The crown jewel of your cellar?

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

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  1. Cascade77

    Cascade77 Initiate (0) May 14, 2009 Vermont

    A 12oz hand bottle of (the original!) Heady Topper from back when the brewpub was still open. Just waiting for the right time to open this beauty.
  2. drgonzo2k2

    drgonzo2k2 Aspirant (264) Aug 24, 2012 California

    Mine would be one of these:

    3 - Firestone Walker Anniversary Verticals 10 - 15 (but soon to be 16)
    5 - Firestone Walker Parabola Verticals (10, 11, 12)
    2 - Deschutes They Abyss Verticals
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  3. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (360) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    I know a guy who has at least two bottles of each year going back to 1986, and after 1999 he's got a case of each. It's truly an epic sight to see, and Bigfoot never really gets me too excited. I guess it's the sheer number and hoarding skills that makes it awesome.
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  4. pmoney

    pmoney Crusader (738) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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  5. RandomBattle

    RandomBattle Aspirant (232) Jun 25, 2010 New York
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    BT '09 (and subsequently, '10, '11, and soon '12)
    Samiclaus '07
    WWS '07

    And my favorites:

    Piapt Vertical: everything so far, including BA ones.
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  6. s1ckboy

    s1ckboy Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2011 Massachusetts

    Black Note & Bourbon Dark Lord. Don't think they'll be in there much longer.
  7. theCoder

    theCoder Disciple (393) Oct 24, 2011 Minnesota
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    Boy...I consumed my Kate the Great so
    08, 09, 11 BCBS
    11 Bramble BCBS and BCBCS
    2 X Deschuttes XXI

    Oldest that I'm proud of and I think i'll consume it this year since I'm finally over crazy cellaring as mentioned above, I could get hit by a bus and never try some of these delicious beers:
    2005 Solstice d'hiver
  8. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

    Well said.
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  9. FreshmanPour77

    FreshmanPour77 Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2009 Minnesota

    2008 Imp stout Trooper
    08-11 Darkness with a 2012 addition soon!
    11 BT

    Most of the beers I plan to share with my wife since she puts up with my hobby but for sure the darkness vertical I plan to crack open next year for my birthday with some friends.
  10. TheBishopco

    TheBishopco Disciple (359) Feb 4, 2011 Tennessee
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    I'd have to go with my Terrapin Big Daddy Vlady. It was the first beer that made me go "wow!" it's what started my passion for craft beer. I still have two left, and I am going to crack one open around Thanksgiving. I just hope I am not disappointed by it. It's probably not as great as I remember it being, and I have since tried many other wonderful stouts. I'm sure my palate has changed a lot in the 18 months since I last had it.
  11. dc55110

    dc55110 Aspirant (282) Oct 24, 2010 Minnesota
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    Complete set of the Michelob Celebrate Series
  12. xnicknj

    xnicknj Initiate (0) May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    right now its probably:

    brandy vanilla DL 11
    BT 10
    splinter blue

    all three will probably be opened soon.
  13. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Crusader (759) Nov 11, 2011 Ohio
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    Pliny, BBQ, 3F Oude Geuze
  14. Knownfactor

    Knownfactor Initiate (99) Feb 20, 2010 Colorado

    Armand 4s
    All my Cantillon
  15. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2011 Illinois

    While it's not the rarest/most limited thing in my cellar mine would be the Chocolate Rain my fiance got me as an engagement gift. I'll be opening it on my 5 or 10 year wedding anniversary.
  16. soultrain19

    soultrain19 Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2008 Texas

    2007 Allagash Interlude ('08 & '09 as well). Love that beer. Would have conitnued the vertical but Allagash stopped distributing to Texas. Ya heard that Rob! Talkin to ya.
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  17. Morey

    Morey Meyvn (1,042) Dec 30, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    I drank a 2004 over the summer, and it was AMAZING! Completely different beer.
  18. Sean9689

    Sean9689 Poo-Bah (2,177) Mar 17, 2009 Illinois
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    2007 Double Dick-Waver Imperial Stout
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  19. Foamfollower

    Foamfollower Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2004 Illinois

    A bottle of Dark Lord that predates the Release Party
    2003 Thomas Hardy
  20. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

    I have no idea what that is, but I need it.
  21. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    Heyheyhey...I already made a dick joke.
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  22. CWinchell

    CWinchell Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2011 North Carolina
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    50/50 Elijah Craig 12yr from last year.
  23. MC6

    MC6 Initiate (150) Dec 12, 2008 Illinois
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    2011 PVW DL
    2012 BBA DL

    Drank my last 2008 BCBS recently and it was awesome.
  24. Soonami

    Soonami Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Probably these 2 :slight_smile:
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  25. Skuter

    Skuter Aspirant (213) Jun 21, 2008 California
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    Mine would have to be the 2 x BA Partridge in a Pear Tree.
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  26. Pittsky

    Pittsky Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Florida
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    rare & bourbon huna..waiting till March, my 30th bday to crack the rare...
  27. pearljam118

    pearljam118 Aspirant (295) Jul 5, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Pliny?? Read the bottle bro
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  28. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,446) Mar 18, 2010 California

    How did you get this?
  29. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,446) Mar 18, 2010 California

    I had the cherry one a while back. Quite something.
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  30. ParchedNeedBeer

    ParchedNeedBeer Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2011 California

    2009 Grand Teton Double Vision Doppelbock
    All my Cantillons
    2 years of all 50/50 Eclipses

    And Lastly, 2008 Avery Ale to the Chief - I'll pop this bad boy next month when Romney wins.
  31. JohnGalt1

    JohnGalt1 Poo-Bah (4,680) Aug 10, 2005 Idaho
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    Got 2x in trade from tai4ji2x when he was in the US. Many of the bottles reviewed here on BA came from him.
  32. koopa

    koopa Poo-Bah (1,825) Apr 20, 2008 New Jersey
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    Just found out it might not be the only one left. I got mine from a former brewer at Deschutes who said the magnums were never released commercially and that he only got 2 because he was brewing for Deschutes at the time. One he drank and the other he hooked me up with. I believe I probably assumed he was the ONLY brewer who got 2 but it seems that isn't the case.
  33. jtmartino

    jtmartino Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California
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    They have one at the brewery. In fact, I believe there is at least one bottle of every beer they've ever made (in particular the special beers.)

    They also keep cases of older vintages of their reserve series. I'd love to get my hands on some of that...

    I have a vertical of Deschutes Abyss from 2007. Just need the '06 to make it complete. I also have a few 2008 Dissidents that I value simply because it's an awesome beer. I'm cracking one at Thanksgiving in a Dissident vertical.
  34. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

    What will you open if Obama wins?
    Also, this reminded me that I still have a Rumpkin from last year.
  35. LE_FEESH

    LE_FEESH Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2012 North Carolina

    Foothills Baltic Porter. Not the rarest or best I have, but it was the first beer in my cellar and I absolutely love that stuff.
  36. mocktm

    mocktm Devotee (441) Jan 3, 2011 Virginia
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    Definitely my BCBVS; I absolutely love vanilla flavored stouts, so I'm really looking forward to cracking this baby.

    Until a couple nights ago, I might have said my first batch Bitches Brew, which was absolutely delicious.
  37. jedwards

    jedwards Initiate (2) Feb 3, 2009 California

    They did make a few of these, though not very many. One was sold in a charity auction a couple years ago (along with a magnum of Double Bale Quail... quite sad I missed out on that).

    As for myself...

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  38. Keffa

    Keffa Defender (634) Jan 8, 2009 Ohio
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    My VE 04/04/04.
  39. pearljam118

    pearljam118 Aspirant (295) Jul 5, 2008 Pennsylvania

    It is such a brilliant marketing piece to date the year on the label. It increases the people buying more to age for verticals, if anything. My example, SN Bigfoot and Stone Vertical Epic. Both are good but it seems like every other person has a few of these in their cellar.
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