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Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by LouDogg114, Jan 8, 2013.
There's no such thing as fresh Thomas Hardy's.....discredited.
Mine was fresh in 2008.
I guess I have been doing this longer than you -
Listen to this man below, he speaks the truth.
I agree with Kevin and I will add Abyss to your list.
Here is a short list of a few of the beers I have aged with very good success.
straight from my spread-sheet but there are too many more to list.
Alaskan Smoked porter -(6% ABV!!!)
BA 4th Dementia (maybe the best ever)
Alesmith Barrel Aged Speedway Stout 2006
Alesmith Barrel Aged Speedway Stout 2007
Alesmith Decadence Barleywine 2008
Barrel Aged Wee Heavy
Bell's Batch 9000 (still sweet)
Batch 10,000 (getting so much better)
Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout
BrewDog Paradox SmokeHead
Duck Rabbit Baltic Porter (olives)
Wild Dog Barrel Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter
Founders Imperial Stout
Top Sail Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Porter
Bourbon County Stout!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old Yeti Imperial stout oak aged
Hibernation Ale (gets so nutty)
Great Lakes Blackout Stout
Great Lakes Noferatu (this one is 50/50)
Barrel Aged Great Lakes Blackout Stout
Green Flash Silva
Reaper Ale Ritual Dark Ale
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Duh)
Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball
Nøgne Ø Imperial Stout
North Coast Old Rasputin XII
Sea Monster Imperial Stout
Double Dead Guy Ale (shockingly good with age)
Schlafly Reserve Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Southern Tier Oat
ST Pumking - (Still have a few of the original batch - amazing)
Stone Russian Imperial Stout
Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
Stone Double Bastard
Stone Russian Imperial Stout
Barrel Aged Popskull
Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout (Way better than when fresh)
Storm king (hops fade out which is a good thing IMO)
Why do people who think cellaring/aging is a bad idea, or not worth the effort, or have whatever other opinion about it other than "try these, it tastes good" hang around a cellaring/aging forum? I'm really curious, not being facetious. It's like telling someone their opnion is wrong because they disagree. If you don't think many beers improve/become different/get more interesting with age, why not just let others try it and wish them well?
This is a discussion forum, I personally enjoy engaging in conversation and sharing your opinion tends to be required for conversation to take place. When I share my opinion I am sharing just that, an opinion. No one is required to agree with what I say, in fact conversation is usually quite boring when everyone agrees. I simply have an opinion which is relevant to the topic and someone may find that useful. I am still letting people do what they want, I have not taken away their choice.
I personally think cellaring is a great idea for a small percentage of the beers out there, that is why I hang around here. I was also hanging around this thread because it was started in another forum and then moved here.
This didnt exactly come across as a humble opinion.
Best reason to cellar is so that you can go downstairs every now and then, look at your collection and say "Sh-t! Look at all my beer!" and then smile.
Samichlaus Bier, Cantillon Bruocsella 1900 Grand Cru, Cantillon Classic Gueuze, Cantillon Lou Pepe - Gueuze, Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek (Cherry), St Martin Dark - Brasserie De Brunehaut, Abbaye des Rocs Grand Cru, Val-Dieu Grand Cru, Orval, Bush Ambrée, Bush de Noël, Bush De Nuits, Bush Prestige, Rochefort Trappistes 10, Petrus Dubbel, De Dolle Dulle Teve, De Dolle * Reserva, De Dolle Stille Nacht, Pius X, Malheur Brut Noir, Achel Extra Bruin, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze, Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer, Artevelde Grand Cru, Artevelde Grand Cru, Witkap Pater - Dubbel, St. Bernardus Abt 12, Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau, Kasteel Donker, Duchesse De Bourgogne, Urthel Samaranth, Aardmonnik, Black Albert, Cuvee Delphine, Pannepot, Pannepøt, St. Amatus 12, Struise Tsjeeses *, Hanssens *, Westvleteren Abt 12, Thomas Hardys Ale, Fullers Vintage Ale, Harveys Elizabethan Ale, J.W. Lees Harvest Ale *, Koff Porter / Sinebrychoff Porter IV, Xyauyù , La Trappe Quadrupel Barrique (Oak Aged), Weer & Wind Bourbon B.A., Traquair 900, Carnegie Stark Porter, Old Foghorn, Black Chocolate Stout, Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA, Dogfish Head Burton Banton, Dogfish Head World Wide Stout, Noel De Calabaza, John Barleycorn Barleywine Ale, Old Stock Ale, Southampton Old Herb.
I do it just because I enjoy it. Hit or miss, its a fun experience.
I just killed 20 minutes at work going through this thread. Good discussion.
I had a growler fill of 05 BCS and thought the fresher tasted better.
Its fun to pull older bottles out with friends. My friends drink all their beer fresh unless they "lose" one in the fridge. I keep multiple bottles and pull them out when we get together. Some good, some not so and some no real difference. I also like to go to the beer ridge in the basement and walk by the boxes of beer that is sitting there. I add a few sixers/ big bottles a month. I should drink more of them but I do not. Part of my collector mentality. Never thought this would be an issue with beer. Any way it only ends up costing a few hundred $ a year and I will drink it all eventually. If I had a lot of money I would buy by the case to stick in the basement.
Enjoy and good night
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