Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Brandy Barrels) - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 357 | Reviews: 88 | Display Reviews Only:
4.19/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
2011 vintage. 15.2% ABV
500ml bottle served in a snifter
Appearance: Pours a dark, murky red brown color with very little tan head that dissipates quickly to nothing. Body is opaque with only a small amount of light penetrating the edge of the glass.
Smell: Caramel, toffee, oak, vanilla, boozy brandy, red wine grape and fig.
Taste: Sweet caramel and toffee, that carries throughout, but is balanced more towards the finish with a warm booziness. In addition to caramel and toffee are notes or dark fruit and oak which yield to a strong hot brandy character that comes through in the finish and lingers well into the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Not necessarily thin, but not quite as full bodied as I'd be looking for in a beer this big.
Overall: A really great beer. It's definitely drinking hot right now, though still excellent. This will only improve with some age.
Serving type: bottle
05-03-2014 01:09:39 | More by Jonada
Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Brandy Barrels) from North Coast Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.