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North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Brandy Barrel)



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RATINGS: 383   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 14, 2009
500ml bottle from drewbeerme, thanks Andrew! Looks like swamp water, murky dark brown. Light brandy aroma, nice and rich and malty. Sweet, like candy, very freaking enjoyable. (1074)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregwilsonstl (1853) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2016
Really sweet. Some woody. Tastes like brandy. Side by side w bourbon variant. Thx maltser85. Tasted at my Outdoor bottle share.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
palner (21) - - APR 9, 2016
Bottle at home, pours dark red, with a quickly dissapearing head and not alot of bobbels. Aroma of marcipan, dark fruits, apple and alcohol. Taste of Danish christmas, dades, "brun kage", alkohol but not a lot considering the 15%. It’s gives quite a buss. Fantastisk beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (2283) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
2011 vintage. Rusty brown with virtually no head. Aroma is candied pecans, soy sauce, caramel, dark fruits. Full bodied, very sweet on the palate, light oxidation, long finish. Taste is candied pecans, caramel, dark fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bvc (1230) - Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2016
375ml corked, 2005 bottle. Cola brown with slight ruby tint and faint signs of carbonation. Oak, brandy, cherry, fig, raisin, leather, brown sugar and molasses. Body is a little thin, but holding up well since that last time I had one back in 08.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (599) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 25, 2016
From notes (10/26/15). This is a great showcase of how barrel aging can complement a base beer without overwhelming it. The Old Ale underneath still comes through, with biscuit and caramel malt notes, as well as a bit of (style-appropriate) oxidization. But everything is deepened by the brandy barrels, which add a lot of complexity, sweetness, and an entirely new palate of boozy flavor. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Pours a dark golden brown with small fizzy head. Aromas of malt, booze, nutty notes. Strong malty start with some smooth brandy notes and dark fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (2270) - GREECE - JAN 4, 2016
500 ml bottle (v2011) from trade with RobertDale. Thank you Bob! Dark ruby copper brown color with no head. Malty aroma, caramel, light chocolate, dark fruits, dried fruits, raisins, plums, light wood, alcohol - brandy. Sweet taste like aroma, dark dried fruits. Medium oily sticky body with flat carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (5295) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2015
2011 bottle. Dark red brown pour, with a thin caramel colored head. Dark fruit, doughy, brandy, oak, nuts, caramel, and dates. Tasty, complex, and the abv is well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5321) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Pours hazy mahogany into a tulip. Off-white head quickly recedes to nothing. Sweet brandy and caramel aromas. Medium bodied with sweet molasses and raisin upfront turning sharp in the lasting warm vanilla oak burn finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hackobock (3116) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2015
December 4, 2015. Bottle at home, vintage 2011. Received in a trade, thanks!
Clear deep ruby red with a very quickly dissipating medium sized off-white head. Intense complex aroma with sweet malty caramel notes, figs, raisins, brandy, oak, prunes, caramelized apples and hints of vanilla. Taste is sweet malty and boozy. Finish is sweet and bitte warming boozy, with brandy, caramel, prunes, figs, toasted wood notes. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation.
Great intense barley wine!

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