The crown jewel of your cellar?

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by SeaOfShells, Oct 4, 2012.

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  1. Localdrinklax

    Localdrinklax Devotee (462) Jul 23, 2010 Wisconsin
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    I would have to say my 2008 Surly Darkness and Three Floyds Murder'd Out Stout.
  2. blkcld

    blkcld Aspirant (244) May 19, 2010 New Jersey
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    Bourbon County Rare
    5 year vertical of BCBS
    5 year Vertical of Dark Lord
    4 year vertical of Abyss
    Every year of Parabola and Sucuba(abacus)

    Is that too many to list? guess start at top and work down
  3. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Aw no. I'm going to have to change my pants.
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  4. baybum

    baybum Defender (682) Feb 10, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Thomas Hardy 1993, 96, 97, 98, 99
    Grey Monday
  5. baybum

    baybum Defender (682) Feb 10, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Don't trade it, better to bring it to DLD and bottle share with a group. You'll get to try way more beer that way!
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  6. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    In all my time on BA and all the cellar pics I've ever seen, hand on heart this is the only one I've ever been jealous of. For those about to drink Courage Russian Imperial Stout, I salute you.
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  7. Cyclone8

    Cyclone8 Devotee (419) Oct 19, 2011 Minnesota
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    I'm guessing if you look on the bottle it might have the correct spelling:wink:
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  8. OSUBeerStudent

    OSUBeerStudent Initiate (0) May 2, 2008 Washington

    In terms of stuff I'm looking forward to drinking eventually:
    '07 Westy 12
    '11 Adam from the Wood
    '08 Thomas Hardy

    My anti-crown jewel - 08 DFH Fort. I really, really don't want to drink it, so it's going to continue to sit for a while. Maybe it'll be drinkable after another 5 years.
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  9. Houston_E89

    Houston_E89 Aspirant (263) Sep 10, 2012 Texas

    I'm still a rookie, With that said...

    Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half without floaties
    Saint Arnold Divine Reserve 1 through 12 (soon to be 13)
  10. Jimski123

    Jimski123 Initiate (159) Feb 10, 2013 Tennessee
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    right now id say my bottles of 05 Lamvinus
  11. kdb150

    kdb150 Devotee (465) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I guess it would have to be the Xyauyu Barrel 2008 I smuggled back from Italy in December. I'm still kicking myself that I didn't also snag a Fume, although space was limited.

    Runners up would have to be the 3 first run Uncle Jacob's Stouts, along with some 3F Oude Gueze bottled in 2010 and the 2 Firestone Walker 14s.
  12. PetieP

    PetieP Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Ive only been cellaring for a bit over 2 years, and most of it is stuff that will be impressive years to come. But other than the DFH WWS 2008-2012 bottles, Ive got 2 Bruery Partridges, 2 Bruery Turtle Doves (and 1 BA version), and 4-6 of the rest. Pretty stoked to put those all together in 2019.
  13. HuskyinPDX

    HuskyinPDX Poo-Bah (2,483) Jan 23, 2011 Washington
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    You should open this next to a 3000! Hmmm...
  14. Pecan

    Pecan Devotee (421) Dec 20, 2012 Arizona
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    I have a couple decent, rare bottles in the cellar, but I have to say my crown jewel is:

    Brandy Vanilla Dark Lord

    Not only is it rare and a whale, but I hold it in even higher value because I actually picked it up myself at DLD because I thought it sounded great, even though people were all buzzing about the PvW and de Muerte at the time.
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  15. rowingbrewer

    rowingbrewer Champion (849) May 28, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Malvasia Rosso for now but I have a framboos coming in this week
  16. xnicknj

    xnicknj Initiate (0) May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I opened most of my 'crown jewels' at tastings over the winter so now it's probably Peconic or Splinter Blue.
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  17. youbrewidrink

    youbrewidrink Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2009 Vermont
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    I too openned my gems back when the world was supposed to end.

    I have a couple of Loon verticals left, a Zeke's, a few older RR 750's.

    I am proud to say that I have an original OC Russian Imperial Stout Bomber
  18. BDEE

    BDEE Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2012 Wisconsin

    Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord '11. I didn't trade for it and I didn't pay out my ass for it. (Not counting the $50 price tag @ DLD.) I just got one. Scratched off a winner and walked out with it. It's the only year out of 4 I was fast enough to get the tickets online. I'm very proud to have that one after seeing what others have paid/traded for all the different Dark Lord Barrel Aged variants. I have also turned down quite a few dollars from a friend of mine who is an absolute trade/hoarding junky. I plan to crack it when the Brewers win the World Series. Stop laughing.
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  19. Pecan

    Pecan Devotee (421) Dec 20, 2012 Arizona
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    It's amazing how feeling like you actually EARNED that beer can increase your value of it, right? I feel the same about my Brandy Vanilla DL.... I've been offered some seriously crazy stuff for it, including a four-figure cash offer at one point (Not sure if they would have paid up if I said yes, I couldn't tell if they were extremely serious... And I declined anyways.) buy it's just something that I'm going to hold onto until I drink it.
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  20. BDEE

    BDEE Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2012 Wisconsin

    You said it man.
  21. TheCellarman

    TheCellarman Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2013 Utah

    Allagash Curiex.
  22. olympuszymurgus

    olympuszymurgus Zealot (582) Nov 24, 2009 California
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    1994 rose de Gambrinus.
  23. warriorsoul

    warriorsoul Champion (898) Aug 3, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    What is a Loon?
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  24. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poo-Bah (1,654) Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Just had a 1993 Rose de Gambrinus this past weekend. Absolutely delicious. Stunned how different it is.
  25. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,210) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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  26. olympuszymurgus

    olympuszymurgus Zealot (582) Nov 24, 2009 California
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    I have a feeling I know who opened that bottle for you...
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  27. yankeepride

    yankeepride Disciple (374) Jan 16, 2011 New Jersey
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    I just started acquiring and cellaring tougher beers, so I'll go with my 2012 Black Tuesday.
  28. williamjbauer

    williamjbauer Champion (889) Jan 17, 2012 Colorado
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    King Henry and 2009 Utopias
  29. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    These guys
    Or this little fella
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  30. jake65

    jake65 Initiate (147) Nov 4, 2008 Idaho

    Angel's Share. Simply because I had one the day after my little girl was born and this one is waiting for her sister to arrive in 7 weeks. Makes it priceless to me.
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  31. closisinthehouse

    closisinthehouse Devotee (457) Jun 10, 2011 Florida
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    1 2011 168 bottle count release of Bourbon Barrel Aged Hunahpu. I will finally get to it for my 30th come October.
  32. badb_rad

    badb_rad Aspirant (207) Dec 23, 2012 California
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    I think i bought it in 2010 at the brewery. Sorry for the fuzzy, its from beer camp #6. This & a 2011 Parabola :wink:
  33. redblacks75

    redblacks75 Aspirant (228) Oct 29, 2010 Iowa
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    Armand & Tommy at this point. So many gems have left recently.
  34. Holmes698

    Holmes698 Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    King Henry, Rare, Darkness '11, HF Edith, Hunaphu's, Allagash Coolships (cerise and resurgam)
  35. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Is BAVDL a gem? I can't tell.
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  36. gator79

    gator79 Disciple (328) Nov 1, 2008 Florida
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    King Henry x2
    2008 Abyss
    2008 Xyauyu Fume
    2009 DL
    2009 Ivan
    2009 Mirror Mirror
    2011 Black Tuesday
  37. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    ^^^ Beer #3 tastes like cigarette butts and burnt licorice
  38. kingkukta

    kingkukta Initiate (82) May 4, 2013 California
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    Drank like a 3-4 year old bottle of Victory at Sea and it was the best thing I have ever had.
  39. kingkukta

    kingkukta Initiate (82) May 4, 2013 California
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    Nothing too rare but have a couple good verticals going

    07-10,12,13 Stone IRS
    08-10 The Abyss
  40. traPISSED

    traPISSED Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2013 Brazil

    1972 Felix Kriek Speciaal 75cl
    2004 (first batch) Cantillon Cuvee Des Champions
    Girardin Jonge Lambic (bottled at 10 months old)
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