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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danyel (1516) - Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy brown with red hues and off-white head. Aroma prunes, figs, bourbon, vanilla, touch of wood, brown sugar. Taste medium to full bodied, rich, great bourbon taste-nothing overly but a really nice touch, medium carbonation. Overall, very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle, 2013 label. Pours a cloudy and very dark brown color with a moderate light tan head on there. Nose is extremely rich and satisfying with old wood and hints of whiskey overlaying a bit of caramel. Taste has some sweet hints of caramel and butterscotch, and has a smooth woody finish. I feel like I should be drinking this in an old bar with lots of dark wood and dim lighting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (2037) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2015
2013 label (January 2015 release) 500ml bottle. Flat, murky brown pour. Aroma is bourbon, touch of sweet dark fruit. Taste is caramel, vanilla, bourbon. Malty. Slightly boozy but very easy to drink. Other than the price, $23 for a 500ml, I have nothing to complain about.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4554) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 2, 2015
500 ml. bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy reddish gold with an average tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, and fruit. Taste is caramel malt, bourbon, dark fruit, and vanilla. Nice to sip on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3150) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Shared 16.9 oz. bottle poured to snifters, displaying a hazed, amber color, with only a light layer of off white film, light spots of lacing, and a syrupy sheen on the glass when swirled. The nose was alcohol at the ready, dark fruit as plum & raisin, and barrel induced vanilla & coconut. The taste revealed the booziness of the bourbony alcohol, caramel sweetness, with moderate carbonation, in a medium+ body. A smooth & warming, benchmark brew to relax with.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (5194) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle, 2009. Pours cloudy hazel, minimal head, a touch of lacing. Aroma is rich vanilla bourbon toffee. Flavor is quite sweet, some oxidation but rich malty bourbon vanilla. Medium body, lightly acidic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (999) - - JAN 17, 2015
Amber pour, no head, looks flat. Very fizzy mouthfeel though. Watery as it warms. Nose and taste is candi sugar and light bourbon barrel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_Fellini (984) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle to glass. 2013 vintage. Pours a medium nut brown with reddish hues and a light tan head. Aroma is big vanilla, light bourbon, molasses. Big vanilla in the flavor as well, with a solid malt backbone, molasses, gooey. Thick creamy body with a lingering vanilla and light bourbon character in the finish. Quite tasty!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 14, 2015
This was pretty darn amazing. Easy to drink for a 14.1% beer, it has all of the great qualities of the traditional Old Stock, with a slightly mellower feel and a hint of the bourbon char as well. I wish it wasn’t so darn expensive, but that’s really the only knock. A great beer to sign off with for a little while.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2811) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Poured from newest vintage, I believe 2014, so is this unretired considering it’s on the shelf right now? Pours a murky brownish red with a thin head, the aroma has quite a bit of bourbon and vanilla with a strong amount of dark fruits and sweetness, the flavor has a nice bourbon front end with a finish of dark fruit and malt, nice.

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