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Old 04-28-2012, 05:22 AM   #1
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Bottled stout how long can I let it age ? Will it last for next winter?
It is to heavy to drink with out warm Arizona days .



 
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:30 AM   #2
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You can likely age it for longer than that. What is the ABV?


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Old 04-28-2012, 05:45 AM   #3
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Ive never had a stout in the bottle more than 6 months. I just drink it too fast.
If you bottle today, that give you late October with no trouble.

 
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:28 AM   #4
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If I recall, the dark roasted grains used to brew stouts actually contribute antioxidants that help preserve the beer, so you should be fine.

 
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:36 AM   #5
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I have some 1.050ish stouts that are 15 months old. They're still great.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:35 PM   #6
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I've had cream ales that I had had in the bottle for a year and they still taste good. As long as your storage area is dark so the beer doesn't get skunked your stout should be fine.

The exception I have found with longer storage is with my pale ales where the hop aroma fades with time. The one I bottled in November had aroma that just popped when it was young but now it has faded. It still tastes good, just not the aroma it had.

 
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:09 PM   #7
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If you have a place to keep the bottles cool, it should be just fine. I have a coffee stout that I drink a few bottles each year that started out 4 years ago, and some Christmas ales (stout base) that are even older.

 
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:52 PM   #8
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I have a chocolate stout that takes 4 to 5 month's to hit it's correct flavor. When it does it's like a party in your mouth!

 
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:54 PM   #9
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Store it in the frig if you can.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:56 PM   #10
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Cool dry place like a basement would work as well!



 
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