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Old 04-10-2007, 03:49 PM   #1
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I grabbed a bottle of Stone's current release of their Russian Imperial Stout this past weekend...what say ye? Consume immediately or cellar?

http://www.stonebrew.com/irs/



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Hey...go get another bottle. Drink one now, cellar the other. We're not talking about first-growth Bordeaux here, it's only like $6.50 for a bottle. I've got one in my fridge right now, think I'll drink it tonight.



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Hey...go get another bottle. Drink one now, cellar the other. We're not talking about first-growth Bordeaux here, it's only like $6.50 for a bottle. I've got one in my fridge right now, think I'll drink it tonight.
Sure...that's the easy answer and I could grab another bottle (and I plan to)..but the question pop'd into my head so I thought I would throw it down here and see what the gallery has to say! Not to mention that I am a bit impatient for cellaring in the first place

It has been moving off the shelf pretty quick 'round here btw.
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Yeah, my beer cellar is much more sparse than my wine cellar. Gotta say, I'm looking forward to the day, 15 or 20 years from now, when I can crack open those 4 bottles of JW Lees' barleywine, each of which has been aged in different kinds of barrels (calvados, whiskey, sherry, port). Damn. I also have some sort of wacky bottle of Dutch barleywine that cost $12 for a 12oz. But the options for longterm beer cellaring are few and far between. Imperial stout is a good one, though. I like aging Avery's Czar and Mephistopheles.

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Yeah, my beer cellar is much more sparse than my wine cellar. Gotta say, I'm looking forward to the day, 15 or 20 years from now, when I can crack open those 4 bottles of JW Lees' barleywine, each of which has been aged in different kinds of barrels (calvados, whiskey, sherry, port). Damn. I also have some sort of wacky bottle of Dutch barleywine that cost $12 for a 12oz. But the options for longterm beer cellaring are few and far between. Imperial stout is a good one, though. I like aging Avery's Czar and Mephistopheles.

ok....just had to wipe that little spot of drool from the side of my mouth as I read your post. Don't need the coworkers thinking I just stroked out on them.
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Historically that stout ages very well. I've had bottles that were several years old. Right now, I have three years worth of Black Panther in the chest. Not as well known, but I think it's even better.

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Historically that stout ages very well. I've had bottles that were several years old. Right now, I have three years worth of Black Panther in the chest. Not as well known, but I think it's even better.
Black Panther....hmmmm...I haven't heard of that one before but I have had some bad luck with beers from the south east asia region.
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I grabbed a bottle of Stone's current release of their Russian Imperial Stout this past weekend...what say ye? Consume immediately or cellar?

http://www.stonebrew.com/irs/
I say you get another bottle, consume one, and cellar the other
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I say you get another bottle, consume one, and cellar the other

which in my case will wind up with one being consumed now and the other being consumed in a couple weeks!

Actually, I might stash one just for the heck of it since I keep seeing folks mention how well this one cellars.
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Yep, I'm in the "buy another for now" camp and save the other. Patience can realy pay off with something as big as this one appears to be.

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