North Coast Cellar Reserve Old Stock Ale Aged In Wheat Whiskey Barrels
With the limited availability, the North Coast Old Stock Wheat’s annual brew is a highly anticipated event by its adoring fans. The barrel aged ale is best known as a sipper vs. the throwback boozer boys Friday night game favorite.
A-From the initial pour its reddish brown coloring immediately releases the aromas and fills your senses with the delicious sweet scents of dark fruits, vanilla, oak, butter and the unmistakable whiskey.
T-The initial sip brings together the flavors and the aromas in perfect union. The result is a definite on the dark fruits, bringing in some sweet toffee hints behind them. After, you get the full-on whiskey tastes. It’s lighter and smoother than the rye barrel; however, the barrel notes definitely hold true here just as well.
Overall, It’s never a bad time of the year when release time comes around, the only bad part id having to wait another twelve months to try the batch, until then it taste, compare sample and taste again. It’s all a matter of quality control.