North Coast Bourbon 09 cellar reserve

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by timc100, Feb 19, 2013.

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  1. timc100

    timc100 Disciple (375) Aug 13, 2012 Illinois
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    Stumbled on a bottle today, how's it drinking? Certainly cannot afford another one otherwise I'd crack it open at the next celebratory evening. Thanks
     
  2. harrymel

    harrymel Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2010 Washington

    Delicious, in a word.
     
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  3. timc100

    timc100 Disciple (375) Aug 13, 2012 Illinois
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    Can you think of any reason I should hold onto it longer? What has age done to it thus far?
     
  4. Boonedoggle

    Boonedoggle Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2011 Nebraska

    I haven't had this recently but I cracked open a bottle last year and it was one of the best beers I've ever had.
     
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  5. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (334) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    Had one at Christmas for our company holiday party. Easily in the top five best beers I've ever had. I still have one left myself and really don't want to open it yet, because then it's gone forever.
     
  6. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,352) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Good to know. Had one fresh & it was a bit much, but saw it on a store shelf a couple days ago. Might splurge on another just for fun.
     
  7. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2009 Oregon

    Cracked this one for New Year's Eve. It was incredible. I highly recommend drinking now because you can still potentially get another if you like it that much.
     
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  8. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,197) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    I just drank a bottle of 2005 Brandy barrel Old Stock in the middle of February:
    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/112/37114/?ba=4DAloveofSTOUT

    Brandy is still holding up fantastically. Bourbon is still holding up fantastically. I also have several bottles of the bourbon barrel old stock and I see the bourbon version having the similiar cellar life as the brandy! I have drank several bottles of the bourbon version over the last 2 years and it has drank like a champ everytime. I am not scared to hold on to those bottles for a very long time, but its going to be more of a matter of will power because the beer is really awesome! lol.
     
  9. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,197) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    You wont regret the splurge!
     
  10. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,197) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    This is a good piece of advice for the OP!
     
  11. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (11,887) Mar 18, 2010 California

    I had a pour over the past weekend. It's very good right now, but I never had any when it first came out.
     
  12. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,448) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    i loved it when it came out. you (or at least i) rarely see it nowadays, so if you have the money i think it's worth it.

    the only problems with north coast barrel stuff in the first place are the price and that they're often a bit more carbonated than a lot of BAs prefer. other than that, they're top notch (i even love the grand cru that people inexplicably shit on).
     
  13. maximep

    maximep Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2009 New York

    this beer is ridiculous now. I drank two bottles in one night to the domepiece, it was fucking money.
     
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  14. bramsdell

    bramsdell Initiate (162) May 27, 2011 North Carolina

    A friend of mine had one about a week ago. He said it was excellent, but also said that he was glad he had it then. Little bit of oxidation but in a pleasant way.
     
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