Brooklyn Black OPS 2008

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by jstilwell, Jan 15, 2013.

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  1. jstilwell

    jstilwell Disciple (321) Oct 21, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Anyone crack one lately? Still sitting on a couple of these and wondering when the time is right.

  2. surlytheduff

    surlytheduff Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2010 Tajikistan
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    It's been a year since I last had an 08 - it was allright, not great. I cannot imagine that it is improving, so the question would be how steep the decline is.
  3. jbeezification

    jbeezification Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    I'd say three years is plenty for this beer. I'm drinking my 11's this year.
  4. RCL

    RCL Initiate (148) Jul 23, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Just had one over the holidays. I'd say it's on the downward slope. Drink now.
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  5. BeerThursdays

    BeerThursdays Devotee (414) Feb 28, 2010 Delaware
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    Had one last week. I thought it was holding up quite well, but definitely past it's peak. Went down very smooth, and a lot of the bourbon had subsided. Still a good beer.
  6. beerhan

    beerhan Defender (612) Apr 28, 2010 Ohio
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    I had either an 08 or 09 last night and I would not recommend aging it much more. while it was delicious still, it was very woody and maintained a lot of barrel character I do not see it improving anymore but the carbonation is dead on right now.
  7. dogphishead

    dogphishead Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2010 North Carolina

    Man. This makes me sad to hear as I have quite a few '09s and '10s and Garrett Oliver says himself that it should age nicely for much longer. I guess I need to start opening some of these..
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