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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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392 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.02%
Wants: 378
Gots: 123 | FT: 16
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%

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05-31-2014 00:49:27 | More by Jdotswizz
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05-29-2014 00:48:48 | More by warmbier804
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.6/5  rDev +2.4%

A: Brown, semi transparent, thin white head that disappeared quickly

S: Molasses, vanilla, caramel, oak

T: More of the molasses, vanilla, caramel, oak, a touch of alochol burn and brandy. These flavors are so incredibly smooth though, I am amazed at the 15.2% alcohol.

M: Not too thick, not too light

O: Probably the best beer of its style that I've had. It's similar to Bois, Arctic Devil and Mother of all Storms but so much smoother. Such a freaking good beer!

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maximum12

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev -3.1%

This beer had been on my wants list longer than any other brew & it apparently showed up in the Twin Cities without fanfare. I hunted it down & paid the big price tag. 500ML bottle split with my wife after a pair of disappointing beers.

Pour is 3.6% more than dead flat, but even that bit quickly circles the drain. Looks like flaking rust. Huge brandy notes whitewash whatever else might plink the nose: maybe some toffee, & after it warms a bit, there are hellacious wood notes.

Old Stock Cellar Reserve - Brandy Barrel Aged is hot with brandy & standing straight under the Granite Pack of my expectations. SIp after sip brings quick jabs of brandy, gorgeous brandy. Boozy vanilla lounges with high-end toffee (where is good toffee made, anyways?). Lower levels of oak/wood, sherry, brown sugar, plummy dark fruits. Complexity is oozing out of my pores just being in close contact with this beer, & the relative lack of bubbles doesn't hurt it at all.

A sipper & I keep sipping & sipping & wishing this came in a 750ML bottle. North Coast has certainly nailed the art of the hellaciously expensive beer that sticks around due to the price tag - but is ultimately worth it once as a treat. Would I buy another? No. Am I happy I danced for one? Yeah. Excellent beer.

05-23-2014 03:51:40 | More by maximum12
Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Brandy Barrels) from North Coast Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.