Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Brandy Barrels) - North Coast Brewing Co.
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4.8/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a deep reddish mahagony. Very little head accept a thin light tannish ring around the glass.
Absolutely amazing complex aroma. A grapey raisiny brandy smell with vanilla laden oak. Lush caramel, fig, date, hints of prune, rum soaked raisin. RS is prevelant and is brought forth with a brown sugar maple coated dried fruit enigma.
My kind of beer (and about every other BA's for that matter). Absolutely delicious. Complex sums it up. Endless flavors dance on the palate. Much more toasty vanilla riddled oak on the mid palate and finish which hints at canied figs and dates. Speaking of fresh dates round out the entire flavors with brown sugar and maple, with a slight nutty honey twinge. Caramel, slight earth, woody, dark malty sweetness, brandy raisins, and even some oxidation.
Alcohol is definitely a factor. Nice and warming yet not in an obtrusive manner. Although the alcohol may play a factor in the less than full mouthfeel (less than what you would expect from this).
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2008 00:34:45 | More by mcallister
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Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Brandy Barrels) from North Coast Brewing Co.
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