Discussion in 'Cellaring Beer' started by highlyhopped16, Feb 22, 2016.
Around 10-12 people, of course we opened other stuff too. Got drunk.
stack dat vert, get dat cellar cred.
Full (as of last summer) sucaba/abacus vert.
Some vintages were light years ahead of others. Only two of the bottles came from my cellar though so I can't speak to cellaring conditions.
KWMiles post some stacked cellar cred pron!
Remember any standouts? I have the complete Abacus - '16 Sucaba vertical, and I want to crack it soon. Can never seem to find enough people though. Considered selling it at retail price or trading it, but I'm not sure if it is even that desirable.
#newmoney would buy it, at least $250 I'm sure.
Ive done a bigfoot veritcal with 10 years and then the BA version
Also did the Stone 02-12
Did the 1st 5 Bruery Anniversary with variants.
Now...how did this go?
I wish I could remember. 15 was good and one of the older vintages was really good (11 or 12). Conversely either the 12 or 13 was fucking awful (still can't remember). The 14 was okay, but a shell of what 15 was. Only two of the bottles came out of my cellar though so I can't speak to the conditions they were all aged under.
I actually really enjoyed it. IIRC, 04-06 were my favorites.
a few friends and I did the full Gratitude vert in late 2013. probably the only vert I've participated in I would want to do again...
Holy shit! I've never seen Shilt without a huge smile on his face.
even weirder, he looks to be pretty quiet in that pic too!
With claaark13 about two years ago. Complete vertical, plus a couple single-barrel variants.
Doing the whole vert this Friday. Will report Sunday after recovery.
Did a 2010 to 2014 BT tasting complete with the barrel variants. 2010 was the clear winner, rum was the clear loser. That was my "favorite" because of stupid it was, would not do again.
So 2016 Sucuba is tasting great really no reason to age this one I think.
2015 is still has some heat to it takes away from the body of the beer.
2014 you're getting a bit darker beer but has large Caramel notes up front and hints of vanilla in the back end
2013 is still my favorite year. It's fantastic. Great body and you get everything at once.
2012 others in the tastings thought this was a bit better but I felt it was in the same state as 2013.
2011 huge body but the caramel as subdued a little with vanilla become much more dominant.
Need some details on this. I've had 4 or 5 different vintages, but only did 05 and 12 side by side.