Darklord Day 2017

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Beanblossom, Oct 13, 2016.

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  1. TonyLuvsBeer

    TonyLuvsBeer Aspirant (221) Mar 28, 2015 Michigan
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    Agreed. Walked in and saw that line and was like wtf? That line was crazy.
     
  2. BLA1R

    BLA1R Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2015 Illinois

    I got into the fest around 10am. I was in line til almost noon.
     
  3. GCB925

    GCB925 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2013 Illinois

    Thanks
     
  4. Gameover170

    Gameover170 Initiate (164) Feb 8, 2013 Indiana

    I had Muerte on tap and thought it was amazing. Not too much heat at all. FWIW, I've had aged Muerte as well and thought it was fantastic. Held it's own against BVDL at our tasting once it had two-three years on it.
     
  5. Lazhal

    Lazhal Devotee (470) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan
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    Wow, how did this thread take this turn?
     
  6. myersk27

    myersk27 Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2011 Indiana

    I really enjoyed Zombie Unicorn on tap as well as the FFF/Pizza Port Session IPA. Guest taps were good....nothing mind blowing that I saw but I came away happy with finding beers that I don't normally get to try.
     
  7. doublevision

    doublevision Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2014 Illinois

    Maybe I just had good luck but this was the best year of guest taps I have run into. Bruery rue d floyd, side project derivation (6?), a couple different Jackie O's BA beers plus Half Acre Benthic.
     
  8. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    That's a damn good run at the guest taps.
     
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  9. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (913) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Funny you say that. I hadn't thought about him, but my first thought at the fest regarding this year's DL was it tastes a lot more like Surly Darkness that DL...
     
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  10. croush

    croush Crusader (798) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    I think it's part of some people's plot to get this thread up to 200 pages. Now that we've taken down bath salts, who knows where we'll go next.
     
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  11. prior2two

    prior2two Disciple (382) Oct 18, 2013 Illinois

    Yeah, being right place, right time for dedication was great. I had talk the guys in front of me into getting it.
     
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  12. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    Interesting. I'm very tempted to open a bottle of this year's DL...soon.
    It can only go up from here.
     
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  13. RUinOhio

    RUinOhio Initiate (105) Nov 12, 2014 Ohio

    fwiw, I did Sunday and enjoyed it a lot more than last year.

     
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  14. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    From what I'm hearing the Dark Lord and all it's variants (except Dia...who even has one?!) were solid to very good this year. That's quite a step up. It seems a lot of people are attributing some of this to Mr. Haug's arrival. Not sure if we'll know how much input he had into brewing Dark Lord this year.
     
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  15. croush

    croush Crusader (798) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    I know the DLD webpage had the info on all the variants with the barrels & adjuncts, but is it ever disclosed anywhere how long the beers are in barrel for?
     
  16. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,481) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    At the very least, he might have just said "stop fucking up a thousand bottles of DL and a couple expensive barrels with cardamom every year!"

    Or which distillery's barrels are used?

    I don't think so...

    Funny how some breweries get shit all over for this lack of disclosure, while others don't. Oh well, as long as it tastes good!
     
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  17. core42

    core42 Zealot (531) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    I liked the painted designs too, got BBDL this year so it would have been my first painted variant

    Yea my FVM looked a bit rough last year after all of that rain and I put mine in my truck about an hour after getting it

    I am NOT a pepper guy & I was impressed w/2017 Muerte....great mouthfeel & chocolate with some spice on the backend but not too overpowering

    I think you got pretty lucky to hit all of those. I ran past the times a couple of times & didn't really see anything that excited me. Only ended up getting 2017 regular Dark Lord but a buddy got Ronaldo & de Muerte & shared
     
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  18. NicholasL

    NicholasL Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2015 Illinois

    I'm curious to know how the unicorn beer of the variants tastes? Being a scotch fan myself, I was intrigued about a smoky/ peaty Ardbeg DL. Have been looking in multiple places to track one down and only came across two thus far.
     
  19. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (913) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    No, it's tightly held, confidential information. Your only chance to find that out is a meeting with the president...
     
  20. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,481) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Oh snap!
     
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  21. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    The barrels are huge, they're the best. They're the best barrels you'll ever see. Huge. Huge barrels. The beer is in there a long time. A long time. Just the right amount of time. It's a great beer. The best.
     
  22. Ericl2

    Ericl2 Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2013 Indiana

    Three now
     
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  23. MasterPenguins

    MasterPenguins Initiate (0) May 16, 2014 Indiana

    Considering the bottle count on the Scotch one was only like ~180, this could be a really tough bottle to get a hold of.
     
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  24. NicholasL

    NicholasL Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2015 Illinois

    Without a doubt. Gotta have some ammo for that one, but on the fence if it'd be worth it.
     
  25. rabbott2

    rabbott2 Zealot (512) Jan 14, 2015 Illinois

    09 was amazing about 3 months ago...PM me if you wanna trade
     
  26. prior2two

    prior2two Disciple (382) Oct 18, 2013 Illinois

    I think it'll just be difficult to find. Out of the 180 bottles out there, I gotta figure the people that actually trade or are on beer related sites/groups is 10-20%?
     
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  27. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (913) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Has anyone confirmed if it was actually good? That will be the driving factor. Low yields on bad beers don't bring high trade values no matter how rare.
     
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  28. cd34

    cd34 Zealot (529) May 12, 2014 Illinois
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    It could be coincidence but I wonder if he had any influence on this years Dark Lord. I will have to open a bottle soon as I didn't try it on Saturday.
     
  29. NikkoE82

    NikkoE82 Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2012 Indiana

    Is there a consolidated bottle count for all the variants somewhere?
     
  30. NicholasL

    NicholasL Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2015 Illinois

    My exact sentiment, but those who don't like scotch (especially Islay) will most likely not enjoy it... imo.
     
  31. Ohiou84

    Ohiou84 Initiate (132) May 6, 2014 Ohio

     
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  32. Kejbeer

    Kejbeer Initiate (0) May 21, 2016 Indiana

    How many ounces are the dark lord pours at the pub today, bacause I had 1 Ronaldo and 3 regular '16 DLs last night.
     
  33. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,481) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Are you okay man?
     
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  34. PrestigeWorldwide

    PrestigeWorldwide Defender (635) Sep 22, 2015 Michigan
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    Was it a cover of bad romance by lady gaga? Cause I think that's what you're describing.
     
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  35. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    Did you make sure to take your insulin afterwards?
     
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  36. Kejbeer

    Kejbeer Initiate (0) May 21, 2016 Indiana

    I feel great. no hangover. Just spread it out over 3 hours.
     
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  37. Kejbeer

    Kejbeer Initiate (0) May 21, 2016 Indiana

    The paddy melt was key too. SUPER good
     
  38. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    @Kejbeer will there be a post-DLD special broadcasted?
     
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  39. Mojo9

    Mojo9 Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2012 Illinois

    Four. I hope it's good. Reviews look sporadic on those that have actually tasted it. I wish I had a chance to grab a taste on tap. Luckily, my brothers and I are fans of scotch (Highlands for me, Islay for my brothers, although I wouldn't turn it away), so this should be interesting. My hope is the smoke/peat rounds out the sweetness.
     
  40. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2010 California

    I imagine it would be what lady Gaga sounded like if she fell into a human size garbage disposal
     
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