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North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Bourbon Barrel

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RATINGS: 454   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 423   ABV: 14.1%
Old Stock Cellar Reserve is a one-time, small batch, limited release that has been aged in oak whiskey barrels. The aging process gives this world-class beer an added layer of complexity. A memorable drink that should be enjoyed as a completely unique offering.

2005 Vintage 14.6% ABV
2007 Vintage 14.6% ABV
2009 Vintage 13.7% ABV
2013 Vintage 14.1% ABV

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5686) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle - 500mL corked and caged. Vintage 2013. Courtesy of Kevin at Grape and Gourmet. Dark brown with a short tan head. Aroma is boozy and sweet with sweet malt, caramel, vanilla, light oak notes and soft vanilla. Taste caramel, sweet malt, booze, vanilla notes, soft wood and cocoa. Body is medium with a soft bubbly carbonation. Moderate warmth to this and light stickiness. Ends with more caramel, vanilla, sweet malt, cocoa, booze, vanilla notes and light woody notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3357) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Found some old ratings on paper from an unknown date... was probably the 2009 vintage. Thanks Mike. Pours to a very murky brown body with no head. The aroma is strongly English malts and hops. Almost like English walnuts meets a light cigar tobacco. The flavor is strongly English malts with a very light hop and nice bourbon. Tons of caramelization. Creamy medium-full caramel body with a subtle alcohol.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
connor0415 (65) - - NOV 7, 2015
2013 vintage drank in Nov 2016. Dark amber color, bits of light shine through but otherwise is opaque. The head is an eggshell color, it builds and clings more than expected for such a high abv beer. The head is composed mostly of sherry like notes, caramel and oxidized bourbon. The taste is much the same with some vanilla, oak and milk chocolate added. The carbonation is much more pronounced than expected. Despite the carbonation its a pretty thick. Great beer, the whiskey flavors accentuate the old ale flavors and the few years of age on the bottle probably enhanced the sweet sherry like notes. Definitely a must try beer, hopefully you can keep one in your cellar for a bit to mature

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13913) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
2014 Vintage. Draft @ Elizabeth Station. Ugly light brown, very sweet, syrupy mapley, bourbon is strong with this one. The base beer is soft, smooth, not boozy at all because of all the sugars in the finish. Its a really nice beer, maybe not as brilliant as the scores might suggest. The base beer isnt making the impression on me that I might like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (367) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle shared by Bvery, thanks buddy. Dark caramel pour with very minimal head. Strong boozy aroma, some toffee and wood as well. Taste follows, nice finish. A little boozy for my liking but still really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (8684) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle. Murky deep amber pour with a dense off white head. Damn amazing aroma - bourbon, toffee, wood, vanilla. Palate is full yet soft. This is delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (1366) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2015
Poured from a 2009 vintage bottle. Aroma is full of rich caramel and toffee. Some medium light raisin notes with lighter fig, date and prune. Hints of roast and treacle with some light toasted bread. Light bourbon and oak notes with a hint of vanilla. Pours a murky brown with an auburn tint and a small, thin, forced, dark tan head that quickly recedes to the edges. No lacing and moderate legs. Flavor is fairly sweet with quite a bit of caramel and toffee. Some light roast and chocolate notes with a bit of treacle. Medium light bitterness. A touch of oxidation in the form of sherry and cardboard. Light bourbon and oak notes with a bit of alcohol spice. Some lingering treacle and caramel in the finish with the alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium full to full bodied with low carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, a really nice barrel aged old ale, up there with the best. Lots of malt character with hints of hops and oxidation. Balanced oak and bourbon. Could use a bit more carbonation perhaps.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (1018) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Aromas of huge barrel wood, caramel, leather, oak, molasses, malt syrup, liquid malt extract and hints of coconut and bourbon. Pours a crimson brown with lively carbonation. Taste is very carbonated with notes of caramel, maple syrup, brown sugar, molasses,tons of nuttiness, tons of oak and toffee. Finishes rather boozy with a big bourbon mouth-feel and warmth.Overall, tons of deep malt complexity plus the bourbon really highlights the base beer. Very oak, caramel and nut forward. Impressive. A rating.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chalumeaux (567) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer, my 400th rate, for the Ratebeer Camp Extravganza. Pours hazy dark amber with a nice ring of off white foam. Aroma of caramel brown sugar bourbon and vanilla. Taste is very nice, tobacco, charred oak, bourbon, and sweet caramel. Quite the exceptional brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (1694) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2015
2009 vintage, 500mL. Pours mahoghany with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, molasses, bourbon, vanilla. Smells really nice. Flavor is brown sugar, molasses, bourbon, vanilla. Nice.

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