The crown jewel of your cellar?

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by SeaOfShells, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. 2x2001 JW lees Harvest, and 10xWesty 12 from the US import this past year.
  2. Mine would have to be my bottle of Two Turtle Doves and 12' Black Tuesday.
  3. CaseyB23

    CaseyB23 Zealot (80) Illinois Mar 6, 2013

    Firestone Walker XIII
    Cigar City Big Sound Scotch
    Dark Lord 2010

    Honorable Mention:
    Firestone Walker XIV
  4. Shmeal

    Shmeal Advocate (540) Oregon Nov 9, 2009


    Soon to be crown turd.
  5. I would have to say my 2008 Surly Darkness and Three Floyds Murder'd Out Stout.
  6. blkcld

    blkcld Savant (255) New Jersey May 19, 2010

    Bourbon County Rare
    5 year vertical of BCBS
    5 year Vertical of Dark Lord
    4 year vertical of Abyss
    Every year of Parabola and Sucuba(abacus)

    Is that too many to list? guess start at top and work down
  7. Aw no. I'm going to have to change my pants.
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  8. baybum

    baybum Advocate (580) Pennsylvania Feb 10, 2011

    Thomas Hardy 1993, 96, 97, 98, 99
    Grey Monday
  9. baybum

    baybum Advocate (580) Pennsylvania Feb 10, 2011

    Don't trade it, better to bring it to DLD and bottle share with a group. You'll get to try way more beer that way!
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  10. In all my time on BA and all the cellar pics I've ever seen, hand on heart this is the only one I've ever been jealous of. For those about to drink Courage Russian Imperial Stout, I salute you.
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  11. Cyclone8

    Cyclone8 Savant (475) Minnesota Oct 19, 2011

    I'm guessing if you look on the bottle it might have the correct spelling;)
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  12. In terms of stuff I'm looking forward to drinking eventually:
    '07 Westy 12
    '11 Adam from the Wood
    '08 Thomas Hardy

    My anti-crown jewel - 08 DFH Fort. I really, really don't want to drink it, so it's going to continue to sit for a while. Maybe it'll be drinkable after another 5 years.
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  13. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Savant (335) Texas Sep 10, 2012

    I'm still a rookie, With that said...

    Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half without floaties
    Saint Arnold Divine Reserve 1 through 12 (soon to be 13)
  14. right now id say my bottles of 05 Lamvinus
  15. I guess it would have to be the Xyauyu Barrel 2008 I smuggled back from Italy in December. I'm still kicking myself that I didn't also snag a Fume, although space was limited.

    Runners up would have to be the 3 first run Uncle Jacob's Stouts, along with some 3F Oude Gueze bottled in 2010 and the 2 Firestone Walker 14s.
  16. Ive only been cellaring for a bit over 2 years, and most of it is stuff that will be impressive years to come. But other than the DFH WWS 2008-2012 bottles, Ive got 2 Bruery Partridges, 2 Bruery Turtle Doves (and 1 BA version), and 4-6 of the rest. Pretty stoked to put those all together in 2019.
  17. You should open this next to a 3000! Hmmm...
  18. Pecan

    Pecan Savant (445) Arizona Dec 20, 2012

    I have a couple decent, rare bottles in the cellar, but I have to say my crown jewel is:

    Brandy Vanilla Dark Lord

    Not only is it rare and a whale, but I hold it in even higher value because I actually picked it up myself at DLD because I thought it sounded great, even though people were all buzzing about the PvW and de Muerte at the time.
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  19. Malvasia Rosso for now but I have a framboos coming in this week
  20. xnicknj

    xnicknj Advocate (730) Pennsylvania May 25, 2009

    I opened most of my 'crown jewels' at tastings over the winter so now it's probably Peconic or Splinter Blue.
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  21. I too openned my gems back when the world was supposed to end.

    I have a couple of Loon verticals left, a Zeke's, a few older RR 750's.

    I am proud to say that I have an original OC Russian Imperial Stout Bomber
  22. BDEE

    BDEE Aficionado (135) Wisconsin Feb 11, 2012

    Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord '11. I didn't trade for it and I didn't pay out my ass for it. (Not counting the $50 price tag @ DLD.) I just got one. Scratched off a winner and walked out with it. It's the only year out of 4 I was fast enough to get the tickets online. I'm very proud to have that one after seeing what others have paid/traded for all the different Dark Lord Barrel Aged variants. I have also turned down quite a few dollars from a friend of mine who is an absolute trade/hoarding junky. I plan to crack it when the Brewers win the World Series. Stop laughing.
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  23. Pecan

    Pecan Savant (445) Arizona Dec 20, 2012

    It's amazing how feeling like you actually EARNED that beer can increase your value of it, right? I feel the same about my Brandy Vanilla DL.... I've been offered some seriously crazy stuff for it, including a four-figure cash offer at one point (Not sure if they would have paid up if I said yes, I couldn't tell if they were extremely serious... And I declined anyways.) buy it's just something that I'm going to hold onto until I drink it.
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  24. BDEE

    BDEE Aficionado (135) Wisconsin Feb 11, 2012

    You said it man.
  25. TheCellarman

    TheCellarman Aspirant (40) Utah Mar 17, 2013

    Allagash Curiex.
  26. 1994 rose de Gambrinus.
  27. What is a Loon?
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  28. Just had a 1993 Rose de Gambrinus this past weekend. Absolutely delicious. Stunned how different it is.
  29. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,035) New York Mar 12, 2009

  30. I have a feeling I know who opened that bottle for you...
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  31. yankeepride

    yankeepride Savant (360) New Jersey Jan 16, 2011

    I just started acquiring and cellaring tougher beers, so I'll go with my 2012 Black Tuesday.
  32. King Henry and 2009 Utopias
  33. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Michigan Oct 24, 2012

    These guys
    Or this little fella
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  34. Angel's Share. Simply because I had one the day after my little girl was born and this one is waiting for her sister to arrive in 7 weeks. Makes it priceless to me.
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  35. 1 2011 168 bottle count release of Bourbon Barrel Aged Hunahpu. I will finally get to it for my 30th come October.
  36. badb_rad

    badb_rad Savant (275) California Dec 23, 2012

    I think i bought it in 2010 at the brewery. Sorry for the fuzzy, its from beer camp #6. This & a 2011 Parabola ;)
  37. redblacks75

    redblacks75 Savant (440) Iowa Oct 29, 2010

    Armand & Tommy at this point. So many gems have left recently.
  38. King Henry, Rare, Darkness '11, HF Edith, Hunaphu's, Allagash Coolships (cerise and resurgam)
  39. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (725) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    Is BAVDL a gem? I can't tell.
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  40. gator79

    gator79 Savant (375) Florida Nov 1, 2008

    King Henry x2
    2008 Abyss
    2008 Xyauyu Fume
    2009 DL
    2009 Ivan
    2009 Mirror Mirror
    2011 Black Tuesday