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RATINGS: 432   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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
375 ml bottle via trade with cloudskipper. Thanks for this one man, wow! Pours dark brown almost black with a tiny beige head that didn’t last long. Nose of sweet malts and bourbon. Flavor was big on alcohol, molasses, spice, dark fruit and vanilla. The only that keeps this beer from being spectacular was the abundance of alcohol, it was over powering, still a great Barley Wine.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6426) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2008
Bottle (375ml) shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a hazy dark reddish-brown with a small diminishing fizzy off-white head. Big malty aroma along with alcohol, spices, lots of bourbon and vanilla, oak, dark fruit and light hops. Flavour’s also quite malty, along with vanilla, oak, bourbon, dark fruit, spices and a good amount of alcohol. Very nice stuff but definitely a sipper -- and a little goes a long way.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2008
2005 375 ml bottle via trade - Pours a hazy brown color with a 1/2 finger thick light tan head that faded pretty quick. Little carbonation and virtually no lacing. The aroma is big oak/bourbon up front. As the beer warms the toasted malt, dark esters, and vanilla becomes noticeable. Flavor is esters, oak/bourbon, lightly sweetened toasted malt, and vanilla. The beer seems a little thin and somewhat fizzy on the palate. Alcohol is noticeable but doesn’t take much away from the beer. It definately get better as it warms. A very nice BW. Thanks John.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2008
Bottle. [After party @ Papsoe, thanks buddy] Average beige bubbly head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Somewhat cloudy dark amber color. Aroma of bourbon, wood, grain, dried fruit. Over the palate came heavy notes of wood, vanilla, bourbon, spice, bread, and toasted malt. Full bodied with a soft carbonation and thick alcoholic texture. Heavy sweet flavor with some counter bitterness. Lingering sweet bourbon finish. 8 / 3 / 8 / 5 / 18

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2008
Bottle (375ml - green, corked & caged). Shared with blankboy and garthicus via trade with Irishboy - thanks, Richard - again!. Deep reddish-brown pour, frothy off-white head. Medium alcohol aroma, solid sweet bourbon, but not cloying - thin oak, solid caramel malt and some candied fruit. Taste is big sweet vanilla bourbon alcohol up front, smooth as a baby’s butt, but quite warming. Fairly lively mouthfeel, slick and thick, long boozy finish; this is powerful stuff - not quite as good as the brandy barrel, but good f’in stuff - thanks again, Richard!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33864) - 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 (16003) - 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 (5156) - 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.


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