Dark Lord (2018)

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  1. Quilentro

    Quilentro Aspirant (297) May 12, 2017 Illinois
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    Yes, but soy sauce.
     
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  2. EamonTheGreat

    EamonTheGreat Initiate (60) Mar 13, 2014 Indiana
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    2017 Dark Lord was definitely an improved version from previous years. I'm hoping the variants will also be much improved due to the better base.
     
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  3. PBRmeasap1980

    PBRmeasap1980 Defender (679) May 19, 2014 Indiana
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    Yes, 17 has been the most drinkable in years, I'll give you that. I hope they at least keep that recipe or continue tweaking it for the better.
     
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  4. Quilentro

    Quilentro Aspirant (297) May 12, 2017 Illinois
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    We should boycott (girlcott? Nongendercott?) TimeOut. From their recent newsletter:

    ‘Dark Lord Day tickets go on sale soon
    See when you can lock down your trip to this beer-geek holiday.’

    Beer-geek? Really? Insulting.
     
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  5. randjuke

    randjuke Initiate (162) Feb 13, 2010 Iowa
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    Forget it, there's no way I'm hitting F5 in that weather.
     
  6. Boldbrew

    Boldbrew Initiate (146) Jun 26, 2017 Minnesota
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    For those waiting in line at Toppling Goliath:

    Decorah, IA - Saturday, March 31st
    High: 40°
    Low: 16°
    Cell Reception: Non-existent
     
  7. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (4,497) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    I've been drinking some older Dark Lord's gifted to me be a friends wife who got real tired of looking at them in her closet. The vintages are '11 to '15.

    I noticed the earlier vintages brewed with Intelligentsia coffee are way more enjoyable than the newer ones with Dark Matter coffee.

    Just one man's opinion...
     
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  8. prior2two

    prior2two Disciple (393) Oct 18, 2013 Illinois
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    I know you jest, but I Fucking love those totes.
     
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  9. kreg02

    kreg02 Disciple (363) Nov 19, 2012 Illinois
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    Mikerphone event is 21 and over
     
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  10. reefer_bob

    reefer_bob Aspirant (299) May 13, 2014 California
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    IMMENSELY better than the cardboard 4-packs.

    So yes, I like them.
     
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  11. Quilentro

    Quilentro Aspirant (297) May 12, 2017 Illinois
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    Ah, I assumed school of rock was kids. Kids and jack black.

    Edit: OMG is jack black going to be there dressed as jack white with a white stripes cover band called black stripes...?!?!?
     
  12. kreg02

    kreg02 Disciple (363) Nov 19, 2012 Illinois
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    Ah yea I get where you are coming from with that..
     
  13. ajcuster89

    ajcuster89 Initiate (196) Apr 14, 2014 Indiana

    I prefer the $75 lanyards at 18th Street
     
  14. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (7,776) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    No, but Jack White will be dressed up as Dan Auerbach and play with the White Keys.
     
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  15. Quilentro

    Quilentro Aspirant (297) May 12, 2017 Illinois
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    Oh, that sounds dangerous for their feud.
     
  16. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Aspirant (281) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    Let's get this thread going a bit...
    Number of variants and which variants will return? I'll set the over/under at 7 variants.
     
  17. Troupos_Pearl_Jam

    Troupos_Pearl_Jam Initiate (36) May 6, 2017 Illinois
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    I'll take the over. I think it'll be a big year for variants. I'm thinking 9.
     
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  18. PBRmeasap1980

    PBRmeasap1980 Defender (679) May 19, 2014 Indiana
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    I'm hopeful for an Apple Brandy DL or FVM in Bourbon/Whiskey barrels
     
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  19. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (314) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    I'm guessing 8 total.

    Extremely likely- Handjee, Bourbon and Muerte

    Probable- 2 bullshit in wine barrels variants (not sure who owns the trademark on that phrase)

    Returning- 2 of FVM, Chemtrailmix and Coffee Cognac, possibly with one of the first 2 falling in the previous category

    New- I'm going to keep guessing coconut until they do it. Hopefully in bourbon, cognac/brandy or rum.

    If I need another to make 8, you know I'm guessing something weird with cardamom.
     
  20. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Aspirant (281) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    Please no. No cardamom. No.

    Edit: No
     
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  21. SaisonRichBiere

    SaisonRichBiere Savant (952) Mar 23, 2011 Michigan
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    I can’t wait to walk up into walMart with my DLD tote, and just wait in the cold beer aisle to stunt all over people buying bud light.
     
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  22. kodt

    kodt Defender (609) Mar 6, 2013 Illinois

    Chicago Style Variant.

    Dark Lord aged with pickle relish, mustard, sport peppers, & celary salt aged in freshly dumped Malort barrels.
     
  23. Hoppity1

    Hoppity1 Aspirant (239) Apr 25, 2015 Illinois
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    And you know some bastard will complain that there is no ketchup in it!
     
  24. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Aspirant (281) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    Don't forget the onions.
     
  25. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Aspirant (281) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    Do that at Gene & Jude's and you're likely to get dropped.
     
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  26. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Crusader (775) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    I'm predicting 1st batch of DL aged in Distilled DL barrels. We know this is going to happen sometime....maybe that explains the shortage of DL last year? Or maybe they distilled the infected stuff...I'm also predicting KBBS level resale prices for it.
     
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  27. izzyismyrott

    izzyismyrott Disciple (330) Jan 5, 2015 Indiana
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    For the love of everthing unholy please Coffee coconut rum aged dark lord!
     
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  28. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (7,776) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    I'll take a triple chicory coffee variant...doesn't even have to be BA. Would love to taste a DL with a hefty counterpunch of bitterness.

    ...and a French press idea has been born.
     
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  29. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (314) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    I'm not really a coffee drinker, but I definitely think it helps counter the natural DL sweetness. That said, it is kind of weird considering the base has coffee in it.
     
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  30. Quilentro

    Quilentro Aspirant (297) May 12, 2017 Illinois
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    Maple barrel to really bring out the sweetness. Maybe cut with maple barrel aged muscat.
     
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  31. TheKlevin

    TheKlevin Disciple (301) Aug 6, 2014 Michigan
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    Under! Maybe they will finally just make a few variants that people actually want?? Who am I kidding, there will probably be 24 variants and vintage bottles...
     
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  32. kreg02

    kreg02 Disciple (363) Nov 19, 2012 Illinois
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    What about aged in Mallort barrels?
     
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  33. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Crusader (775) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Barrel Aged Plague Cuvee- a blend of the infected BA DLs from various years....
     
  34. PBRmeasap1980

    PBRmeasap1980 Defender (679) May 19, 2014 Indiana
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    That name alone is perfect
     
  35. YoDudeguy

    YoDudeguy Initiate (103) May 5, 2015 Illinois

    I'm just catching up here, but you guys know, for sure, that the rest of those early accidental tickets are going to be caught up with, refunded and invalid. It's just a matter of time.
     
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  36. doublevision

    doublevision Initiate (104) Sep 8, 2014 Illinois
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    I'm guessing 7 or 8 variants:
    For sure: Handjee, BADL, Ronaldo, Muerte
    hopeful: Fixed FVM back in bourbon barrels, coffe cognac
    You know its coming: some sort of wine barrel treatment nobody wants
    wishful but probably a couple years away: DL aged in dark lord whiskey barrels. I think the whiskey will need to age 4-6 yrs before they dump the barrel so I just dont think this could possibly be ready
     
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  37. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Crusader (775) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Would be pretty cool if the early tickets either did not come with any bottles or the invalidate them after the others sell out on the 31st...
     
  38. Quilentro

    Quilentro Aspirant (297) May 12, 2017 Illinois
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    We said friends and family, but the Dark Lord has no friends and it hates its family! Bwahhahahhahahahahahahahahahahahaha
     
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  39. bmr29

    bmr29 Initiate (60) Apr 30, 2017 Illinois
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    FFF: “We dont give a shit.”
    You: “Just wait. Any day now.”

    Good luck with that.

    Few things on this board are funnier than how mad and red you got over these presale tickets.
     
  40. KBlodorn

    KBlodorn Aspirant (292) Oct 3, 2014 Ohio
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    What would be really nice is if, instead of 4 bottles of Dark Lord, they did 3 bottles plus 1 BADL that was guaranteed for everyone. That way, no one is too bummed when they miss out on a variant and get stuck with 5 bottles of regular DL. Maybe with the expansion, this is something that could feasibly be done in the near future.
     
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