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Beer Available At Root Cellar (arranged by most recent)
Ommegang Scythe and Sickle Harvest Ale 95, Deschutes Jubelale 96, Wolaverís Oatmeal Stout 83, Wolaverís Brown Ale 46, Mt. Carmel Harvest Ale 79, New Belgium Rampant Imperial IPA 93, New Holland Pilgrimís Dole Bourbon Barrel Wheatwine Ale 98, Ithaca Excelsior! Thirteen 99, Knee Deep Hoparillo 3x IPA 97, Founders Dark Penance Imperial Black IPA 98, Southern Tier 2XRye 95, Lambickx Kriek (Zenne Valley, Private Domain) 98, Fat Heads Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin Ale 96, Jackie-Os Dark Apparition 99, Stone Punishment 21, Stone Crime 34, Deschutes Black Butte XXVI 99, Evil Twin Lilí B 99, Stone Coffee Milk Stout 94, Lagunitas NightTime Ale 99
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phaleslu (417) Cincinnati, Ohio | August 16, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Got into Cincinnati at about 11 on a Friday night and I knew this place was open until midnight, giving me my only chance to get some good stuff before a quick, busy weekend in town. Picked up some AleSmith, Buckeye, and a few others not available in Missouri, where I live. The place isnít much to look at inside or out, but no inch of square footage is wasted. Wine racks are everywhere. A table with some mix-a-six options is on the left, with boxes surrounding it. Beer refrigerators line the left wall, with the beer shelves on the left side of the store. I wanted a YuleSmith Summer, and while they had it, it was the 2009 and not 2010 edition. Tons of craft stuff available here- TBK, DFH, Stone, Bellís, 21st Amendment, Hoppiní Frog, Two Brothers, Allagash, The Bruery, Ithaca, and lots more. The service is friendly, the hours are great- just be sure to check the dates on bottles if available.
Tmoney99 (380) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 19, 2005
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Work in the Kenwood area and had not stopped here before. Primarily a wine shop, but have good beer selection of domestic and imports. Ask Doug about selected brews and called the rep on his cell and discussed delivery. Found three beers on my watchlist. Well worth a regular stop when in the area.
msante79 (341) Mount Prospect, Illinois | June 10, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Surprised by how low the ratings are for this place. Great selection of regional brews and good prices. Kind of stuff all over the place but they had 4 times the beer that Dilly Deli had. Picked up some Clipper City BA Barley wine. Have decent selection of singles. Found some beers here that I did not see anywhere else in OH. Nice store.
b3shine (267) Indiana | May 10, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Iím not a big fan of this place. Iíve been several times, and theyíre always out of the Belgiums Iím looking for (which is supposed to be their specialty). And on top of it, the staff hasnít been all that friendly.
JCW (113) Cincinnati, Ohio | January 4, 2005| Updated September 5, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
If you live in the area of Montgomery, Indian Hills, Maderia, Amberly, Silverton this is your place to beer shop. Large selection of wine and a fairly good selection of beers especially Imports. Good but not stellar selection of micros. Service in pretty good.
shigadeyo (58) Harrison, Ohio | January 7, 2007
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
The Root Cellar specializes in wine and port, but they also have quite a bit of beer. However, it is hit or miss on what might be there. Sometimes you can find some rare or vintage stuff, but that is not typical. I always like to stop by just to try my luck though! Also be sure to check out their stash of bargain/sale beer...
Packard (31) Kirkland, Washington | November 11, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
When Iím travelling to Ohio, stopping at Skyline Chli multiple times is mandatory. The Skyline on Montgomery Road is frequently populated by the founders, so itís a historic stop. And right next door is this great little wine and spirits store with a super beer selecton. Found my current favorite Schneider Brooklyner plus lots of good stuff from the big guns Southern Tier, AleSmith, Dogfish, Founders, etc. Service was 5050 - one guy was great, other didnít appear to care. Guess Iím spoiled by the crew at Wine Works up the road in Springfield. Anyhow, best place for retail beer that Iíve found in Cincinatti.
AllAboutStout (30) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 14, 2006
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Ye olde reliable Root Cellar.
A nice wine store that carries a decent stock of imports and micros. Not the most impressive of stores compared to whatís around, however they do get most of the same stuff that the other stores around town get. Plus they more than likely will be the last place to have a new popular beer. I have had success getting both newly released brews as well as some beers that have been missed and purchased about a year later.
The staff is courteous and friendly. Good wine selection. The beers are split between cold fridges and store shelve space.
I grew up in this area only a couple miles from the store so itís very convenient and can always find something to drink.
foundmd (26) Cincinnati, Ohio | February 7, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Definitely worth stopping in to search for some hard to find beers. The focus is on wine, but towards the back there is a very nice selection of brews from AleSmith, Bellls, Dogfish Head, Founders, Rochefort, Southern Tier, and many more. Organization is lacking, but some (including myself) are happy to browse the entire selection, gazing carefully at each label to be sure not to miss anything. About half of the selection is refrigerated in several coolers (one of them walk-in) and thereís also a table towards the front of the store with single 12oz bottles for sale. Purchased a Speedway Stout, Choklat, and a pack of Hopslam during my last visit. Always something worthwhile here, especially if youíre a big fan of AleSmith.
papajohn (25) San Diego (Mira Mesa), California | July 18, 2005| Updated November 25, 2006
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Ditto what John (JCW) said. I picked up a hard to find Dreadnaught here. Good selection and good location.
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