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RATINGS: 436   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighWine (955) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (2097) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2015
May 22, 2015. Bottle, at home received in a trade with rfraga7, thanks! Vintage 2009.
Deep brownish red with a medium sized, quicjly dissipating, off-white head. Aroma is bourbon, caramel, figs, raisins, vanilla, light oak notes. Taste is medium sweet toffee, vanilla, dried fruit, alcohol, medium bitter, very slight oxidized. Finish is quite bitter with warming alcohol together with sweet vanilla, toffee and bourbon. Medium bodied, soft to average carbonation, a bit thinner and more carbonation then expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (694) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2015
2013 reserve bottle. Appearance is deep brown caramel. Aroma is bourbon. Taste is brown sugar, oak, vanilla, toasty then dry finish. Good but much prefer brandy barrel sweetness and even the base beer over this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (1078) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2015
At Mikkeller Bar in San Francisco with Taylor. allies brown murky. Aroma is fit raison sticky sweetness. Taste is thick charred caramel, raison fig. Really nice smooth fireside sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (2159) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2015
2013 sampled back-to-back with a 2011 Brandy which I found to be even better. Not that this oneís bad! Lots of caramel, dark fruit and no shortage of bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crajun (1051) - , Texas, USA - APR 20, 2015
2013 purchased in 04/15 and dranked. I think I paid a stupid amount for this, but it was dammm good. aroma is layered caramel, but also oakey bourbon is in there. whiskey looking pour. 5 for palate - not sludgy thick, but solid. Taste is great. caramel, figs, some brown sugars and a good alcohol burn finish. liked this better colder as it warms the alcohol would over power.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (843) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
2009 bottle. Appearance is muddy brown with white head. Wonderful aroma of dates, caramel, oak, and bourbon. Taste is light oak, caramel, vanilla, tobacco, and some oxidized cardboard taste. Medium bodied and carbonation, surprisngly smooth finish. Overall this is pretty tasty, that being said I think I waited a bit too long on this one as some oxidation is seeping in, still good though.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiquorHound (25) - Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
Tasted the 2013 CR on 4-8-2015 Color - Brownish with a red hues. Nose - Incredible. The perfect balanced aroma of a great Ale and Stout, with rich dark fruits, cocoa, toasted coconut, and oak. Taste - Medium body with still a lovely carbonation. Not very boozy feeling at 14.1% and the bitterness I found on the regular OSA is gone. Thereís a ton of dried fruits up front (raisins, prunes and dried figs), with chocolate and a hint of toasted coconut at the mid palate and rum soaked oak chips on the finish as well as a lightly buttered toast to chew on. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bricktop86 (607) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - APR 4, 2015
2013 pours reddish brown with a cream colored head. Aroma of brown sugar, bourbon, dark fruits and tobacco. Taste follows nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (485) - California, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Tap at Steins in mountain view. Thick, caramel color, creamy foam. Caramel milk chocolate, figs in the nose, not super distinguished though. A little hot on the tongue but very little relative to the ABV. Flavor is as described above but a roast bitterness commiserates with bourbon alcohol. Tad dry. Really great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zymurgeist2 (1231) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 28, 2015
2013 at Steinís 2nd Anniversary! Dark fruit, molasses and alcohol combine smoothly on the nose. Rustic hazy brown with white head. Complex fruit and layers of malt - molasses, bread, dough. Alcohil is hidden behind the flavor but crept in as it warmed. Smooth sherry finish that is moderately dry for the alcohol. Wonderful.

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