Any update on how these beers are doing? I just had my first born daughter and was hoping to do the same thing – let a big barleywine sit for 18 years to drink with her.
The original 2011 vintage is getting pretty tasty at this point. I had to stop tasting it for a few years as the number of bottles started to diminish. Hops are almost non existent at this point. Carbonation is low. It won a second place ribbon st the national organic brewing challenge last year.
2012 is also nice, carbonation a little better because I used enough sugar this time. Hops still not assertive enough.
2013 is in bottles now for about a month. Best one yet. Delicious right out of the fermenter. I force carbed this one and bottled from the keg. I also used a lot more bittering hops and it shows.