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)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Vintages: 2005, 2011

Added by BeerBeing on 06-03-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
725
Reviews:
121
Avg:
4.52
pDev:
7.52%
 
 
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453
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look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Boozy but pretty good. Still not really my thing though.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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500ml bottle into snifter. 2011 cellar reserve.

A: Pours a deep raisin color with a thin and short lived dark tan head that quickly faded into nothing.
S: Oxidization sticks out to me the most on the nose with dominating notes of cardboard followed by slight sherry and slight soy sauce. I also get tons of leather, caramel, and brandy, with hints of toffee, and raisin.
T: Rich and complex notes of sweet brandy over flavors of powdery chocolate, leather, toffee, tobacco, musty cardboard, and just a touch of soy. The finish is full of toasted marshmallow and raisin, and I get lingering flavors of oxidization and brandy in the aftertaste.
M: Thick body, heavy and slick mouthfeel with a kick of booze. Soft and fairly smooth carbonation. Flavors are intense and potent overall, with a bitter and boozy finish and tingly aftertaste.
O: I wish this had held up a little better. Still despite the strong oxidization, the flavors in this were very rich, complex, and smooth.

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Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Brandy Barrels) from North Coast Brewing Co.
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