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RATINGS: 446   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 423   ABV: 14.1%
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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.

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


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Dark bronze colored beer. Very nice aroma showcases notes of chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, maple and sweet bourbon. Flavor is very complex, but still a touch hot and slightly too bourbon accented. Still has some serious malt depth to it, with notes of melted caramel, chocolate, cocoa and toffee. Very nice natural carbonation. These BA Old Stocks are beauties.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (21423) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2008
Bottled, thanks Marsblursi! Cloudy mahogany colour. Woody whiskey aroma. Sweet and full bodied. A bit sticky with some syrup and lots of alcohol. Sugar and vanilla mingle with caramel and prunes. They’re a bit hard on the booze though, so the alcohol burn gets a bit overwhelming. I prefer the regular Old Stock.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3063) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2008
(Bottle thanks to Thecheeseman) Pours dark brown with some red hints. The aroma is syrupy and oaky with a good deal of fruity alcohol. Tones of caramel, butter, toasted nuts, wood, brown sugar, brown syrup, tobacco, cherries, rum raisins, dried fruits, brown sugar and vanilla. The flavour is fat caramel, malty and heavily bourbon-like with undertones of dried/dark fruits, white/brown sugar, nuts, vanilla, wood, earth and wet tobacco. Some peppery alcohol. The mouthfeel is syrupy and clean. Medium to heavily sweet and light bitter. Medium to full bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2008
2005 vintage courtesy of Darkelf. Pours brown and virtually still. Smells of bourbon, oak, dark fruit, vanilla, spice, some warming alcohol. Tastes overly sweet with a subtle alcohol bite and some oaky character.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
robinvboyer (3581) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2008
bottle from the cheese man! thanks! Holy hell did this pour THICK!!! Cloudy brown and THICK, with next to no head. Aroma is very complex! THe 1st thing is bourbon, and some hard liquor alcohol. The oak and vanilla really come though, and there is some really nice sweet bornw sugar, and molasses. Flavour is ALL oak, and wood, it’s the 1st thing to hit you. Then comes the vanilla nuances, and some really nice sweet molasses. No hops to speak of, the finish is not bitter at all, it’s actually very sweet with a nice woody note, with a slow warm alcohol burn. Wow, one of the most complex beers i have ever had. So much fin to dissect, excellent stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14480) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle at Sune’s (T+M thanks Mikkel). Clear reddish - white head. Vanilla, bourbon, wood, berries, red berries, sweetness, tobacco, roasted, high malty. A bit thin body and finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3561) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2008
12.7 oz bottle. Deep brown with a thin, off-white ring. Nose is caramel and strong bourbon. Almost medium body with a slight carb sting. Taste is toffee, tobacco and bourbon. A brief maple vanilla sweetness is overwhelmed by the booze. Somewhat disappointing.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (14811) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2008
37,5cl bottle. Thanks a lot chris. Pours rown with a small creamy fading head. Lovely aroma & taste of bourbon, vanilla & wood. Sweet, sticky, oily & balanced. Full bodied & warm. What a lovely sipper!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3500) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2008
@ home with the club. Pours a hazyish brown with a tiny tanned head. Sweet with aromas of vanilla and hints of wood. Slightly unbalanced towards bourbon. Full bodied. Thanks Theis/Mette.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2008
Tak til min bror Mikkel for denne øl til klubben. Uklar mørk rød/brun, næsten intet skum. Sprut, mørke tørrede frugter, vanille, karameller. Udemærket!


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