Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Brandy Barrels) - North Coast Brewing Co.
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2.75/5 rDev -38.9%
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).
12-27-2008 21:22:05 | More by LilBeerDoctor
3.88/5 rDev -13.8%
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.
09-13-2010 01:44:11 | More by jrallen34
3.95/5 rDev -12.2%
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.
12-07-2010 18:31:05 | More by cpetrone84
Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Brandy Barrels) from North Coast Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.