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Aging Brews! Here we go

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by LouDogg114, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Knifestyles

    Knifestyles Savant (455) New York Jun 7, 2005

    There's no such thing as fresh Thomas Hardy's.....discredited.
     
  2. SteelersX

    SteelersX Savant (420) New York Jan 30, 2011

    Mine was fresh in 2008.
    I guess I have been doing this longer than you -
     
  3. Listen to this man below, he speaks the truth.
     
  4. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Savant (475) Missouri Sep 14, 2011

    I agree with Kevin and I will add Abyss to your list.
     
  5. SteelersX

    SteelersX Savant (420) New York Jan 30, 2011

    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
    Boris
    Old Foghorn
    Samael's Ale
    Mephistopheles Stout
    Expedition stout
    Bell's Batch 9000 (still sweet)
    Batch 10,000 (getting so much better)
    Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout
    BrewDog Paradox SmokeHead
    Monster Barleywine
    The Abyss
    Jubel 2010
    Immort Ale
    Duck Rabbit Baltic Porter (olives)
    Parabola
    Horn Dog
    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)
    Old Ruffian
    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)
    Kulmbacher Eisbock
    Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball
    Nøgne Ø Imperial Stout
    North Coast Old Rasputin XII
    Old Viscosity
    Sea Monster Imperial Stout
    Older Viscosity
    Double Dead Guy Ale (shockingly good with age)
    Schlafly Reserve Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
    He'Brew Jewbelation
    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
    Fat Dog
    Black Tuesday
    Barrel Aged Popskull
    Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout (Way better than when fresh)
    Old Horizontal
    Storm king (hops fade out which is a good thing IMO)
    Heresy
     
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  6. 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?
     
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  7. Srs.
     
  8. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (840) Michigan May 8, 2006

    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.
     
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  9. SteelersX

    SteelersX Savant (420) New York Jan 30, 2011

    This didnt exactly come across as a humble opinion.
     
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  10. 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.
     
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  11. yinzer

    yinzer Savant (385) Pennsylvania Nov 24, 2006

    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.
     
  12. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    I do it just because I enjoy it. Hit or miss, its a fun experience.
     
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  13. I just killed 20 minutes at work going through this thread. Good discussion.
     
  14. I had a growler fill of 05 BCS and thought the fresher tasted better.
     
  15. 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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