Assassin!

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk & Help' started by ahbithwabm, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. ahbithwabm

    ahbithwabm Advocate (640) Illinois Apr 27, 2013 Verified Subscriber

    So what have you given up if you successfully set up a trade for one?
     
  2. HugeBulge

    HugeBulge Advocate (505) New York Dec 31, 2012 Verified

    Bvdl 1:1.










    Lol j/k
    I traded a flora for last years, tasted like a black Tuesday light.
     
  3. Davidsoul

    Davidsoul Aficionado (205) New York Jan 8, 2013 Verified

    So what's the bottle count on this year's then?

    Seen lots of people saying 7000 and lots saying 6-800.
     
  4. Yohann

    Yohann Savant (330) Wisconsin Apr 29, 2014 Verified

    Word is 1,400: 800 to distribution, and 600 to Mug Club, friends, family, staff, etc.
     
  5. striker2160

    striker2160 Advocate (550) Minnesota May 5, 2013 Verified

    If they ever make 7000 bottles there will be enough for everyone to get a taste. I think if you want now your going to have to take it up the tailpipe. I think Yohann is spot on from what a have heard.
     
  6. HeadyTheElder

    HeadyTheElder Savant (490) Louisiana Nov 3, 2012 Verified

    Anybody wanna report completed trades for this one?
     
  7. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Savant (485) Vermont Nov 14, 2011

    Le Roar Grrrz 1:1
    Hommage + BB Flanders for Assassin and 4pk BCBBW
     
  8. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (670) Missouri May 11, 2012 Verified

    I doubt everyone will get a taste. Let us not forget the trade rape on Prop and that was what like 15,000???
     
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  9. striker2160

    striker2160 Advocate (550) Minnesota May 5, 2013 Verified

    Evilcatfish If Prop is trade rape then Assassin is definitely a DP.
     
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  10. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (670) Missouri May 11, 2012 Verified

    Maybe that's what I'm in to???? Jk....
     
  11. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Savant (485) Vermont Nov 14, 2011

    With the exception of a couple guys the Assassin FT posts seem to be reasonable. I get that ISO's are going up offering up $100+ of stuff like Bruery stouts, but I doubt those are getting done. As you can see above, I basically traded 2 Assassin for other highly rated beers more or less $4$. One was an ISO post and one was a FT post. I don't know what else anyone would expect. For Fuzzy I traded about 3x $4$ higher rated sours. For BB Flora I traded a higher rated beer of similar numbers at I think 2x $4$. I haven't seen many of those types of offers for Assassin, so everyone probably needs to relax and realize it's a highly in demand beer that is going to trade for other highly in demand beer.
     
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  12. Assassin 1:1 with DeGarde Archer, honestly though I only traded it because I have been looking for The Archer forever and I had basically thought it was out of reach. My trading partner and I definitely got lucky finding each other.
     
  13. mattafett

    mattafett Savant (475) Iowa Mar 9, 2009

    However, I tweeted Clark several months ago, and he said he expected between 2000-2500 bottles. I wouldn't doubt that TG held back a bunch of bottles, or put some in kegs.
     
  14. Yohann

    Yohann Savant (330) Wisconsin Apr 29, 2014 Verified

    A significant amount went into kegs last year, for fests and other special tappings, so I'd assume that was the case again this year.
     
  15. Phil_H

    Phil_H Savant (385) Wisconsin Jun 4, 2013 Verified

    1:1 for Cthulhu.
     
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  16. markgugs

    markgugs Poobah (1,130) New Jersey Dec 20, 2006 Verified Subscriber

    So....Hommage b2 will NOT land a '14 Assassin in all likelihood? or am I in the neighborhood, perhaps right around the corner?
     
  17. HighLowJack

    HighLowJack Advocate (525) Massachusetts Jun 5, 2013 Verified

    this beer is the best evidence I've ever seen of beer trading on rarity over taste.

    rAvg Assassin: 4.58
    rAvg BCBS: 4.58

    and yet to acquire a Assassin you'd probably need to trade like 40 BCBS. completely irrational, but tickers gotta tick
     
  18. Phil_H

    Phil_H Savant (385) Wisconsin Jun 4, 2013 Verified

    TG is the new Hill Farmstead, nothing but liquid gold coming out of there.
     
  19. zookerman182

    zookerman182 Advocate (725) Alabama Oct 8, 2013 Verified

    The new twenty year pappy barrel version might taste better than 4.58.
    Someone should send me one.
    For science.
     
  20. Kramerbarthomer

    Kramerbarthomer Champion (920) Colorado Mar 22, 2012 Verified

    But Assassin has coffee... and it's aged in RYE whiskey barrels... whoa
     
  21. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Savant (485) Vermont Nov 14, 2011

    I did that based on a FT post - Hommage + BB Flanders for Assassin and 4pk BCBBW
     
  22. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (725) Iowa Jan 12, 2013 Verified Subscriber

    Man, I can't wait to drink some Assassin this weekend!!!
     
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  23. HighLowJack

    HighLowJack Advocate (525) Massachusetts Jun 5, 2013 Verified

    if only BCBS came in a version with coffee ;)
     
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  24. chardlogic

    chardlogic Savant (370) Florida Feb 18, 2011 Verified

    Maybe it's not too far-fetched but Coffee Rye > Assassin?
     
  25. HighLowJack

    HighLowJack Advocate (525) Massachusetts Jun 5, 2013 Verified

    it probably is. but "how good the beer tastes" is only about 10% of what drives drives trade value
     
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  26. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Champion (865) Minnesota Dec 7, 2007 Verified

    Much much better.
    Believe it.
     
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  27. striker2160

    striker2160 Advocate (550) Minnesota May 5, 2013 Verified

    I still haven't had one yet is it better than last years?
     
  28. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Champion (865) Minnesota Dec 7, 2007 Verified

    Night and day better, IMO....:cool:
     
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  29. striker2160

    striker2160 Advocate (550) Minnesota May 5, 2013 Verified

    Wow Cool I was going to wait for a while. I am having a family barbecue tomorrow maybe I will open it.
     
  30. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Champion (865) Minnesota Dec 7, 2007 Verified

    What time shall I come over then?
    LOL
    Have fun!
     
  31. rightcoast7

    rightcoast7 Savant (415) Florida Apr 2, 2011 Verified

    DB Huna 1:1
     
  32. wiltznucs

    wiltznucs Advocate (540) Florida Jun 27, 2013 Verified

    Thats what I did a few months ago to land the yellow wax 13'.

    Seems like people are looking for DB Huna ++ for the gold wax 14'.
     
  33. HotCarlSunday

    HotCarlSunday Zealot (95) New York Apr 15, 2014

    Last year I traded a BA Abraxas for Assassin + King Henry.

    Assassin was soooooo good. It was just ever so slightly better than bcbs!
     
  34. rightcoast7

    rightcoast7 Savant (415) Florida Apr 2, 2011 Verified

    I felt fortunate to get it done for the DB in light of some of the ridiculous ISOs I've seen. I really think that's fair for both sides.
     
  35. TGanyone

    TGanyone Savant (415) Iowa Jan 29, 2014 Verified

    1:1 seems right
     
  36. TGanyone

    TGanyone Savant (415) Iowa Jan 29, 2014 Verified

    same with BA Abraxas
     
  37. ahbithwabm

    ahbithwabm Advocate (640) Illinois Apr 27, 2013 Verified Subscriber

    Just traded an abduction set for one. 9:1
     
  38. Birdrinker

    Birdrinker Aficionado (200) Illinois Mar 30, 2014 Verified

    NG peach x2
     
  39. Ive got nothing but low ball offers in FT for mine so i just deleted it. But traded one to a local guy and gave me a ton of HF for it. Might post another and see what pops up.
     
  40. Narthax

    Narthax Savant (400) Oklahoma Mar 23, 2014 Verified

    I got one for a dl 12-14.