HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Ernesto987 (4204) - Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
finally get to try this one. The age ddid it well. Doesnít taste oxidized at all. Nice complex molasses flavor profile. Good bourbon flavors, tasty.
Warped_Silver (106) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful clear dark amber. Minimal to no head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of cotton candy toffee caramel corn subtle amount of booze. Starts malty sweet then followed by hints of burnt sugar and bourbon notes. The vanilla flavors from the barrel aging are prominent and add to the beer. Mouthfeel is medium plus. Overall excellent dessert beer
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charule (1400) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from WLV. Poured quite dark hazy brown purple light carb med bod. Sweet boozy caramel toffee. Light carb med bod. Taste sweet prune oak grape.
BiiruBierBeer (355) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell is bourbon and malt. Taste is sweet malt, bourbon, honey, and caramel. Medium sharp carbonation with medium to full body.
Odysseyalien (47) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yummy! The barrel aging takes Old Stock Ale up a couple of noches and itís really delicious. At at $20 a bottle you question the value but without a doubt I will purchase another on payday. Well worth the price and as I said earlier, yummy!
Danyel (1196) - Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
maxwelldeux (3959) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
rxeight (1609) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
RobertDale (3859) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
tmoreau (2683) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.