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The crown jewel of your cellar?

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

  1. jegross2

    jegross2 Champion (750) Illinois Jan 3, 2010 Verified

    ^^^ Beer #3 tastes like cigarette butts and burnt licorice
  2. kingkukta

    kingkukta Aficionado (150) California May 4, 2013 Verified

    Drank like a 3-4 year old bottle of Victory at Sea and it was the best thing I have ever had.
  3. kingkukta

    kingkukta Aficionado (150) California May 4, 2013 Verified

    Nothing too rare but have a couple good verticals going

    07-10,12,13 Stone IRS
    08-10 The Abyss
  4. traPISSED

    traPISSED Zealot (80) Brazil Apr 18, 2013

    1972 Felix Kriek Speciaal 75cl
    2004 (first batch) Cantillon Cuvee Des Champions
    Girardin Jonge Lambic (bottled at 10 months old)
  5. brian4beer

    brian4beer Savant (405) Indiana Jan 27, 2013 Verified

    three years in the making and set completed today.
  6. DruRho

    DruRho Initiate (0) Maryland Sep 3, 2012

    New standard just set for this thread.
    Also, everyone should start posting pics!
    brian4beer likes this.
  7. Corbet

    Corbet Savant (405) Michigan Nov 7, 2010 Verified

    I realize I have a huge cellar, so I'm kinda a hypocrite, but at what point are you gonna start cracking those open? Are you just going to keep holding out every year so you can complete the next year's set?

    I must say, I've been mighty tempted to finish my 2012 set (I have the vanilla and muerte).
  8. brian4beer

    brian4beer Savant (405) Indiana Jan 27, 2013 Verified

    oh I have a plan :)
    jbuddle and Corbet like this.
  9. Corbet

    Corbet Savant (405) Michigan Nov 7, 2010 Verified

    Make sure you invite me!
    brian4beer likes this.
  10. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Michigan Oct 24, 2012

    chug! chug! chug! chug! chug! chug!
    brian4beer likes this.
  11. pecokid

    pecokid Savant (350) Pennsylvania Jan 23, 2007

    This needs an update, Red, Gold, Blue, Black, Gold '13.
  12. Kuhnhenn Blueberry Eisbock
    RMTWM likes this.
  13. Luscious
    Adam FTW
    Kate the Great 2011
    Maple BA Fayston
    Westy 8

    There are lots, it's impossible for me to have a favorite. 2008 BCBS has a special place in my heart cause it was bottled on my birthday.
  14. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Michigan Oct 24, 2012

    I had a BA Maple Fayston yesterday. Drink it now. I can only imagine that that parts I liked would completely fall off after a year or two.
  15. youradhere

    youradhere Advocate (530) Washington Feb 29, 2008 Verified

    Wouldn't that be like chugging a gallon of milk- nearly impossible?
  16. [​IMG]

    My "Preciouses"
    All by Surly
    2010, 2011 and 2012 Darkness
    2012 Smoke
    2011 Five
    2012 Syx
    2012 Pentagram
  17. Bobheed

    Bobheed Savant (355) Texas Dec 27, 2010

  18. I'm waiting until the winter. I've had Lawson's stouts before and I prefer them on cold nights.
  19. hagedorn

    hagedorn Aficionado (145) California Jul 10, 2009 Verified

    Sitting in an off-site temp controlled cellar with about 300 friends :) In all fairness I've since sold 2 of these bottles to help fund the car projects.
    brikelly, Sonofalime, Psykhe and 4 others like this.
  20. ThePorterSorter

    ThePorterSorter Advocate (655) Missouri Aug 10, 2010 Verified

    I'd have to say my current gem is a bottleworks XII but I'm working on that cascade collection...slowly :/
  21. Nothing overly special but I guess these are my most prized cellar dwellars:

    Crianza Helena
    Moat Water (simply because it is my favorite Imperial Stout)
  22. FlssmrBrewAlum

    FlssmrBrewAlum Savant (305) Illinois Feb 25, 2009 Verified

    Probably one of the following (Too much down there):

    Veritas 004
    Cable Car 2009
    MykelJH and oldp0rt like this.
  23. immobilisme

    immobilisme Savant (410) Illinois Nov 8, 2005

    Gotta one of these:
    Malvasia Rosso
    03 Oude Geuze Vintage
    Bully Guppy
  24. 3F Oude Gueuze 2000 and various Stitzel-Weller bourbons...
  25. errantnight

    errantnight Advocate (675) California Jul 7, 2005 Verified

    Anything in particular you're waiting on to get started on all that Rodenbach?
    Michigan likes this.
  26. '03 DL? I need this sir.
  27. striker2160

    striker2160 Advocate (555) Minnesota May 5, 2013 Verified

    2 Bottles of Toppling Goliath Mornin' Delight. I just started drinking Kraft beer about 6 months ago.
  28. BigBarley

    BigBarley Savant (330) Texas Aug 5, 2011

    Ya know... I consider you a dear, dear friend. DEAR, dear friend.

    Share your Boxer's Revenge! :rolleyes:
  29. Duffman929

    Duffman929 Savant (415) Illinois Nov 27, 2010 Verified

    I have a Bolt Cutter!!! You all just don't know!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  30. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Advocate (735) New York Jun 19, 2009 Verified

    Yeah, we can tell ;).
    LambicKing, brian4beer and Photekut like this.
  31. striker2160

    striker2160 Advocate (555) Minnesota May 5, 2013 Verified

    Sorry Jim, i heard Kraft is starting to brew there own beer. Ha Ha.
    SpeedwayJim likes this.
  32. Buebie

    Buebie Savant (465) Minnesota Jan 11, 2007

    Growler of Furious
  33. FEUO

    FEUO Initiate (0) Ontario (Canada) Jul 24, 2012

    2012 Cherry Rye.
  34. 1995 St Lamvinus
    J&J Blau
    1986 Chimay Blue
    Uli Zomergueuze III
    Framboise for a Cure B. 1
    Pliny the Elder bottled Feb 2 2010 - back of fridge aged
    Malvassia Rosso
    Cantillon Wadesda
    Temptation B. 1
    TurdFurgison likes this.
  35. Lare453

    Lare453 Champion (965) Florida Feb 1, 2012 Verified

    2012 blabaer
  36. beatenbyjacks

    beatenbyjacks Savant (455) Colorado Apr 17, 2011 Verified

    BrewDog Sink the Bismarck!
  37. TurdFurgison

    TurdFurgison Champion (855) Ohio May 29, 2005 Verified

    I'm not sure which beer is my crown jewel, a case could be made for many of the bottles. But there are 2 sitting down there that I love above all others:

    2002 3F Oude Gueuze Vintage
    h.ertie St Vlagobeek
    GrumpyOldTroll and Ledunt like this.
  38. Bourbon Vanilla Dark Lord
    Veritas 010
    Churchill's Finest Hour '13
    Black Tuesday '09
    Fou Foune (proudly got 5 bottles from Barcelona)
    BA Hunahpus (Bourbon, Apple Brandy, California Brandy)

    and most of all, my 1998 Budweiser.
  39. cyde

    cyde Savant (415) Texas Feb 12, 2012 Verified

    So tempting to rip through these, but I'm going to be patient for once.

    2011 vintage
    7clutch and texasdrugaddict like this.
  40. Number45forever

    Number45forever Savant (400) Vermont Jan 6, 2012 Verified

    Decided to put my good stuff together. Well, the HF brews were already together...decided to throw in some more random goodies on the same shelf too.


    SitR, Peach
    Elaborative 1
    Bierre de Norma
    PVW Dark Lord
    '06 Dark Lord
    '13 BV Dark Lord
    Edith (tons of Edith and Arthur, etc. behind this row of brews too)
    Birth of Tragedy
    7clutch, vonnegut21, Michigan and 2 others like this.