Darklord Day 2017

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  1. Bugsmcl

    Bugsmcl Initiate (196) May 2, 2016 Ohio

    Did anyone actually ever decide if we are pro or against the dragon abortions??
     
  2. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (5,025) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Dragons scare me. I would prefer they abort.
     
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  3. Bugsmcl

    Bugsmcl Initiate (196) May 2, 2016 Ohio

    We made it!!!! 200!!!!
     
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  4. not2quick

    not2quick Defender (610) Dec 1, 2015 Missouri
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    All this talk of abortion is making me thirsty.
     
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  5. JJ_17

    JJ_17 Initiate (188) Apr 22, 2014 Indiana
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    I did learn my lesson to never ever walk away and trust anyone with your DL. I put my beer on the picnic table we were sharing at. I said please watch my beer, I want to check the guest taps. Guard it with your life. I come back to the picnic table like 5 mins later and everyone is walking away from the table. I asked my friend where my DL bag was and she said, I don't know. I freaked out for about 5 mins until one person says, oh I think Anthony snagged it. I called him and he in fact split off from the group and grabbed my DL. I think they were messing with me but they were drunk, so I don't know. I WILL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN!
     
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  6. prg

    prg Initiate (47) Apr 13, 2016 Indiana

    I recommend 2017 darklord, it quenched my thirst nicely today.... although I now have the hiccups. I blame my buddies hb.
     
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  7. bmr29

    bmr29 Initiate (56) Apr 30, 2017 Illinois
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    That Pizza Port collab was one of the highlights of the day. Totally flew under the radar.

    I regret not standing in line for BA Vanilla Moloko. Oh well. Line was pretty long at that point.
     
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  8. jkwuc89

    jkwuc89 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2009 Ohio

    I'll be hosting a bottle share In Columbus, OH this summer to help raise funds for my Pelotonia.org bike ride (all proceeds go to cancer research). During the night, if I reach certain fundraising goals, I'll open a different variant to share.
     
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  9. DMorgan24

    DMorgan24 Initiate (0) Oct 8, 2016 Canada (MB)

    Yes! @prg Dragon Abortion homebrew was awesome! The bourbon was so nice and mellow against the thinner malt backbone! I was the Canadian guy pouring CDN beers and talking homebrew with you both mid-afternoon just outside the tent. Cheers!
     
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  10. Coel

    Coel Initiate (0) Apr 21, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I use it primarily s a check list, i try to rate but only when I am sober enough and usually stick just half star increments because then its more like an out 10 scale. I am trying to get better about leaving notes mostly for myself if I encounter a beer again. Sometimes its as simple as "stay away" or "just order it"
     
  11. FrankenBeery

    FrankenBeery Initiate (0) May 6, 2017 Indiana

    It was nice to meet you. Hope you travels home went well! Cheers!
     
  12. notnas

    notnas Initiate (0) May 15, 2017 Indiana

    Had a friend text me from 3F that they had Muerte on tonight. He ordered a DL2017 first (why???) and the Muerte kicked before he got to try it. I was halfway out the door to go have one with him.... Might just swing by tomorrow after work and see if Chemtrail or one of the vanillas shows up.
     
  13. FrankenBeery

    FrankenBeery Initiate (0) May 6, 2017 Indiana

    Yeah I try to always put the location I bought/drank the beer at when I check in, figuring it'll help out anyone else looking for any specific thing.
     
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  14. prior2two

    prior2two Disciple (382) Oct 18, 2013 Illinois

    My experience has been that a variant share is difficult.

    It's like doing a bruery share. The beers are so sweet, you're better off drinking one, or maybe 2, and then setting it up to do the same again.
     
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  15. donovansill

    donovansill Initiate (174) May 19, 2014 Minnesota
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    You sir have a good point!

    That being said I'd love to set up a series of shares in the Twin Cities one maybe two variants per share.........
     
  16. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    As the wife and I were walking out of the allotment pick-up I noticed the guy in front of me strolling along and holding on to the tote with one hand as it was swinging a bit. I promptly told him to be careful and to carry the tote with at least one hand underneath it. He kinda looked at me like it's no big deal. I held my tote up in front of him, tugged on the strap just a bit, and sure as sh*t it made a slight tearing sound. He promptly proceeded to cradle his tote like a newborn.
     
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  17. Bugsmcl

    Bugsmcl Initiate (196) May 2, 2016 Ohio

    Welcome to page 200 I figured of all people you would have been waiting for this.
     
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  18. the_ceeeeg

    the_ceeeeg Initiate (24) May 10, 2016 Illinois

    What were the best beers everyone got on tap? I was lucky to find 2014 Dark Lord and BA Behemoth.
     
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  19. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    It was never a goal of mine to hit 200, but it is pretty darn cool that we did. I was just hoping to see the thread do a little better than last year's. It's obviously gone far past that.
    I must say...DLD MMXVII...thank you. FFF (3F) may have went about changing things the wrong way but in the end the decisions they made worked out for the best. Any complaint I may have had was miniscule in comparison to how massive and well run DLD was this year. The weather was great, the food was great, the lines were small and moved fast (except for Dark Matter...but that's on them), and the people as a whole were very cool to one another.
    And for this thread...
    This thread started back in October, nearly eight months ago. Eight months of speculation, senseless arguments, unfounded rumors, epic trolling, small bits of useful information, everchanging weather forecasts, and a massive amount of jibberish and tomfoolery. This thread has been a blast and has become an epic sh*tshow in and of itself.
     
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  20. JeNSaYGooDByE

    JeNSaYGooDByE Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2014 Illinois

    We can bring our ChemTrailMix and another Muerte.
     
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  21. PolloVagabundo

    PolloVagabundo Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2013 Indiana

    Great Event, Nice job 3Floyds - Can't wait for next year! (page 200, whooo hooo!!!!! )
     
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  22. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,540) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Holy shit, October?! It's been that long?!

    Hopefully no surprise announcements for next year so we'll be able to get a little rest before the next thread pops up, lmfao!

    Anyway, agree with the rest of your sentiment, cheers all, it's been a blast!
     
  23. Cannonball

    Cannonball Initiate (68) Jul 16, 2014 Illinois
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    BA Moloko, Rue D Floyd, Zombie vs Unicorn
     
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  24. MaddieMason

    MaddieMason Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2017 Kentucky

    Just booked Hampton Inn Schererville for the last weekend in April and the first 2 weekends in May 2018. I would assume the festival will be one of those.
     
  25. MasterPenguins

    MasterPenguins Initiate (0) May 16, 2014 Indiana

    I snagged Ronaldo 2017 and Zombie vs Unicorn at the beginning of the day.
     
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  26. EamonTheGreat

    EamonTheGreat Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2014 Indiana

    200 wow..... Incredible.
     
  27. donovansill

    donovansill Initiate (174) May 19, 2014 Minnesota
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    Muerte, Biggesworth, Power Bottom, '17 Dark Lord, Zombie vs Unicorn, Rue D' Floyd, Mocha Wednesday.....

    It was fun to try some variants on tap but if I remember I enjoyed Rue the best might just have been the fact it was earlier in the day though.
     
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  28. RUinOhio

    RUinOhio Initiate (105) Nov 12, 2014 Ohio

    wear your Dragon Abortion shirt...bring some Monkish at the share too while you're at it LOL. Look for the guy with the R on his shirt, I owe you a pour of something for your Monkish pour, I was empty handed when I met you.

     
  29. EamonTheGreat

    EamonTheGreat Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2014 Indiana

    I tend to go all-out on taps.... So I'm pretty sure I either got a pour or a sample of most variants tapped.

    Full Pour Taps:
    ChemTrailMix
    Muerte
    Dwarven Power Bottom
    2015 Earl of Biggleswade
    2017 Regular Dark Lord
    Willet BA Behemoth

    Sample Pours From Friends:
    Ronaldo
    15 Bourbon Dark Lord
    2011 Regular Dark Lord
     
  30. JFresh21

    JFresh21 Disciple (331) Mar 6, 2012 Illinois
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    Impressive.
     
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  31. Runofthedill

    Runofthedill Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2014 Ohio

    Shocked you are alive.
     
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  32. Quilentro

    Quilentro Disciple (327) May 12, 2017 Illinois
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    Speaking of taps - how do you do them? I got the DL17 and Oil of Gladness. But then I didn't see anything exciting. Is there a particular tent to stand by?

    ...i never had fewer than two full cups, so it seemed challenging to say no to people pouring me beer for long enough to figure out what the hell was going on.
     
  33. Runofthedill

    Runofthedill Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2014 Ohio

    we just stood by the stage one and kind of watched for lines at the other station across. Ran across if we saw a line. We got Muerte and Earl just standing there. No real rush.
     
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  34. EamonTheGreat

    EamonTheGreat Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2014 Indiana

    Me too.
     
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  35. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    He was alive when I met him...for the most part :wink:
     
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  36. eppie82

    eppie82 Meyvn (1,428) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois
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    I agree with your Rue assessment. Really surprised me how much I liked it. Glad I grabbed a bottle of it too a week earlier which I'll open at some point.

    As for other taps, I only had BA Behemoth (Old Forester), Huna 17 and DL 17. All were good though and was happy to have them all.
     
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  37. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (927) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Yeah, there is really something bizzare with the fact Rue has been available to go, limit 4, for over two months. Maybe it's the $30 price point... Wonder if they made so much it squeezed out space for enough DL variants..
     
  38. eppie82

    eppie82 Meyvn (1,428) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois
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    For me, the $30 was the reason I didn't pick up 4 when I was there. I also picked one up primarily based on positive reviews I've read on Beer Advocate, otherwise I'm not even sure I would have picked up even one. I grabbed it back a few years ago when it was infected and it left a sour taste in my mouth (pun intended).
     
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  39. prior2two

    prior2two Disciple (382) Oct 18, 2013 Illinois

    Derivation was the best beer I had all day. I grabbed 3 cups worth when I ordered.

    The guest draft near the share tent were a joke.
     
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  40. EamonTheGreat

    EamonTheGreat Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2014 Indiana

    I take it this was at the guest taps near the stage?
     
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