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RATINGS: 521   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 423   ABV: 14.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

2005 Vintage 14.6% ABV
2007 Vintage 14.6% ABV
2009 Vintage 13.7% ABV
2013 Vintage 14.1% ABV

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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fcjack1 (272) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Bottle from World Beers. Pours dark amber. Nose of bourbon, caramel and alcohol. Bit of chocolate taste helps mask the abv. Very tasty beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nick76 (4397) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2011
The aroma is rich and strong with bourbon (alcohol), oak, butterscotch, toasted malt, and brown sugar. The appearance is brown with a fizzy head. The taste is like the aroma with the alcohol well hidden. The palate is average for the style. Overall this is a great beer and I love the bourbon barrel aging.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Bottle. 12.7. Pours a chesnut brown with a thin white head. Aroma of vanilla, honey, bourbon, candy corn. melted butter, and sweet oak. Medium bodied with a sweet, yet mildly spicy and boozy, mouthfeel. Silky, clean finish. Awesome sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (5060) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2011
MN Ratebeer Winter Gathering, January 29, 2011. 200 Vintage. Courtesy of Levi. Dark mahogany color with no head. Light bourbony aroma. Big, bourbon and oak flavor. Very rich malt and caramel. Thin body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdskinns (220) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2011
2009. Pours a dark copper, brown color with lots of carbonation and a fizzy, soda like head. Aroma is brown sugar, caramel, lots of bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Taste is very warming, not overly boozy. Much smoother than I would have expected given the aroma. Bourbon and chocolate notes. Interested to see what this will do over time, but $24 a bottle is pretty steep.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Thanks Levi Dark copper/brownish pour. Aroma is bourbony , light woody pine, dark fruit prune/fig, molasses. Flavour was vanilla and molasses/caramel, some dark fruitiness. Prominent bourbon.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Thanks to Levi. Who nailed why I hate bourbon beers - shredded cocoanut. And nothing else on the aroma. Same with the body. Faint actual beer flavor.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DocLock (10573) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2011
2009 vintage ceramic bottle courtesy of a PUBN groupie. Pours turbid ruddy dark brown with 1-finger clingy frothy off-white head. Nose is heavy caramel, bronw sugar, figgy fruit, oaky bourbon...great nose. Tastes very rich with amazing complexity. A big blast of caramel up front, followed by figgy fruit, hops, earthy oaky bourbon notees, some late heat, but well hidden alcohol overall. As it warms, it evolves with more vinous and bourbon flavors, approaching the rare Tripel Point of Beer (TPB, a DocLock trademark) whereupon a beverage exhibits traits from all 3 major ethanolic beverages, namely beer, spirits, and wine. This one is amazing, and I am happy that the PUBN (Pennsylvania Underground Beer Network) continues to be privileged with these types of rare and outstanding beers. Boo-yah!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2011
bottle thanks to bleeng. Newer version. Shared at the January Houston RB Tasting. Pours black with off-white bubbles in lieu of head. Nose is of bourbon, vanilla and molasses. Taste is of vanilla and molasses. Mouthfeel is medium. Good, but not great. Not near as good as the brandy version.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8996) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Awesome bottle thanks to Eric. An odd brown colored bottle. 2009 vintage. Pours a murky brown color with a small white head. A wonderful nose; hot sweet bourbon, massive malts, sugary and dusty. A rich dry flavor of bourbon, vanilla and woody, some heat, but still very drinkable. A very dusty dry barley wine. The barrel is done just right.


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