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Boxed 2008 Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine on shelf

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by ThirstyFace, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    $9.99

    Is this a steal/treat/grab that bitch up? Or is it sitting there for good reason?
     
  2. robwestcott

    robwestcott Advocate (685) Indiana Nov 3, 2008 Beer Trader

    @ 9.99, just buy it, drink it and report back.
     
  3. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    I figured someone would say that, but I was really looking for encouragement or discouragement
     
  4. scott10010

    scott10010 Aficionado (225) North Carolina Nov 21, 2011 Beer Trader

    I opened a 2008 this fall. Thought it was delicious. I'd buy one if I saw it for $10 today.
     
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  5. grumpy

    grumpy Savant (425) Missouri May 24, 2005

    If stored in a reasonable manner, it will taste fine. Is it a steal? That's about what it costs, new, here in its home market. Do I feel it improves with age to the point that you should feel fortunate not to pay a mark-up? Not really. But, yeah, but it and drink it. Nice barley wine.
     
  6. RDMII

    RDMII Savant (425) Georgia Apr 11, 2010

    Place online has all vintages back to 2008 for $10.99, so I'd say $9.99 and avoiding the hassle of shipping is well worth it. I had a 2007 last month and loved it.
     
  7. robwestcott

    robwestcott Advocate (685) Indiana Nov 3, 2008 Beer Trader

    I encourage you to buy the beer, drink it and report back.
     
  8. beenitty

    beenitty Savant (350) New Jersey Nov 27, 2010

    I've had all the vintages back to 2008. IMO its definiitely incrementally better with each vintage but it doesnt neccessarily get much more complex.

    Definitely get it but, I dont think it will blow you away.
     
  9. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    Thanks guys
     
  10. It's good, schlafly re releases vintages every year and they sit in there cellar, so it more than likely wasn't on the shelf for that long, and at that price it's cheaper than in St. Louis
     
  11. gkatsoris

    gkatsoris Savant (405) Jun 27, 2007

    I think you found a treasure!