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RATINGS: 454   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5211) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5689) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12367) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lb4lb (2580) - 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.

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