Abyss Vertical

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by Graviz, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. Graviz

    Graviz Initiate (157) Feb 26, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    What are your opinions on the trade value of an Abyss vertical (09-12)?
     
  2. Lasering

    Lasering Disciple (301) Mar 19, 2013 Florida
    Beer Trader

    I would say the only one that would trade above $4$ would be the 2010. Doesn't the 2009 have infection issues?
     
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  3. HighLowJack

    HighLowJack Disciple (353) Jun 5, 2013 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    the 09 isn't worth a whole lot due to infection issues.

    agree the 2010 would be desirable as it's already a bit old and some people would need that for a vertical.
     
  4. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
    Beer Trader

    2009 is infected, and delicious. Seriously. Give me all your 2009 if you dont want it.
     
  5. azureoval

    azureoval Aspirant (284) Jan 25, 2010 California

    Not all of them. 4 out of the 8 I had were infected. 3 of those were spit take material and the last one tasted like a slight sour cherry stout. Although this was a while ago and maybe the infection has taken hold of all of them by now.
     
  6. madtowndmb1

    madtowndmb1 Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2007 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    I'm getting really good value for my '07& '08
     
  7. Lasering

    Lasering Disciple (301) Mar 19, 2013 Florida
    Beer Trader

    I had the '08 a couple times not long ago and it was amazing! Would definitely like to try the '07.
     
  8. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    '06 is a whale or close to it. 07 and 08 value is far less than '06 but still definitely above a $4$ shelf beer. '09 is infected and low in value because of it. '10 maybe is slightly higher than $4$ shelf beer, and '11 or later are generally $4$ shelf.
     
  9. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    2010 is really something right now...

    2011 and 2012 are pretty easy to snag.

    2009 is a crapshoot.

    In other words I think in total you have a slightly over $4$ in limited beers trade on your hand.
     
  10. Graviz

    Graviz Initiate (157) Feb 26, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    So recommendation sit on them for a bit? I've never harpooned a whale before and would like to do so at some point.
     
  11. HighLowJack

    HighLowJack Disciple (353) Jun 5, 2013 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    if you're goal is to trade and get something way better than you can now...it's going to take a few more years
     
  12. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,610) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    These are never going to be "worth" a lot. Sometime around '09/'10 people suddenly realized the "value" of widely distributed and/or high bottle count brews, & started holding onto them. So while the '09 Abyss is probably close to worthless due to the infection issues, the '10 is probably a widely held item in people's cellars.

    You'll get good/limited distribution for them now or later. If you're aspiring to Ahab heights, you're going to end up disappointed.
     
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  13. tronto

    tronto Initiate (84) Dec 22, 2010 Kentucky
    Beer Trader

    I traded bo & luke for 2 '10's. I love that beer so I felt it was worth it.
     
  14. SaisonFest

    SaisonFest Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2012 Washington

    probably about one 09 DL
     
  15. HighLowJack

    HighLowJack Disciple (353) Jun 5, 2013 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader


    this, but also if you have a 2010 Abyss right now, you have an extremely highly rated beer. the idea of holding onto this for 3 or 4 more years just so you can trade for something more rare - but not nec. any better - strikes me as backwards
     
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