Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Brandy Barrels) - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by joshuaseresse:
4.9/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Bottle shared by brian23456 and myself at our epic battle of the 12ozers tasting. A big, special thanks to ebay for providing this bottle... Split with some other upright BAs. Poured into snifter:
A - Nice dark brown with caramel ruby hues. No lacing, no head. Flat. What I expected.
S - Brandy, bourbon, maple syrup, caramel, brown sugar, toffee. Really smooth and delicious. You can tell this brew aged very well.
T - Follows the nose. Great taste. Sweet caramel and brown sugar. No burn from the barrel. The brandy mixes really well, but tastes a bit bourbony.
M - Just a tad of carbonation, but pretty smooth. Really no burn or heat from the barrel.
D - Went down really easy. Candy booze. I had to restrain myself just downing it. Really well aged and delcious. Wish I had a bottle of my own or they made more. A must try.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2011 22:29:46 | More by joshuaseresse
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4.49/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A- Mahogany deep amber with a light head. Still as can be.
S- Oh my! Can smell the brandy, sugary molasses and charred caramel from a ways away (despite the lingering cigarette smoke on the jacket of the patron next to me). Hints of wood barrel and vanilla.
T- Follows nose really well. Lots of depth to this one. Brandy gets things kicking from the start. Lots of vanilla and cream. Syrup like dark fruits. Finishes warm. So intense.
M- It's strong as can be and it lets you know it from the get go. Some burn on the way down and a lingering dryness that leaves you smacking. I do enjoy the full, creamy feel though. Soft carbonation.
O- very impressed. Gets better with each sip (which is the only way it can be consumed) as it is so rich and succulent, but maybe that is the 15.2 talking. Would love to have a full bottle on a special occasion...too bad I can't afford that. Easily the best I have had of the style. A true "wow" beer.
$12 for an 8 ounce pour. Yeah, it's a swift kick in the nuts, but one that I would probably ask for again.
Serving type: on-tap
03-08-2014 02:34:58 | More by Bosoxfan20
Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Brandy Barrels) from North Coast Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.