likierowości trunku w odbiorze.
Bardzo klasyczny, (mimo że z USA) tradycyjnie angielski Old Ale, wydawałoby się nudny i nieciekawy, ale to właśnie taka interpretacja do mnie trafia najbardziej...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (3075) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2017
From notes. Bottle shared with ebone1988, Gus, and Aaron at Gus Birthday V2. 750 mL bottle, 2012 vintage. This is the Otsuchi bottle. The pour is a lighter brown honey color with a thicker off white ring of head and no lace. It looks pretty thin and light. The aroma is pretty decent. There is a light graininess, a strong oak, a hint of alcohol, and a light dried fruit. Its almost like a barleywine. The flavor is much of the same. There is a distinct grain happening with a light caramel and a hint of fruitiness. Its boozy and it begins to dominate as it warms. The mouth feel is lighter and thin with a sharper carbonation and a lingering caramel alcohol on the finish. This is decent, but not really what I was hoping for.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3932) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2017
12 oz bottle pours hazy amber with a off white head. Aroma of dried fruit, wood and caramel. Taste is malts, toffee and fruit

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Derbeth (817) - Krakw, POLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Bottle, 2016. Light brown colour, hazy, small head with decent lacing. Aroma is toffee, a bit of wood, alcohol (not disturbing). Good, but not very interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Villyzzz (307) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2017
2014 bottle at home. Pours hazy amber with medium sized beige head. Aroma is caramel and dried fruits. Taste is sweet malts and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arsol (1072) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (1362) - 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.

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