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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joes (92) - Oirschot, - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark red-brown, clear and quickly disappearing head. Aroma of bourbon/whisky, sweet vanilla, roasted, mocha/toffee and sweet alcohol. On the sweet side with upcoming roasted bitterness. Bourbon, toffee, alcohol, raisins in taste.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (4825) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2017
Bottle share at BitterCreek, 2009 vintage. Mahogany pour,small thin head. Bourbon, boozy aroma, some vanilla and molasses. Taste comes on sweet, rich malts, caramel wooden barrel flavors. Big, bold, boozy classic old ale.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2857) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2017
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, oak, vanilla, maple, toffee, some dark fruit, & rich bourbon; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, molasses, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruit, and nice bourbon; Warm finish; Nicely balanced & quite complex; Oh so smooth - love the bourbon!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (2171) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Nice smooth old ale with copper color. Oily, smooth palate. Big aromas and flavors of bourbon, caramel, oak and graininess.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hajsman (316) - Gdask, POLAND - FEB 2, 2017
Nice spicy banan aroma, very good one of the best in style that I could ever drank

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (1521) - Linkping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2017
(500ml 2013 bottle from Systembolaget web order shared) Pours mahogany with a small loose white ring of bubbles. Aroma heavily burnt sugar, char, moderate bourbon notes, some vanilla, wood. Flavour is very balanced, with a rich caramel, totally burnt sugar, and aged bourbon base profile, toasted wood and some char, subtle dried fruits, light grain. Finish is long rich malt and wood layers, a panoply of ways sugar can be cooked or burnt, and wood can be toasted. Medium-full body with average carbonation. Maybe its age but the barrel here was quite subtle and integrated compared to the wheat whiskey version, not so flashy but more to explore and consider. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2587) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle 2009 vintage shared by alexsdad06 pour hazy cola brown with no head. Nose caramel, toffee, raisins, molasses. Taste raisins, molasses, prune, and only a hint of bourbon late. Some burn from alcohol. A little thin on the mouth feel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (4664) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 24, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond. Thanks DSG. 2013 bottle. Murky burnt sienna. Sweet, vanilla and honey and maple in the nose, sweet, deep honey and a little bitter taste, also a little alcoholic. Full body, slightly carbonated, long, sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (17266) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2016
Bottled 375ml (Systembolaget vintage 2013)
Deep ruby color, small beige head. Lots of toffee, vanilla and light alcohol in the nose. Medium-bodied. Mellow bourbon vanilla, maltyness in the flavor. Warming alcohol. Sweet robust vanilla beer. Excellent sippable brew and aged nicely.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2016
[email protected] Beer Session (from Systembolaget), Rubyish red colour, small head. Aroma is fruity, rum raisin, some alcohol, mild wood, vanilla as well as some nice mellow whiskey notes. Flavour is rum raisins, mellow whiskey, some alcohol and rather sweet sugary notes. Yet so very balanced and beautiful. Delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (804) - HUNGARY - DEC 3, 2016
14,1 %-os főzet a 2013-as old ale, ez a kt adat mr megfelelő alap lehet a bizakodshoz, ha egy kivteles italban remnykednk. Jeges tea sznű teste szinte hab nlkl fejlődik, lthatan a pezsgős dugtl trtnő megszabadtst kvetően sem indult meg a sr. Illataitl valsggal htrahőklhetnk, elementris bourbon aromk robbannak szt a levegőben. zott tlgyhord, de nem akrmilyen, olajos gabonaprlatok puhtotta fadongk karaktere thatolhatatlan illatrteget alkot, melybe zabolzhatatlan alkoholos jegyek szvődnek a meggymagos, manduls, marcipnos likőrk emlkt is megidzve. A test lnk, brutlisan alkoholos, valsznűleg a szerkezet jellegből addan t t jobban a szeszes hangulat, de krra semmikppen nem vlik az italnak, ugyanis a karakter erre van kitallva, megfelelő a terep a cspős, melengető elemek letaglz szereplshez. Vanlia, karamell, borkabogy, szrtott-cukrozott paradicsom, kevs fonya s alma erjesztett jegyei fondnak egybe a masszv, whiskys lenyomat slya alatt, kvethetetlen soksznűsggel, minden figyelmet maghoz ragad vadsggal, lenyűgző sszetettsggel. Meghllja, hogy kiszabadult a palackbl, egyszerinek s megismtelhetetlennek tűnik a felejthetetlen szerepls.


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