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Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by SeaOfShells, Oct 4, 2012.
2009 Black Tuesday
2006-2012 Stone Vertical Epics
Near complete set of Allagash Coolships- (missing Ghoulschip),
My cellar doesn't have a crown jewel. It just has beer that hasn't been consumed yet. Beers aren't worth a shit until you've actually consumed them. Even if you've had them before.
Thank you for your profound insight. The point of the thread is to share what you are most exited to consume. If beers aren't worth anything until you've consumed them, then a 2003 Natural Light would be in the same standing as a 2012 Fou Foune, by your logic.
For me personally, probably Blabaer, as it's the one I've been anticipating longest.
But other people may choose something else from my cellar, as I also have Crianza Helena, Malvasia Rosso, Jean Chris Nomad, BCBS '09, etc.
'08 BCBS (will be drinking soon though )
Ther blabaer that just arrived today (im pumped)
This thread got deep in a hurry.
But seriously, for me its a fight between Chocolate Rain & Black Tuesday, Nightstalker and Big John, Barrel Aged Yeti (if it's infected I'll probably cry) - nothing too special....but I dig 'em.
I guess these would pass as the current "crown jewels"
Westvleteren 12 - 11
Westvleteren 8 - 7
St. Amatus 2010 - 5
Pannepot Old Fisherman's Ale 2011 - 25
Pannepot Old Fisherman's Ale 2010 - 2
Pannepot Old Fisherman's Ale 2009 - 5
Pannepot Old Fisherman's Ale 2008 - 2
Pannepot Old Fisherman's Ale 2007- 6
Pannepot Reserva 2009 3
Pannepot Reserva 2008 3
Pannepot Reserva 2007 1
Pannepot Reserva 2006 1
Pannepot Grand Reserva 2005 4
Pannepot Grand Reserva 2008) 4
Pannepeut 2011 5
Pannepeut 2007 1
Black Albert "Batch 0" original bottling labled "0" by hand on the cap - 2
Black Damnation Mocha Bomb 2
Cuvee Delphine 2
Struise Outblack 1
KBS 2012 Bottled 2/17/12 3
KBS 2011 2
FFF BA Alpha Klaus w/ plums....I love plums
2010 St Bernardus abt 10
09 Sexual Chocolate
Off the top of my head:
Chocolate Rain B1
Sierra Nevada Jack and Ken's
Alesmith Decadence 2010
Pannepot Reserva '06
I have a bunch of random rare brews.... but in the top 3 "odd+rare+tickers only want" bottles is Oak Aged Pabst 1844
Refrigerated since I received it more than a year ago.
07' Molsen Ice.
It's not much, but I've got a bottle of BA Hi-Fi Rye. There's some more expensive stuff down there but that's the one I'm happiest I have.
2012 KtG x 6
Probably my 2011 Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek. My sentimental vote goes to my 2011 St Bernardus Christmas that was bottled on my bday
timmy from 2 blocks down.
it puts the lotion in the basket.
I'd love to get your explanation on this comment.
Also, lol to the people listing their cellars and amount of bottles they have of it. The point of the thread was to post the crown jewel of your cellar, not show how much rare beer you hoard.
George Gale's Prize Old Ale 1999-2002 is my fave of my cellar, but the Weyerbacher Decadance and Eleven stand out too (only ones I have a single of, I have plenty of Twelve-Seventeen).
I don't think I have anything seriously outrageous, but they're mine and I love them.
If I had to pick just one "thing" it would be my Sexy Choc vert, 09-12. Just because it was the first beer release I had ever been to and I've met so many great people at those events. Not to mention drinking a ton of great beer there as well. I guess its the memories more than the beer.
I'm kind of proud of my 7 six packs of Bigfoot, starting from 2006 to 2012, a six pack from each year. I know its not really all that valuable, or rare, I'm just more impressed that I have managed to keep them in on the shelf for so long and not drink them! I love that stuff.
Mine is my 2011 Abyss. I have several bottles and I check my temp everyday to my fridge to make sure the beers are okay
My cellar is really just a small gathering. The Black Lotus or crown jewel is my 2009 Black Tuesday. I also have a VE 6.6.06, that I've had since 2/07, I will be opening that in December, really I'm excited to see how a closet in the Southland can cellar beer.
Some will understand my two candidates:
Last bottle of homebrewed RIS 12% ABV (March 2011)
Last bottle of homebrewed barleywine 10% ABV (May 2011)
These were really nice beers and I've yet to confront a situation that warranted their opening. Sad but true.
My Rares are probably my crown jewel. The sentimental vote goes to the two 2008 DFH Palo Santos I have because they are the first beers I started to cellar. My favorites in my cellar by taste are my BCBVSs and BA Shipwreck Porters!
My crown jewel of my cellar is..... Whatever Shades Of Gray sends to share for a tasting.
Probably between Izzy, DDG or Blabaer. Lots of others too but not quite to that level.
Purely sentimental because god knows what it's actually like at this point: original '06 750 of Shorts Mystery Stout. Otherwise, Rare.
I have not been cellaring things that long either, only a year or so. With that said, I would say
2007 Avery Mephostophiles
2010 DFH World Wide Stout
2011 Firestone Abacus
2011 Boulevard Imperial Stout Batch 1
Kuhnhenn BBBW 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 (multiple verticals!)
Magic Hat Chaotic Chemistry
NEBCo 3 Judges
Thomas Hardy 1979
For sentimental value - 2 remaining 4 pks of 02' Vim & vigor WWS. First case I bought.
Other than that - Blabaer, Bourbon Vanilla DL, GI Rare
A couple cool bottles received in a trade on my trip to Belgium:
1991 De Neve Oude Geuze
2001 De Cam Oude Geuze
Got a bunch of other cool beers but I am most excited to crack those open, soon hopefully.
I'd say at this point:
2006 BA Speedway
2011 Brandy Dark Lord
Batch 1 BA hi fi rye
Ba speedway 09
La roja gr
100% ba cuir
most excited about these
The Goose has been very good to me this year!
RARE X 1
BCBVS X 1
KH X 5
I love my other Goose Ilsand beers as well, but these are my crown jewels.
I'd have to go with the Blabaer simply because I happened to be in the right place (Olbutikken) at the right time (the week of release) to get it.