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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 456   ABV: 15.2%
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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. Originally 14.7 ABV.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (2194) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2014 Thanks cards04 for this. Brown body virtually no head looks like iced tea. Great malty boozy sweet aroma. Vanilla dried fruit. Grape. Quite hot booze taste sweet malty. A nice barley wine.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (4009) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
(On tap at World of Beer-Cherry Creek, was told it was aged in a Cognac barrel? Close enough probably...) Murky copperish brown under a thin ring of white head. Super complex and amazing aroma of Cognac and rich caramel, oak char, plum, and a touch of orange zest and more sugary caramel (and more cognac). Oh man that’s amazing to smell. The flavor has a candy sugar sweetness with a little bourbony warmth, lots of char and caramel, lots of fig pudding and warm oak and more plum. Layered, fruity sweet and warm with a lovely brew all around. Sippable by the fire at a social gala.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4291) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2014
This one poured a lighter brown with a small beige head. Aroma was of spirits, caramel, oak, and dark fruits. Flavor was similar, pretty smooth and solid BA barleywine, but just didn’t have that wow factor for me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
artmcd8 (1560) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle shared at 2014 Ratebeer Barleywine Tasting. Pours a dark brown color with a slight white foam head. Aromas of dark fruits, raisins, pretty big caramel and vanilla. Sweet taste with a chewy body. Nice flavor from the brancy but by no means hot. Really great stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (3913) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle at the BTBF. The look is brownish in color, tawny, and has a beige colored head. The smell is alcohol, sort hot, wood, rich, sugar, raisans, char, and nice. The taste is brown sugar, alcohol, burns, nice, sweet, wood, prunes, complex. Nice but could sit a little longer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lectvay (119) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Medium-dark brown with a light, ephemeral head. Aroma and taste are so inviting and enticing. Dark molasses, brandy, caramel. An astounding beer. It went by quickly, and I was sad when it was gone.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadIndian (2365) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle. Awesome notes of Brandy, wood, chocolate, dark fruit and toffee. Finish was sweet alcohol. The high alcohol content was blended well with the toffee.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1501) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle shared by Greg - thanks!! Dark amber pour. Big toffee and dark fruit nose and again in the taste. Lots of raisin. Lots of smooth booze in the finish. Really nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DalzAle (1973) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown pour, no carbonation and an aroma of strong raisins & whiskey. Flavor is nice meld of maple syrup, more alcoholic raisins, caramel and warming on the finish. Very good, and worth the steep price.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfinney23 (1637) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2014
Damn, that’s good. And strong. Toffee, caramel, chocolate, dates, figs and no shortage of brandy.


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