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RATINGS: 2167   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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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jongo (85) - Stockholm, Sweden, - DEC 11, 2010
I just dont get it. 2010 bottle. Pours brown-amber with big tan foam. Aroma is earthy, caramel, chocolate, eggy and alcohol. Taste is quite high sweetness, dark fruit, butterscotch and alcohol. Body isnt as full as one could expect. Or is it just the alcohol that comes threw and makes it feel thiner. Palate is sticky and have some slickness to it if you get pass the alcoholic finish that overpowers any hoppiness. Soft carbonation. OVERALL: Too alcoholic tasting, the alcohol totally dominates the flavorprofile in this Barley Wine. And Im not one to shy away from high alcohol beers but it should be masked by, first malt or even hops. And any low flavor of alcohol should only add to other flavors. This might be a beer for strickly cellering but how much better can it get when its crap somewhat fresh.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jc1762 (1256) - Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2017
Thanks Huhzubendah for sharing the 2011 bottle! Poured into a snifter showing translucent caramel brown with no head. The nose is brandy forward. The palate is light bodied and moderately carbonated. Medium alcoholic spiciness, slightly cloying without much dimension.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1666) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 23, 2017
Can believe im just rating this. Ive had a vertical from 1999-2015. Pours amber dark color. Taste is a nice sweetness with lots of malt backbone.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TXBadger (2763) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2017
Bottle from 2012. Pours a coppery color with off-white head. Dark fruits, fig, caramel sweetness, bread, and some cereal on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with dried fruit and caramel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (1996) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 12, 2017
How: bottle Appearance: dark copper, small white head. Aroma: spice. dried fruits, caramel, nuts, grass. Palate: full body, soft carbonation.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PugUglyBrewer (527) - - APR 8, 2017
A fantastic beer in every right. Pristine ruby color with a cream colored head of foam. Mellow vanilla, rich caramel, and some dark dried fruti and stone fruit in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinfull (1593) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2017
Brown color. Thin , off-white head. Dried fruits, caramel malt and wood in aroma. Same flavor. Malty taste with warming finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dunklermessias (107) - Lneburg, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2017
12 fl. oz. Bottle. Vintage 2015. Pours with a dark copper and a small tan head, which disappears quickly. There are some floating particles in the glassware. very nice nose: malty, raisins, Banana and sweetness cherries. Syrup and belgian yeast.very fat! Taste is toffee, raisins, some nuts, nice malts and caramel-woody finish. Full bodied . very good one!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rand (1670) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 26, 2017
Bottle 12 fl.oz / Bier-Bienne (CH). Vintage 2016. Garnet-bloody beer with a short and fleeting beige head. Liquor-like and powerful malted aromas, raisin, toffy, slight woody. The taste is like, very soft and syrupy with raisin, pruned, date, toffee-caramel, walnuts. Finale on alcohol, but without heaviness. Its all in the measure, without dominance nor weakness. Perfect balance, high art.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nordcore (1415) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2017
Bottle 33 cl. Vintage 2015, Consumo preferente 12/2015. Amber, hazy with a minimal offwhite head. Aroma of sweet malt, oak and caramel. Ligth bitter with a warm alc and wooden caramel ending. Nice apertif before reindeer fillet.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
VRH (63) - Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Dark burnished bronze colour, with aromas of fig, date, raisin, ginger, tea, sweet toffee, caramel, & some cut grass. Sweet with very smooth mouth feel; full bodied, with drying finish. Delicious!


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