I was playing around with that Beer Cellar website a bit. When you add beers to your cellar it links it to the Beer Advocate page for that beer.
Being the nerd that I am, I followed the link to every beer in my cellar, wrote down their score and averaged them together just to get an idea of how my cellar was shaping up.
I have a “World-Class” cellar, rated at 95.94. That’s kind of neat. I like to think my cellar is modest and full of junk I enjoy drinking, but apparently it’s filled with beer a lot of other people like, too.
Obviously I take what people say on BA with a grain of salt because a lot of people don’t know what they’re talking about, but I feel the general consensus rating wouldn’t be too skewed. Some of the beers in my cellar only had a few reviews, not even enough to have a rating, and some just barely enough to have one. Others had an obscene amount of ratings (BCBS has over 8,000 reviews).
- Abyss - 100 (“world-class”)
- Black Tuesday - 100
- Bomb! - 100
- Bourbon County Brand Stout - 100
- Parabola - 100
- Sourdough Wild Ale - 78 (“okay”)
- Brux - 86 (“very good”)
- Windowsill - 87
- Red Label Santa’s Little Helper - 88
- Old Guardian - 89
I still think my cellar is full of beer I like drinking. I don’t know if I could part with any of it in a trade. I like to think my crown jewel is my 2013 Black Tuesday, but it’s pretty neat I have 2013 and 2014 Parabola in there too. I’m excited I’m at a point where I’ll be having 1-year-old vintages in there now and can start collecting multiple vintages for prolonged cellaring.