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Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Brandy Barrels) - North Coast Brewing Co.

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Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Brandy Barrels)Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Brandy Barrels)

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Ratings: 579
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 7.8%
Wants: 424
Gots: 161 | FT: 26
Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  15.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerBeing on 06-03-2007

Vintages: 2005, 2011
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Ratings: 579 | Reviews: 106
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Picked up a 2011 vintage from the brewery in Ft. Bragg. Had to convince my girlfriend it was worth the purchase. It definitely was... (And she agrees!)

L: Dark, velvety red copper with almost no head after a vigorous pour

S: boozy and port

T: caramel, port, sweet, strong (in a good way), vanilla, COMPLEX

F: creamy, full, alcohol

O: Wow this one is special. Easily one of the best beers I've ever had. I would buy again in a heartbeat.

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Pours a dark brown almost purple, head disappears quickly,
aroma is amazing, vanilla, figs, chocolate
the taste comes through leaving sweet caramel coffee notes on the back of the tongue that linger and present vanilla as it sits
as it warms it becomes less syrup and more buttery, has almost a barley wine character to it and at 15% the alcohol is very well hidden in the layer, presenting only a pleasant heat, not overwhelming
the mouth-feel is sticky and coats the mouth very well, it is much better than many BA stouts that I have had, i hope to get this one again.

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I've waited seven long years to try this masterpiece, and I wasn't even slightly let down.

Beautiful dark ruby pour with a very minimal, fleeting off-white head.

Aroma and flavor of dates, figs, persimmons, walnuts, raisins, caramel, toffee, toasted coconut, leather, tobacco, honey, brown sugar brandy, apples, pears, kumquats, breadfruit, canned peaches, starfruit, casaba melon, white grape, mandarin orange/tangerine, with almost a mentholated, extremely long finish.

Yup, this was definitely worth the wait.

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Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Brandy Barrels) from North Coast Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 579 ratings.