pre 08 BCBS - how hard to get?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk & Help' started by minnesotaryan, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Sorry to clog up the forum, but I am trying to take my bcbs vertical deeper and am curious to what single 12 oz bottles would go for? I know, if I have to ask I don't have the correct ammo to land it.
  2. 3rdto1st

    3rdto1st Savant (270) California Dec 1, 2011

    About a year ago, I got a 2008 and 2009 for a BA Cuir, just as a data point
  3. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Illinois Apr 18, 2011

    I traded a 2011 KBS, 2012 KBS, 2011 BB4D and a 2011 BBpt5 for a 2007 and 2008 a few months ago.
  4. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Michigan Mar 17, 2010

    I traded an '08, '10, and 2 x '11 BCBS for an '05 back in the spring.
  5. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Savant (455) Illinois Mar 19, 2012

    I think I saw an '06 and '07 trade for a CBS awhile back.
  6. tniaPSM

    tniaPSM Zealot (80) Viet Nam Dec 5, 2012

    Is 2008 BCBS still holding up well??
  7. 08 is amazing, had two last week.
  8. Not meaning to thread jack, but does anyone know the earliest year it was bottled? I read an article a few months ago that Greg Hall had just drank the last of his '92 stash and that he wished he saved more. Now that doesn't mean it was bottled that early, but I'm just curious. I need to find that article though
  9. On a side note, ISO 1992 BCBS!
  10. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Savant (455) Illinois Mar 19, 2012

    2005, at least as far as I know
  11. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Dude if such a bottle existed I can see it trading for a Dave and not much else...
  12. How sweet would it be to stumble upon a 1/6 barrel of 1992 BCBS though?? o_O
  13. Dave, M or just a shit tons of today's whalez, bro
  14. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

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  15. BAstoutsNsours

    BAstoutsNsours Initiate (0) Florida Sep 21, 2012

    I was told bottles go back to at least 1997, I know I know, just what I've been told.
  16. Well if they were bottling for things like that I could definitely entertain the idea that Greg and the gang could've bottled a few for their own personal consumption.
  17. Bad_Trader

    Bad_Trader Initiate (0) Namibia Nov 8, 2012

    I heard several times, from several people who had larger verticals that 07' was past its prime, 08' was doing downhill, 09'/10'/11' were drinking fantastically, and fresh is great as usual.

    Not sure why one would want to seek out much older vintages, other than to confirm these things for themselves.
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  18. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    because walez, bro
  19. crusian

    crusian Advocate (640) Oregon May 14, 2010

    Had a 07 couple weeks ago. Dead flat... But tasted a ton of vanilla. Reminded me of the bcbvs. So much vanilla. 08 was great though.
  20. Well if I can't find the article, Greg Hall claimed his '92 was drinking great. So I guess take that as a grain of salt.
  21. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Of course it was. Since no one unbiased can confirm/deny....why say anything else?
  22. Bad_Trader

    Bad_Trader Initiate (0) Namibia Nov 8, 2012

    I was reading a beer review that said this beer was:

    That's from the horses mouth too, so I guess I would agree whole heartedly. You can read the rest of their review here.
  23. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (725) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    Unless you've got older beer, a lot. FWIW, I think 2007 peaked about a year ago.
  24. my homebrew partner/good friend just scored a 2007 tonight, so I guess this thread can be closed.
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  25. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    An awesome BA full of whalez bro that sent me an 07' said the same. Seems to be the normal opinion.

    I am doing 07 - 12 in a week so will report my findings. Pouring room temp all at the same time in a flight for 3 people.
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  26. FanClub

    FanClub Zealot (95) Indiana Nov 2, 2012

    Hey from someone who can tell the difference between regular 07 and 07 pappy it means a lot
  27. readbaron

    readbaron Savant (375) Illinois May 12, 2010

    I think the 07 vintage just wasn't that good. The 06 and 08 are great (granted it was a while ago when I last had an 06), and I'd be shocked if they were going down hill.
  28. tjfilippo

    tjfilippo Savant (270) Illinois Jan 28, 2008 Verified

    We did an '05 (both releases)-'11 vertical over the summer and I thought that every year has held up quite well. You won't be dissapointed by the earlier vintages.
  29. When I opened an 07 in Jan '12 I found it really mellow, and pretty flat. Taste wise it was very different than the 08 and 09 we opened beside it. Didn't taste bad, just a bit muddled. Opening another 08 (along with 09/10 and maybe 11) next month to see how things are holding up....

    BTW, twist-off caps may be causing lots of bottle variation here a well, as 07 was twist-off.
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