Big Bad Baptist

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by tigernipples, Jan 13, 2013.

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  1. tigernipples

    tigernipples Initiate (198) Nov 21, 2009 New Jersey
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    For those who've cellared this, how does this do?
    I can pick up a few more bottles if I want from a store. Wondering if the whiskey/chocolate notes come out more as the coffee fades? Any experience ?
  2. freewheelinbob

    freewheelinbob Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2010 Minnesota

    I don't have an answer, but I would be interested in this, too. I had it for the first time recently. The coffee was really great, but really dominant. I also hoped for a bit more whiskey flavor.
  3. gregkoko

    gregkoko Initiate (69) Mar 12, 2010 New York
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    I had a batch one back in October or November and I didn't think it held up at all.
  4. EyePeeAyBryan

    EyePeeAyBryan Crusader (703) Dec 20, 2011 Arizona
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    I had plenty of #2 last winter and it was great. I drank my last bottle of #2 a few months ago and didn't care for how much sweeter it seemed to have gotten.
  5. dc55110

    dc55110 Aspirant (282) Oct 24, 2010 Minnesota
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    I had a batch #1 in late November, it was a muddled mess. The coffee had become the predominant flavor, but it had lost the fresh taste and was now equal to week old truck stop coffee. It also had become quite sweet. This stuff is really good in the Fresh to Six Months window.
  6. tigernipples

    tigernipples Initiate (198) Nov 21, 2009 New Jersey
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    Wasn't planning on aging very long. Maybe a year. This is years batch.
  7. TheBeerologist

    TheBeerologist Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2011 Rhode Island

    Just popped a batch #1 and Batch #9 in the fridge for drinking at some point this week. I also have a batch #3 and #5 sitting around so based on the above comments, I will likely go through those sooner rather than later.
  8. MrPeabodysBeard

    MrPeabodysBeard Initiate (180) Aug 8, 2010 North Carolina

    Drank a #2 about a month ago and it was rockin'! It's turned into a chocolate bomb, which honestly I did not mind at all! I love aging this brew, but I think that batch variations means that you need to try a specific batch to see how it is going to age, I have had completely different brews with each batch that I have aged, some were sweeter, some thinned out and some the whiskey never mellowed into the brew. I'll let ya' know about this years in about 8 months!
  9. TheBeerologist

    TheBeerologist Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2011 Rhode Island

    Well, cracked them both and I prefer batch 1 to batch 9. More chocolate and barrel notes in batch 1, more hoppy and coffee in batch 9. Both are great though in my opinion. My other bottles will be aging a bit longer though.
  10. winbassett

    winbassett Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2010 North Carolina

    Had a #2 about two months ago. My fav. batch/aging time yet.
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  11. dogphishead

    dogphishead Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2010 North Carolina

    Most of the time with flavors such as coffee or chocolate, I like em fresh, but that doesn't always hold true. I tend to like the advice of Mr. Bassett, though :wink:
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