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Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Beanblossom, Oct 13, 2016.
What's a reasonable time to go if I have group E tix? is noon a recipe for disaster?
I had E last year and got there around 10 or 11. Waited 45 to get through the gates. Had no issues at all throughout the day. Minus numb feet
Ronaldo. Easy. But that was my favorite even considering the vanillas.
Was group E time at 5-7 last year? I feel like 11-5 is quite a lot of drinking considering the beers that will be drank that day.
Also group E and was planning on around noon. See you in line.
Hey, it's Dark Lord Day, isn't that the point? Pretty sure I drank just about straight through from around 9 until 4 last year before throwing in the towel.
Can't remember the actual time slot but I think I lined up around 3 or 4 because lines were moving quick.
And yes. That's a lot of drinking. From what I remember I had 16 pours that day and around 8 of them were different Dark Lords. I stayed til pretty much the end of the night though
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Caucasians who select variants aged in dessert beverage barrels will white whine.
From a sweetness standpoint, how does Handjee/BVDL compare to Ronaldo?
I drank my Ronaldo on Thanksgiving, which was delicious and intense, but mighty sweet. Trying to gauge where handjee falls on the overall Dark Lord sugar spectrum.
It's very sweet. If I were to attempt to drink one myself, it would take multiple hours.
However, for a 6-8oz, it's delectable.
How easy is it to sell a spare ticket at DLD?
At DLD, when you get there? Not sure. But if you plan ahead, even little, it won't be very difficult.
The list of people looking for tickets should grow over the next month and a half. And I'm sure with a day ahead, you still should be able to sell it. Just depends on how much and if you have any conditions.
Like most DL, when cold they are sugar bombs. Vanilla is no different. Very sweet, but once it warms up you get the balance from other flavors. It is still a sweet drink, but not tooth achingly so like when it is cold.
Sh!t, i'm still sitting on a Temeculan....i've heard this a couple times
Ha, I had the opposite happen...super pissed cop (off duty) was bombed and freakin out that he lost his badge (he was blaming his wife). He handed me his backpack with his full allotment, and said "please don't take my variant" while he disappeared to look for his badge.
FYI: He left with all his bottles but never did find his badge (at least not in the hour or so he was around my group)
Same for me
I would hold off judgement until you try it. It's like saying who your least favorite child is. You love them all and the "worst" is is all relative. Muerte used to be the worst. Then muscatel. Then Biggleswade. Now Temeculon. They continue to make Muerte and muscatel has been used in two plus other DLs since it was introduced. They made Biggleswade twice and I thought it was delicious.
I had akvavit on draft in 2015 and thought it was phenomenal. Ended up with a bottle in 2016 and it was still great.
Yes, Yes, and Yes. It was one of the most balanced BA Dark Lord variants I have had in a long time.
Or it could mean nothing but Temeculan and Biggleswade type variants. We are talking about Three Floyd's here.
I have my Legio Gemina from last year still. I think it's the same as Temeculan without the spices.
Has anyone tried LG here?
I would like to see a maple/bourbon barrel aged dark lord. Regular DL is a little too roasty and bitter, could use some more sweetness.
You, sir, have just broken the internet.
Considering no one has bothered to type a review of LG, I too would love to hear some opinions on it.
Added Dark Lord Day 2017 to the BA Events/calendar.
I have a bottle from last year as well. curious to see what it tastes like.
I'd be happy to fill you in, if you'd oblige.
I tried it about a month after dark lord day last year. I loved it. Pretty sweet, but I like the sweet beers. Almost like a candied cherry flavor sweetness to it on top of the base dark lord. At least that's what I remember.
I liked Quit Hitting Yourself quite a bit. Nowhere near as good as the big ones at the share we had (FVM, HJ) but better than some of the other variants.
Is there a DLD trade google doc setup for this year (similar to last year's)?
I have a group A ticket, so the window is 9 AM-11AM. The closest shuttle to my apartment in Chicago leaves at 8AM, meaning the earliest I would get to the festival line would be 845-9.
I also have a Group C ticket in my name for my friend. Will the lines be so bad at this time that I'd end up going in with Group B?
What Variants were left for late group A or early group B last year?
I was a middle Group C and got Muerte in 2016
I took that bus last year and made it in at the end of group A. I was able to get a Handjee.
I was group B last year. I got Ronaldo and BA Derklerd. Lines were pretty slow the past couple years. If you show up at 9, I bet you will get into the festival around 10:30.
Yeah my goal is to target south gate at 7am to get in by 9am. I have A tickets.
I contacted BusBank who organizes Jak's Tap shuttle bus to DLD. Asked if there would be an earlier option than an 8am shuttle as the event is an hour earlier this year. They're firm with 8am being the earliest time. I have not been able to find another shuttle that's leaving any earlier. This only concerns me because a few people going with our group are in A. Anyone have any other insights on what shuttles might be leaving earlier?
I was towards the front of Group B & got FVM
You could take an Uber out there. More expensive, but I believe some others said that if you get 3-4 people, the cost is not that much more.
My friend and will be taking an Uber and plan to leave the city around 7.30 am. We're looking for 2 more (and more people to share with), so if you're interested in splitting a ride, shoot me a pm.
It's about $50 one way.
Appreciate the offer. I totally would, but I have 5 others going with. Might try Uber XL if I can't find an earlier shuttle.
For those who are in Group A and taking the 8:00 AM shuttle from Jaks Tap. I did that last year and lined up at the North Gate (in line for an hour, so I got in at 10:00 am) and they had plenty of MJ variants. All 4 people in my group got a bottle, so I would not be concerned about that. An hour in line also provided plenty of time to curse the beer gods for the shitty weather and bottle share.