Just opened the following. The bottles have been perfectly stored since release. My daughter and son in law came in to town for the weekend and we're "tasting" a bunch of things in the cellar. Cascade Vlad the Imp Paler - this was one of the highlights of GABF a few years ago. I did everything I could to get a few bottles and enjoyed them very much. Just opened a bottle from the original release (2009?). This was one of my very favorite brews and I hate to say this but the original bottling of this is, in my opinion, undrinkable. Period. Not much else to say. It's just to old; tasted awful and I could not really even drink it. (Not to be confused with the most recent bottling which remains a wonderful drink!) Cascade Bourbonic Plague - this was THE highlight of GABF for me a few years ago. This was, plain and simple, my favorite beer of 2009. (or was it 2010?). I loved! this beer. I am most sorry to report that this original bottling is simply not fit to drink, IMO. Plain and simple, it did not age well whatsoever. The Vine - original bottling. This was a non-event for me. I found it over the hill and without character. This simply did not age well and, of course, not to be confused with the latest release which I like very much. I'd try them now if you have the older ones and judge for yourself. But, I suspect most will not like this original bottling at this point in time. JMO. Sang Noir (2008/2009?) - Wow! Found two bottles of this and I hope I have more somewhere buried in my cellar. This beer rocks! This beer has aged perfectly and gets better and better in the glass as it gets some air and as it warms. I'm drinking it now as I write this and, while I've done a complete reversal about aging beer and love things fresh, this is clearly the exception to the rule. This beer has "aged complexities," fruit, body, character and is just plain good. I don't think it will go another year but hopefully at least a few more months. For those of us who simply "must age" beer - this was a good one. Drink now and it is very enjoyable! Again, JMO.