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BA 9000

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by cpetrone84, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. cpetrone84

    cpetrone84 Poo-Bah (2,782) Jun 23, 2009 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    How are people asking for the craziness they are?

    Batch 9000 doesn't have very good reviews so throwing that in barrels makes it good?
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  2. Steasy66

    Steasy66 Disciple (341) Feb 23, 2012 Minnesota
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    Batch 9000 is a pretty polarizing beer. I think its absolutely amazing and I'd love to try a BA version, but not for what its trading for.
  3. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    Has a trade been completed yet?
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  4. harrymel

    harrymel Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2010 Washington

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  5. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

  6. fortsambo

    fortsambo Initiate (129) Feb 14, 2011 Colorado
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    Monkey see, monkey do. That's how the trade forums work.
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  7. RyanMM

    RyanMM Initiate (169) Mar 12, 2009 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I had it at the Detroit Beer Fest.

    I loved Batch 9000. I had it fresh when it was first released. It's STILL getting better with age.

    The BA version is seriously ridiculously awesome. Anyone who doesn't think so should POUR THEIR SAMPLE IN MY MOUTH.
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  8. Hindsight

    Hindsight Initiate (62) Oct 8, 2011 Ohio
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  9. scud

    scud Initiate (193) Sep 22, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Try it before you bash it.
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    ROBSTARR Aspirant (236) Aug 31, 2009 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    A. How could you not like Batch 9000 ? B. How could you not like it in bourbon barrels ? C. Who the hell would trade one of these for a Voodoo Doughnut ?
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  11. cfrances33

    cfrances33 Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    As someone who currently has a bottle FT, perhaps I am biased, but I've had it on tap 3 times at the Eccentric Cafe, and I am truly a fan of it. Are some of the ISOs absurd... Yes. Is it good enough to land LP Gueuze/kriek/framboise (which it has, not with me though)? Yes. Me? I got a bottle of HF civil disobedience 4 for a bottle, and I am more than happy with that trade.

    I understand that batch 9000 is a very polarizing beer, but for me, the barrel aging eliminated many of those undesirables.

    If you really want it boiled down to a simple comparison, at least from me, BB Batch 9000 is as good or better than Black Note. But hey hate all you want on something I'm assuming you've never had. If you have, sorry you didn't like it.
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  12. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Aspirant (267) Jul 12, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Quit hatin'. I made the same face as your avatar the first time I tried it. Except I felt so much more buff.
  13. claaark13

    claaark13 Zealot (504) Nov 29, 2007 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    I see both sides of the story. The best argument for me seeking out a bottle would be to consider the following base beer and BA big brother:

    Dark Lord
    Bourbon Dark Lord (or any BADL for that matter)
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  14. axeman9182

    axeman9182 Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2009 New Jersey
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    As someone who wasn't a fan at all of Batch 9000 fresh, I have to say that some age has done that beer good, so I'd imagine that it aging in barrels instead of a 12oz bottle has resulted in a great beer.
  15. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I had it on tap a few weeks ago at the cafe and it's amazing. It was worth it for me to drive 5 hrs round trip on a week night to pick up an allocation. Traded one and plan to sit on the other two for at least a year. Keep in mind this batch was brewed in Jan 2010 and has been in the barrel for over two years (not that it necessarily automatically makes it any better). Larry did a great job on this one.
  16. ales4baldo

    ales4baldo Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2011 California

    Ya dude, i hear ya. People act like its the end all be all of beer. Its just a variation. Shit, im affraid to answer a beer mail of someone offering to to help a brotha out.
  17. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Still looking for that Voodoo Donut. No replies still....
  18. KevSal

    KevSal Champion (854) Oct 17, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Hey I sent ya a mesg, was it a joke thread?
  19. SpdKilz

    SpdKilz Meyvn (1,443) Jan 8, 2009 Illinois
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Yes... he should have used the [/s] (end sarcasm) tag after saying he had no replies.
  20. GRBrew

    GRBrew Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2009 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I'm probably one that people think is looking for too much. I've had the beer several times on tap and think it is better than black note. It was also 26.50 and there are 1502 bottles. If I don't get any offers I think are good then I will be happy drinking them myself.
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  21. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    Win-win situation
  22. pittsburghkid66

    pittsburghkid66 Initiate (38) Dec 24, 2009 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    How hard was it to get and is it still for sale?
  23. Romulux

    Romulux Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2008 Michigan

    (Insert Beer name) gets released

    ISO: WTF! (lowballing mofo's)

    FT: WTF! (guy is an over reaching d-bag)

    Seems like SOP, to me.
  24. apocalypsezombie

    apocalypsezombie Initiate (0) May 12, 2012

    lets see... 1500 bottle count. Brewery only. A majority of the population has to drive a bit to get there...

    So its worth T-25. :)
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  25. Sean9689

    Sean9689 Poo-Bah (2,031) Mar 17, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    It's delicious beer and with the age and barrel treatment, it's transformed an okay beer into an excellent beer. I would take BB9k over Black Note for sure. What's it worth? That's up to the trader. Would I trade one for a Lou Pepe (whatever), no. I think this beer is in KH and BCBVS territory...
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  26. cetherid

    cetherid Devotee (405) Aug 23, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Shouldn't everyone be allowed to make whatever ISO:FT offer they want? What may seem "laughable" to one person may be "generous" to another. I know of plenty of trades that went down that most of BA would consider "unfair". Both sides were happy...that's all that matters. If you personally don't like the trade...just ignore it.
  27. GRBrew

    GRBrew Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2009 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Reminds me of how hard it was to get beat. How many more bottles were there? That's right, a shit ton.
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  28. GRBrew

    GRBrew Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2009 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    3 bottle limit. It will probably be gone today.
  29. CheapBeerBuzz

    CheapBeerBuzz Crusader (782) Dec 20, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Those FT/ISO offers don't bother me as much as this does:

    FT: Abner ISO: BCBVS

    What the heck is this BA world coming to?
  30. sarro

    sarro Initiate (163) May 12, 2009 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Totally agree.
  31. PoopChute69

    PoopChute69 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Poland

  32. SteelersX

    SteelersX Disciple (368) Jan 30, 2011 New York
    Beer Trader

    A great guy and BA BeRanger is hooking me up - Many thanks bro. I got one comin backatcha
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  33. SteelersX

    SteelersX Disciple (368) Jan 30, 2011 New York
    Beer Trader

    I agree too - I trade 4 Pumkings for a black 10 black tuesday
    I traded a le bleu for a FFF BA behemoth
    I sent a Brute vertical for locals to a friendly BA and his Mrs.

    Give it a rest, it is only beer.
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  34. da_bulls

    da_bulls Initiate (0) Jun 7, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I laughed when I saw one a few days ago for 2x KH. I just put up an ISO with a Melange no.3 for trade, hopefully I will get a bite.
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  35. BobCobb

    BobCobb Aspirant (295) Jul 10, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    That was mine, so I'll bite.

    I traded an Abner previously 1:1 for CBS (proposed by the other BA), so I'm not doing anything crazy here, despite what your condescension suggests. Have you had Abner? It's wonderful, and my hope is there is some BA who remembers he grabbed a Vanilla off a shelf in Chicago and doesn't focus his life on gleaning every last bit of trade value from the fact it isn't brewed anymore. If not, I'm cool with that, and maybe I'll offer something else.
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  36. GregSVT

    GregSVT Champion (895) Jul 1, 2009 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Probably not. I offered a 1,400 bottle Jester King limited release and got crickets. It seems when a beer like this first comes out people ask the world or hold them to see what gets offered up. I may try later.
  37. eyeenjoybeer

    eyeenjoybeer Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2011 Seychelles

    I think Jester King does not have the same recognition that Bells and Bruery, etc. have, so I don't know if that is the best example.
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  38. GregSVT

    GregSVT Champion (895) Jul 1, 2009 Texas
    Beer Trader

    It's a collab with Mikkeller aged in whiskey barrels. Also the first barrel aged stout they've released in bottles. I also said I have 2012 BT or my gots up for trade and Melange #3 is on that list. Just saying...
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  39. scud

    scud Initiate (193) Sep 22, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Confirmed 2 trades 1 for a BT and another for 08 LP framboise for ba9k, but still

  40. Rempo

    Rempo Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2010 Indiana

    These threads crack me up.
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