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RATINGS: 499   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1762) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2016
2009 vintage.
Appearance: Muddy chestnut with no head outside of the pour.
Aroma: Smells like musky raisin, light cinnamon, and some burnt brown sugar.
Taste: Big prune and caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Malty and dark fruits. No bourbon noted, hints of chocolate on the finish. Light boozy finish.
Palate: Full bodied, no carb.
Overall: Better than my rating but there’s no denying that this is well past it’s prime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2462) - JAPAN - FEB 14, 2016
Lots of bourbon goodness here. The base ale is a super, super smooth old ale, no real pointy edges and perhaps a little pedestrian, but with the bourbon layered through, it gives this a bit of bite, that would be missing in the regular release. Big vanilla and marmalade notes, some apricot and caramel. Very nice, but for such a big beer ABV wise, I want something a just little more challenging and involving to really get me going.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (1480) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2016
500ml bottle 2013 vintage pours dark brown red with light ruby edges and tiny layer of bubbles. Not much carb. Nose is dark fruit, leather, caramel, musty wood, dark cocoa, fertilizer. Taste has touch of cola, nutty, licorice, hints of cherry, medium-light body, light vanilla, a bit boozy, mouthfeel is medium. Finish is medium sweet, lingering dryness, dark cherry, chocolate, bitter nut. Nice beer but not quite in the elite tier with this particular vintage/treatment.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kryon (2619) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2016
Pours reddish brown with minimal head Aromas of vanilla, bourbon, dried fruits, red fruits, butter Taste has notes of vanilla, bourbon, dried fruits, caramel Warming alcohol, medium bodied, sweet with low carbonation and bitterness

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ansalon (2847) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2016
Pours a hazy reddish brown with a low tan head. Aromas of caramel, dried fruit, figs, dates, toasted oak, vanilla. Taste is fantastic: just enough bourbon vanilla notes meets alcohol sweetness meets heavy maltiness. Mouthfeel is oily and sticky with almost no carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (1834) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2016
Sample at Nöjesguidens Ölmässa. 2013 bottle. Dark reddish brown color with off white head. Huge vanilla notes with sweet sugar, molasses, toffee and bourbon. Perfectly balanced, lovely sipper. Slightly warming boozy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (2429) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2016
2013 Bottle. Dark reddish brown color, tanned head. Balanced aroma has bourbon, suryp, sweet malts. Nice balanced taste, bourbon, oak, malts, suryp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (1107) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2016
500ml bottle - 2013 vintage - pours a medium auburn , big caramel aroma . Toffee , vanilla , bourbon ... Awesome stuff .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer (2522) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Backlog. 2009 bottle ->mini snifter from Churchkey Vintage Vault event. Chestnut brown with small offwhite head. Bourbon, caramel, toffee, oak. Boozy and delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (1380) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
Brown pour with a generous amount of head with decent retention. Sweet and syrupy, very heavy on the bourbon, with additional notes of vanilla, maple syrup, some coffee, dark fruit and cherries.

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