Beers you have, but haven't tried yet

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by Rizalini, Feb 14, 2013.

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  1. Rizalini

    Rizalini Zealot (537) Jan 20, 2011 Nevada
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    Have you ever grabbed a beer that you've been looking for, or maybe just a rare anniversary brew that you could only get 1 of?
    Now you have it aging, and you find yourself reading other peoples reviews to see how it is, and when you should open it?
    If so, what beers are you waiting for just the right moment to open?

    For me it's - Fruet
    - Older Viscosity
    - Stone's Barrel Aged Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut Porter
  2. PackPride

    PackPride Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2011 North Carolina

    BCBCS. Letting this one age a little while before I open it.
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  3. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    Don't do it!!:grimacing:
  4. TwelveOunces

    TwelveOunces Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2011 Kentucky

    Same here with BCBCS, but Im just saving it for my Birthday which is April 5th. I am also giving up beer for lent which ends on april 5th. Wish me luck in my endevours.
  5. time4lunch

    time4lunch Initiate (178) Aug 10, 2012 New Hampshire
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    Please dear god, if you like coffee which i have to assume you do. Open it immediatly, it truly is perfect now. My wife hates beer in general for the most part but enjoys coffee and we split one recently, she loved it. I woul. hate for you to try it after after losing event a percentage of the magic is have now. Good luck, cheers

    Oh, and OP come to NH ill open both the others and you can bring the Stone.... ;-)
  6. PackPride

    PackPride Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2011 North Carolina

    Ok ok, if you all insist I guess I'll drink it now. lol.
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  7. klinger

    klinger Initiate (154) Oct 9, 2012 Ohio

    DFH 120
    Ballast Point Victory at Sea
    GD Espresso Yeti
    Choklat - It's on the menu tonight, though.
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    IMSPEAKNOENGLISH Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2012 Illinois

    Cracked the 2011 bcbcs not too long ago, the 11 choke slammed the 12. A year on it allowed for the flavors to complement eachother better. Just my .02.
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  9. Rizalini

    Rizalini Zealot (537) Jan 20, 2011 Nevada
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    If you ever come to Las Vegas, let me know. We might have a deal! :slight_smile:
  10. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2006 New York

    I've got...
    Better Half
    Bolt Cutter
    BCBS Rare
    and 2 recently aquired bottles - '10 Gratitude & '11 Alaskan Barley Wine
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  11. MasterCraft

    MasterCraft Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2012 Massachusetts

    2012 Huna (though I'm just waiting for the 2013 to come out so I can try them side-by-side)
    Chocolate Rain
    King Henry
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  12. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    A friend shipped 4 bombers each of Alpine Pure Hoppiness, Duet & Nelson to me. I've tried the Duet and Nelson and will be trying the Pure Hoppiness this weekend. He also brought me 1 bomber of Deschutes Hop Henge which will also be gone by the end of the weekend.
  13. joeebbs

    joeebbs Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2009 Pennsylvania

    09 Utopias
  14. atoulouk

    atoulouk Aspirant (268) Apr 25, 2011 Indiana
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    Beers currently in the cellar that I have not yet opened or had before:

    Cherry Rye
    12' Coffee*
    Black Tuesday
    The Abyss*
    CW 15
    BA Blackout*
    BA Bigfoot
    BA Speedway
    Kopi Speedway*
    50/50 Elijah Craig 12

    *First on the docket to drink as they are vintage beers or coffee beers

    Those are the "big name" beers, but there are a bunch of others that I received as extras or just picked up that I need to open soon as well. As you may be able to tell, my best beer drinking buddy moved across the country in September. We used to acquire beers and open 3-4 together once every couple of weeks. Since then my cellar has done nothing but get bigger. Need to find a tasting group or something...
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  15. Rizalini

    Rizalini Zealot (537) Jan 20, 2011 Nevada
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    Hop Hendge is an amazing brew! I grab at least 6 when they hit the shelves!
  16. SadMachine

    SadMachine Meyvn (1,439) Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey
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    God help you! =)
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  17. Rizalini

    Rizalini Zealot (537) Jan 20, 2011 Nevada
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    I would love to be in that tasting group!
  18. Ivanhoes_Backpack

    Ivanhoes_Backpack Defender (670) Mar 15, 2012 New Brunswick (Canada)

    Some Unibroue - La Terrible, Trois Pistoles, Raftman.
  19. maxcoinage

    maxcoinage Defender (620) Apr 6, 2012 Illinois
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    Bottles I picked up recently that have never tried: BCBCS '12 (1), Black Note (1), Olde School (2), Behemoth. Planning to have one of the Olde School's very soon and age the other one, and def. want to have the BCBCS soon, just waiting for the right moment.....but not sure about the other two.....
  20. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    I wish you luck but ..... I gave up beer for 10 days at the start of the year and it was torture.
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  21. Ivanhoes_Backpack

    Ivanhoes_Backpack Defender (670) Mar 15, 2012 New Brunswick (Canada)

    Got a Chimay Blue too, not sure how long to leave it, it's soo tempting.
    And a Rogue Chocolate, but might have to break that one out for v-day... yummm
  22. RelentlessLefty

    RelentlessLefty Initiate (0) Nov 1, 2012 Iowa

    Maybe I am the extreme exception but I have over 30 bottles of stuff I am cellaring that I have never tried. I tend to buy a lot of beer that I know I will enjoy with a little more age so I let it sit and wait. I also try to read reviews carefully and judge before opening it.
  23. time4lunch

    time4lunch Initiate (178) Aug 10, 2012 New Hampshire
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    you are not the exception... my list that comes to mind..

    chocolate rain
    cherry rye
    coffee speedway
    ba speedway
    abyss 10,11,12
    sang noir
    murda'd out
    baller stout
    sour in the rye
    stout trooper ba and regular
    civil dis 5
    double dba

    thats enough, im sure there are more... anybody wanna get drunk?
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  24. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012 Michigan
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    BA Bigfoot
    cherry rye
    I'm pretty sure that's, I have been fortunate enough to generally get 2 bottles of everything so I can drink one fresh and see what 6months to a year does with the other.
  25. slarrage

    slarrage Aspirant (213) Oct 4, 2012 Massachusetts

    Duvel Tripel Hop 2012 - it's been hanging in the back of the fridge since early Dec. I still regret not drinking this one for New Years - had cheap champagne instead and ended up with a gnarly hangover.

    Sculpin - picked this up for the first time two weeks ago, was pumped to try it but woke up the very next day with a head cold. Waiting for my sense of smell to come back 100% before giving this one a try.
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  26. Moose90

    Moose90 Meyvn (1,455) Nov 25, 2012 Washington
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    Black Butte XXIII

    Been sitting on it for 18 months or so, should probably have consumed it by now.
  27. lookrider

    lookrider Defender (651) Apr 22, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    My awesome trading partner Rawfish just hooked me up with some RR - Pliny's, Consecration, Supplication, Salvation and Sanctification. Of course, the Pliny's will be enjoyed fresh but I just don't know what to do with the others. I've wanted to try them all for a long time but I also love having them in my stash and I know they age well. Either way I'm stoked to have them. Also have a bottle of Gulden Draak and Dreadnaught that I haven't been able to bring myself to open for some reason.
  28. Ivanhoes_Backpack

    Ivanhoes_Backpack Defender (670) Mar 15, 2012 New Brunswick (Canada)

    Oh, also a Vache Folle, which would be a good chocolate vday beer, and a rochefort 10, which, if it's anything like the 8, will be excellent.
  29. BleepBloopBlap

    BleepBloopBlap Initiate (59) Aug 19, 2011 Massachusetts

    Probably in the 10-15 bottle range. I usually get something if it intrigues me and I know it will be tough to find/wont be able to get again for another year/ever. That said, many of these are in the $15 and up category. Like others have mentioned, I usually wait for a special occasion to open the pricey stuff. Tough problem to have!
  30. bozodogbreath

    bozodogbreath Disciple (390) Oct 19, 2006 Indiana
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  31. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
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    I had my bottle of Fruet (thanks to RyanSchwam) fresh and it was delicious. So don't necessarily hold out for age!
  32. xnicknj

    xnicknj Initiate (0) May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    there's a bunch of beers that i havent gotten to yet...lately i've been trying to open new beers sooner rather than later but i can only drink so much haha. a few examples off the top of my head:

    BA Hi-Fi
    Chocolate Rain
    BA Abraxas
    Dark Dark Goose
    BA Sexy Chocolate
    Various Upland lambics
    Various 5050 Eclipses
  33. jbertsch

    jbertsch Meyvn (1,125) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    I'm not intentionally aging these, I just haven't gotten to them yet, have never tried them before, and don't mind if they sit for a bit.
    Granted, a couple of these I just bought a couple of days ago (Hop Zombie, Mikkeller) and plan to drink within the week.

    Lawson’s Fayston Maple Imperial Stout
    Lawson's oak-aged Fayston
    Epic Hop Zombie
    Mikkeller Nelson Sauvignon
    Prairie ale
    Boulevard/Pretty Things collab - Stingo
    Green Flash Grand Cru
    Petrus Aged Pale
    Hoppin Frog B.O.R.I.S.
    Clown Shoes Blaecorn Unidragon
    Sierra Nevada / Dogfish Life & Limb
    Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout, and Merry Mischief Gingerbread Stout
  34. fostah

    fostah Initiate (0) May 1, 2009 Massachusetts
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    I have around 150 bottles in the basement, about 35% of which I've already tasted...

    The SN 30th Anniversary Series (not INTENTIONALLY aged, just never got around to drinking them)
    Black Albert (2010)
    Feu Feune (2010)
    Cascade Apricot and Kriek (2011)
    Assorted random New Glarus Unplugged bottles

    That's off the top of my head...
  35. Brandywine

    Brandywine Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2012 Washington

  36. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Initiate (189) Feb 14, 2010 Ohio
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    Dark intrigue
    Fantome hiver
    Ba ruffian
    Ba yeti
  37. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,210) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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  38. abkayak

    abkayak Disciple (391) Jan 8, 2013 New York
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    got my hands on a concecration and a supplication 3 weeks ago......gonna look at them for quite some time
  39. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,174) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Van Du Kaiser Blauw
    Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog
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  40. dap325

    dap325 Initiate (151) Apr 2, 2009 New York

    Sierra 30th Grand Cru
    Blaecorn Unidragon
    Big John
    Bolt Cutter
    Double DBA
    Black OPS
    Serpents Stout

    I've been telling myself I'm going to wait until a special occasion to crack 1 or 2 of these but something always comes up on those few "special occasions" where I haven't gotten the chance yet.
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