How long would you cellar these beers?

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by nuggetlover, Jan 16, 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. nuggetlover

    nuggetlover Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I've been building my "cellar" (beers in boxes in the unfinished portion of the basement, very high tech!) for 5+ years now, and wanted to get some opinions on how long (or short) of a period like minded folks might think would be appropriate for some of my more aged brews... Thanks in advance for the input, and no need to tell me I should have consumed them when I purchased them!

    - DFH 120 minute
    - Bourbon County Stout
    - Founders Bolt Cutter
    - Firestone Walker Parabola & Sucuba

    Thanks
     
  2. tkdchampxi

    tkdchampxi Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2010 New Jersey

    You should probably get to drinking all of those, if they are 5+ years. I think the 120 may hold up a bit longer, but still... what are you waiting for?
     
    nuggetlover likes this.
  3. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 Minnesota

    I don't suspect that the beers in question have all been in the cellar that long. That's just how long the OP has been cellaring beer.

    Edit: That said - wasn't Bolt Cutter only brewed once? I got a surprise bottle of that as an extra once, when was it brewed?
     
    nuggetlover and tkdchampxi like this.
  4. PSU_Mike

    PSU_Mike Champion (865) Sep 6, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I had an 08 bottle of 120 during Christmas and it was out-fucking-standing.
     
    TonyLema1, shadwow13 and nuggetlover like this.
  5. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 Minnesota

    What was it like? I have only had it once, and I drank it almost as soon as I got it. Also was out-fucking-standing but I can't help but wonder how time treats that beer.
     
  6. WreckedPalate

    WreckedPalate Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2013 Wisconsin

    Wouldn't prefer aging 120 (many disagree), BCBS 2 years was very good, 1-2 will any barrel aged products from Firestone walker is usually pretty good
     
    nuggetlover likes this.
  7. PSU_Mike

    PSU_Mike Champion (865) Sep 6, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Straight barleywine territory. Raisins, brown sugary, some plum-like notes. I had it right before cracking a Sucaba and it was almost on par. And Sucaba is my only 5/5 beer.
     
    Hop-Droppen-Roll likes this.
  8. nuggetlover

    nuggetlover Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I picked up 2 bottles in '12. Enjoyed one immensely this past November.
     
    Hop-Droppen-Roll likes this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.