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RATINGS: 517   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Thin tan head coaxed, gone quick, becomes still chestnut. Really sweet nose, heavy bourbon and ethanol in the back, light chocolate, bit of cocoa. More Bourbon heat in flavor, bit of raisin and oat through finish, oddly refreshing, lemon kiss. Body still holding up, more heat but also more Complete than brandy at this point.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (15454) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Bottle thanks to Mikey. Pours dark brown. Nose and taste of toffee, brown sugar, molasses, booze and barrel.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (4380) - Sofia, BULGARIA - APR 19, 2010
375ml bottle shared by dbuckingham on BA at a beer event I held in SF to celebrate my liver surviving another year (not taking that for granted!). Huge thanks to David for this awesomeness. Pours clear medium brown with a small tan head that fades. Aroma is awesome - caramel, toffee, bourbon, oak, and vanilla. This is a great base beer that really stands up well to the barrel aging. Flavor is sweet and bourbony with spice. Caramel malt and toffee are huge in this one, and you get some oak/vanilla from the barrel, as well as maybe some sherry. Smooth and medium-full on the palate with low carbonation, which is appropriate in this beer. Really excellent overall. Just as good as the brandy version. Going to have to make the trip up the next time they release this bad boy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (24477) - Malm, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit and bourbon aroma with some hints of vanilla. Sweetish malty dark fruit, caramel and nutty bourbon flavor. Has a sweetish maltyy dark fruit and caramel finish with bourbon in the aftertaste.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Bottle shared by iowaherkeye. Thanks! Poured a clear copper color with an off white head. Boozy nose with distinct notes of toffee and raisin. Medium to full bodied and sweet with toffee, raisin, bourbon, vanilla, and caramel flavors. Solid stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MeadMe (1634) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Thanks to the one and only daknole. A: Pours a dark brown hue with a small tan head. Light retention with some legs. S: Aromas of sweet malts, bourbon, oak, and vanilla. T: Lots of dark fruit, and sweet candy malts. The barrel melds perfectly. Light oak, sweet sweet vanilla, and the perfect amount of bourbon. M: Fairly full in body, smooth, light on the carbonation. D: Very I am honored to have tried this one Dakine!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2010
In short: A Big syrupy Bourbon-heavy barley wine (duh!). Very good at what it is
How: Bottle 375ml. First and only batch. Consumed when about 2.5 year of age. All three versions side-by-side. Bottle sent to me by WeeHeavySD, thanks a lot Jon.
The look: Cloudy purple-brown body topped by a beige ring of foam.
In long: Cork comes out with a disappointingly lack of pop but the beer is well carbonated. Nose has molasses (something the two other versions do not have) and lots of bourbon barrel. Taste is molasses, lots of vanilla, black liquorice, earthy tobacco, some bourbon, ripe dark fruits. Finish has a light cigarette butt flavor. For some reason this version felt a tiny bit smoky and I did not get any smoke at all from the other two versions. Body is fat and viscous and appropriately carbonated. Very different from the regular Old Stock. It didnt feel like a bourbonized version of the regular Old Stock, it felt like a totally different beer. I really liked it. Too bad this beer comes by as often a good career opportunity for someone with a History major.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
adrian910ss (2570) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2010
# 1700 !! 375 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla and dark fruit. Taste of bourbon, oak wood, vanilla and dark fruit. Excellent stuff. This has aged very nicely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Big thanks to Kevin for sharing this one! A-pours a cloudy dark brown liqud, hints of sediment, small tan head. S-the nose has some light notes of wood up front, dark raisins, dark malts, notes of chocoalte and toffee, the bourbon is there in the back. T-strong malt body to this, a little malt sweetness and raisins up front, toffee and chocolate malts, bourbon, actually rather sweet bourbon with a fair bit of heat in the finish. M-full bodied and sryupy, this is pretty chewy, strong carbonation and prickly on the back of the throat. D-this is pretty solid, seems well balanced and not oxidized. the bourbon is pleasant and light, the malt body is pretty huge and the base beer is well integrated, the heat is there but not offensive. the sweet raisins are nice to balanced the other flavors. good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAXSON (576) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Bottle, pours dark chestnut brown with a thinn, fizzy head. Rich nose, quite boozy with raisins, pungent whiskey, a bit of vanilla. Flavor is quite different from the brandy version, more chocolate and vanilla sweetness in the mouth. Hot and pleasantly boozy, as expected. Nice sweetness with a lot of that vanilla but not an overly complex flavor. A little bit thin. Nice beer, but I dont think its an extraordinary barrel-aged barleywine by any stretch.


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