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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 423   ABV: 14.1%
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Bottle shared by BlackForestCO. Thanks Jake!
Pours a rich brownish color with a haze. Smell is sweet, fruity, and smooth bourbon with vanilla and hints of oak. Nice complex, delicious smell. Taste is oaky and bourbony with a great balance of hops and malt. Not overly strong flavored with sweet malt and really tasty. Warming alcohol, but not obtrusive in the least for me. This stuff is awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2009 A big big thanks to SOLAN for this one, wow! worthy of # 1000 i’d say. Sherry-like aroma, vanilla with hints of chocolate. pours dark amber with a thin white head that disipates. Big vanilla flavor with some alcohol, molasses and brown sugar, all i can say is wow at this point, oaky, cherry pits, with a lot of tanin and a dry finish. as it warms i get a lot of old wood flavor. This beer is AWESOME!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2009 Bottle thanks to SoLan, thank you for sending this out early for me man. Poured a thick, murky brown color with a thin beige head that disappeared. Aroma of caramel malt, vanilla, oak, light bourbon and a hint of fruit. Lightly spicy, fruity (apple, plum) entry leads into a strong caramel malt presence with some toffee and vanilla. Light bourbon-oak drying finish. Full on the palate, nice drying finish. Thanks Alan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2008
DFW tasting 2008. Thanks to bullseye. Pours dark brown/amber, not much head. Aroma of straight bourbon, hint of vanilla. Malty flavor lies underneath the bourbon/alcohol taste. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1345) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2008
DFW tasting 2008. thanks again to bu11zeye for sharing! This beer pours a deep rich brown with little to no head at all. Aromas are bourbon, vanilla and molasses. The flavors totally emulate this. This one doesn;t really hide the fact that the abc is 14% but it was a fabulous brew! Cheers

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5044) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2008
DFW tasting 2008. 2005 bottle thanks to bullzeye. deep brown pour with a no head at all. notes of bourbon, vanilla and all out goodness. the mouthfeel is awesome and the flavor is perfect. not too much bourbon and not too much barley wine. this is just right. now i just have to try the brandy barrel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 11, 2008
This Barley Wine pours a murky dark reddish brown color from a corked 375ml bottle. Small sized white foamy head, that quickly disappears. The aroma is caramel, dark fruit, raisins, oak and bourbon. The barrel character is more pronounced here than with the Brandy Barrel beer. A medium bodied Barley Wine. The malts are caramel, dark fruit and sweet. The hops are earthy. This one is more oak and bourbon sweetness than the Brandy Barrel aged version, it has more oak and wood than fruit. Still very smooth tasting. . Hides the 14.5% alcohol very well. Some chocolate and toffee flavors emerge as it warms. Nice beer. There are lots of flavors mixing going on around here. It is interesting how the different barrels completely change the character of this beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4851) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Rating #700 375 ml bottle from padrefan98, thanks Jon. Poured the exact opposite of what I was expecting. Well it did have the classic muddy murky brown color but instead of no or slight head there was an average very fizzy beige head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, booze and barrel. Medium bodied but with lots of carbonation, very uncharacteristic for a barley wine. Flavor of lots of bourbon, wood, and finishes with some caramel and toffee notes. This one has great flavor and aroma but is still very hot. Worth seeking out and is something to cellar for a few years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Bottle. 2005 vintage. Rich dark mahogony with a tan head. Earthy, caramel, light bourbon aroma with a bit of vanilla. Rich malt, light bourbon, slight alcohol flavor with some sweetness and brown sugar. Nice complexity. Medium bodied. Lingering brown sugar, caramel, slight oak. Alcohol present. Very nice, but definitely a sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2008
20071216 375ml sampled at Madness with the Moose. Thin, hot, and full of bourbon’s kick. Mild wood notes throughout and nice vanilla for balance. nice enough and worth sitting on for a short while.

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