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The crown jewel of your cellar?

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

  1. FLBeerGuy

    FLBeerGuy Advocate (730) Florida Feb 6, 2007 Subscriber Beer Trader

    2009 Black Tuesday
    2006-2012 Stone Vertical Epics
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  2. LostTraveler

    LostTraveler Savant (395) Maine Oct 28, 2011

    Near complete set of Allagash Coolships- (missing Ghoulschip),
    KtG '12
    70's Narragansett
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  3. My cellar doesn't have a crown jewel. It just has beer that hasn't been consumed yet. Beers aren't worth a shit until you've actually consumed them. Even if you've had them before.
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  4. Thank you for your profound insight. The point of the thread is to share what you are most exited to consume. If beers aren't worth anything until you've consumed them, then a 2003 Natural Light would be in the same standing as a 2012 Fou Foune, by your logic.
  5. For me personally, probably Blabaer, as it's the one I've been anticipating longest.

    But other people may choose something else from my cellar, as I also have Crianza Helena, Malvasia Rosso, Jean Chris Nomad, BCBS '09, etc.
  6. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Advocate (650) Illinois Feb 27, 2009 Beer Trader

    PVW DL
    '08 BCBS (will be drinking soon though :) )
    King Henry
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  7. codysjb

    codysjb Savant (470) Prince Edward Island (Canada) Jun 16, 2010 Beer Trader

    Ther blabaer that just arrived today (im pumped)
  8. antlerwrestler19

    antlerwrestler19 Savant (430) Nebraska Nov 24, 2010 Beer Trader

    This thread got deep in a hurry.

    But seriously, for me its a fight between Chocolate Rain & Black Tuesday, Nightstalker and Big John, Barrel Aged Yeti (if it's infected I'll probably cry) - nothing too special....but I dig 'em.
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  9. BobZ

    BobZ Advocate (610) Massachusetts Jun 24, 2009

    I guess these would pass as the current "crown jewels"

    Westvleteren 12 - 11
    Westvleteren 8 - 7
    St. Amatus 2010 - 5
    Pannepot Old Fisherman's Ale 2011 - 25
    Pannepot Old Fisherman's Ale 2010 - 2
    Pannepot Old Fisherman's Ale 2009 - 5
    Pannepot Old Fisherman's Ale 2008 - 2
    Pannepot Old Fisherman's Ale 2007- 6
    Pannepot Reserva 2009 3
    Pannepot Reserva 2008 3
    Pannepot Reserva 2007 1
    Pannepot Reserva 2006 1
    Pannepot Grand Reserva 2005 4
    Pannepot Grand Reserva 2008) 4
    Pannepeut 2011 5
    Pannepeut 2007 1
    Black Albert "Batch 0" original bottling labled "0" by hand on the cap - 2
    Black Damnation Mocha Bomb 2
    Cuvee Delphine 2
    Struise Outblack 1
    KBS 2012 Bottled 2/17/12 3
    KBS 2011 2
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  10. maximumu13

    maximumu13 Aficionado (185) Ohio Aug 31, 2010

    FFF BA Alpha Klaus w/ plums....I love plums
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  11. 2010 Disputin
    2010 St Bernardus abt 10
    07 wws
    07 d'extra
    09 Sexual Chocolate
  12. Off the top of my head:


    BCBS '08
    King Henry
    Black Tuesday
    Chocolate Rain B1
    Fou Foune

    Personal favorites:

    Sierra Nevada Jack and Ken's
    Alesmith Decadence 2010
    Pannepot Reserva '06
  13. JohnGalt1

    JohnGalt1 Champion (920) Idaho Aug 10, 2005 Beer Trader

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  14. LaneMeyer

    LaneMeyer Advocate (550) California Mar 20, 2011

    07' Molsen Ice.
  15. WankelEngine

    WankelEngine Savant (345) Illinois Mar 28, 2011

    It's not much, but I've got a bottle of BA Hi-Fi Rye. There's some more expensive stuff down there but that's the one I'm happiest I have.
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  16. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Advocate (635) Minnesota Feb 15, 2005

    Surly Syx
    Surly Five
  17. BaconCheeseburg

    BaconCheeseburg Zealot (95) Maine May 19, 2012

    2012 KtG x 6
  18. allouez86

    allouez86 Savant (405) Wisconsin Jan 24, 2009

    Probably my 2011 Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek. My sentimental vote goes to my 2011 St Bernardus Christmas that was bottled on my bday
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  19. timmy from 2 blocks down.

    it puts the lotion in the basket.

    too soon?
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  20. Mbennett

    Mbennett Savant (360) New York Jun 16, 2011 Beer Trader

    I'd love to get your explanation on this comment.

    Also, lol to the people listing their cellars and amount of bottles they have of it. The point of the thread was to post the crown jewel of your cellar, not show how much rare beer you hoard.
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  21. RDMII

    RDMII Savant (485) Georgia Apr 11, 2010

    George Gale's Prize Old Ale 1999-2002 is my fave of my cellar, but the Weyerbacher Decadance and Eleven stand out too (only ones I have a single of, I have plenty of Twelve-Seventeen).

    I don't think I have anything seriously outrageous, but they're mine and I love them.
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  22. scifan

    scifan Savant (355) North Carolina Aug 31, 2007 Beer Trader

    If I had to pick just one "thing" it would be my Sexy Choc vert, 09-12. Just because it was the first beer release I had ever been to and I've met so many great people at those events. Not to mention drinking a ton of great beer there as well. I guess its the memories more than the beer.
  23. buffettfan

    buffettfan Aficionado (225) Arizona Jul 19, 2005

    I'm kind of proud of my 7 six packs of Bigfoot, starting from 2006 to 2012, a six pack from each year. I know its not really all that valuable, or rare, I'm just more impressed that I have managed to keep them in on the shelf for so long and not drink them! I love that stuff.
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  24. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (790) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    Mine is my 2011 Abyss. I have several bottles and I check my temp everyday to my fridge to make sure the beers are okay
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  25. My cellar is really just a small gathering. The Black Lotus or crown jewel is my 2009 Black Tuesday. I also have a VE 6.6.06, that I've had since 2/07, I will be opening that in December, really I'm excited to see how a closet in the Southland can cellar beer.
  26. cmac1705

    cmac1705 Savant (265) Florida Apr 30, 2010

    Some will understand my two candidates:

    Last bottle of homebrewed RIS 12% ABV (March 2011)
    Last bottle of homebrewed barleywine 10% ABV (May 2011)

    These were really nice beers and I've yet to confront a situation that warranted their opening. Sad but true.
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  27. Scalzo

    Scalzo Savant (450) Illinois Feb 27, 2012 Beer Trader

    Aged Gumballhead
  28. pmoney

    pmoney Advocate (735) Colorado Apr 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    My Rares are probably my crown jewel. The sentimental vote goes to the two 2008 DFH Palo Santos I have because they are the first beers I started to cellar. My favorites in my cellar by taste are my BCBVSs and BA Shipwreck Porters!
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  29. TheDudeRules

    TheDudeRules Savant (345) Minnesota Nov 18, 2010 Beer Trader

    My crown jewel of my cellar is..... Whatever Shades Of Gray sends to share for a tasting.
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  30. chase2634

    chase2634 Savant (315) Pennsylvania Nov 10, 2009

    Probably between Izzy, DDG or Blabaer. Lots of others too but not quite to that level.
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  31. BlueOkie

    BlueOkie Aficionado (210) Oklahoma Jun 19, 2008 Beer Trader

    Purely sentimental because god knows what it's actually like at this point: original '06 750 of Shorts Mystery Stout. Otherwise, Rare.
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  32. jcarleton82

    jcarleton82 Aficionado (100) Kansas Aug 31, 2012

    I have not been cellaring things that long either, only a year or so. With that said, I would say

    2007 Avery Mephostophiles
    2010 DFH World Wide Stout
    2011 Firestone Abacus
    2011 Boulevard Imperial Stout Batch 1
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  33. Knifestyles

    Knifestyles Savant (475) New York Jun 7, 2005

    Kuhnhenn BBBW 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 (multiple verticals!)
    Magic Hat Chaotic Chemistry
    NEBCo 3 Judges
    Thomas Hardy 1979
  34. Tnudish

    Tnudish Savant (315) Wisconsin Feb 16, 2012

    Millennium Gueuze
    Zwanze '08
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  35. POTABLE83

    POTABLE83 Advocate (520) New York Jun 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    For sentimental value - 2 remaining 4 pks of 02' Vim & vigor WWS. First case I bought.

    Other than that - Blabaer, Bourbon Vanilla DL, GI Rare
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  36. OddNotion

    OddNotion Advocate (635) New Jersey Nov 1, 2009 Beer Trader

    A couple cool bottles received in a trade on my trip to Belgium:

    1991 De Neve Oude Geuze
    2001 De Cam Oude Geuze

    Got a bunch of other cool beers but I am most excited to crack those open, soon hopefully.
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  37. Axic10

    Axic10 Advocate (515) New Jersey Mar 15, 2008 Beer Trader

    I'd say at this point:

    2006 BA Speedway
    2011 Brandy Dark Lord
  38. mikecharley

    mikecharley Advocate (555) Pennsylvania Nov 6, 2008 Beer Trader

    Batch 1 BA hi fi rye
    Ba speedway 09
    T25 x2
    La roja gr
    100% ba cuir

    most excited about these
  39. tony32408

    tony32408 Savant (260) New York Sep 21, 2009 Beer Trader

    The Goose has been very good to me this year!

    RARE X 1
    BCBVS X 1
    KH X 5

    I love my other Goose Ilsand beers as well, but these are my crown jewels.
  40. I'd have to go with the Blabaer simply because I happened to be in the right place (Olbutikken) at the right time (the week of release) to get it.