Darklord Day 2017

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

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  1. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    Let's say this is true. Why in the hell would FFF tell anyone? I think it's safe to assume they wouldn't say a damn thing. But if they did...

    FFF - Oh by the way random local patron the vanilla variant, which we haven't even confirmed is a variant this year, has kinda gone bad and we are just going to make it taste good so no one will know...except for you...
     
  2. Egotist

    Egotist Initiate (189) Feb 19, 2011 Illinois

    You're right about the adjunct being added later but I'm not sure how much later and how long. I believe they're all slightly different base beers but I now I'm concerned there won't be any safe BBDL either.
     
  3. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (426) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    The thing that pushes this into bullshit territory is the tag that the remaining bottles are essentially ticking time bombs, leaving those early group A people to wonder if its REALLY worth it.
     
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  4. croush

    croush Crusader (798) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    This is the first I've ever heard of this. My impression is that all of these variants have the same base...Dark Lord. I could be completely wrong, though.
     
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  5. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (426) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Can someone please escort this initiate out of this thread. Thanks.
     
  6. Egotist

    Egotist Initiate (189) Feb 19, 2011 Illinois

    It's how the base beer for Mornin' Delight and KBBS are very similar but not the same. You need to tweak the recipe when aging in barrels and what adjuncts are later added.

    Same thing with BAA, it's not just base Abraxas tossed in a barrel then the same spices added.
     
  7. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,499) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    The way vanilla works in DL compared to other vanilla bean stouts seems so different and unique, it's almost like they do age it with the beans. I wonder how they make it so intense regardless.
     
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  8. TylerHockett

    TylerHockett Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2015 Indiana

    Curious to know how you have the inside scoop on all BA whales.
     
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  9. JFresh21

    JFresh21 Disciple (328) Mar 6, 2012 Illinois
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    I believe something went wrong this year because they added the *not everyone gets a variant* at the last second. 3 Floyds has had infection issues with previous barrel aged beers. I hope it's not the precious vanilla though. Biggleswad, Temeculan... take em!
     
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  10. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (314) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    What percentage of the people in these threads also send money to that Nigerian prince that emailed them? 50%? Higher?
     
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  11. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (914) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    I'm pretty sure they have one Bourbon barrel with vanilla beans and DL in it and one bourbon barrel with DL in it. I don't think they add the beans after it is out of the barrel or drawing both the BA and vanilla bourbon from the same barrel....one barrel can be infected, doesn't mean they all would be.

    FFF isn't releasing VBDL with a known infection if that were the case. In the past they have bought infected beers back at twice the price paid. Don't think they would release something knowingly having to pay twice as much in the long run as just not releasing it. :Let's hope we are in a Vanilla Rye scenario where the brewers are just scared the flavors might not be ready in time and that the concern turns out to be unfounded.
     
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  12. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    I do!
     
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  13. kreg02

    kreg02 Disciple (362) Nov 19, 2012 Illinois
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    I agree with this I thought something was up when they changed that up last minute
     
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  14. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (914) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    How pissed are people going to be when they miss out on variants at DLD and then 2017 variants start popping up for sale at Warpigs....
     
  15. -TK421-

    -TK421- Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2016 Florida

    from what I recall, and i could have missed it, i don't think FFF ever stated variants were included with every ticket this year BEFORE they posted that everyone won't be guaranteed a variant. so if they never stated that they were included, and they never have before until last year, why assume they were?

    i think since last year a variant was guaranteed to everyone, the assumption was that it would be the same this year. but keep in mind last year was the 20th anniversary of FFF right? so maybe the guaranteed variant was in celebration of that. they hardly ever put out much information (the DLD twitter handle isn't even active this year) so its easy for speculation to run wild, as it currently is.
     
  16. Jmorey

    Jmorey Initiate (0) Feb 10, 2015 Michigan

    I'd attribute it to them realizing they have way too much beer in storage, and it isn't getting any better, and they need to find a good way to get rid of it.
     
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  17. Ohiou84

    Ohiou84 Initiate (132) May 6, 2014 Ohio

    Isn't it just as possible that the footprint of the fest has changed and they decided they could fit more people into the site and sell more tickets?
     
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  18. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (914) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Maybe they just had a new lawyer who suggested adding it to be safe.
     
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  19. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (426) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    MAYBE SATAN DRANK IT ALL!
     
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  20. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (314) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    This is the best theory to me. They told e-tickets to sell a certain number, they realized they didn't have enough variants and removed the guarantee.

    Or maybe the yield on the barrels was lower than expected. Or maybe some barrels/bottles broke. Or maybe something did get infected or isn't ready yet. There are a lot of possibilities.

    I certainly wouldn't put any stock in some random Internet dude telling a story. Especially the vanilla rumors. That reeks of someone in Group B trying to trick some people into passing on it, or trying to buy it at a discount after the fest.
     
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  21. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (4,889) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    I have 0 interest in Dark Lord Day but read this thread like it's a religious text.

    Maybe the most (clean) fun available on the internet.
     
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  22. JFresh21

    JFresh21 Disciple (328) Mar 6, 2012 Illinois
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    Dear God,

    Spare the vanilla! I'll go to church, visit my grandma, and start investing in my 401k.

    -Group A
     
  23. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    FFF did in fact say that variants were included with tickets this year. The commotion started when eTix was saying that variants were not guaranteed. This was a day or so before tickets went on sale. So people started questioning who was right, FFF or eTix. A couple people e-mailed FFF and they responded that eTix was correct and that FFF was updating the site to reflect the change.
    (Look back to page 26 of this thread)
     
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  24. JFresh21

    JFresh21 Disciple (328) Mar 6, 2012 Illinois
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    Story checks out.
     
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  25. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    Now Satan has to check his blood sugar three times a day and give himself insulin accordingly.
     
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  26. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (426) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    OMG DIABETUS VARIANT DO U GET IT?? ITS SO SWEET!
     
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  27. croush

    croush Crusader (798) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    That is how it played out. Of course, FFF could have just rolled forward and copy/pasted a bunch of info from last year in regards to variants without thinking it through. This wouldn't surprise me at all. Really, nothing would surprise me at all, though!
     
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  28. Jangoon24

    Jangoon24 Disciple (334) Jul 25, 2015 Illinois
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    I'm just waiting for him to send me back my investment, ten fold! You'll all see who is laughing in the end when I buy up all the variants to monopolize the secondary market...
     
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  29. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (426) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Are you saying that everything is pure speculation until we hear it from 3 Floyds?
     
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  30. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    That's what he is saying. Then once FFF says it there's more speculation.
     
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  31. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (914) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    That is the most logical. Considering the DLD site says: "Do you tweet? Check out the official Dark Lord Day twitter page for the most up to date info regarding the festival."

    Which would make the "most up to date info regarding the festival" May of 2016....
     
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  32. zach60614

    zach60614 Initiate (0) May 1, 2012 Illinois

    They love to lazily reuse info/graphics/etc. from the previous year. For example, last year's lanyards still said 2015.
     
  33. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (914) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    And the Warpig's event here used the DLD vouchers...
     
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  34. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (426) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Lets be clear. That was a graphic design mishap. The lanyards didn't say 2015 they said XXIXXIVXXI in backwards distressed font. I'm pretty sure the intern who laid out last year's lanyard didn't know what they were looking at.
     
  35. zach60614

    zach60614 Initiate (0) May 1, 2012 Illinois

    No, I'm referring to the part that said "Dark Lord Day MMXV" Orange is 2015, black is 2016. They used the exact same template as the year before and just changed the colors.

    [​IMG]
     
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  36. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (426) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Oh yeah. Clear as day.
     
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  37. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    So, black is the new orange? I thought it was the other way around.
     
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  38. zach60614

    zach60614 Initiate (0) May 1, 2012 Illinois

    3 Floyd's. It's not normal.
     
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  39. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (914) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    No, it changed. The orange started complaining about black, got into office, and now everyone is against the orange.
     
  40. zach60614

    zach60614 Initiate (0) May 1, 2012 Illinois

    Not everyone. Orange will make Dark Lord Day great again!
     
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