Darklord Day 2017

Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by Beanblossom, Oct 13, 2016.

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  1. TheKlevin

    TheKlevin Disciple (300) Aug 6, 2014 Michigan
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    Yup, glad I didn't hesitate to book my room!
     
  2. TheKlevin

    TheKlevin Disciple (300) Aug 6, 2014 Michigan
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    Just bring beer, you won't be alone for long!
     
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  3. beerhan

    beerhan Zealot (584) Apr 28, 2010 Ohio

    I had a bourbon barrel de muerte a few weeks ago and it was amazing-although it may be heresy I think I enjoy the bourbon & brandy dark lords without the vanilla more.
     
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  4. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (315) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    Only ones I've tried so far are FVM (amazing) and Dwarven Power Bottom (way too sweet). Hoping for plain old BBA DL this year (doubt I get lucky enough for vanilla two years in a row).
     
  5. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,092) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Since I'm destined to never taste a vanilla DL, I appreciate your insight!
     
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  6. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Disciple (365) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    Vanilla and Muerte are pretty much the only ones I've preferred over the regular BBA (not including Pappy). Cognac and Brandy are close though. Had the cognac coffee had more coffee punch, it would be up there as well.

    That vanilla though, you need to try it. Way too many brewers overuse vanilla in stouts these days to mask mediocre base beers. But it does something magical to DL.
     
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  7. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,092) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Dude, I've tried! I was even Group A last year! If you remember, they fucked up the handling of the lines, so a bunch of Group A people got in after Group B. So basically, I was in Group A, got there in time for Group A, and ended up getting to purchase bottles after all the remaining vanilla was picked up by some Group B people.

    No hate for the Group B people, but FFF fucked that one up royally, and I'm still pissed about (specifically for the reason you just stated).
     
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  8. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (928) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Like increases value 800%?
     
  9. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Disciple (365) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    I didn't say I would even think about trying to trade for it. I enjoy things like owning a house and a car.
     
  10. beerhan

    beerhan Zealot (584) Apr 28, 2010 Ohio

    I was unable to try the french vanilla variant but the 'regular' bourbon vanilla dark lord is tasty but very, very sweet. I found it a little overwhelming but I like the taste of bourbon more than vanilla so...It probably is still the best vanilla beer I have had, I will say that.
     
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  11. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,092) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    This is probably my only hesitation for the beer (I will definitely grab a bottle if/when I can, to try)--Many people have said that it's amazing but "you don't drink the bottle yourself, that's just too much." Well, I tend to drink everything myself, so if I can't get through the whole bottle (it was a struggle for regular Dark Lord 2016), that's a minus for me.
     
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  12. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (315) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    Fine, I'll "help you out" by drinking half of it.
     
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  13. Dactrius

    Dactrius Poo-Bah (1,638) Apr 23, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I always find it a bit confusing that people complain about how sweet DL and its variants are but they also hate on Muerte when it's basically the only DL with an adjunct that cuts the sweetness.

    To be fair I haven't had the cardamom variants but it doesn't sound like cardamom cuts the sweetness, or does anything positive whatsoever for that matter.

    I haven't had the coffee variant either now that I think about it, I suppose that might help some as well.
     
  14. HawkeyeBeerLover

    HawkeyeBeerLover Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2015 Wisconsin

    Where's the best place to keep an eye out for their ticket sales? Will they do a thing where they announce a later time and site and we wait for that? I just "liked" their FB page and their Twitter.
     
  15. croush

    croush Champion (800) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    Yes, they'll announce via social media, and it'll be posted on their 2017 DLD website once it is up and running.
     
  16. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,092) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    I mean, regular DL has coffee in it, and we know how well that manifests itself/cuts down on sweetness. :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  17. ayoungtech

    ayoungtech Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2015 Wisconsin

  18. eppie82

    eppie82 Meyvn (1,428) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois
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    They will announce on 3Floyds Twitter, Dark Lord Day Twitter, and Facebook for sure. Usually the ticket sales will happen sometime around mid March, but with this year's change of the usual date of event from last Saturday in April to mid May, there is more of a question of when tIckets will be available.
     
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  19. Dactrius

    Dactrius Poo-Bah (1,638) Apr 23, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Yeah, but we have no idea just how sweet it might be without the coffee. Can you even imagine how often people would be using the D word if it didn't have the coffee cutting it?:slight_smile:
     
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  20. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Devotee (430) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    I had Temeculan 3000 at Mornin' Delight and it was truly awful. It's always fun to see a BA DL at a share but a few ounces of it was a chore
     
  21. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (928) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Did you let it warm up?
     
  22. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Devotee (430) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Yeah it was ideal temp I'd say. BA Darkness and Alesmith Vietnamese Speedway were drinking great though
     
  23. jnrjr79

    jnrjr79 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2009 Illinois

    The one time I had the coffee (well, extra coffee) version, I still found it pretty cloying.

    DL is basically a dessert beer to me. I don't want a gallon of chocolate mouse, either, but it's good in small amounts. I definitely sympathize with the frustration over having to get through 22 oz. of it when you open a bottle.
     
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  24. croush

    croush Champion (800) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    I think you're looking for the Mouse Advocate forum (or Mouse Non-Advocate???). :grimacing:
     
  25. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (928) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    I have to drink 22oz of DL before I'd consider touching a chocolate mouse, but yeah, it is a dessert beer. Or a cigar beer.
     
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  26. Beanblossom

    Beanblossom Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2015 Indiana

    For those that have not booked a room yet, they just started building a new hotel in centennial park which is even closer than the Hampton. I don't know the time table of when this will be done though. Might be available in time.
     
  27. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (928) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Completion date is Fall of 2017. Won't help this go around, but let's hope the family development they are putting there doesn't eventually force the end of Dark Lord Day because people don't want drunk people around their kids...
     
  28. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    ***pacing back and forth awaiting the next DLD announcement from FFF...
     
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  29. croush

    croush Champion (800) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    I wouldn't hold your breath.
     
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  30. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (928) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    I would! :flushed:One less person to compete with for ticks!
     
  31. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    Hey! That's not nice!
    (It's legit though)
     
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  32. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (928) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Don't worry, everyone else will die from sticker shock when the tickets go for $400 a piece retail and include Vanilla Dark Lord aged in barrels that had contained distilled Vanilla Dark Lord.
     
  33. eppie82

    eppie82 Meyvn (1,428) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois
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    I wouldn't be surprised if you get option for $400. Huna day has that option, which gets you 12 bottles of the regular Huna. I could see DLD going the same route ($200, $300 and $400 option) especially since 3Floyds said last year they were trying to model their pricing & admissions after CCB Huna Day.
     
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  34. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (315) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    $300 gets you an extra variant, but you don't get to pick it. Think of the chaos.
     
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  35. croush

    croush Champion (800) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    The last thing I need is more bottles of regular DL. I don't blame them or have an issue with it, just that I wouldn't go for an option with more than the base amount of regular DL.
     
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  36. eppie82

    eppie82 Meyvn (1,428) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois
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    I don't disagree with you at all. I'm not the biggest fan of reg Dark Lord myself (but I love the variants I've had). I ended up trading away all of my reg. Dark Lords within a month of DLD. I'd rather have the option for selecting multiple variants instead.
     
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  37. croush

    croush Champion (800) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    I realized recently that I should've done the same as you in terms of trading away my regular DL. I wouldn't mind keeping one, and did give one to my brother as well, but don't need the other two. And agreed on the variants, I would definitely go for a higher cost option if I got to choose more than one variant.
     
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  38. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (315) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    I like to bring DL to parties/shares with people that don't chase beer as much as I do. It's still a decent beer and they tend to be way more impressed than us jaded BA's.
     
  39. jnrjr79

    jnrjr79 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2009 Illinois

    Right, off to search for the Mouse Anti-Advocate forum.

    Mousse. And to think I was a French major!
     
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  40. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (429) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Going to a wedding on Friday 4 people asked me to sneak in a bottle of Dark Lord.
     
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