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%
 
 
Wants:
453
Gots:
185
For Trade:
22
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Ratings: 725 |  Reviews: 121
Photo of SweetChicken
4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Josh012012
4.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Not much head. The beers age is beginning to show but still delicious. Still has good brandy presence in the nose. Taste is smooth and sweet. Extreme ABV is barely noticeable

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Photo of paresis
4.41/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brians52
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KT123
4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alamode
4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of M_chav
4.67/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Furlinator
4.21/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Toronado San Diego on 11/13/15.
2011 vintage.

Sweet caramel malt, subtle accents of dark fruit. Sweetness and hints of fruit provided by the brandy barrel as well. Mild alcohol presence.

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Photo of ronricorossi
4.2/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of motoxrdr21
4.67/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of alostplot
4.74/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.72/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dcisco44
3.88/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ragnar-Lothbrok
4.74/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Clownoisseur
3.67/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rizzy17
4.28/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: A dark burgundy with a fizzy head that dissipates quickly.
S: Straight up brandy.
T: Sweet upfront that fades into hints of raisin and followed up by molasses. Brandy is very apparent.
F: Very smooth. The brandy is there but there's no alcohol burn. Incredibly drinkable for how boozy it is.
O: This beer really surprised me. I was unsure about the style, but it's very interesting and enjoyable.

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Photo of LehighAce06
4.69/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mig100
4.77/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours a thick burgundy with about a 3mm head and slight swirl, which quickly fades to almost nothing. Smells incredible... apples, brandy, toffee, raisins, figs... wow. Taste is an apple-brandy explosion with full and rich caramel and toffee notes. Incredible drink down and mouthfeel for 15.2% as well.

Overall, this puts the bourbon barrel aged version to shame. If you didn't like that version and you see this on the shelf, do not hesitate to buy it. This is a world class and decadent brew, and the best old ale or brandy-barrel beer I've ever had.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sludgegnome
4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mgr78704
4.1/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Woodling
4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Brandy Barrels) from North Coast Brewing Co.
4.52 out of 5 based on 725 ratings.
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