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Beer Available At Root Cellar (arranged by most recent)
Maumee Bay Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout 93, Tenaya Creek Calico Brown Ale 75, Triton Deadeye Stout 83, Mad River Serious Madness Black Ale 95, Hoppin Frog Karminator 89, Hoppin Frog Oktoberfest Froggy Style Lager 78, Oskar Blues GíKnight Imperial Red 99, Oskar Blues Gubna Imperial IPA 98, Stone Enjoy By IPA 100, Epic Blue Law Porter 50, Guinness Extra Stout (North America) 82, AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale 100, Southern Tier Live 96, Hoppin Frog Hopped-Up Goose Juice Rye IPA 98, Highland Black Mocha Stout 94, Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) 100, Uinta Crooked Line Sea Legs Baltic Porter 98, West Sixth IPA 97, Uinta Crooked Line Birthday Suit: 20th Anniversary 83, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend 100
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mtnagel (1) , | July 2, 2012
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Definitely not the prettiest or most organized place, but itís the selection that matters most and this place has an excellent selection of beer. Weíve spent a long time in this place and spent quite a bit of money too. Thereís always something weíve never had and they have all our favorites too. Donít forget to walk in the cooler - it doesnít seem like you are allowed, but they donít care - just walk in! Probably one at a time though as itís stocked so full of beer! I canít recommend this place enough. Oh and itís looks like a good selection of wine too, but I know nothing about wine. And Skyline is right next door too!
b3shine (178) Cincinnati, Ohio | May 10, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Iím not a big fan of this place. Iíve been several times, and theyíre always out of the Belgiums Iím looking for (which is supposed to be their specialty). And on top of it, the staff hasnít been all that friendly.
OTRihtnsgbt (12) Ohio | April 2, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Incredible selection, including some vintage dated bottles unavailable anywhere else. Extremely disorganized, but who can complain about having to spend more time perusing through exotic beers??
phaleslu (314) Cincinnati, Ohio | August 16, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Got into Cincinnati at about 11 on a Friday night and I knew this place was open until midnight, giving me my only chance to get some good stuff before a quick, busy weekend in town. Picked up some AleSmith, Buckeye, and a few others not available in Missouri, where I live. The place isnít much to look at inside or out, but no inch of square footage is wasted. Wine racks are everywhere. A table with some mix-a-six options is on the left, with boxes surrounding it. Beer refrigerators line the left wall, with the beer shelves on the left side of the store. I wanted a YuleSmith Summer, and while they had it, it was the 2009 and not 2010 edition. Tons of craft stuff available here- TBK, DFH, Stone, Bellís, 21st Amendment, Hoppiní Frog, Two Brothers, Allagash, The Bruery, Ithaca, and lots more. The service is friendly, the hours are great- just be sure to check the dates on bottles if available.
msante79 (335) Mount Prospect, Illinois | June 10, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Surprised by how low the ratings are for this place. Great selection of regional brews and good prices. Kind of stuff all over the place but they had 4 times the beer that Dilly Deli had. Picked up some Clipper City BA Barley wine. Have decent selection of singles. Found some beers here that I did not see anywhere else in OH. Nice store.
Packard (29) Kirkland, Washington | November 11, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
When Iím travelling to Ohio, stopping at Skyline Chli multiple times is mandatory. The Skyline on Montgomery Road is frequently populated by the founders, so itís a historic stop. And right next door is this great little wine and spirits store with a super beer selecton. Found my current favorite Schneider Brooklyner plus lots of good stuff from the big guns Southern Tier, AleSmith, Dogfish, Founders, etc. Service was 5050 - one guy was great, other didnít appear to care. Guess Iím spoiled by the crew at Wine Works up the road in Springfield. Anyhow, best place for retail beer that Iíve found in Cincinatti.
matthewjk (12) Cincinnati, Ohio | October 29, 2009| Updated January 17, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Little gem of a place well known to the locals of Montgomery / Silverton area. If you are not from the area, you probably donít know about it. Thatís too bad too. This place has a HUGE selection that is only rivaled by places like Jungle Jimís and The Party Source. Iíve heard of other local places in Cincy that offer great selections as well, but these places are usually only known to locals. Beer service / knowledge varies quite a bit depending who is working there at the time.
foundmd (26) Cincinnati, Ohio | February 7, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Definitely worth stopping in to search for some hard to find beers. The focus is on wine, but towards the back there is a very nice selection of brews from AleSmith, Bellls, Dogfish Head, Founders, Rochefort, Southern Tier, and many more. Organization is lacking, but some (including myself) are happy to browse the entire selection, gazing carefully at each label to be sure not to miss anything. About half of the selection is refrigerated in several coolers (one of them walk-in) and thereís also a table towards the front of the store with single 12oz bottles for sale. Purchased a Speedway Stout, Choklat, and a pack of Hopslam during my last visit. Always something worthwhile here, especially if youíre a big fan of AleSmith.
StFun (11) Indiana | March 19, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
The other stop on my Cincy roadtrip. VERY nice little store! Mostly wine, but lots and lots of fun stuff in the back! Staff was very helpful, talked beer with us for a few minutes, and offered some good tips on good beer. Iím from Indiana, so getting to walk in a beer cave is still new to me, pretty damn fun!
shigadeyo (58) Harrison, Ohio | January 7, 2007
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
The Root Cellar specializes in wine and port, but they also have quite a bit of beer. However, it is hit or miss on what might be there. Sometimes you can find some rare or vintage stuff, but that is not typical. I always like to stop by just to try my luck though! Also be sure to check out their stash of bargain/sale beer...
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