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RATINGS: 432   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14128) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle at Sune’s (T+M thanks Mikkel). Clear reddish - white head. Vanilla, bourbon, wood, berries, red berries, sweetness, tobacco, roasted, high malty. A bit thin body and finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle, thanks to tkrjukoff. Deep amber beer with a nice small but lasting beige head. Aroma from toffee, almonds, prunes, vanilla, biscuits, hazelnuts, warming alcohol, cream, figs, raisins, woody, whisky, dades, caramel, fudge, toffee notes. Malty flavor, quite a lot of warming alcohol, almonds, whisky, vanilla, figs, raisins, woody, fudge, caramel, dades, hazelnuts, prunes. Finish brings warming alcohol, fudge, caramel, almonds, figs and raisins. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (12367) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 3, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear amber color with almost no head to speak of. S: Like with the 2005 version, this beer is all about the bourbon. Tons of sweet vanilla, bourbon, wood, and caramel. The sweetness is actually quite intense. Perhaps some brown sugar is there also. T: More of the same on the palate. Lots of sweet caramel, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, and vanilla. The bourbon is almost overwhelming, but this works out fine with the flavors of Old Stock. M: Medium to full in terms of body with a minimal level of carbonation. D: This version seems much, much less boozy than the previous one even though it was just released. I only wish it wasn’t $25+ for a 500ml bottle. Maybe then I would actually buy some.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12109) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12048) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Bottle c&c from Beverages 4 Less in Santee. Opened with a pop. Pours a clear dark ruddy copper with a 3 finger frothy tan head that was very transient. Aromas of dark fruit, oak and bourbon are nigh engulfing. Near full body. Starts sweet. Then it goes woody/oaky. Then the bourbon/vanilla take over. It finishes kind of confusing. One heck of a sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2008
(375ml bottle, thanks kmweaver) Small tan head atop clear red-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla/bourbon, some prune/raisin. Taste is sweet, boozy, caramel, Bourbon, raisin/plum. Full body with low carbonation, smooth but too boozy. Seems to me that they screwed up a great beer, but it wouldn’t be the first time someone with some Bourbon barrels did that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11623) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle 2009. Pours a hazy brown color with a moderate rocky off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy dark fruit, bourbon and malt aroma. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Full complex bourbon and toffee malt with a long complex finish with a small alcohol bite of long duration. This is a standout brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11369) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle. [thanks after4ever]
Light murky deep amber with a small, frothy, off-white film head. Aroma has lots of sweet bourbon, light chocolate, fat caramel, plums, vinious. Lowish but prickly carbonation, fat and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is complex, light oxidation, caramel, plums,raisins, vinious, vanilla, sherry. Lovely warming. Lingering light bitter piney and toasted caramel finish. Very nice, but the other version was far better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2011
09-on tap-pours a thin tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-caramel, dark fruit, wood/bourbon. Taste follows.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: Old Stock 2005 Bourbon
Date: December 15, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark brown, scant head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma with sweet vanilla and a touch of bourbon
Flavor: sweet caramel and vanilla flavor followed by lots of bourbon, balanced by the oaky character, hot alcohol in the finish

Name: Old Stock 2005 Bourbon
Date: April 04, 2009
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar stock
Score: 3.7 to 4.0
Aroma: aroma is drying out but still very rich caramel and bourbon with just a touch of the vanilla sweetness
Flavor: flavor is as good or better than ever, rich caramel, balancing bourbon, vanilla sweetness, touch of chocolate, alcohol is a bit tempered but still present

Name: Old Stock 2005 Bourbon
Date: December 31, 2009
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar stock
Appearance: clear dark brown, frothy beige head, viscous with legs
Aroma: hot sweet bourbon and caramel aroma
Flavor: rich caramel and vanilla flavor, lots of hot bourbon, light fruityness is almost masked by the bourbon
Overall: this bottle is coming out boozier than the last bottle dimishing the candy character until the very end

Name: Old Stock 2009, Bourbon
Date: March 06, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark amber, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet bourbon candy aroma, caramel and vanilla, light fruityness
Flavor: sweet bourbon flavor, lots of caramel and vanilla candy character, sweet and fruity

Name: Old Stock 2009, Bourbon
Date: July 06, 2012
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar stock
rich caramel and chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, light fruityness, caramel candy,

Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 9/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 18/20
Rating: 4.4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **** /4

Name: Old Stock 2005 Bourbon
Date: July 07, 2012
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar stock
Score: 4.0 to 4.2
the candy is back as the booziness receeds and allows the caramel and vanilla rein, rich, fruity, good dose of bourbon, as good or even better than ever,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 18/20
Rating: 4.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **** /4

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