Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Bourbon Barrels) | North Coast Brewing Co.

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Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Bourbon Barrels)Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Bourbon Barrels)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States
northcoastbrewing.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.16%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Vintages: 2005, 2009, 2013

Added by BeerBeing on 06-03-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,082
Reviews:
363
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
7.82%
 
 
Wants:
275
Gots:
449
For Trade:
39
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Ratings: 1,082 |  Reviews: 363
Photo of MuFugga
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mpontiakos
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.17/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: pours a murky brown with minimal head
S: bourbon, raisins, figs...lots of dark fruit
T: similar to the nose. smooth bourbon with dark fruits prominent
F: med carbonation and very smooth.
O: considering I'm not typically a fan of the style, I really enjoyed this.

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Photo of mwvman
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Johng19751
4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pagriley
3.81/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

500ml into snifter. 2013 Bourbon barrel aged

Having this side by side with a 2013 regular.

Pours dark mahogony with no head or lacing
Earthy, dark dried fruits and musty old cellar
Sweet, dried fruit, oxidized sherry
Thick and creamy - lightly carbed

Overall good, but frankly almost indistinguishable from a regular 2013 with the exception of a bit of harsh alcohol heat. I will be picking up a 4 pack of regular from now on and aging that - for the price the bourbon barrel isn't doing much and for a 500ml this beer is substantially overpriced

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Photo of dazedman
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle 2013.
So good
Like putting your nose in a glass of fresh pecan pie
The taste has hints of toffee and caramel
Alcohol hits but fades fast
Really a great beer. I'll buy another bottle if I can find it.
Wonder what 5 or maybe 10 years would do to it!

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Photo of Trevor11
4.9/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This Old Ale tastes very much like a wine or a barleywine. However, the bourbon characteristics come through immensely. I had the 2013 vintage a week ago and it truly blew me away. It doesn't really even taste like a beer. Lots of molasses, dried fruit, smells and tastes of bourbon, thin body but strong kick at 14.1% abv

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: pours rusty brown with no head
S: nice sweet bourbon, dark fruit juices.
T: just like the nose. Sweet smooth bourbon really stands out.
F: smooth, but very carbonated. Tingly bubbles that I'm not a fan of.
O: a good beer for sure, but not better the ba raspy

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Photo of doldham
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of goodonya
4.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tbryant21
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cmrncrzy10
4.86/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of johnny_chimpo
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ubenumber2
4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of c-rum
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rizzy17
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of akk14
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjp217
4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zoso2772
4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steve032
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joran1978
4.7/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.55/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage poured in 2016.

Pours dark raisin brown. when held up to the light it becomes a hazy dark amber.

A warm alcohol nose with hints of dark fruits, cherries and raisins.

Hits the tongue with a bit of thickness and sweet. Cherries and raisin flavors fill the mouth with hints of oak. Afterwards there is a slight bourbon burn with hints of Carmel and vanilla. A warm sweet bourbon flavor with fruit notes lingers on the tongue.

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Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Bourbon Barrels) from North Coast Brewing Co.
4.35 out of 5 based on 1,082 ratings.
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