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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 Member

    Location:
    New York
    $9.99

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

    robwestcott Member

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

    ThirstyFace Member

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

    scott10010 Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    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 Member

    Location:
    Missouri
    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 Member

    Location:
    Georgia
    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 Member

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

    beenitty Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    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 Member

    Location:
    New York
    Thanks guys
  10. jaminjohnson

    jaminjohnson Member

    Location:
    Yukon (Canada)
    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 Member

    I think you found a treasure!

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