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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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99
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514 Ratings
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Ratings: 514
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.02%
Wants: 401
Gots: 138 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  15.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Vintages: 2005, 2011

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 06-03-2007)
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2.75/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Sampled at the Extreme Beer Fest on 2/15/08: Aroma/taste of heavy alcohol, raisins, sweetness. I thought there was too much brandy here. A disappointment (for a supposed top 50 beer).
Aroma: 6/10
Appearance: 3/5
Flavor: 6/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 13/20
3.1/5

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look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Photo of SportsandJorts
3.78/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a black cherry to light mahogany color. a finger of a tan head with decent retention. dark but has some clarity to it. alcohol legs as it swirls around the glass.

Smell: caramelized malts, dark fruits, and boozy brandy.

Taste: opens with some strong booze, develops into a sweeter malty to dark fruit base with hints of plums and black currants along with strong caramelized malts. end makes a return to the brandy barrels along with some wooden qualities.

Mouthfeel: boozy light feel, strong alcohol warmth and bite.

Overall: a sweet and boozy beer, pretty good too.

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3.79/5  rDev -15.6%
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3.88/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Sean(I think) for this one. Drank and compared side by side with the bourbon version. The bourbon was clearly superior to me, and I believe that was the consensus among the group as well... The aroma on the bourbon is awesome, dominates the brandy, vanilla, wood, dark brown sugar. The brandy is harsher, more bitter acohol..The taste is alcoholic brandy, just doesn't work that well. A little caramel and chocolate.

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3.95/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Kevin for sharing this one!

A-pours a cloudy dark brown color with a darker tan colored head.

S-the nose is rather strong, sweeter brandi with notes of dark wood, lots of raisins with hints of tobacco. Carmelized brown sugar towards the back with hints of sweet sherry. it may be a touch oxidized.

T-the taste is strong, the brandi and wood are up front, sweet brandi, juicy raisins, toffee and sweet brown sugar, the tobacco is light in the back and almost not there. Sheery in the back, maybe some sweet cardboard, again might be oxidation or just the sweet brandi with hints of heat in the finish.

M-full bodied, chewy and thick, syrupy texture and very viscous with a hint of driness in the finish and well carbonated.

D-decent and reasonably balanced. it is very sweet and might be slightly oxidized. solid flavors that blend together, love the raisins. decent stuff and goes down smooth with the huge body.

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3.95/5  rDev -12%

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Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Brandy Barrels) from North Coast Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.