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RATINGS: 427   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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.

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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2008
37.5 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with a lacing off-white head. Alcohol dense malt aroma, spiced too. Flavour is dense malt and solid to burning alcohol. Holds a sharp burn into the finish. Warming alcohol finish with a lingering malt note. Has somewhat of a burn into the far finish. Way too alcohol dense for my liking.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2008
(Bottle 37,5 cl) Courtesy of fordest. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber golden with a small, off-white head. Distinct boozy aroma but also pleasant overripe fruit. Full-bodied with a smooth carbonation, loads of overripe fruit, oak and vanilla - everything bourbony is there. Also very boozy finish - just how we like it. 200608

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2008
Great thanks to Papsoe for sharing
Cloudy reddish dark amber color. It has a very nice, delicate, vanilla aroma; also, a bit alcoholic, woody, earthy. It has a medium body structure, with good caramel sweet flavor, but too extreme alcohol feeling. Very unbalanced (thinner body than expected, too high alcohol), difficult to drink or appreciate a full glass.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5148) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Noogfest ’08, thanks a ton, JohnC. The body was dark pretty brown with a khaki head. The aroma was vanilla and oak with some bourbon hints. The taste was bourbon and wood. There was also some rich caramel. Nicely done, I would probably prefer it a couple years down the road.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2008
At Noogfest Four-O. Pours rusty color with small tan head. Very sweet caramel aroma with some vanilla and some malt. The flavor is strong caramel and bourbon, with some mild sweetness. Very smooth. Pretty good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2008
5-25-08 bottle shared by BlackForestCO - thanks!
Murky brown pour with no head. Smell is sweet caramel and bourbon. Flavor is mildly boozy up front but develops into a nice nutty, robust malty, raisin flavor. Bold flavor but the alcohol hits a bit too hard in this one for me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2008
Pours an amber color with no head. Aroma is malty, caramel, oak, sweet sugars, vanilla, prune, bourbon, and alcohol. Flavor is malty, caramel, oak, vanilla, prune, bourbon, sugary sweet, and a sweet bourbon alcohol finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5355) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2008
Take the review I had of NorthCoast Old Stock Cellar reserve Brandy Barrel, and every time I used the word "brandy", replace it with "bourbon". Actually, the bourbon character is a bit more pronounce than the brandy, and maybe doesn’t seem as well blended. Still a well made and very enjoyable beer. Sampled at Noogfest 4.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 Noogfest Four-O

Bottle. Murky caramel pour, dark red highlights, not a lot of lacing and virtually no head. Boozy caramel aroma, raisin and some gooey molasses, brown sugar. Very rich brown sugar flavors and caramel, molasses hits well, rich chocolate and vanilla. Crisp, surprisingly refreshing, easy to handle, ABV is fairly well-disguised, but will sneak up on ya at times.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2008
(375ml bottle, 2005 vintage) Pours a murky amber-brown body with a spare beige head. Aroma of bourbon, toffee, vanilla, raisins, cherry, almond, maple syrup, and wood. Flavor of bourbon, caramel malt, chocolate, and toffee. Nice!


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