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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513 Ratings
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Ratings: 513
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.02%
Wants: 400
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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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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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.

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Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Brandy Barrels) from North Coast Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 513 ratings.