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what would it take to land darklord?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk & Help' started by ldhughes3, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. ldhughes3

    ldhughes3 Savant (495) Louisiana Jan 4, 2013

    hey guys I'm really interested in trying the Darklord. What would it take to trade for one? there is little access to great beer in northwest louisiana, aside from mail order stuff. that said i do have some westy 12 and pliny. any help would be greatly appreciated
  2. aasher

    aasher Champion (900) Indiana Jan 27, 2010

    Really, a few Pliny should do it. Dark Lord is 24,000+ bottles and pretty easy to trade for.
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  3. ldhughes3

    ldhughes3 Savant (495) Louisiana Jan 4, 2013

    thanks for the response, i really hope i can make this happen... cheers!
  4. Azzy

    Azzy Savant (290) Texas Jul 16, 2012

    I traded for a 2012 dark lord for great locals, so westy and few Pliny should do the trick
  5. Pete27lax

    Pete27lax Savant (295) New York Jul 13, 2011

    Not to beat a dead horse but with the bottles you mentioned you should land a DL no problem. Put up a post and I bet it'll get done pretty quick.

    Cheers!
  6. OakedCanuck

    OakedCanuck Initiate (0) Washington Jun 23, 2009

    Pro tip: Don't trade for DL unless you want diabetes.
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  7. Azzy

    Azzy Savant (290) Texas Jul 16, 2012

    Yeah DL is really sweet, and I see where people get soy sauce taste from. It's a sweet as beer, might be. Better with age.
  8. ldhughes3

    ldhughes3 Savant (495) Louisiana Jan 4, 2013

    thanks for the advice guys, i tried this trade on the other forum without any luck. do you guys think i should try for something different like darkness, hunapuh, or KBS. i'd really like to try a stout from the top ten
  9. Azzy

    Azzy Savant (290) Texas Jul 16, 2012

    I'd put up everything youd offer
  10. If I still had one, it'd take a high five. Maybe open a car door for me? Wouldn't take much seeing that its complete Garbage.
  11. codysjb

    codysjb Savant (390) Florida Jun 16, 2010

    Seems to be that in terms of trading (from hardest to easiest to get):

    1. Hunahpu
    2. Darkness
    3. Dark Lord
    4. KBS

    Getting 3 & 4 can be done with nice locals due to broad distro for KBS and Dark Lord. Darkness would be more of a maybe with what your offering but certainly not unattainable if you just wait for the right person. Hunahpu would be tough but you may have better luck in March when it is released.

    You mentioned you didn't have a lot of luck with this trade on RB. Lots more U.S. people (who are likely to have the beers you mentioned) on this site than on RB. RB has a ton of international traders and fewer U.S. traders.
  12. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    While you are correct, Dark Lord isn't distro'd at all....let alone broadly.
  13. Duffman929

    Duffman929 Savant (360) Illinois Nov 27, 2010

    I'm not much of a fan either, and if I had an extra bottle, I'd swap it. My last extra went up to Minny for this year's Darkness, since I couldn't go.

    As a few others said, KBS should be the easiest get. I tossed in some of my extra bottles as extras. Darkness, in my opinion, is worth the trade. I haven't had the chance to crack open my bottle of Huna yet, but I will in June when I go home!
  14. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (955) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Still can't figure out the hate for Dark Lord. I mean it isn't the best beer ever to be sure, but garbage? Eh, guess to each their own.
  15. Does anyone have a break down of cost per bottle of the different variations of DL?
  16. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

    $50 for all of 'em.
  17. Thanks, I figured there would be some sort of ladder situation between them.
  18. yes it is, by people trading for it, tasting it and then perpetually retrading it. UNDERGORUND DISTRO.

    I traded consecration + supplication + temptation + sanctification for 2 DL and was stoked.

    then I drank one of the Dark Lords and my stoke levels were markedly altered.
  19. Shilt

    Shilt Savant (370) Virginia Dec 26, 2011

    A good trade partner. I extra that shit. And if I make it to DLD this year I will extra my allotment. Seriously though, you can get it with good seasonals or great locals as mentioned above.
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  20. mjohnson17

    mjohnson17 Advocate (585) Illinois Apr 29, 2012

    Good thing you recently got a bottle huh ;) I agree though, it's a good beer, not stellar, but gets better with age.
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  21. HomeBrewed

    HomeBrewed Savant (355) Minnesota Dec 10, 2006

    Couldn't agree more...
  22. If anyone wants a "good trading partner" in San Diego, let me know. I wouldn't mind getting a DL.
  23. dman5400

    dman5400 Aficionado (245) Illinois Jan 13, 2011

    I agree and don't understand why people hate darklord when its no worse than the sweet boozy mess called bruery.
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  24. Apparently 10,000 people show up once a year to pay tribute to something completely awful! Weird huh?
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  25. ChefBergo

    ChefBergo Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 9, 2011

    Darklord is a good all around stout with a few added flavors not found in your average shelf stout. Is it worth giving up and arm and leg for right after DL Day when everyone is trying to trade it like it won't be made again...no. Worth a try though if you don't have to dismember yourself for it.
  26. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Illinois Sep 12, 2012

    Dark Lord hate stems from ~6000 Midwestern folk getting together and drinking a delicious stout in April, and then asking for other regions delicious stouts in return.
  27. There are so many good stouts from the Midwest, the Midwest should be embarrassed to represent DL. Here's a list of better stouts from the Midwest:
    1. All of them!
    2.
    3.
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  28. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Illinois Sep 12, 2012

    You're 100% right. Dark Lord is the worst stout produced in the Midwest region.
  29. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) California Dec 31, 2008


    why did you trade all of those beers for it? Couldn't you just go get it at Beeney's, I heard you could make Vanilla DL by adding this, or go big and make bourbon vanilla
  30. If this Old Rasputin that I hold in my glass suddenly turned into Dark Lord I'd be fucking pissed.
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  31. Shagtastic

    Shagtastic Initiate (0) Indiana Jul 30, 2011

    We can't all drink west coast stouts all the time. Get over yourself and find something better to do.
  32. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) California Dec 31, 2008

    I think you missed the part where he was complimenting midwest stouts, he didn't reference west coast stouts at all.
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  33. Actually, it's the exact opposite ... I personally don't enjoy a load of nasty tasting fluid in my mouth. Sooo by my count you're the one that's gay ... Not that there's anything wrong with that ... You know ... Just sayin! :p
  34. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Dark Lord shouldn't be too hard to trade for, and to be honest I don't feel like it's the WORST stout in the MW... I've traded for two in my life, count em two! Can't remember what I even gave up for them, it's been a couple years. Wasnt a bank breaker.

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