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Baller Stout for sale @ Three Floyds today

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by Dontcounttoday, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. People shit on FFF a lot, for various reasons. This specific beer they had a special release party for and at the time of release, I think most agreed it was mediocre at best. I do like that I am hearing good things about how it is aging though, so I might just have to pick myself up another bottle.
  2. Thats my point, I dont know how it was drinking last november but I got 4 bottles at DLD and it was drinking really well. I was very pleasantly surprised I was even able to get it, figured it was all gone. Now again they release it, wish I could have gotten another bottle since im down to one. If they didnt sell out the first time why not sell it? Better than dumping it, and they arent charging any more than they were, and its been cellared properly for a year. They could easily ask $50 a bottle and they would still sell enough to make up for those that dont want to pay for it. Its just good business. I look at it as what was supposed to be a 1 time release collab between 4 amazing breweries, I thought I would never get to try, I now do, and im not being price gouged! It was a win-win.
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  3. pretty sure you are getting price gouged, i believe it was cheaper at the anniversary party.
  4. Dont know, wasnt there ive heard people say the price was $35 at the release party, either way I was more than happy to pay $30 at DLD, and that was 6 months ago, 6 months later they are still charging $30 pretty sure that is NOT price gouging
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  5. Per the XV anniversary announcement on FFF website, posted Sept. 2011, price was $25 a ticket, $30 a bottle, therefore unless my math is way off.. $30 last november compared to $30 yesterday, $0 variance, mark up=no price gouging :)
  6. dvelcich

    dvelcich Savant (350) Illinois Feb 6, 2008

    Depends on what the weasel was eating that day... We drink poo beer.
  7. Yes, because Zombie Dust exists, Three Floyds should get a pass for every beer they release that is underwhelming and overpriced.

    Look, I get it: you're a FFF homer. I am, too. If they release something new, I'm buying two bottles. I drive out of my way to visit the pub every week because I love it there. But that doesn't mean we should gloss over their sub-par beers, because with the exception of the barrel-aged Dark Lords they have been their most expensive releases.

    - Baller Stout ($30): Decent, but totally overpriced for what it delivered. Or were we expected to foot the bill for Urbain's vacation?

    - Biggs' Stache ($35): AWFUL. AWFUL. AWFUL.

    - Battle Priest ($35): Bottle variation ranging from (supposedly) excellent to (in my case) totally undrinkable.

    We give FFF a lot of our money, or at least I do. We're allowed to criticize them.
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  8. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    Mmmm bile variation.
  9. MaxSpang

    MaxSpang Advocate (515) Ohio Jan 28, 2011

    FFF bottle release threads: the most productive places on the internet.
    Vav likes this.
  10. Bay01

    Bay01 Savant (445) Illinois Nov 19, 2008

    I can't believe it took this long for the g word to show up in this thread, I hammered the under and lost all my Zombie Dust money.
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  11. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (360) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    I think what many people are trying to say is that it may be a good beer, but $30 for a single-serving beer is a lot for something that doesn't wow you.

    For 30+ bucks, it better be a blowjob in a bottle.
  12. ChanChan

    ChanChan Advocate (575) California Dec 12, 2009

    Everything tastes a lil better when its free!!
  13. I pre Mo-Baller Stout
  14. ChanChan

    ChanChan Advocate (575) California Dec 12, 2009

    They shoulda called it a suicide stout!!!
  15. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (545) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    I've had it three times. Fresh, 2 months on it and a couple weeks ago. I still stand by statement, especially considering the price. I actually like all four stouts that are blended in there on their own, I just didn't think the end result was that good.
  16. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Advocate (500) Indiana Jan 4, 2012

    Great thing about craft beer, unlimited flavors to go around.

    I love Baller Stout. I've had it 8 times, including at the Anniversary party on tap. and have plan on having it many more times.


  17. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (860) Michigan May 8, 2006

    I am glad someone is drinking it. It would be a shame to see good beer goo to waste.

    Seriously, next time blend to taste.
    drewba likes this.
  18. Real talk: Baller Stout smoothed out since the release and I actually regret trading off the remainder of my bottles.

    ...But still not enough to pay $30 for another bottle. $10? Yes. $15? Ehh...okay. $30? NO NO NO.
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  19. dvelcich

    dvelcich Savant (350) Illinois Feb 6, 2008

    ♪ They tried to make me buy some Baller. I said, "No, no, no..." ♪
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  20. JulianC

    JulianC Savant (380) Illinois Mar 9, 2012

    That's what they said about ZesZesZes too...
  21. And.... it's back ($30/1 per customer). Allegedly the last time it will be for sale:
    Also, their Chicago distributor posted this picture earlier:
  22. mdomask

    mdomask Savant (360) Illinois May 27, 2012

    Finally, someone makes truck chasing easier!
  23. stephenieman

    stephenieman Savant (275) Illinois Oct 14, 2011

    That must be a shelf-less truck as I've read on the internet that Three Floyds beer doesn't sit on shelves.
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  24. At the pub now. Anybody need a proxy for Baller? Shoot me a message.
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  25. I had a guy INSIST on giving me a 100% BA Cuir for my Biggs' Stache which I had absolutely no interest in drinking. He said it smells and tastes like nail polish remover, and for whatever reason he loves it. He will trade a lot to get as many bottles as he can. Hit me up if you want to dump more nail polish remover for fantastic beers.
  26. ISO: this amazing truck
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  27. Well, Mama always said it takes all kinds to make a world...
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  28. birchholz

    birchholz Savant (280) Illinois Jul 21, 2010

    Truck Wale?
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  29. cadizkyguy

    cadizkyguy Savant (345) Kentucky Mar 17, 2008

    Forget $30 for Baller Stout... Isn't Hopslam ready to hit the market in February.. I'd rather pay $30 for a sixer of Hopslam than $30 for some BS.
  30. Maybe there will be a Maximum Overdrive-inspired rumble between FFF's truck and Half Acre's new truck:[​IMG]
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  31. gill897

    gill897 Aficionado (160) Illinois Apr 18, 2008

    so this is what happens when lincoln anderson goes to work for glunz.