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RATINGS: 478   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

HighWine's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2012
2009 vintage in the gray ceramic bottle served in a snifter. Dark brown cola pour. Surprising amount of carbonation for the age under a cork. An off white head fades quickly but a gentle swirl brings the dense, consistent foam top right back for a moment. Aroma is maple, oak, and bourbon. Itís got the same aroma as Utopias or Triple Bock. I had this in 2009 upon the release audit was a luxurious, boozy, elixir. This is still good but Iím sad to say that at this age itís lost a lot of the body and sweetness I recall from before. The flavor is more oak than beer and the palate is very thin. Alcohol heat remains but this drinks much more like a whiskey than a beer. I wish I had opened this one sooner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (1285) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 4, 2016
Caoba turbio y espuma beis muy ligera. Aromas de bourbon, maŪz, ligera vainilla, mantequilla, brandy. Cuerpo denso y sedoso, sabor de bourbon, licor y final de amargor seco, avellana y trago cŠlido.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (757) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2016
Raisin, chocolate, dark fruit, fig. Tastes like a fig newton. Rich and damn good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbaaron (1867) - Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2016
Old stock 2013. A murky headless pour. A Kingís elixir. A countless men shall perish at thy hand.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cinek (30) - POLAND - APR 24, 2016
Piwo rude, miedziane, klarowne z niewielkim wysyceniem. całkowity brak piany. aromat karmelowy, słodowy, trochę cukierkůw z likierem, po ogrzaniu trochę kokosa. mocno w stylu angielskiego barley wineía. alkohol dobrze ukryty, przyjemnie rozgrzewa przełyk. ciekawy finisz

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
msbernac (1578) - Krakow, POLAND - APR 24, 2016
Bottle Aroma-grapes, cognac, coconut, floral Appearance-cognac colour, hazy, tan foam Taste-medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (1825) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2016
Woody. Cloudy. Oxidized. Carboard. Thx carter. Not boozy. Tasted at my Outdoor bottle share.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
palner (18) - - MAR 24, 2016
2013, 500ml bottle. Full body, big palet. Fruits, sweets and bourbon. This beer delivers on the same notes as a very high quality portwine. Perfect with cheese.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (6899) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods in Portland. A bit hazy dark amber with a minimal head. A lot of bourbon and dried fruit in this one. Also notes of vanilla and some warming alcohol. Nice mouthfeel and with low carbonation. A tasty one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SirLimpsalot (3453) - SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2016
@ Mark Spencer 16-3-10: stora toner av bourbon samt smak av nŲtter och russin. Fin fyllig smak

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1695) - 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 thereís no denying that this is well past itís prime.

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