I was quite taken with the Open it! idea. In my beer cupboards are a few beers that have been lurking there for years and it's about time one got guzzled.
I dusted off a beer I bought from Safeways supermarket, so according to Wikipedia it's at least five years old. Dogfish head World Wide Stout weighs in at 21% ABV, so is way stronger than anything I normally drink.
It went down surprisingly easily for the strength as I didn't have to chew before swallowing. The alcohol didn't sit too well on my stomach though, and despite sipping carefully I really had trouble finishing the bottle. It poured fairly flat and holding it up to the light I could only conclude that it could be no more black. The taste was sweet, which suited me as I'm not too fond of astringent stouts, but the years haven't done it any favours and it definitely seemed a bit oxidised.
Oh well, that was well worth the wait.