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RATINGS: 290   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1655) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle traded from Clark (thanks brother). Aroma of butterscotch, caramel, and chocolate. Pours flat and thick murky brown. No head. Taste is lovely with butterscotch, chocolate, burnt sugar, caramel, and brandy. Delicious and sweet with wonderful sticky mouthfeel. Liquid candy.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwood04 (3430) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 12, 2014
500ml bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown with a small beige head. Aroma of brandy, oak, caramel and toffee and nutty malts, some dark fruits, and light dough notes. Smooth texture. A good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5115) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2014
50cl, at 15.2%Vol, as Old Stock Cellar Reserve 2011 ’Aged in Brandy Barrels’, exclusive American brew, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex brew, alcoholic/sweet and slightly woody/spicy, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet very expensive!, WOW!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
budznsudz (473) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Rating #400. Thanks Sean for the opportunity to try this. I let the temp get up to 50* before tasting. Pour is murky rusty brown with a carbonated head that quickly disappears. The aroma is leather, vanilla, butterscotch, and booze, with an almost tannic quality. The taste is big creamy brandy and butter notes with vanilla, tobacco, caramelized apple, toffee and leather. Complex and pretty smooth for a 15% beer. The carbonation is perfect and the mouthfeel is spot on. Exceptionally well done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (1584) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle 500ml. Pours mahogany with no head. Some legs. Aroma is of whysky, brandy, ripe apples, caramel, alcohol. Taste is of porto, caramel, brown sugar, malt, nuts, ripe sweetened apples, toffee, booze. Palate: Full bodied. Sticky texture. Very low carbonation. Overall: Nice brandy. Interesting liquor features. Very good, but not awesome. Drinkable for the abv.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (996) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle shared by tom10101, thanks a lot sir! Pours a nice dark brown with no head and thus no lacing. Aroma is of alcohol and sugar, comparable to some hard liquors. Taste is of caramel, booze, slightly oxidized with a nice "rancio" character. I say "caramel" but I also got toffee, maple syrup and all kinds of sweet declinations. Palate is sticky and while alcohol is not well hidden it is never too hot. Brandy is a bit shy but maybe it is why it is so easy to drink. Really nice! A perfect dessert.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (2231) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle (500 ml). 2011 vintage. Reddish brown with no head and no lacing. Aroma is of molasses, hazelnut, figs, raisins (very similar to Port) apples, brown sugar and brandy/booziness, Taste is heavily sweet (but not cloying because it balance the alcohol) and even more similar to Port (winey, hazelnuts, raisins, figs) with a warming finish. Full bodied. Low carbonation. Liquorous mouthfeel. Very complex. Surprisingly similar to Port. Interesting sipper!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Staffan47 (809) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2014
Drar parallellt med en Bourbon-variant. Årgång 2011. Spritig doft som snarast påminner om grappa (?). Moussig och spritig. Härlig smak av russin men är förvånandsvärt tunn. Viss beska som visar sig när övriga smaker dör ut. En trade med biggsbowler. Thanks!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, hazy dark red/copper pour with thin to no head, aroma brought notes of big caramel, toffee, hints of nice oak, brandy notes into some dark fruits, some slight red fruit, vanilla, very rich. Taste is a mix of nice rich brandy, cocoa, hints of vanilla, hints of caramel, toffee, slight earthy notes, nice and rich, delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle @ Steve’s Super Bowl party. 2011 vintage. Pours a murky brown appearance with a thin head. There’s a fair amount of toffee and caramel in the nose with some grape and plum and light booze. Tons of sugar and caramel and candy in the flavor. Highly boozy. Some grape fruity notes. Ends sweet. I’m not too impressed.


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