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Rare Bourbon County Stout for $100...worth it?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by PsilohsaiBiN, Jan 15, 2013.

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  1. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Advocate (630) New York Aug 10, 2010 Verified

    Think I know the answer already but...was chatting up the owner of one of my local distribs and he offered me a Rare from his personal collection. Think I'm gonna bite the bullet.
     
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  2. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    I'd pay it. Hell of a lot cheaper than trading for it.
     
  3. mikeburd1128

    mikeburd1128 Advocate (680) New Jersey Oct 28, 2011 Verified

    You're insane. Its a bottle of beer. ONE bottle. Please don't do that.
     
  4. Roger85

    Roger85 Advocate (695) Illinois Aug 24, 2012 Verified

    I would. No question.
     
  5. Psychmusic

    Psychmusic Advocate (515) Rhode Island Jun 22, 2012 Verified Subscriber

    It was something like fifty originally wasn't it? That's not such a horrible deal if you've got the money to spend
     
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  6. homebrew311

    homebrew311 Advocate (595) Illinois May 19, 2008 Verified

    I would do it. I paid 80 a while back at a store in Chicago and don't regret it. It's one of the tastiest ba beers around and it won't be brewed again. When it was on eBay it was going for 150+.
     
  7. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Advocate (500) Indiana Jan 4, 2012

    Damn good brew. Up to your wallet if $100 works!
     
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  8. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Tickers gotta tick, bro.
     
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  9. I sold one about a year ago for around 110 all told
     
  10. ColdPoncho

    ColdPoncho Savant (465) Ohio Jan 9, 2009

    It's still on shelves in Kentucky, right? It must be available for less.
     
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  11. mikeburd1128

    mikeburd1128 Advocate (680) New Jersey Oct 28, 2011 Verified

    Haha. I guess if it really was originally $50 then this isn't TOO bad. But damn. The day I spend $100 on a bottle of beer... I don't even know.
     
  12. Is it $80 better than two 12oz bottles of BCBS? Doesn't seem worth it to me.
     
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  13. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (810) Illinois Mar 29, 2009

    Not worth it, had it more than enough times to know its really good but not even worth the retail price.
     
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  14. Overlord

    Overlord Advocate (665) California Jun 28, 2007

    I would pay twice that just to make sure you never have a chance to drink it. Maybe three times as much.
     
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  15. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Savant (455) New Jersey Mar 2, 2009 Verified

    It's probably one of the best barrel aged beers that I've tried, but if you're paying $100, then try to find some other people to throw in on it so that it's not such a financial blow. You don't wanna drink that all to your face anyways.
     
  16. litheum94

    litheum94 Advocate (665) California Dec 29, 2008

    Not IMO. It was my least favorite of the BCBS line-up. It still awesome, don't get me wrong. But I'd way rather have Coffee or Bramble Rye, and I'd take King Henry over all of them.
     
  17. davey101

    davey101 Champion (820) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009

    I personally would, but then again I make terrible decisions and have no business giving anyone advice. Go for it man!
     
  18. pmarlowe

    pmarlowe Advocate (720) District of Columbia Nov 27, 2010 Verified

    If you have to ask, then no, it's not worth it. With $100, there are lots of other good one-off and seasonals you can buy.
     
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  19. darkandhoppy

    darkandhoppy Savant (470) Connecticut Dec 26, 2008 Verified

    for not too much more than double that you could buy a whole bottle of 23yo Pappy Van Winkle. That would be a much more enjoyable purchase in my mind. I'd hold out for that but yeah, if you can rationalize a hundy for a single beer then by all means, treat yourself right!
     
  20. TurdFurgison

    TurdFurgison Champion (855) Ohio May 29, 2005 Verified

    I know that if I was facing this decision the first thing I'd do would be to post it on the internet.
     
  21. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Advocate (630) New York Aug 10, 2010 Verified

    You sound a lot like a guy I know very well. That settles it.
     
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  22. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012


    This made me finally follow you.
     
  23. zach60614

    zach60614 Savant (390) Illinois May 1, 2012 Verified

    No way, not that much better than BCBS. I'd rather have 4-5 four packs of BCBS.
     
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  24. taxman

    taxman Savant (285) Illinois Feb 22, 2012

    I still have two left. So far, they have gotten better each year. Buy it while you can!
     
  25. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (870) Michigan Mar 20, 2012 Verified

    You can get a case of Hopslam and Two Hearted together for that price. Now YOU tell me what the better deal is.
     
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  26. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Advocate (630) New York Aug 10, 2010 Verified

    I know, right. I mean starting a thread on this site of all places, about beer. Pphhhh.
     
  27. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (670) Missouri May 11, 2012 Verified

    Having had Rare, I wouldn't go for it. But before I had it I may have splurged
     
  28. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Advocate (665) California Jan 2, 2010 Verified Subscriber

    This may finally bring him back to regular posting. A guy after 5 months of posting has FINALLY decided to be one of his followers... /sarcasm
     
  29. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    I can get 5 36 packs of Coors for that. Now YOU tell me what the better deal is.
     
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  30. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (475) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    A bottle of Rare and be happy for one night....or a case of BCBS and be happy for one year??

    Easy choice.
     
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  31. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Advocate (515) Utah Jul 12, 2012 Verified

  32. Jason

    Jason Founder (1,475) Massachusetts Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member Verified Subscriber

    $100 could buy a lot more memories IMO ...
     
  33. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (670) Missouri May 11, 2012 Verified

  34. deskim

    deskim Savant (250) Pennsylvania Jul 14, 2010

    Save up for a beer trip...very few beers are worth $100
     
  35. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Initiate (0) New York Feb 25, 2009

    Do it do it
     
  36. Or make you forget about those memories.
     
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  37. travMI13

    travMI13 Savant (400) Michigan Jan 7, 2012 Verified

    F it. It's only money.

    If you want to be reasonable, go in on it with 3 friends. You'll soften the financial blow, share a great beer with people who appreciate it, and have a helluva night.
     
  38. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Illinois Sep 12, 2012

    Just save the $100 and spend it on a bottle of A&T online w/ shipping. Then you can trade it for a few rares if you want!
     
  39. unless you got money to burn, not worth it.
     
  40. HopsintheSack

    HopsintheSack Advocate (675) California Apr 17, 2012 Verified

    I've paid more for less.
     
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