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Baller Stout for sale @ Three Floyds today

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Dontcounttoday, Oct 24, 2012.

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  1. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    $30 a bottle, limit of 1 per person.
     
  2. Tnudish

    Tnudish Feb 16, 2012 Wisconsin

    Like clockwork
     
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  3. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Yeah I'm basically a FFF release posting bot. Now go rush to get some of this mediocre beer
     
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  4. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Mediocre at best.
     
  5. Lansman

    Lansman Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    The lesson here is that if it doesn't sell the first time (XV Party), or the second time (DLD), try to sell it a third time at the same price but use the term 'limited supply'!

    60% of the time, it works every time. :)
     
  6. pmoney

    pmoney Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    But but but....today is WEDNESDAY!!
     
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  7. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    I'm surprised they aren't selling BS for $40 or $50 and saying it's "Cellared Baller Stout"!
     
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  8. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    ... the last couple times I've had Baller, I actually really enjoyed it... kinda made me wish I hadn't extra'd/LIF'ed so many of mine away...
     
  9. Jkoeneman

    Jkoeneman Jul 30, 2010 Indiana

    Just checked the tap list from yesterday and there is a beer called "Stack N Stabb" as a $10 Bomber. Apparently a belgian strong. Did either of you guys that were there yesterday try it?
     
  10. augustg

    augustg Sep 15, 2011 Illinois
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    Baller Stout is actually quite nice in my humble opinion.
     
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  11. Jkoeneman

    Jkoeneman Jul 30, 2010 Indiana

    So you're saying that Baller Stout has real bits of Panther in it?
     
  12. pmoney

    pmoney Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    I opened a bomber of it the other night. It was a solid Beglian Saison-style ale. Pretty balanced and tasty.
     
  13. JulianC

    JulianC Mar 9, 2012 Illinois
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    I wanted Baller to be great. It was very good, but not $30 great.

    Stack and Stabb for $10 is a solid buy. Will probably get released to stores in Chicago soon though as it has an official label etc.
     
  14. a74gent

    a74gent Mar 16, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Liked Baller better than any DL i've tasted....I guess for once since there's low demand I don't have to debate trading what I think is great for something I want....
     
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  15. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    That's because it's only 1/3 DL ;)
     
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  16. stephenieman

    stephenieman Oct 14, 2011 Illinois

    1/4 actually = "A blend of Dark Lord, Surly Darkness, De Struise Black Albert, and Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch."
     
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  17. marcgo2

    marcgo2 Nov 16, 2010 Illinois
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    By the reviews here it sounds like a waste of DL
     
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  18. stephenieman

    stephenieman Oct 14, 2011 Illinois

    I was extremely unimpressed with the two bottles I got at the Anniv. Party.
     
  19. bauermj

    bauermj May 4, 2009 Illinois
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    Brewery only according to the Brewpub facebook comments
     
  20. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    Yeah, forgot about Mikkeller.
     
  21. stephenieman

    stephenieman Oct 14, 2011 Illinois

    I did the same after seeing the price tags on his beers. :)
     
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  22. semibaked

    semibaked Mar 27, 2007 Kentucky

    when it was fresh i totally agree. had it a couple of weeks ago and thought it was very much improved.
     
  23. Franch

    Franch Mar 22, 2011 District of Columbia
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    way better than DL.
     
  24. burica2020

    burica2020 Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    I have six bottles for sale from my basement and hell ill only charge 25 (joke). I think the best thing about baller stout was that I was able to trade one for a Black Tuesday. I keep hoping it will age into something but I have a feeling this beer isn't going to be like the chubby girl I teased in fifth grade that turned into a fox at 20.
     
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  25. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    friend brought a bottle over once. wasn't a bad beer but no way i'd pay 30 bucks for it.
     
  26. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
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    I hope they name it Baller-er Stout.
     
  27. MortarPestle

    MortarPestle Dec 7, 2008 Indiana
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    Hell, I was happy I stumbled on case of Gumballhead today, it has all but disappeared here in Indy.
     
  28. ridglens

    ridglens Jan 10, 2010 Indiana

    Or Bal-Baller stout! or you could go both ways, Bal-Baller-er Stout....
     
  29. Dan3279

    Dan3279 Dec 21, 2010 Ohio

    For those of you who have it and want to trade, send me a message!
     
  30. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew May 8, 2006 Michigan

    Firestone Walker has provided an excellent example over the past several years of how beer should be blended. Of course Three Floyds is not going to care or even consider blending to taste. It was like kids at a soda fountain.
     
  31. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    Can't wait of XVI! From FW that is.
     
  32. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Jan 4, 2012 Indiana
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    ^^^ this is nuts^^^^

    Terrific collab
     
  33. forrestbetts

    forrestbetts Nov 29, 2007 Illinois

    Too bad the place burned down. ISO Smoked Cellared Baller Stout
     
  34. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    It's a good beer, its just not $30 good.

    Darkness>Albert>Baller>Dark Lord>Beer Geek.

    I really liked beer geek weasel the first time i had it, but subsequent bottles have had odd/off flavors and been more acidic than the first one i tried. i give up with mikkeller outside the Beer Geek Rodeo/Whiskey Weasel. I'm done with their overpriced lotto tickets
     
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  35. fickenmeimirish

    fickenmeimirish Feb 18, 2011 Illinois
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    I still dont get all the hate.. If you dont like it dont drink it. They make awesome beer IMO and im apparently am not the only one that thinks this since the pub is always packed, DLD sold out, ZD is always selling out, people drive hours just to buy a case.. GABF awards, 4 beers on the top 100 list, and they where the first brewery invited to the Firestone Walker Invitational where they also received the peoples choice award.
     
  36. drevim

    drevim Oct 12, 2012 Indiana

    I'll grab a bottle this weekend, and judging from the love, it should still be there.
     
  37. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    People shit on FFF a lot, for various reasons. This specific beer they had a special release party for and at the time of release, I think most agreed it was mediocre at best. I do like that I am hearing good things about how it is aging though, so I might just have to pick myself up another bottle.
     
  38. fickenmeimirish

    fickenmeimirish Feb 18, 2011 Illinois
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    Thats my point, I dont know how it was drinking last november but I got 4 bottles at DLD and it was drinking really well. I was very pleasantly surprised I was even able to get it, figured it was all gone. Now again they release it, wish I could have gotten another bottle since im down to one. If they didnt sell out the first time why not sell it? Better than dumping it, and they arent charging any more than they were, and its been cellared properly for a year. They could easily ask $50 a bottle and they would still sell enough to make up for those that dont want to pay for it. Its just good business. I look at it as what was supposed to be a 1 time release collab between 4 amazing breweries, I thought I would never get to try, I now do, and im not being price gouged! It was a win-win.
     
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  39. shutyourface

    shutyourface Aug 24, 2010 New York

    pretty sure you are getting price gouged, i believe it was cheaper at the anniversary party.
     
  40. fickenmeimirish

    fickenmeimirish Feb 18, 2011 Illinois
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    Dont know, wasnt there ive heard people say the price was $35 at the release party, either way I was more than happy to pay $30 at DLD, and that was 6 months ago, 6 months later they are still charging $30 pretty sure that is NOT price gouging
     
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