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Dark Lord 2012

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by TapeDeck, Mar 19, 2012.

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  1. Tumpster

    Tumpster Jul 25, 2006 California
    Beer Trader

    I had an enjoyable time, got a winning golden ticket, met some great people in line, and had some amazing beers. This year has easily been the most trouble free year of DL. Looking forward to next years!!
  2. Yahooy2U

    Yahooy2U Jul 26, 2008 New York
    Beer Trader

    As one of those people standing in line in front of the Port O Johns...that's where we were directed...and we eventually got beer. The way FFF handles the lines, it turns into an awful game of telephone, where you have to trust the people in front of you. Unfortunately, it turned into a clusterfuck where there were 3 separate lines for Group B.

    I'm just hoping FFF works out the line issue for next year. If you're going to have 2000 people standing in line, please designate the proper place for them, instead of relying on peoples' honor/integrity.
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  3. dlello2

    dlello2 Nov 11, 2011 Illinois

    This was right before KBS went on... it was gone super quick, and then they put on CBS.
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  4. Jetfire

    Jetfire May 29, 2009 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Were you the guy with knock knock joke who almost got beat up several times? If not than you weren't the biggest A-hole
  5. andyst

    andyst Feb 1, 2009 Illinois

    Nope. Nor did I cut (although I was accused of it once) nor did I steal beer. So I guess I'm good.
  6. dlello2

    dlello2 Nov 11, 2011 Illinois

    Here are some more videos from the day...

    I posted a video of Rare being opened at KBS day, here's Rare at DLD. Would you believe that it was the same two guys who opened it at both parties? Pat, Will, you guys are good

    Got a winning ticket... went back and forth on Vanilla vs De Muerte. In the end the guys giving the bottles out convinced me that this years' de muerte was the better option. Looking forward to splitting it with some BAs to see if they were right

    I thought this was hilarious...

    ...and then the day was over
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  7. ReTag

    ReTag Apr 5, 2012 Minnesota

    had a great day, got to visit with old friends and made some new ones. Some of the beers I was lucky enough to try:
    Wooden Hell
    JJ Blauw
    05 DL
    06 Fou Foune
    Veritas 003,004
    Pannepot Wild
    04 Doggie Claws
    Alpha Kong
    04 BA Speedway
    04 Double Bastard
    a BT 3 year vert
    a CR 3 year vert
    and many, many, many more.
    thank you to so many people I am not even going to try in fear of omitting someone.
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  8. sarro

    sarro May 12, 2009 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    This is the only thing I miss about DLD. Glad for all that had a good time though.
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  9. oreo

    oreo Jul 29, 2010 Illinois

    So y ou have a bottle of next years CR? Or you have a hand bottle of year one? :D
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  10. ReTag

    ReTag Apr 5, 2012 Minnesota

    thank you for the correction, only a 2 year of CR, but that made me remember the 2010 and 11 of Churchills Finest (thank you Nosignsofpain). As always, Oreo, you have my back.
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  11. Franch

    Franch Mar 22, 2011 District of Columbia
    Beer Trader

    where's the video of that guy's loving wife?!
  12. dlello2

    dlello2 Nov 11, 2011 Illinois

    Hahaha it's an awesome video and I can send it to you privately if you want... I think I'd feel bad putting it out there for the whole world to see though. The guy clearly had a rough-assed day.
  13. Franch

    Franch Mar 22, 2011 District of Columbia
    Beer Trader

    please do. fan-fkn-tactic.
  14. oreo

    oreo Jul 29, 2010 Illinois

    I also, require the video of that guys wife.

    Any one get any pictures or videos of me being a giant asshole on top of the tables by the DL line? ;D
  15. Jetfire

    Jetfire May 29, 2009 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Since I missed out on drama I also need the video
  16. mishuggah

    mishuggah Jul 14, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

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  17. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    LOL! You, sir, win this thread!
  18. oreo

    oreo Jul 29, 2010 Illinois

    THANK YOU! I need more now :D
  19. raymo55

    raymo55 Oct 3, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Ok...here they come...need more picture since my phone died at 11am....I have no pictures :(
  20. Khazadum

    Khazadum Apr 29, 2010 Illinois

    I don't even remember putting on the sweater.
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  21. SpdKilz

    SpdKilz Jan 8, 2009 Illinois
    Subscriber Beer Trader

  22. ChadQuest

    ChadQuest Mar 4, 2009 Illinois

    This was when he was dead, and his eye filled with Baller Stout.

    True Story.
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  23. AleWatcher

    AleWatcher Jan 25, 2009 Illinois

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  24. Khazadum

    Khazadum Apr 29, 2010 Illinois

    He called me over... and then I called Cilla over... and it was glorious...
  25. Schmittymack

    Schmittymack Sep 3, 2008 Colorado
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    This year's DLD was much better than the '10 fiasco (I missed last year--heard it was pretty good). Was just a "tad" chilly but otherwise, things went pretty well. Shared some good brews with the Mrs's youngest son, two of his friends, and several people who stopped by the car across the street from the brewery. Only made about three or four trades this year, only two being set up pre-DLD. Wondering what FFF is doing with the pallets of leftover DL as two of our party attempted to buy extras well after the C session was over and was told NO. Three Floyds could tweek a couple things to make next year's even better but I'd say that this one was the best I've been to ('09, '10, and this year). Hopefully we'll be back next year.
  26. andyst

    andyst Feb 1, 2009 Illinois

    Alright, I remember you now that I see your picture. Thanks for the samples.
  27. Khazadum

    Khazadum Apr 29, 2010 Illinois

    I'd love to see any picture of my antics as well.... other than shots me being dead like above >.<
  28. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    The Munster police deserve a round of applause . Handled the event with pure class. We saw a drunk intentionally steamroll a cop and the officer handled the situation really well (let the guy know who is boss and politely escort him out of the park without booking him or cuffing him or whatever). Had I been that cop, that guy would be sitting in my squad car , which I'd park in front of dld, so he would have to watch everyone else have fun. Them he would spend the night on jail.

    But seriously. If any munster police are on BA, just know you guys are really professional and run a world class police force
  29. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Our group came prepped with duck tape to reinforce
  30. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Mar 31, 2011 Illinois

  31. foobula

    foobula Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    Everything I'm reading about 4 packs and DLD tells me that having room in a backpack for 4 DL's was the right call. Even though said backpack gave me the worst backache of my life until I could finally set it down somewhere.
  32. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    Definitely agree here. Just waiting to get into DLD I saw cops let 2 different guys go (to rounds of applause) after they caught them pissing against a huge warehouse. One even let my buddy go after he rolled up on him pissing in the weeds less than 100yds from a bathroom at the Speedway/White Castle. I hope I can handle drunks like that when I get a badge.
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  33. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Im glad to have ticked, in just NEW beer (do not including stuff like black note and BA pt5):

    BA behemoth
    Brandy DL
    Brandy vanilla dark lord
    BA black sun
    Apple brandy Zhukov
    Live a rich life
    Tocobaga red
    Some cantillon beer I liked (sour hater here)
    Beatification (also really likes this)
    Artic devil
    Moas (hated it)
    Lift bridge commander
    Raspberry tart/Belgian red (from WI but never opened one before)
    Mother funker (wayyyyyy to funky for me)
    Regular dark lord (finally) (2012)
    Society and solitude 3
    512 pecan porter
    Schafley's reserve imperial stout
    Darkness '10
    Dark lord '09
    Creme brûlée java stout
    2010 barrel aged sexual chocolate
    Flossmoor's imperial Schwartzbier
    Boris royale
    Fat head ipa
    09 abyss (not infected!)
    2012 BA yeti (Tastes way off)
    Westy 8
    5 yr old Westy 12
    Blueberry muffin something or another by ccb
    +plenty I can remember and home brews
  34. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Does anyone have any pics I am in? Can't miss me. Wore an ugly ass Illinois flannel that was blue/orange/white/
  35. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    While I didn't hate it, I'm glad to see I'm not the only one underwhelmed by MOAS.
  36. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I'm exaggerating by "hated" it but found it to be a boozy malty mess of caramel. Hot and unbalanced. Loved Henry, BA behemoth and was impressed by life bridge commander probably because of my low expectations. With I could have had a sip of the wooden hell i saw while in line but I'm not complaining because I got to try many amazing beers this weekend
  37. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    My exact sentiments regarding MOAS...crazy hot/harsh. I did a 3-way (heh) tasting of BA Hi-Fi, King Henry, and '11 MOAS with another BA and King Henry and BA Hi-Fi were MILES ahead of MoAS. I have a BA Behemoth I'm probably going to crack after I graduate this Saturday...succinct description perhaps?

    Never saw the Wooden Hell...I'm just happy I finally got to try Black Tuesday (along with tons of others).
  38. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    BA behemoth was just a hair behind Henry in quality IMO. Excellent beer. I am regretting now picking up a BA alpha klaus. I knew it was there and told myself meh. Upshot is walked away from dld with cash unspent haha.
  39. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    Great to hear. I thought about picking up a BA Alpha Klaus instead of BA Behemoth at the pub ticket release, but I had concerns about it holding up to the barrel aging.
  40. banduraj

    banduraj Dec 29, 2010 Ohio

    Maybe it's just me, but I think I found this year to have more assholes than the previous. I'm thinking more and more people are just showing up to buy the beer only to turn around and see it at a profit.
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