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North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Brandy Barrel)



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RATINGS: 385   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 456   ABV: 15.2%
Old Stock Cellar Reserve is a small batch, limited release that has been aged in brandy 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2013

Bottle 375ml. corked.

[ Courtesy of Secret Summer Santa ]. Clear medium to dark brown amber colour with a small to average, fizzy and open, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dark berry - fruity, wood, alcohol - bandy, moderate roasted, raisin. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, dried berry, alcohol, alcohol warm, raisin. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20121019]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
Blind tasting at Papsoes place, another great session, thanks Henrik! Beer #19: Pours hazy dark brown with a fully diminished white head. Solid brandy and wineous aroma. Flavour follows this closely by being solid brandy and mild spiced. Dense alcohol warming feel into the finish. Chocolate and mild roasted malt appears going into a light fruity and malty finish. Nice and smooth wineous/oaky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34690) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 23, 2008
Bottled tasted blind. An unclear red-brown beer with no head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet mlaty with notes of over ripe fruits, alcohol, hops, and whiskey, leading to a bitter finish. I have no idea why I picked up whiskey in this one - but I did.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
Bottle. Hazy orange red coloured with a small beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of sherry and oxidated notes. Sweet flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of sherry and alcohol. Finish of dried fruits and alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2008
(Bottle 37,5 cl) Courtesy of toncatcher/fordest. Pours a very cloudy orangey brown with a small, beige head. Distinct oaky aroma. Extremely full-bodied, low in carbonation. Very sweet caramel flavours - almost a little sticky. Plenty of overripe fruit flavours and oak - wonderful oak. No bitterness but an extremely warming alcohol. Almost cognac-like. A drink for the gods, oh how I dig this. Yum - big time. 190408

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2009
Bottle. Rating #3700. Thanks to MaltOMeal!. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a long malty dark fruit and brandy aroma with some hints of vanilla. Long warming malty dark fruit, chocolate and raisin flavor with some hints of brandy and vanilla. Has a long malty caramel and dark fruit finish with some hints of chocolate and vanilla. Very nice. Thank you again Bill for this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (22450) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
10th January 2009
Wonderful aroma of woody brandy. Dark brown beer. A little carbonation - not much. Crisp and a bit dry. Lovely smooth brandy with a mild effervescense. Creamy brandy malt mid. Aromatic woody brandy finish. Very very drinkable and smooth. Lovely!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2008
Bottle at Toms Glasgow tasting 2 ... Brown/red ... nice vine fruitbarley wine nose ... sweet malty fruity ...rich fruity vanilla ... with ligth toffee tones.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21675) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle. Clear medium brown. No head or lacing, but it has legs! Aroma of wood, light whiskey, very subtle licorice. Taste is strong and swet brandy, thick and oily. Warming. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19385) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
Courtesy of Matt, corked bottle, vintage 2011
Brown color, small head. The aroma develops positively; it has subtle and great notes of dark fruits, raisins, vanilla, alcohol; light tobacco later; gorgeous. The alcohol is so strong that the body perception is affected; lean malt flavor, moderately sweet, some vanilla, lightly biscuity, a lot of alcohol. Good beer, too boozy though.

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