North Coast Old Stock Ale - 2017 (355ml Bottle)
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. It's brewed with classic floor-malted Maris Otter Pale Malt and Fuggles Hops imported from England, so it's a beer to be served proudly. Like a fine wine, North Coast's 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%.
Red tinged coppery brown. White head that fell pretty quick and some visible carbonation. Aroma is rich and full of caramel, molasses, vanilla, some wood and earthiness. The taste is also fruity in a prune and raisin kind of way, and has a lot of alcohol on the finish that lingers into sweetness again.
A Barley Wine is a strong, top-fermenting ale, with an alcohol contents of at least 9% and up to 13% (or more) by volume. Hops may be hardly noticeable at all or very noticeable. Sip them out of the special glass, that will concentrate the aroma. They are excellent with cigars or with dessert.