gave a buddy a couple of six packs of beers i had made...Pilsner, Octoberfest, cariboo Slobber, Cream Ale....just a mix. Well he is like me, not much of a drinker! All these were at least 6-12 months old. They had a Little BBQ over the week end and he put those beers out. Another friend was there and he is a beer making guru with the trophies to prove it. I knew he brewed but had never had him try my beers. He went nuts over all of them! Just got off the phone with him...he is super pi$$ed that they are all extract based beers! Heck, I have never done an all grain brew. Kinda made my day. Frankly, I thought they were just OK beers...except the Slobber, I do really like that one. I gotta think that all that "soak time" must have really helped them out. I'm gonna go bottle diving in my beer Closet and see what else I have in there with some age on it. I always bottle condition since I don't keg. But, do you guys notice an improvement with aging?