The Rube wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 20 9:37 pm
As far as Darkness, I just traded this year's Central Waters Black Gold for a 2012 Darkness and a 2018 Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. It's generally regarded that 2012 is the best Darkness year at this point, it still holds up. 2015 is #2, and 2013/14 are in a close race for #3 best. I had a 2012 a couple months ago, and I swear it could still go 2-3 years more.
I have a Surly Syx still (was by far my favorite anniversary beer they did, SeVIIn was good too... haven't bought any after eleven)
For Darkness, I have a 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 still in my fridge. I almost always bought 2; one to drink right away and 1 to save. So I guess it was either the 2014 or the 2019 I had last year that I had an issue with. I should probably drink that 2013 soon in that case.
Other than the Syx, I'd be open to trading if someone had a particular connection to any specific year. I used to save the empty bottles too because the artwork was cool, but I recently recycled them as my wife was sick of the basement "looking like a frat house."
I've also got a double shot double black bomber, I think there are 2 Odell Lugene stragglers back there too... Other than that I don't age too many beers. Barrel Aged stuff is NOT for my tastes. Most of the dark beer I have enjoyed recently (Lateralus included) comes in cans so I have just been getting those.