Dark Lord Pricing, thoughts?

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by TheRemyLeabeau, May 13, 2013.

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  1. TheRemyLeabeau

    TheRemyLeabeau Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2013 Ohio

    Ok so question, and please have mercy on me I'm somewhat of a virgin to the craft beer world. I've had quite a few awesome beers but have only been into the scene for a year or two now. Heres my question for all you pros. Would i be a total idiot for paying 60-70$ for a bottle of Dark Lord? Hear me out, i really want to try this beer and with the exception of great rare ohio locals (Brew Kettle White Rajah, Columbus IPA, Fathead's Headhunter, etc.) I have nothing all that great to trade because i drank through all my rare tasty beers lol. So I guess my thought is this, if I bought a ticket, drove all the way to Chicago, then paid 15-20$ on DLD, considering all that it almost seems like 60-70 isn't all that unreasonable. I'm curious what you beer vets think....
  2. booyahachieved3

    booyahachieved3 Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2012 Kansas

    I've seen people spend more. If you're happy spending the money on beer, that's all that matters.
  3. mpayne5

    mpayne5 Devotee (430) Aug 18, 2011 Indiana

    Unless 2013 is different than 2012, I wouldn't pay $15 for it.
  4. TheRemyLeabeau

    TheRemyLeabeau Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2013 Ohio

    I've tried.. And I sure don't want to annoy anyone. I just want to see what all the hype is about, I'm in the process of getting some heady and pliny tho so maybe I'll find someone to share with!
  5. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Disciple (325) Dec 24, 2012 Texas

    $60+ on DL... Not me. I wanna go to Dark Lord day eventually, but I wouldn't pay that much for the newest one. I can't give any input on any of the other years because I haven't had them.
  6. TheRemyLeabeau

    TheRemyLeabeau Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2013 Ohio

    I found sites that have '10 '11 and '12 for 60-70...
  7. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Disciple (325) Dec 24, 2012 Texas

    We just did an imperial stout tasting last Thursday and 2013 Dark Lord was unanimously voted as the least favorite.
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  8. sherm1016

    sherm1016 Aspirant (210) Aug 10, 2009 Wisconsin

    Total idiot? I don't think so.

    I bet if you wait a little bit, you'll be able to try it much cheaper than $60-$70. Patience is a virtue, as they say.

    I'd bet if you put together a reasonable offer with $25-$30 of solid beers like the ones you mentioned, you might find a taker.

    Do it. It's worth the trip.
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  9. TheRemyLeabeau

    TheRemyLeabeau Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2013 Ohio

    See I was gonna post an ISO/FT thread but i offered those beers for a nemesis '09 and was essentially laughed at. Maybe I'll prowl the forums and put a thread out there sometime. Thanks for all the feedback guys its def appreciated. Anyone else who has thoughts feel free to share.
  10. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    2013 > 2012. Don't start with 2012 like I did. Even the 2013 is not one of my favorite stouts, but I know how it is when you haven't tried a beer yet and really want to. Personally I'm pretty patient & you should eventually find it if you're active in the beer community. It took a year before I got to try Utopias-- big thanks to the stranger at Dark Lord Day who gave a taste to me & bro toward the end of the night.
  11. taxman

    taxman Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2012 Illinois

    It's your money to spend as you see fit. Since taste is subjective, you won't know until you've tried it to know if it's worth it. However, if just having the chance to taste it makes it worth it, then do it. If you don't do it, in a few months, or sooner, you'll have spent the money on something else and you still will not have tried it. Then you won't have the money or the DL.
  12. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    Send me a mix 6er of White Rajha and Columbus IPA and I'll send a '13 DL out your way.

    *Read in the voice of The Leprechaun of "The Leprechaun" fame.
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  13. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (272) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    If you do it, it'll be...:sunglasses:....quite a gambit.

  14. TheRemyLeabeau

    TheRemyLeabeau Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2013 Ohio

    Deal... Thanks dude!
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  15. TheRemyLeabeau

    TheRemyLeabeau Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2013 Ohio

    Ba Dum Tss
  16. fishtremble

    fishtremble Initiate (133) Jan 18, 2010 Michigan

    I wouldn't pull the trigger at that price but that is only my opinion due to the fact that I have tried it and stouts are definitely my favorite style and I found this beer to be seriously lacking compared to so many others I have had before and after it. Also doesn't help that hobby vs income also tells me I wouldn't spend that on any one beer on the market either. :slight_smile: Some good advice here if you are just starting to enjoy this hobby just sit it out being in Ohio your chance will definitely come to try it and then you can decide for yourself if the beer is worth it to you or not.

    Well hell that didn't take long for a quality member to pitch in and solve this one. Once again showing there is some love left out here in the group. Way to spread it STX!!!
  17. TheRemyLeabeau

    TheRemyLeabeau Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2013 Ohio

    Yeah man surprised by all the people throwin in their 2 cent its very much appreciated. Yeah StX is awesome I'm gonna take care of him on my end for doin me such a solid! Thanks again guys.
  18. sacullen

    sacullen Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2008 Illinois

    09, 10, 11 DL is still diabetuss in a bottle. I haven't had 12 or 13, but I don't expect them to be that much different. If you're looking to trade for some, wait a while and post an offer every month or so. Just be aware that your offer should take into account the price of the tickets and bottles, and the fact that people drop a lot of money on other beer and food and the weekend turns out pricey. For those, the offer must be on the higher side and definitely not $4$. Worth $60-$70 per bottle? Not to me but everyone's tastes are different.

    Is DLD worth the money? Absolutely! There are always great guest taps and people sharing other tasty beers that make standing in a line more fun than you would think standing in a line could be.
  19. sbxx

    sbxx Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2011 Illinois

    Dark Lord Day is one of the biggest beer events for a reason, and it's not just the bottle sharing. Dark Lord itself is an awesome beer. Don't listen to these people who trash it. It's very popular, which means it's also very popular to hate it.

    $60-70 for a bottle? Hell no. It's a great beer but, at the end of the day, it's still just a fuckin beer. Face value of $15 is what I believe it's worth.

    Wait it out, try 1000s of other beers that are readily available, and eventually you'll get around to trying Dark Lord. Maybe you'll get lucky and someone will let you try an aged version or even a barrel aged version at a tasting. It'll be well worth the wait. Trust me. Paying scalper prices on your own just to say you've tried it will most likely lead to nothing but disappointment.

    Cheers bud.
  20. semibaked

    semibaked Zealot (596) Mar 27, 2007 Illinois

    I think you should do what you want with your money, if you want the Dark Lord and have no problem paying $60 to $70 for it, then do it.

    Personally I would want a Dark Lord from any of the batches after 2009 for any price, but hey that is me. Way too sweet for my liking.
  21. Boilerfood

    Boilerfood Aspirant (284) Jun 5, 2012 Indiana

    What stx said. If you are able to scrounge up a 6er of White Rajah, and Columbus IPA or Bodhi, I feel like this shouldn't be a hard trade.
  22. TheRemyLeabeau

    TheRemyLeabeau Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2013 Ohio

    Yup i already bought the beers for him, great guy.
  23. MaxSpang

    MaxSpang Disciple (306) Jan 28, 2011 Ohio

    Hi I'm Max, I live in Dayton, Ohio and I will share Dark Lord with pretty much anyone who asks.

    Shoot, I gave the pizza delivery guy a sip.
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  24. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012 Michigan

    Little late to the conversation, but my two cents would be just be patient. There are plenty of beers out there that I would love to try and a many I have only been able to try due to some awesome traders on BA, but don't give into those that prey on us. The guys or gals who buy a BADL just to throw it on craigslist the next day to seek a huge pay day. You will get a taste of DL eventually ( and it looks like you already set something up) and you won't have to pay such a ridiculous price. Just go to a beer event near you and set up a tasting before or even try to put together something yourself with BA's in your area... Cheers!!
  25. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2010 Illinois

    I never drink my DLs alone. Anytime I open any of them is to share
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  26. nickMB

    nickMB Aspirant (291) Nov 17, 2009 Illinois
    Brewery Trader

    off-topic - Anybody have an '08 DL and need anything between '09 and '13. My brother and I drank our last '08 a few years ago and I am yet to find anyone looking to trade one? Hoping to make a 10 year vertical in a few years.
  27. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (258) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri

  28. sbxx

    sbxx Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2011 Illinois

    Yeah, I don't know about that...
  29. ddedhed

    ddedhed Disciple (330) Dec 4, 2012 Ohio

    Dayton here as well. Let me know anytime you are itching to open a bottle!
  30. TheRemyLeabeau

    TheRemyLeabeau Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2013 Ohio

    I mean I am new to the game but maybe we should set up a tasting or something down the road! I am currently working on putting together quite the cellar so I would def be able to contribute.
  31. ddedhed

    ddedhed Disciple (330) Dec 4, 2012 Ohio

    More than happy to pitch in here. I have 1 bottle of 2013 DL. Sadly, I broke two of it's brothers.:slight_frown:
  32. HeyBoff

    HeyBoff Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2011 Illinois

    Dark Lord is a dime a dozen nowadays, the past couple years I haven't even been able to give it away to trading partners. It gets better with age though.
  33. TheRemyLeabeau

    TheRemyLeabeau Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2013 Ohio

    You're welcome to give it away to me anytime lol.
  34. M1A2

    M1A2 Disciple (345) Jan 15, 2012 Ohio

    I could not agree more with MordorMongo!! if you are ever in NW Ohio get with me and we will open all the DL you want.
  35. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2010 Illinois

    I can't imagine anyone turning down any beer for free
  36. MaxSpang

    MaxSpang Disciple (306) Jan 28, 2011 Ohio

    I'm always down for a tasting. PM me sometime.
  37. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    I would turn down DL. I turn down any beer that isn't worth drinking. What's the point when there is so much good beer around to drink instead?
  38. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2010 Illinois

    It's free and nothing worng with tasting a beer for the first time a second time
  39. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    My first time was just so bad I can't go back. The girl you thought was hot, you pulled down her panties and.....ugh. You can't go back bro.
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  40. MoreAbv

    MoreAbv Initiate (101) Jan 28, 2013 California

    For those that have experienced DL and Firestone Parabola, what's your verdict? Similar to the OP, I have also been in intrigued by the hype surrounding DL.

    So far, Parabola is a darn awesome BA imperial stout. Probably the best I've had so far.
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