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RATINGS: 496   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Thanks to Goldtwins for this! Brown pour with a fizzy short lived beige head. No lace. Oak, sweet malts and bourbon on the nose. creamy mouth-feel. Caramel, dark fruits, bourbon finish. Notable hints of vanilla, oaky tannins, and brown sugar. Nice warming action and overall a nice complex brew

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34023) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2009
Bottled. A hazy dark amber beer with a fast disappearing tan head. The aroma is has notes of sweet malt and alcohol as well as extremely strong notes of vanilla and bourbon. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, and wood as well as some signs of oxidation. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 11, 2009
2005 Bottle - Thanks Sam! - Pours out flat brown with very little head...aroma is warm and inviting, rich bourbon, brown sugar and oak hiding behind the others...flavour was creamy, vanilla and caramel coated the mouth...warming, but still felt lighter than ABV present...a treat

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2009
375 ml bottle - thanks to Skoi & Terry for cracking this treat; part of a lineup of vintage old stock plus this and the brandy; dark amber and clear; not nearly as sweet as the brandy, but plenty of bourbon goodness; a little musky and showing some age; more oak comes out in this one; sweet, sugary, malty going down; thin texture from the wood; started to grow on me, but definitely take the brandy over this; holding up quite well; please, please BA old stock again?!?!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever (7490) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2009
375, corked and baled. Thanks, Yem! Crystal clear medium brown with bright golden highlights. Headless, laceless. Huge sweet caramel, bourbon, and vanilla nose. Creamy, sticky, oily body. Big bourbon caramel vanilla mid-palate. Long sticky sweet finish. Amazing, amazing stuff. Wow.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2009
Very generous friend. Poured amber with a white head. Aroma of bourbon. Smelled like this was going to be harsh. Mellow bourbon with some vanilla and caramel. Not bad at all.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2009
Very deep reddish-brown in colour with a very thin beige head, very light to little lacing with a bit of alcohol legs. The aroma is of light bourbon, chocolate, caramel, some alcohol, sugary sweet, some butterscotch. The flavour is of chocolate, vanilla, oak, caramel malts, noticable alcohol, sweet and chewy. Warming mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes a little hot with a lingering sweetness.

Incredible aroma, the alcohol really doesn’t come into play until the finish but even then its never really a problem. Very good.

375ml bottle obtained in a trade with TheCheeseMan, thanks Dan.
Opened on December 5, 2008.
Vintage 2005.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (9509) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2009
Sampled from bottle at OT, Stockholm. January 25, 2009.
2005 vintage
Nice clear copper to brown color, smallisg off-white head. Scent and taste are both dominated by vanilla oak, though the taste is also malty sweet and eaissins. Warming alcohol, but not too much. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Thanks to Mike for bringing this! Poured murky medium brown with almost no head sticking around. The aroma was hot and very bourbon-ey with toasty caramel and lesser fruit at the core.. peppery alcohol, vanilla, and caramel on the back.. burned the nostrils a bit, which got in the way. The flavor had a sweet base of tres leches and caramel that was surrounded by lots of strong bourbon and sweet vanilla notes.. the barrel presence was kind of overwhelming. Heavier-bodied and syrupy on the palate with too heavy of a footprint from the bourbon.


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