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ChicagoWhiteSox
11-15-2010, 07:59 PM
I recently opened a NOV 09 bottle of Founders Breakfast Stout. At a year old, I was hoping to see improvement. Truth be told, it was "bland" compared to the fresh Breakfast Stout. The flavors were mild, and the body was much lighter. Honestly, it just seemed like the beer went down hill. I stored the beer upright in my closet and it was not exposed to any extreme temp or humidity. Founders Breakfast Stout is a pretty big beer at 8% abv, so I thought it would have aged well. So here is my question... What beers/type of beer actually ages and becomes better beer?

ChicagoWhiteSox
11-15-2010, 08:08 PM
Sorry, I forgot to add that I had a bottle of KBS that I am pretty sure was from April 10. A friend and I split it. It was out of this world:dr I never had it fresh, so I cannot compare.

forgop
11-15-2010, 08:10 PM
Doesn't Budweiser say it's all about the freshness?

Maybe it's just me, but I just don't think barley and hops have properties that work with the aging properties.

Jbailey
11-15-2010, 08:12 PM
From what I've read the Belgium's age well and for a long time. Also heavy stouts with high ABV's tend to age well. I got some Founders Backwoods Bastard from last year that I want to compare to the new batch. I also tasted GI Bourbon County Stouts from 08, 09, 10. The 08 GIBCS was great!

As far as aged beer some of the best I've had was a 5 year vertical of Three Floyds Dark Lord. It's a mixed bag because everyone had a favorite year. I personally thought that 4 years (2007) is great for Dark Lord and at 5 years (2006) it hadn't peeked but wasn't as good the 2007. Everyone's tastes are different.

As far as beer aging I'm still new. Getting 2-3 year verticals on some beers.

Jbailey
11-15-2010, 08:13 PM
Sorry, I forgot to add that I had a bottle of KBS that I am pretty sure was from April 10. A friend and I split it. It was out of this world:dr I never had it fresh, so I cannot compare.

KBS is great fresh but I've been digging it now. I still got over 3 packs left and excited to compare it to next years.

s15driftking
11-15-2010, 08:25 PM
does alcohol really "Age" in a glass bottle? I have heard it does not.

Jbailey
11-15-2010, 08:27 PM
does alcohol really "Age" in a glass bottle? I have heard it does not.

Liquor does not age once it's been bottled (scotch, whiskey, etc.). Wine will continue to age in bottles and so will some beers.

pnoon
11-15-2010, 08:28 PM
does alcohol really "Age" in a glass bottle? I have heard it does not.

Have you heard of wine? ;)

ChicagoWhiteSox
11-15-2010, 08:30 PM
From what I've read the Belgium's age well and for a long time. Also heavy stouts with high ABV's tend to age well. I got some Founders Backwoods Bastard from last year that I want to compare to the new batch. I also tasted GI Bourbon County Stouts from 08, 09, 10. The 08 GIBCS was great!

As far as aged beer some of the best I've had was a 5 year vertical of Three Floyds Dark Lord. It's a mixed bag because everyone had a favorite year. I personally thought that 4 years (2007) is great for Dark Lord and at 5 years (2006) it hadn't peeked but wasn't as good the 2007. Everyone's tastes are different.

As far as beer aging I'm still new. Getting 2-3 year verticals on some beers.

Dark Lord is on my list to try. I really want to make it to DLD next year and get a few bottles.

It seems like the list of beers that age well is very small. The usual suspects, Dark Lord, Westvleteren, and Chimay:hm I know there are more, but they are not your everyday type of beer. I think if I can get my hands on one, I will age a 1.5L bottle of Chimay Blue for the heck of it. See what happens.

Resipsa
11-15-2010, 08:32 PM
From what I've read the Belgium's age well and for a long time. Also heavy stouts with high ABV's tend to age well. I got some Founders Backwoods Bastard from last year that I want to compare to the new batch. I also tasted GI Bourbon County Stouts from 08, 09, 10. The 08 GIBCS was great!

As far as aged beer some of the best I've had was a 5 year vertical of Three Floyds Dark Lord. It's a mixed bag because everyone had a favorite year. I personally thought that 4 years (2007) is great for Dark Lord and at 5 years (2006) it hadn't peeked but wasn't as good the 2007. Everyone's tastes are different.

As far as beer aging I'm still new. Getting 2-3 year verticals on some beers.:tpd: on all counts. Barley wines tend to age well as well. Supposedly SN Bigfoot is still getting better after more than 10 years. I intend on finding out.:dr

hammondc
11-15-2010, 08:34 PM
Imperial Stouts and Porters age exceptionally well. I have a vertical collection of Brooklyn BCS for 5 years back now.

Jbailey
11-15-2010, 08:38 PM
Dark Lord is on my list to try. I really want to make it to DLD next year and get a few bottles.

It seems like the list of beers that age well is very small. The usual suspects, Dark Lord, Westvleteren, and Chimay:hm I know there are more, but they are not your everyday type of beer. I think if I can get my hands on one, I will age a 1.5L bottle of Chimay Blue for the heck of it. See what happens.

I don't think the list of beers is small just spread out regionally. An example would be the limited RIS from breweries. Also a lot more breweries are making beers that do age. GI has the Bourbon County line as well as all of their Belgium line. Right now I got a couple bottles of Chimay Red 08, 09 and 10. Looking forward to trying them down the road.

Jbailey
11-15-2010, 08:39 PM
:tpd: on all counts. Barley wines tend to age well as well. Supposedly SN Bigfoot is still getting better after more than 10 years. I intend on finding out.:dr

Forgot about Barley Wines. Good call Vic! :tu

Jbailey
11-15-2010, 08:41 PM
Doesn't Budweiser say it's all about the freshness?

Maybe it's just me, but I just don't think barley and hops have properties that work with the aging properties.

A lot to most beers don't age well. One of my favorite beers are IPA's. This is one beer that tastes the best fresh and aging kills it. After 6 months an IPA is on the way out. :2

ChicagoWhiteSox
11-15-2010, 08:44 PM
A lot to most beers don't age well. One of my favorite beers are IPA's. This is one beer that tastes the best fresh and aging kills it. After 6 months an IPA is on the way out. :2

I totally agree. Fresh is best with IPA's.

s15driftking
11-15-2010, 08:46 PM
Have you heard of wine? ;)

insert my foot in my mouth. I am dumb.

Jbailey
11-15-2010, 08:46 PM
Been drinking all my IPAs I have lately. I got a few Founders Devil Dancers left and a few bombers of Three Floyds Arctic Panzer Wolf. Damn good stuff! :tu

Bill86
11-15-2010, 08:53 PM
Imperial Stouts and Porters age exceptionally well. I have a vertical collection of Brooklyn BCS for 5 years back now.

This, Stouts are PERFECT for aging.

Yeah you wouldn't age an IPA.

ChicagoWhiteSox
11-15-2010, 08:54 PM
I have been drinking a lot of IPA's and pale ales lately. Mostly stuff from Bell's, Founders, and DFH. I can really tell a difference in taste from a fresh bottle and one that I have had for a week or two.

icehog3
11-15-2010, 08:55 PM
I have been drinking a lot of IPA's and pale ales lately. Mostly stuff from Bell's, Founders, and DFH. I can really tell a difference in taste from a fresh bottle and one that I have had for a week or two.

I would hardly consider two weeks to be "aging", Nate. :)

ChicagoWhiteSox
11-15-2010, 08:56 PM
I would hardly consider two weeks to be "aging", Nate. :)

Yeah I know:r:r My point was the fresher the better for IPA's and pale ales. The hops used in IPA's lose a lot of character very quickly.

icehog3
11-15-2010, 08:57 PM
Yeah I know:r:r My point was the fresher the better for IPA's and pale ales.

:tu :r

Lumpold
11-15-2010, 09:03 PM
Beers that age well in bottles are the ones designed to age well in bottles! Most Belgian breweries will decant beers into casks or bottles, and then age them further, leaving an amount of yeast in the bottles to continue 'conditioning' the beer.

Kwilkinson
11-15-2010, 09:10 PM
Liquor does not age once it's been bottled (scotch, whiskey, etc.). Wine will continue to age in bottles and so will some beers.

Just thinking out loud here, but doesn't that depend upon how the alcohol is contained? Meaning a sealed bottle of scotch that is a 12 year scotch you bought in 2000 is not a 22 year old scotch now, however, if that bottle had been open the entire time, and oxygen had gotten into the liquor, then it undoubtedly would taste different from now and then, which is aging, kind of. That's the main reason that wine "ages" as it sits in your personal cellar and that scotch doesn't. Wine is closed with a cork, which allows air to travel in and out, which ages the wine as the oxygen breaks down the tannins. It's the basic theory behind why maturing wine in large format bottles is better long-term.

Bill86
11-15-2010, 09:19 PM
Tom's right, unless you're getting your IPAs straight from the brewery.......even then who knows how long they sit. Now I got my Dreadnaught from the Three Floyds Brewery and it was the best thing ever at least IPA wise that I have tasted.

IMO aging = 1 year +. NOTE I did not say fully aged, for that you need 3 years :r.

xlc12rf
11-15-2010, 09:21 PM
One of the most drastic changes I've tasted was Black Ops. A year on the bottle, brought the beer from 'good' to 'sell my soul - worthy'.

The only IPA I've had that was better with some age was 120 min.. and that isn't exactly a traditional IPA.

Aging right now I have some black ops, Brooklyn BCS, Bigfoot, Old school, Old Horizontal, WWS, Vertical Epics, IRS, Stout Trooper, Mosnter, Storm King, Double Bastard. That's all i can remember off the top of my head.

Bill86
11-15-2010, 09:30 PM
I don't age beers, I drink them. I want to age them....but they are so tasty.....never happens. Someday I'll age a bunch of Imperial Stouts.

BlackDog
11-15-2010, 10:04 PM
Regarding CWS oroginal post, Founder's Breakfast Stout is a coffee stout. Coffee stouts do not age well. The coffee fades.

However, many high abv beers do age well. The criteria for the "best" beers to age are that they are: 1) High ABV; 2) Do not depend upon fresh hop aromas for their flavor; and 3) Are bottle conditioned and not pasturized.

LostAbbott
11-15-2010, 10:07 PM
I have about 10 beers aging right now one is a barley wine from 2005. Two are octoberfests from 2007 and 08. Then I have some bourbon barrel ages stuff porter and stout that both have a about two years on them. I tend or only age high alcohol content thick or dark ales. Anything else gets drunk fast.

Jbailey
11-15-2010, 10:22 PM
Just thinking out loud here, but doesn't that depend upon how the alcohol is contained? Meaning a sealed bottle of scotch that is a 12 year scotch you bought in 2000 is not a 22 year old scotch now

When you have a 12 year old (scotch, bourbon etc.) that's from it siting in barrels/casks aging for 12 years. After you remove liquor from barrels, casks etc it stops aging. In 10 years that bottle is still a 12 year old bottle of X.

The bottle might be 22 years old but liquor inside the bottle is still 12 years old X.

I will have to find where I read this and post it.

Kwilkinson
11-15-2010, 11:02 PM
When you have a 12 year old (scotch, bourbon etc.) that's from it siting in barrels/casks aging for 12 years. After you remove liquor from barrels, casks etc it stops aging. In 10 years that bottle is still a 12 year old bottle of X.

The bottle might be 22 years old but liquor inside the bottle is still 12 years old X.

I will have to find where I read this and post it.

I know that's true. But to "age" alcohol means to mature it. So while the scotch stops aging as in an age that can be put on the label, the liquor itself, once upon, begins maturing and will over time taste different.

sobranie10
11-15-2010, 11:41 PM
This is the whole process in detail for Scotch making and why It stops aging when bottled. :2

http://www.whisky-distilleries.info/Fabrication_EN.shtml

LostAbbott
11-15-2010, 11:48 PM
I know that's true. But to "age" alcohol means to mature it. So while the scotch stops aging as in an age that can be put on the label, the liquor itself, once upon, begins maturing and will over time taste different.

Not true. I have had bottles that have been open for 10,20, and 30 years and tasted them side by side with a fresh bottle and besides small differences in batches they all pretty much tasted the same, (Laphroaig 10yr)

Whiskey specifically stops aging after it leaves the oak. My grandfather was a huge Connoisseur and had hundreds of bottles of scotches.

Kwilkinson
11-15-2010, 11:49 PM
Hmm....interesting. That just seems counterintuitive to me for some reason.
Oh well, thanks for clearing that up guys.

Sauer Grapes
11-16-2010, 12:33 AM
I agree and disagree with the thought that IPAs don't age well. Single IPAs, are almost always better fresh, but IIPAs and IIIPAs actually can age well. I wouldn't say they get better, just different. They will lose a lot of the hop characteristic, but some of them still become damn fine beers with aging.

Jbailey
11-16-2010, 12:42 AM
I agree and disagree with the thought that IPAs don't age well. Single IPAs, are almost always better fresh, but IIPAs and IIIPAs actually can age well. I wouldn't say they get better, just different. They will lose a lot of the hop characteristic, but some of them still become damn fine beers with aging.

I will agree on the Founders Devil Dancer (triple ipa). I had them since May and they are drinking good. I might keep a few in the name of science.

Sauer Grapes
11-16-2010, 01:24 AM
It'll be different. It does lose a lot of hoppiness, but usually IIPA and IIIPA have a lot of malt (and of course a lot of alcohol) and a lot of times they will turn into wonderful beers.

That being said, I generally prefer any IPA fresh (love the hops). It's just that I also like the taste of a lot of them aged.

Resipsa
11-16-2010, 05:05 AM
Hmm....interesting. That just seems counterintuitive to me for some reason.
Oh well, thanks for clearing that up guys.I'm not a science guy and don't know the technicalities, but I look at it like this:

Both wine and beer have things going on side the bottle, once they are bottled, that whiskey does not. Once distilled the "cooking" part of the process is over for whiskey, any changes that occur after that are a result of the contact between the whiskey itself and the wooden barrels it's stored in. Once removed from the barrel that process ends. So no more aging, or changing of the flavor, is going to occur. There's nothing for the whiskey to react with in a glass bottle.

Beer and wine are different. There is live yeast in both of these, along with other ingredients. Those things continue to develop over time even inside of a sealed glass bottle. In the case of beer that's what James was referring to in "bottle-conditioned beers". The hops in beer will fade over time as well changing the flavor. Same process is occurring in wine, in addition to the wine reacting with the wooden barrels it's stored in. Once the wine is removed from the barrel it continues to change, because the ingredients in the wine itself are still present and evolving (or degrading).

I think a good example is also barrel aged beers and their counterparts. Goose Island Bourbon County stout is aged in Jack Daniels barrels, it has a VERY strong bourbon, oaky, etc taste to it because of that. Goose Island Night Stalker is the exact same beer without the barrel aging, and tastes very different. The difference comes from the barrel, remove the barrel, remove the differnce.

Lautréamont
11-16-2010, 07:47 AM
I buy a case of Trader Joe's Vintage beer every year. It's brew by Unibroue usually in the style of a Belgium strong ale or Double. They age wonderfully and the improvement after a year is remarkable. I also love to age Hennipen, the Saison style brew from Ommegang. A year in the bottle does wonders to bring out complex floral notes.

hammondc
11-16-2010, 08:26 AM
I totally agree. Fresh is best with IPA's.

The only exception I know if it Dogfish Head 120Min IPA. BUT....that is a different kind of brew all together.

hammondc
11-16-2010, 08:28 AM
The only IPA I've had that was better with some age was 120 min.. and that isn't exactly a traditional IPA.

Aging right now I have some black ops, Brooklyn BCS, Bigfoot, Old school, Old Horizontal, WWS, Vertical Epics, IRS, Stout Trooper, Mosnter, Storm King, Double Bastard. That's all i can remember off the top of my head.

Beat me to it on 120 Min. Good collection going there. I have a few years of Bigfoot and Storm King. Just 2 years of Stone IRS though. THAT is probably my favorite stout. Never had WWS though. I have not seen it here in TX. I can usually get lots of 120 min, but no WWS.

cricky101
11-16-2010, 08:29 AM
I buy a case of Trader Joe's Vintage beer every year. It's brew by Unibroue usually in the style of a Belgium strong ale or Double. They age wonderfully and the improvement after a year is remarkable. I also love to age Hennipen, the Saison style brew from Ommegang. A year in the bottle does wonders to bring out complex floral notes.


Do you know when the Trader Joe's release is typically available?

ChicagoWhiteSox
11-16-2010, 08:53 AM
Regarding CWS oroginal post, Founder's Breakfast Stout is a coffee stout. Coffee stouts do not age well. The coffee fades.

However, many high abv beers do age well. The criteria for the "best" beers to age are that they are: 1) High ABV; 2) Do not depend upon fresh hop aromas for their flavor; and 3) Are bottle conditioned and not pasturized.

Yeah the coffee flavors definitly were faded. The body was thinnner as well.

I have some beers in mind of what I might want to age. Bell's Expedition Stout, Founders Imperial Stout, Goose Island BCS, and maybe some St. Bernardus or Chimay.

xlc12rf
11-16-2010, 09:49 AM
Beat me to it on 120 Min. Good collection going there. I have a few years of Bigfoot and Storm King. Just 2 years of Stone IRS though. THAT is probably my favorite stout. Never had WWS though. I have not seen it here in TX. I can usually get lots of 120 min, but no WWS.

I have some available locally if you want me to ship it.

St. Lou Stu
11-16-2010, 10:18 AM
Simple Beer Aging Math by Jack Handy:

Big bodied malty beers > 7% ABV age nicely.
Light bodied beers < 7% ABV do not typically age well.
Hops dissipate rather quickly regardless of ABV.

kaisersozei
11-16-2010, 01:19 PM
I was going to start quoting and :tpd:, but then I realized I agreed with about 80% of these posts.

So I'm just gonna go have a beer. :D

romwarrior
11-16-2010, 02:08 PM
Do you know when the Trader Joe's release is typically available?

Usually Nov-Jan. Hopefully soon!

Jbailey
11-16-2010, 04:35 PM
Would like to hear from anyone trying any aged beer. Going to be comparing last years Founders Backwoods Bastard to this years soon. Will report back with my thoughts.

Bubba - NJ
11-16-2010, 08:31 PM
I have a St.Bernardus Christmas Ale from '09 that I can't wait to drink on Christmas Eve with my father , it was amazing last year . I have some Brooklyn BCS from last year that just doesn't seem as good now but I'll revisit it . Chimay Premier is really good fresh but it gets to OMG after only 1 year of rest . Wish they made a Bomber of it like the Blue label .

mosesbotbol
11-16-2010, 08:37 PM
Pick up the Beligan Ales while they last at Costco. Delerium cases look mighty temping and even easier than storing wine as they kept upright.

bresdogsr
11-16-2010, 09:44 PM
Have some year old DFH 90 minute. Much smoother less hoppy very good, but different from fresh.

Jbailey
11-16-2010, 11:49 PM
I have a St.Bernardus Christmas Ale from '09 that I can't wait to drink on Christmas Eve with my father , it was amazing last year . I have some Brooklyn BCS from last year that just doesn't seem as good now but I'll revisit it . Chimay Premier is really good fresh but it gets to OMG after only 1 year of rest . Wish they made a Bomber of it like the Blue label .

They do make the Chimay Premier (red) in the 750ml.

Lumpold
11-17-2010, 07:31 AM
Pick up the Beligan Ales while they last at Costco. Delerium cases look mighty temping and even easier than storing wine as they kept upright.

In the words of Gordon Gecko and his Wall Street cronies.... BUY BUY BUY. This is some solid advice, right on. Now I should talk to CostCo here and tell them to get the Belgian ales in. Their ale selection here in the UK is poor - a Wychwood selection case, and a 12 bottle mixed case, outside of that it's all lager :td

mosesbotbol
11-26-2010, 02:03 PM
In the words of Gordon Gecko and his Wall Street cronies.... BUY BUY BUY. This is some solid advice, right on.

Picke up two Delirium's I plan to age. I have some wine boxes I keep upright with Madeira and Champagne, so I thought a couple beers added would be a nice addition. The bottles are marked 2010, so not sure when I should consider drinking them. Every time I go in, I will pick up a few and soon I'll have a few cases in the cellar (is the plan).

Anyone have experience with drinking older Delirium?

mosesbotbol
11-26-2010, 02:04 PM
They do make the Chimay Premier (red) in the 750ml.

Thought I saw a 5L at a liquor store once?

Jbailey
11-26-2010, 05:16 PM
Thought I saw a 5L at a liquor store once?

I've seen the blue in those bottles.

Sauer Grapes
11-26-2010, 07:46 PM
Beat me to it on 120 Min. Good collection going there. I have a few years of Bigfoot and Storm King. Just 2 years of Stone IRS though. THAT is probably my favorite stout. Never had WWS though. I have not seen it here in TX. I can usually get lots of 120 min, but no WWS.

You aren't missing much with WWS IMO. I've never been a fan, and I do like my share of imperial stouts. WWS just tastes like stout flavored hard liquor.

Bill86
11-26-2010, 07:55 PM
Really? I love WWS it's probably my favorite imperial stout. That said TNs distribution is horrible so I haven't had TOO many even worth mentioning. :td

mosesbotbol
11-27-2010, 04:12 PM
They do make the Chimay Premier (red) in the 750ml.

I saw the red in 750 today. The store had a white red and blue label Chimay's in 750 for $11-13. I bought 2 St. Bernardus. I plan to revisit in 5+ years.

I did not see a brew date on the St. Bernardus. The Delirium's I bought last week were dated Feb 2010.

ChicagoWhiteSox
12-12-2010, 12:38 PM
Bought a bottle of Lost Abbey Serpent's Stout with the intention of aging 2-3 years. Thougths?

http://www.lostabbey.com/lost-abbey-beers/seasonal-beers/serpents-stout/

Bubba - NJ
12-12-2010, 01:23 PM
They do make the Chimay Premier (red) in the 750ml.

The Blue label comes in a huge bottle , sells for around $30.00 here . It would be nice if the Premier (red label) came in that size also . I usually only buy the Premier in the 750 ml size .

cricky101
12-12-2010, 01:57 PM
I was at a liquor store last night and they had a couple bottles of Rogue Imperial Stout from 2007. It seemed strange because they don't have much of a beer selection there, and they were tucked on an end cap with the Chimays.

It didn't look like the usual Rogue bombers with the painted labels - It was kind of frosty and gray and dated prominently on the bottle.

It was $15/bottle, so I didn't get one.

Should I go back and pick one up?

eldondo
12-12-2010, 02:49 PM
Had a bottle of Chimay Bleue Grand Reserve 2010 (75 cl) yesterday.... but much cheaper than over there.. app. USD 5.00

T.G
12-12-2010, 02:59 PM
I would hardly consider two weeks to be "aging", Nate. :)

How about three weeks? :rlz

GreekGodX
12-12-2010, 03:41 PM
Found some Brooklyn Black Chocolate stout from last year at the store. That will start my aging collection along with this years BCS :)

BeerAdvocate
12-12-2010, 03:44 PM
Found some Brooklyn Black Chocolate stout from last year at the store. That will start my aging collection along with this years BCS :)

Fantastic Score!

Jbailey
12-12-2010, 05:27 PM
Found some Brooklyn Black Chocolate stout from last year at the store. That will start my aging collection along with this years BCS :)

GI Bourbon County Stout? or more Black Chocolate stout?

icehog3
12-12-2010, 05:49 PM
How about three weeks? :rlz

It is the Rule of 3s. :noon

joeybear
12-17-2010, 11:31 AM
I have been drinking a lot of IPA's and pale ales lately. Mostly stuff from Bell's, Founders, and DFH. I can really tell a difference in taste from a fresh bottle and one that I have had for a week or two.

Lost the battle of will power, huh, after 2 whole weeks :) I've got a lot of beer and most age pretty well, except for IPAs. I really will give them 6 months max and then I restock.

mosesbotbol
12-17-2010, 12:31 PM
I picked up four Allagash "black" Belgian Style Stout's in 750 ml bottles at Costco. Two, I drank with a friend last night to get a base impression. The remaining two I plan to age for 4-5 years.

What are your impressions on this beer?

GreekGodX
12-18-2010, 11:59 AM
GI Bourbon County Stout? or more Black Chocolate stout?

No more acronyms from me :r I was referring to Black Chocolate stout. Isn't the Bourbon County Stout like impossible to find? I suppose I could do some searching around here.

Jbailey
12-18-2010, 01:07 PM
No more acronyms from me :r I was referring to Black Chocolate stout. Isn't the Bourbon County Stout like impossible to find? I suppose I could do some searching around here.

Maybe for you but for me Black Chocolate Stout is impossible for me to find around here. :D

GreekGodX
12-20-2010, 11:01 AM
Maybe for you but for me Black Chocolate Stout is impossible for me to find around here. :D

You mean at your house or in WI? :r

Perhaps a trade is in order :) There's one liqour store in Detroit that the GI website says has GI products. Unfortunately I'd be risking my life to go there to check it out :td No exaggeration not one of the good areas in Detroit.

St. Lou Stu
12-20-2010, 11:07 AM
You mean at your house or in WI? :r

Perhaps a trade is in order :) There's one liqour store in Detroit that the GI website says has GI products. Unfortunately I'd be risking my life to go there to check it out :td No exaggeration not one of the good areas in Detroit.

They must Have GMF'nI

Jbailey
12-20-2010, 08:24 PM
You mean at your house or in WI? :r

Both. :r

Bill86
12-20-2010, 08:38 PM
You mean at your house or in WI? :r

Perhaps a trade is in order :) There's one liqour store in Detroit that the GI website says has GI products. Unfortunately I'd be risking my life to go there to check it out :td No exaggeration not one of the good areas in Detroit.

This man is NOT kidding. Do NOT go to detroit! I drove through there, got hit ....just say yea dude it's cool and walked on. I refuse to stop at a gas station in detroit.

I got a few other funny detroit stories, but well they aren't for OPEN discussion. As they sound horrible racist ...and it wasn't me...it was the Detroit PD!

As far as aging beer.....I drink it. It's too hard to age it. It's easy to not touch cigars when you have hundreds/thousands. It's hard not to see a delicious craft brew and not drink it. AMIRITE?

kaisersozei
12-20-2010, 09:09 PM
I shared a bottle of 2002 Chocolate Stout at the VCM Holiday Herf yesterday. It was fantastic, very smooth, some folks said it was like a nice, rich sherry. Fortunately I still have 2 or 3 bottles left for additional special occasions.

slickster81
12-21-2010, 06:58 AM
Pick me up and I'll go with ya.....CCW and a .40 S&W should get us there and back Christos! If we're talking Cass Corridor, I'll grab the AR-15 and a handful of xtra mags. :tu

You mean at your house or in WI? :r

Perhaps a trade is in order :) There's one liqour store in Detroit that the GI website says has GI products. Unfortunately I'd be risking my life to go there to check it out :td No exaggeration not one of the good areas in Detroit.

fissure
12-21-2010, 07:34 AM
Place by me has the BCS for $8 a 4 pack, and no need to venture in to Detroit:sl

slickster81
12-21-2010, 08:48 AM
You're kinda a wet blanket aren't ya Steve? Shoot (pun intended) I figured me an' Christos would make a regular road trip of it and get a little adventure into his otherwise boring life....hehehe...

How you been man? Haven't heard from you in ages!

Place by me has the BCS for $8 a 4 pack, and no need to venture in to Detroit:sl

romwarrior
12-21-2010, 01:19 PM
As far as aging beer.....I drink it. It's too hard to age it. It's easy to not touch cigars when you have hundreds/thousands. It's hard not to see a delicious craft brew and not drink it. AMIRITE?

Sounds to me like you just need hundreds/thousands of craft brews...

St. Lou Stu
12-21-2010, 01:34 PM
Place by me has the BCS for $8 a 4 pack, and no need to venture in to Detroit:sl

nutty, my store has it for $22/4-pack.

fissure
12-21-2010, 02:53 PM
Don't want to confuse you. You're probably thinking Bourbon, not Black Chocolate. Read the thread earlier and saw the confusion. The black chocolate stout is $8 a 4 pack. If I could even find bourbon stout I'd buy some, and at $8 for 4 I'd buy the store out:D

St. Lou Stu
12-21-2010, 03:19 PM
Damnit Steve!
I read all that and still got cornfused!

ChicagoWhiteSox
03-27-2011, 12:17 PM
Here's my "cellar" so far:

2010 Bells Expedition Stout (6)
2010 Stone Double Bastard
2010 Port Brewing Older Viscosity
2009 Dogfish Head WWS
2010 Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti (2)
Old Rasputin XII
Sierra Nevada 30th Jack and Kens (3)
2010 Schlafly Reserve Imperial Stout
2010 Deschutes The Abyss
AleSmith Speedway Stout(I think it's from 2010)
2011 Goose Island Night Stalker (2)
2011 Founders Imperial Stout (8)
2011 Founders KBS (8)

Some of these will make there way to Dark Lord Day.

pektel
03-27-2011, 12:33 PM
My cellar consists of 2 growlers of my buddy's home brew, and a five pack of Bells Batch 10,000.

As far as aging... Does a hoppy beer mellow out as it ages? What changes in the beer?
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pektel
03-27-2011, 12:43 PM
The only reason I'm aging the bells is because the website said it headman unlimited shelf life. So I put it in an old entertainment center cabinet in my basement. The two home-brews are just waiting for the next time my friend visits.
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Salvelinus
03-27-2011, 12:46 PM
Hop bitterness mellows, not sure what the chemistry behind it is though.

ChicagoWhiteSox
03-27-2011, 01:28 PM
My cellar consists of 2 growlers of my buddy's home brew, and a five pack of Bells Batch 10,000.

As far as aging... Does a hoppy beer mellow out as it ages? What changes in the beer?
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http://nfscfaculty.tamu.edu/talcott/Food%20Chem%20605/Class%20Papers%202010/Review-Beer%20Ageing.pdf

ChicagoWhiteSox
03-27-2011, 04:57 PM
Here's my "cellar" so far:

2010 Bells Expedition Stout (6)
2010 Stone Double Bastard
2010 Port Brewing Older Viscosity
2009 Dogfish Head WWS
2010 Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti (2)
Old Rasputin XII
Sierra Nevada 30th Jack and Kens (3)
2010 Schlafly Reserve Imperial Stout
2010 Deschutes The Abyss
AleSmith Speedway Stout(I think it's from 2010)
2011 Goose Island Night Stalker (2)
2011 Founders Imperial Stout (8)
2011 Founders KBS (8)

Some of these will make there way to Dark Lord Day.

2011 Boulevard Imperial Stout

St. Lou Stu
03-27-2011, 05:17 PM
2011 Boulevard Imperial Stout

Nice!! I can't even get that here now.
The buyer at my favorite liquor store totally screwed the pooch on this one.:rolleyes: