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North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Bourbon Barrel

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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 411   ABV: 13.7%
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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


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aniela (2305) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber beer with a beige head. Dark fruits, whiskey, vanilla, caramell, malty, almonds, fruity, coconuts and nutty aroma. Malty, almond, whiskey, vanilla, oaky, dark fruits and nutty flavour. Love in a bottle :-)

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2564) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2013
500 ml bottle received in trade. Thank you! Pours clear deep copper with a thin fizzy golden head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is intense, sweet, fruity and malty with caramel, biscuits, toffee, bourbon, tons of raisins but also figs and dates, vanilla fudge, charred American oak, burning and tingling alcohol, caramelized almonds, roasted hazelnuts, coconut shells, brazil nuts, dried papaya, sweet dark bread, high quality sherry and hints of Christmas fruitcake. Taste is slightly sweet, tiny bitter, malty and fruity with sweet dark bread, raisins, figs, dates, bourbon, sherry, moist wood, vanilla fudge, toffee, brazil nuts, caramelized almonds, hay, alcohol and biscuits. Mouthfeel is tiny round, boozy, slightly dry and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, tiny bitter and slightly fruity tart with caramel, vanilla fudge, moist wood, raisins, dates, hay, charred wood, roasted nuts, sherry and hints of tart cherries and dry sparkling wine. Amazing smell supported by a great taste. Only thing I feel is lacking is a rounder smoother mouthfeel.

Actually rolling the beer around in the mouth a little really helps the mouthfeel. Very tasty...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan (3018) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2013
From a bottle at the mark dine and tap in south bend IN. Vintage 2009. Pours a hazy dark brown with a thin, quickly disappearing head. Sweet caramel aroma. Complex nutty flavor with muted sweet caramel and candy sugar. Warming alcohol finish. A really exceptional barley wine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 2, 2013

Bottle 375ml. @ Tasting by Benzai [ ZZT V ].

Clear medium to dark red brown colour with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, malty, alcohol - bourbon, licorice - laber larver, plum. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, vintage - wood, bourbon - laber laver, alcohol. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20121006]

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (1864) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pius a deep golden orange. Aroma of oak, bourbon and vanilla. Taste is bourbon and vanilla, very smooth very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3071) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Ceramic bottle compliments of Joe, this beer is freaking great! Pours deep brown with medium creamy head and not much lacing. Aromas and flavor of heavy, buttery bourbon. Smaller notes of dark fruit, smooth malt, vanilla, and tons of rich wood. Medium to fuller body. Heat was restrained. This is right on par with Angels Share. Top Notch

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3102) - Montana, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle of 2009 for #2700. Hazy dark amber with a tan head. Scent is sweet malts, wood and booze. Taste is sweet, real sweet, with bourbon, caramel and wood.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2013
2009 vintage. The complexity is insane. Vanilla, maple, walnut, waffles, caramel, with an incredibly soft yet warming mouth feel. One of the best beers I’ve ever had.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2013
2009 on 2/3/13 - still brandy looks. Amazing walnut, ice cream cone, vanilla nose. Tawny port city, a little tongue numbness, sweet tea, waffles, sugar, heat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (9358) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2013
2009 Bottle. Pours lightly murky brown with a small, fizzy light tan head, mostly clings and dissipates to the edges, short retention with no particular lacing. Aroma is lightly oxidized caramel and cookie malt, some cork/paper notes with light sherry aromas floating about, brown sugar, dates, figs, plums, fresh oak, vanilla, and bourbon with spicy hops. Flavor is sweet malt with oak, dark fruity esters, vanilla, bourbon, spicy alcohol with light hops and bitterness and a sweet yet drying finish. Full body and medium-light carbonation.


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