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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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BA SCORE
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482 Ratings
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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.02%
Wants: 396
Gots: 136 | 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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5/5  rDev +11.4%

MattTastrophee, Oct 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

flipdog0, Oct 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Snowshoes, Oct 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

HookemHoos, Oct 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

DoubleSimcoe, Oct 03, 2014
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.

SportsandJorts, Oct 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

atrocity, Oct 01, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +4.7%

BostonHops, Sep 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

TubaDan, Sep 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

jluck2001, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

mrn1ceguy, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of cvm4
4.59/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 Cellar Reserve bought in 2014.

L - Muddled/ruddy brown to burgundy body with a fizzy khaki head that dissipates quickly. No real retention or lacing.

S - So much vanilla, brandy, caramel and molasses. Smells so chewy on the nose. Odd to say.

T - The taste follows the nose. Goodness abounds. In your face, chewy caramel, brandy, vanilla and sweet molasses.

F - Perfect... Heavy body, low carbonation. Has a svelte body and wet finish. Well hidden abv.

O - One of the best beers I've had in a while. So much depth and complexity with this beer.

cvm4, Sep 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

afi4lifer, Sep 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

WILD-THING, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Soto, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

rightcoast7, Sep 20, 2014
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4.84/5  rDev +7.8%

cirobordieri, Sep 20, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

CraftFan5, Sep 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

RonJeezy, Sep 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

toomuchhops, Sep 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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.

soughtbygod, Sep 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

IMSPEAKNOENGLISH, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Absolutely delicious. Great barrel flavors, dark fruit, just the right amount of sweetness, goes down incredibly smooth.

Tough to beat this as a sipper on a cold, rainy day.

thebigredone, Sep 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

kristougher, Sep 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

DaftPatrick, Sep 09, 2014
Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Brandy Barrels) from North Coast Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.