Darklord Day 2017

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. choder669

    choder669 Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2015 Ohio

    I was D last year, towards front of line and I grabbed a Bourbon and my wife grabbed a Muerte. We really enjoyed both, would do the same again this year if I had the same options. Luckily I got a group B this year, so hopefully get something new and mega tasty
     
    Sabtos likes this.
  2. croush

    croush Champion (800) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
    Trader

    Thanks for the insight into your thinking. I can see that from your perspective now. I still would normally think that the average craft beer geek would be more intrigued by a Bourbon barrel aged beer as opposed to a wine barrel aged beer...based on the craze & hunt for BBA beers when they hit the shelves.

    I haven't had any of them yet (still waiting to crack my BBA DL), so I can't speak to their actual taste.
     
    ohiobeer29 and Sabtos like this.
  3. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,547) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
    Society Trader

    I can help you with that ^BADL :wink:
     
  4. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    DAMN IT FFF! RELEASE THE VARIANT LIST ALREADY!

    I feel better now. Carry on.
     
    -TK421-, Billy_Bars, JRGVII and 4 others like this.
  5. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (928) May 3, 2016 Illinois
    Trader

    The year before they did some weird cherry, cocoa nib and coffee thing I believe. Cherry is a novelty still and sounds better than a stodgy, reliable Bourbon DL. FFF has done had a version of Moloko with Cherries called Ronaldo so maybe people who liked that (it was good) based the choice off that.
     
    Sabtos likes this.
  6. kreg02

    kreg02 Disciple (364) Nov 19, 2012 Illinois
    Trader

    Pretty sure Ronaldo had the lowest bottle count too... I just verified that it actually was(422) on @kodt 's wiki page which is pretty awesome btw!
     
    croush and Sabtos like this.
  7. Runofthedill

    Runofthedill Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2014 Ohio

    I somehow dont believe this unless you went with C, I was back of C and did not have access to bourbon. Not calling you a liar, but something happened cause they told me no bourbon.
     
    OHbeertraveler likes this.
  8. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    I actually had a very intoxicated guy offer to hold my backpack full of Dark Lord for me when I had to visit port-o-potty island. The "I promise I won't take it when you're in there" response to me politely telling him "No thank you" almost persuaded me however.
     
  9. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    I was early C and grabbed what appeared to be one of the last BBA DL. So unless there was a box hiding somewhere I can see your point.
    *Also not calling the OP a liar...just seems odd.
     
  10. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (928) May 3, 2016 Illinois
    Trader

    The Dark Lord Fortune 3666

    Without trial, there is no growth: those who only get Handjees should try for Cherry.
     
  11. kreg02

    kreg02 Disciple (364) Nov 19, 2012 Illinois
    Trader

    There was a lot of this "boxes appearing out of thin air" thing happening throughout the day if I remember correctly from last years thread
     
    ChiCubs78 likes this.
  12. choder669

    choder669 Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2015 Ohio

    Yeah I dunno then, they must have boxes of shit getting mixed up or something then, whether intentional or not. But to Kreg02's point above seems like there was enough stories of things showing up when others were told they were gone that things are either getting lost in the mix or they are just popping some boxes randomly at later times. At any rate I'd be happy with regular BBDL if thats what it comes to, but fingers crossed for B luck
     
    ChiCubs78 likes this.
  13. Sammonsd

    Sammonsd Initiate (63) Aug 13, 2015 Michigan
    Trader

    Chris said they would be focusing more on the crowd favorites this year. I would expect more of the heavy hitters than in years past.
     
    JFresh21 and choder669 like this.
  14. eppie82

    eppie82 Meyvn (1,428) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois
    Trader

    That would be awesome. Just do 4 variants: Handjee, FVM, BBADL and Coffee and call it good. Only thing that would be nice is if they had enough of those variants for all the attendees.
     
    JulianC, ChiCubs78 and croush like this.
  15. croush

    croush Champion (800) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
    Trader

    I like those choices for the most part, but would also encourage some experimentation. Adding in another variant or two with something different would be fun...you never know when they may stumble upon the next big thing.
     
    ChiCubs78 and eppie82 like this.
  16. eppie82

    eppie82 Meyvn (1,428) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois
    Trader

    True... Something that's Apple Brandy BA would be very appealing to me if they ever decided to do that. With coconut also.
     
    FlandersNed, Jmorey and croush like this.
  17. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (315) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
    Trader

    This assumes that they share our definition of "crowd favorites." After all, Temeculan gets a lot of mentions around here!

    Also, there are only 3 that they regularly make, so there will still probably be others.
     
    croush likes this.
  18. Socalfan21

    Socalfan21 Aspirant (207) Aug 1, 2013 Illinois
    Trader

    I mean I get it. These people working the festival have no idea whats going on. They don't care about the craft beer shit so when they say "oh wow we missed this box of *whatever*" I'm guessing they really did misplace a box.
     
    core42, kreg02 and ChiCubs78 like this.
  19. LloydDobler

    LloydDobler Champion (832) Jul 25, 2014 Indiana
    Trader

    Here is my obligatory post to help launch this past 100pgs again
     
    Collin7, JRGVII, midmichmatt and 3 others like this.
  20. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (429) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
    Trader

    Just make fun of the tote bag.
     
    croush and ChiCubs78 like this.
  21. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    BA Coconut Dark Lord. Sounded good at first but that might be over the top sweet. Like, instant diabeetus sweet.
     
    gibson584 likes this.
  22. gibson584

    gibson584 Initiate (114) Dec 11, 2010 Kentucky
    Trader

    How about an Old Fasioned style Dark Lord? Aged in Bourbon and Bitters barrels with muddled orange and cherry. It's already so sweet, you don't even need the simple syrup.
     
    FlandersNed and ChiCubs78 like this.
  23. Chris_H_2

    Chris_H_2 Aspirant (259) Jan 3, 2013 Illinois
    Trader

    So I was in group B last year, and I opted for the Ronaldo. The girl that fetched it for me came back and, just she was handing it to me, dropped it and cracked the top. She went for another bottle, and it was gone, so I grabbed the Bourbon BA. It up being serendipitous, as I thought it was a better beer all around.
     
    ChiCubs78 likes this.
  24. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    State law might require that it comes with insulin and a syringe.
     
  25. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    You cant go wrong with the BBA Dark Lord.
     
    Chris_H_2 likes this.
  26. Runofthedill

    Runofthedill Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2014 Ohio


    I hope you guys all around you poured some in a cup at least. No reason to waste it.
     
    Chris_H_2, Jmalo and HouseofWortship like this.
  27. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (928) May 3, 2016 Illinois
    Trader

    Which prompted 2017's least popular variant: BA DL w/ Glass Shards
     
  28. prior2two

    prior2two Disciple (382) Oct 18, 2013 Illinois

    It would still sell out at $50.

    And would be better than Temeculan 3000.
     
  29. Chris_H_2

    Chris_H_2 Aspirant (259) Jan 3, 2013 Illinois
    Trader

    yeah, we tried though. some nonsense about tearing the insides of us up on the way out. i told her it was still preferable to the way i felt with the regular dl on its way down. she didn't get the joke.
     
    vikingpillager likes this.
  30. NNN

    NNN Initiate (105) Feb 9, 2017 Illinois
    Trader

  31. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (928) May 3, 2016 Illinois
    Trader

    Bring a french press just in case this happens again this year
     
  32. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (315) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
    Trader

    I had about 4 ounces of Dwarven Power Bottom and I spent the rest of the weekend in dialysis.
     
  33. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    I manage a dialysis facility lol!
     
    Zoomslowik likes this.
  34. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    I just got done browsing through last year's DLD thread. Good stuff. Always funny reading the stuff from before and after the event.
     
    Sabtos likes this.
  35. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (928) May 3, 2016 Illinois
    Trader

    Or looking at the most prescient posts on the DLD Twitter page before the event:


     
    SoxFan and ChiCubs78 like this.
  36. zach60614

    zach60614 Initiate (0) May 1, 2012 Illinois

    Hmm, I was C and they told me they were out of Bourbon so I got a Temeculan :slight_frown:
     
  37. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (429) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
    Trader

    Do you guys think that sweet, diabetes, expensive tote bag, soy sauce?
     
    midmichmatt and ohiobeer29 like this.
  38. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    Huh?
     
    SGerrard, texasalec, JRGVII and 2 others like this.
  39. Vitamin_Hop

    Vitamin_Hop Initiate (139) Mar 26, 2015 Illinois
    Trader

    This is the year that FFF truly cares. Extra people checking IDs and keeping lines moving, All variants are Vanilla infused and less soy sauce.
     
  40. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    Lies!!!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.