Bell’s batch series went out with a bang when Batch 10,000 was released in 2010. But how is it holding up to seven years in the cellar?
We continue our look into one of our longest running cellaring experiments to date: Bell’s Batch 9,000.
There is a reason Sierra Nevada Celebration is one of the most frequently cellared beers despite being a a fresh hop IPA. And here it is:
We put the wraps on a five year cellaring experiment with Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout.
Checking in on an ’06 Old Stock Ale, as we work to assemble enough bodies for a ten year vertical of North Coast’s cellerable old ale.
It is rare you find a beer that promises marshmallow flavors and delivers on them. But Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia does just that. And more.
Rediscovering Gulden Draak, a forgotten favorite, through a barrel-aged version released in 2015.
We chronicle the cellared life of Bell’s Batch 9,000 — the second-to-last in the batch series. There’s a lot of notes here so let’s get into it.
We squirreled away bottles of Founders Nemesis 2009 to sample every year or so. Join us on the journey.
Baseline tasting notes on Blackrocks Gnomas ahead of a five year cellar experiment and our first foray into cellaring canned beer.
We acquired a handful of bottles of Eccentric Ale 2009 and are periodically pulling it from the cellar to check in on this unique beer from Bell’s.
Cellaring Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout? Now we’ve gone too far. Or have we?
We follow the cellared life of Bell’s Batch 10,000.
We chronicle the cellar life of New Glarus Unplugged Abt from 2010. Check out how it fairs after four years in the cellar.
We crack in to a four-year-old bottle of Founders Nemesis 2010 and find a beer that has transformed from smooth and syrupy to earthy and hearty.
What in the world does over five years in the cellar do for a Dogfish Head World Wide Stout?
The 2014 Barrel Aged Abe’s Ale from Rolling Meadows Brewery tastes like things you’d pick up during a 3am run to the grocery store, in the best way possible
With notes of fresh fruit, molasses and mint a five-year old pour of Dogfish Head Olde School Barleywine is one to be savored.
Boulevard The Sixth Glass: it’s really good fresh but it’s even better after a few years in the cellar.
We’ve sampled Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout across a five year vertical and six years in the cellar. Which will be our favorite?
We take a New Glarus Barleywine for a spin through the cellar.
Find out why we call an aged bottle of Goose Island Night Stalker, “Rich, flavorful and downright awesome.”
We acquired limited amounts of Bell’s Eccentric Ale 2008 and are periodically pulling it from the cellar to check in on this unique beer.
We’ve sampled Stone Imperial Russian Stout after 1 year in the cellar, over a 5 year vertical and after 6 years in the cellar. Which will be our favorite?
Does a bottle of Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA — the “holy grail of IPA’s” — hold up to five years in the cellar?
It’s like candid camera but with really good beer. We crack open a case worth of Stone beers from varying years for a pop-up vertical tasting.
Another vertical a half-decade in the making. We took a Bell’s Expedition Stout 5-year vertical out of the fridge, where we found a rollercoaster of flavor.
What does one do with the obscenely boozy New Glarus Unplugged Iced Barleywine? Cellar it, of course.
Whether by foresight or fear, we cellared Dark Horse’s monstrous barleywine, 3 Guy Off The Scale, for five years. It turned out to be a fun experiment.
We crack into five years worth of Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, from 2009-2013. We found it to be varied, and not always chocolatey.