After having this at @firestonewalker
's 20th Anniversary party last November, I felt that 4 1/2 years in the cellar should work just fine...And this ABSOLUTELY did not disappoint!! Amazingly, this still retained a very slight amount of heat, that quickly mellowed into a fine dessert sipper with great chocolate, toffee & sweet caramel flavors! As it warmed, the toffee & caramel really start to shine, (all while maintaining that great rich/roasty cacao & mild vanilla flavors). The charred oak notes are still there, but mellowed quite a bit, (not a bad thing). This was a dangerously delicious beer! Cheers!