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RATINGS: 504   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (18323) - 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 (16057) - Dublin, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
2014 Vintage. Draft @ Elizabeth Station. Ugly light brown, very sweet, syrupy mapley, bourbon is strong with this one. The base beer is soft, smooth, not boozy at all because of all the sugars in the finish. It’s a really nice beer, maybe not as brilliant as the scores might suggest. The base beer isn’t making the impression on me that I might like.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (15580) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2008
37,5cl bottle. Thanks a lot chris. Pours rown with a small creamy fading head. Lovely aroma & taste of bourbon, vanilla & wood. Sweet, sticky, oily & balanced. Full bodied & warm. What a lovely sipper!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Bottle thanks to Mikey. Pours dark brown. Nose and taste of toffee, brown sugar, molasses, booze and barrel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (14686) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2011
500mL bottle, pours dark mahogany with small tan head. Intense aroma of bourbon, dark dried fruits (figs, dates), treacle/toffee and slight burnt caramel. Flavour initially reveals the treacle/toffee and burnt caramel, and follows with bourbon, oak, vanilla and light molasses. Slight alcohol burnt, but very well incorporate for the ABV (13.16%). An exceptional treat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (14282) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2012
2009 bottle @ ZZT V. Thanks to Joes. Great dark red color, no head. Smell and taste malts, bourbon, sweetness, wood. Great beer! Full body, medium to full carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14177) - 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13618) - 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.

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