Longest barrel-aging?

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beers 612 º places 13 º 07:34 Mon 2/4/2013

So, the new Central Waters Fifteen was aged for 26 months, and that’s just about the longest period of barrel-aging I’ve heard of. I’m writing a piece to that effect, and just want to get my facts straight.

Anyone know of any beers, imperial stout or not, aged for longer? Thanks all.

beers 10002 º places 672 º 07:36 Mon 2/4/2013

Cantillon LH12 was in barrels for 5 years

beers 1806 º places 65 º 07:37 Mon 2/4/2013

Green Flash Sleepin’ With Shaggy was a 4 year aging as was Weyerbacher Idiot’s Drool.

beers 12 º 07:41 Mon 2/4/2013

For sure other beers have been aged longer in the barrel, however, I can’t think of a Stout/RIS that has.

beers 1477 º places 112 º 07:42 Mon 2/4/2013

Jackie Os oaky golden pucker was 46 months iirc

beers 3920 º places 1 º 07:44 Mon 2/4/2013

Early batches of Adam from the Wood were aged for 7 years.

beers 8728 º places 357 º 07:49 Mon 2/4/2013

Rio reserva 4 years in 2 barrels

beers 612 º places 13 º 07:51 Mon 2/4/2013

Awesome. Thanks everyone.

Any impy stouts spring to mind?

beers 607 º places 4 º 08:30 Mon 2/4/2013

Sam Adams Utopias consists of a blend of beers, according to Sam Adams, some of which were aged for nearly 20 years.

beers 2631 º places 84 º 08:42 Mon 2/4/2013
beers 3920 º places 1 º 08:43 Mon 2/4/2013

Batch 1 of Dirty Horse claimed to be aged for 20 years because it was forgotten about. I’m not calling this a lie, but I’m not exactly taking everything every brewer says about their product to be 100% true. Sometimes a good story adds to the beer mystique.