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Brandy Vanilla Dark Lord

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk & Help' started by atxdelivery, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. atxdelivery

    atxdelivery Aficionado (235) Texas Aug 28, 2010

    It seems this bottle is trading off the charts right now, any thoughts on why?
  2. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

    Groupthink, hivemind, etc. All it takes is an ISO or two (or a thread here) offering desirable bottles for a beer and the "value" skyrockets. The freaking trading forums have become a microcosm of Wall Street.

    To further add to the hype, I had 8oz of it about 2 months ago and it was probably the best beer I've ever had. Easily the best of the variants.
  3. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Savant (420) Illinois Mar 19, 2012

    Released nearly two years ago, 433 bottles, and is likely the best variant of Dark Lord? That's probably why.
  4. iadler

    iadler Savant (405) Illinois Aug 12, 2009

    A) Only released once in bottles (433 bottles total) and like stxSS07, there have been a quite a few ISO's recently when I haven't seen one for months
    B) It's really really tasty (More important than A)

    Personally, it was my favorite DL treatment out of all the '11 and '12 variations.
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  5. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    Because it can.

    No, really....that is the answer.
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  6. It's the only DL that's drinkable
  7. You don't find the PVW Dark Lord drinkable?
  8. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    Bourbon Vanilla isn't drinkable either? Or Bourbon, or cognac?

    Exaggerate much?
  9. HomeBrewed

    HomeBrewed Savant (355) Minnesota Dec 10, 2006

    I'm happy with "regular" Dark Lord. Picky bastards.
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  10. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

    He forgot to eat the worm.
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  11. Funny man. All the BA Dark Lords are worth the hype. I will echo the sentiments stated above that Brandy Vanilla is probably the best. I would go as far as to say it is the best beer I have ever tasted. Been trying to land one forever, but with how it has very recently exploded in value, it probably won't happen.
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  12. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Michigan Mar 17, 2010

    I was under the assumption that it always traded very high, so I'm not sure why some here are complaining about a "recent" surge in value...
  13. That's my opinion and youre just gonna have to like deal with it broseph
  14. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    Much like an asshole, everyone has one.
  15. Burrrrrrrrnnnnnnnnnn
  16. chriltz

    chriltz Aficionado (175) Illinois Mar 21, 2010

    IS the brandy vanilla really that good?

    I can't wait until later this year when we get the gang together and open it now.
  17. Duffman929

    Duffman929 Savant (360) Illinois Nov 27, 2010

    Agreed. I have been trying to get one for awhile with no luck. I have a bottle of Bourbon Vanilla plus that I am willing to swap for one. I might have to try again and bump up the stakes, but who knows how many are even left.
  18. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

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  19. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Michigan Mar 17, 2010

    Of the 8 variants that have been bottled, it is my second favorite only to the 2012 Bourbon Dark Lord. However, I got to try a growler of the bourbon vanilla from 2011 (not bottled) and that was the very best variant, IMHO.
    MordorMongo likes this.
  20. And they all stink
  21. wsnich

    wsnich Savant (410) Texas Apr 26, 2010

    Could anyone confirm which BA DLs were on tap at DLD '12? Was it Brandy Vanilla and PvW DL?

    If so, Brandy Vanilla is my favorite beer of all time. It's fucking amazing.
  22. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    I can 100% confirm BRANDY Vanilla was in pub early during DLD (asked twice and was on sign at some point). I will let someone else answer on PvW.
  23. KevSal

    KevSal Advocate (585) California Oct 17, 2010

    I've tried sevrel times getting it but nothing ever pans out.

    This beer is my white whale
  24. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (715) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    I still say BBVDL > BVDL, but I also thought a bottle of White Chocolate smelled a little like brisket, so what do i know?
  25. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

    Not much...
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  26. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (715) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    I hope they make Apple Brandy DL this year out of DL12. The apples will pair nicely!
  27. Brandy Vanilla Dark Lord gives me a serious raging beer boner! Yeah I know its crazy talk, but its true.:rolleyes:
  28. I was in the first group to get in to the pub at DLD last year, and PvW DL was not on tap. That would have kicked ass. I had 2 glasses of Brandy Vanilla and some lunch and got out of there, and it had already kicked by that time. I am pretty sure no other BA DL was on tap or I would have been trying those.
  29. wsnich

    wsnich Savant (410) Texas Apr 26, 2010

    It was eventually put on tap after brandy vanilla blew.
  30. claaark13

    claaark13 Advocate (635) Indiana Nov 29, 2007

  31. Franch

    Franch Advocate (540) New York Mar 22, 2011

    gawd i really want to try this beer. i didn't think i'd really care for the vanilla DLs because DL is awful and bourbon DL is okay but not special and then i had bourbon vanilla dark lord and it tasted like wonderful and now i am sad. :( :( :(
  32. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Illinois Sep 12, 2012

  33. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    no one ever finishes the saying with "and they all stink!"
  34. Hugonaut13

    Hugonaut13 Advocate (710) Illinois Nov 29, 2012

  35. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    I just put the ball on the tee man, then wait for someone to whack it.

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