I have a cellar that I am drinking down because I've let the age of the beers get away from me while I kept adding to the collection. Now that I'm drinking the oldest ones I'm finding myself saying too often, “Oops, I kept this one too long.” I promised in another forum that I'd write about my experiences here. Hopefully my synopsis will give some guidance to those of you who have the same beers stored away. I have an old fridge in the basement in which I have always kept my 'cellared' beers, and its temp varies from 35 to 50 degrees depending on whether some leftover foods are stored in it that won't fit in the fridge upstairs. Although I have cellared many beers (138 unique beers/years released), many of them were a single bottle that I drank within a few months of its purchase because I had too much temptation to drink it so that I could experience that beer. I kept a spreadsheet record of those along with all of the other beers, but I'm only going to summarize the beers that I drank at 4+ years of age if I remembered to date my notes (which I frequently didn't do). My main issue that causes me to dislike what I'm drinking is when I can taste a molasses flavor, for want of a better descriptor. I don't like that flavor, and molasses was not an ingredient in the beer (nor was it there in an earlier bottle of the same beer when drank younger). To some of you it may describe 'complexity' but I don't like it. Arcadia – Big Dick's Old Ale (2007): I drank this one at 7 years of age. It had a honey character like a mead. Arcadia – Cereal Killer Barleywine (2009): I drank a bottle at 8 years of age, and it tasted as fresh as when it was bottled. Arcadia – Cereal Killer Barleywine (labeled as 2009 but stamped as bottled 2012): drank at 9 years. Way past prime; like pure molasses. Arcadia – Cereal Killer Barleywine (2014): For comparison to the above beer, I drank one of these at 2 years and felt that it was already past prime. Arcadia – BBA Cereal Killer Barleywine (2012): Drank at 4 years good but not exciting at all like it was fresh. Arcadia – BBA Imperial Stout (2012): drank one at 4 years and it was very tasty. Drank another at 4.5 years and was still very tasty but the dregs had a sourness when I added them into the last ounce. This one probably peaked in 2017. Arcadia – BBA Shipwreck Porter (2010): drank the last one in 2018 and it was just as good as fresh, so there was no benefit to aging it. (Many people report all Shipwreck Porter examples as being 'hot' when fresh, but I've never agreed with that. It certainly was not so when I drank it at 8 yrs.) Arcadia – BBA Shipwreck Porter (2013): drank the last one at 4 years and it was just as good as fresh, so there was no improvement from aging it. (See 'hot' comment above. Same applies here - not 'hot') Arcadia – XV Anniversary Ale (2011): this is a sour ale that tasted like fresh when I had the last one at 4 years of age. Bell's – Batch 9000 (2010): (this was not the BBA version) I drank this beer at 7 years. It was a bit past prime with a little molasses showing up. Bell's – BBA Batch 9000 (2010): I drank this one at 7 years. It was still an outstanding beer. Bell's – Saturn BBA Barleywine (2015): starting to go downhill at 3 years old. Boulevard – Bourbon Barrel Quad (2010): drank at 6 years and still very good. Dark Horse – BBA Plead the 5th Imperial Stout (2014): drank at 4 years and it's still very good. Firestone Walker – Sucaba BBA English Barleywine (2012 #2): drank at 4 years; had some alcohol burn and bourbon was not very notable. Founders – KBS (2016): drank last one at two yrs; bourbon and coffee both have faded. Still tasty. Founders – Nemesis (2010): drank last one at 8 years. Way past prime. Just an average RIS. Goose Island – Bourbon County Brand Stout (2010): drank last one at 6 yrs. Had molasses notes. Goose Island – Bourbon County Brand Stout (2012): drank one at 2 yrs; aging well. Drank one at 6 years was going downhill. Goose Island – Bourbon County Brand Stout (2014): drank one at 3 years; had mild sourness but still had good bourbon notes. Goose Island – Nightstalker Imperial Stout (2010): drank at 7 years; still outstanding New Glarus – Raspberry Tart (2010): drank at 6 years; tasted old, hoppy, more sour/tart than new. New Glarus – Serendipity (2010?): drank at 6 years; a bit of molasses was showing up but still tasty. Old Dominion – Millennium Barleywine (2010): drank last one at 8 years; soured but tasty. Old Dominion – Millennium Barleywine (2012): drank last one at 6 years; way past prime. Southern Tier – Choklat Imp. Stout (2011): drank at 5 years; still like fresh version. Thirsty Dog – BBA Siberian Night Imp. Stout (2016): drank at 2 years; still like fresh. Thirsty Dog – Wulver BBA Wee Heavy ( 2015): drank one at 2 years; still like fresh. Drank 2 more at 3 years; a bit past prime.