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North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Bourbon Barrel

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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 411   ABV: 13.7%
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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.

2007 Vintage 14.6% ABV
2009 Vintage 13.7% ABV


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1754) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
2009 ed. Drank as the tail end of a 5 year regular Old Stock. This was one hell of rich drink. Low carbonation delivered smooth bourbon and rich caramel. Closer to a cordial than a beer. Rich, boozy, but subdued to the 5 years of age. A sipper for sure.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (778) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2014 Murky brown color with tan head. Aroma is molasses, dried figs, oak, and whiskey. Flavor is malty with molasses and figs. Some nice oak flavors in the middle with caramel and brown sugar flavors and finishing with a whiskey booziness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (262) - Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Dark brown with thin head. Vanilla oak molasses and booze aroma. Slightly sticky sweet molasses and dried fruit flavors. Five years has made this barlt wine very smooth, still has enough carbonation. A very nice treat from the wife.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1209) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
2009 version. Ruby brown, initial pale head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is brown sugar, dark fruits, hint of marshmallow and vanilla. Medium bodied, slightly sticky mouthfeel, sweet on the palate. Flavours are raisins, dates, prunes, figs, brown sugar, marshmallow. Delicious

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3996) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Sampled at the RBSG14 Grand Tasting - Pours tawny brown with an off-white head. The aroma has caramel, bourbon, toffee and rich malt. It has a full rich body with light carbonation. It starts off with caramel, booze, berries, rich malt and barrel notes. The finish adds a lot of vanilla and bourbon. Nice and has held up well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2140) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Pours a deep amber with no head. Malty syrupy sweet aroma. Maple notes with a clear boziness that lingers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (3430) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Bourbon, sweet aromas. Flavor is sweet malt, bourbon and oak tones.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1258) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2014
2005 and 2009 opened beside each other. Caramelized malts, melted sugars mixed with bourbon, mild boozy profile massages my throat after I swallow. Bit more bourbon in the '05 than the '09, yet both are excellent. I dig.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5449) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2014
50cl, at 13.16%Vol, as Old Stock Cellar Reserve 2009 ’Aged in Bourbon Barrels’, exclusive American brew, thx alot to Dirk for sharing!, very complex brew, alcoholic/woody and slightly sweet/fruity, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet very expensive!, WOW!, "Less heavy than the Brandy edition, this sample aged very well!"

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerdedone (2625) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours ruby red/brown with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel and toffee. Flavor was slightly sweet with caramel, raisins, vanilla, bourbon, oak, dark fruit, and had a nice dry warming alcohol finish. Medium body, light carbonation, syrupy texture.


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