DFH WWS worth $207 a case?

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  1. waddellc2

    waddellc2 Crusader (719) Aug 23, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Have a chance to get a case of DFH World Wide Stout for $207

    My question is: IS this too much money to spend on one case of beer??

    I have never spent over $125
  2. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Aspirant (270) Jul 12, 2012 Utah
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    For that beer specifically... yes. Not worth it.
  3. JM03

    JM03 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2010 Ohio

    Do you like it? Do you want to drink/age that much of it?

    WWS doesn't have huge interest in trade forum (although I'm sure there are people who will want it), so I would have a plan to drink it if you were going to buy it. Maybe split with some friends?
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  4. Bad_Trader

    Bad_Trader Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2012 Namibia

    I long for the day when people can make their own decisions.

    It's the "going rate" so if you're on the fence, why not just buy a partial case?
  5. waddellc2

    waddellc2 Crusader (719) Aug 23, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I do love the beer, just feel particualry guilty spending that much on a case of beer. I would love to split it with someone. I dont have any beer obsessed friends as crazy as I am I guess
  6. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (852) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
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    Idk about a whole case, though you would be saving some money by doing that. Guess it depends how much you like that beer. Just please make sure you have tried it first, so you aren't like that guy who bought a whole case of Hopslam and then came here to complain about how his taste buds weren't like the average BA.
  7. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    $8.65 a bottle is a good deal, so assuming you like the beer, yes it is worth it. Beer ages well so you could drink it over a long period of time.
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  8. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Aspirant (270) Jul 12, 2012 Utah
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    Just buy the case in "installments" then. It's not like there's much of a difference in price anyways.
  9. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,305) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Can you post a pdf copy of your 2011 IRS 1040? That'd be a critical aspect in answering the question if it's "too much money" for you to spend on beer.
  10. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (479) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    If you really like the beer a lot and have a decent chunk of money to burn I guess. It wouldnt be worth it for me, guess it all depends on the individual.
  11. FTowne

    FTowne Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 Missouri

    I've had nightmares about having a whole case of WWS in my basement. Satan contract brews WWS for DFH.
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  12. BourbonDork

    BourbonDork Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2010 Virginia

    I gladly bought a case. Drink now.....share with friends....save some for later. All good.
  13. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Defender (614) Aug 10, 2010 New York
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    I bought a 1/2 case of 2010 WWS a month ago for $120. Cracked one open and, damn, sweet and smooth as hell. It's pretty thin for a stout but is drinking like 10% or less already.

    Anyhow, you're getting a fair deal. The thieves down the street here charge $13.99 for 2012 bottles! You won't find a better offer, IMO.
  14. wesbray

    wesbray Disciple (349) Feb 29, 2012 Alberta (Canada)
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    I honestly can't imagine spending $207 on a crate of a single type of beer. Think of what else you could get with that. Unless you really love it i'd say its not worth the plunge. But if you loved it you probably wouldn't even be asking...
  15. HopNuggets

    HopNuggets Disciple (306) Oct 8, 2009 Connecticut

    Seems steep and you don't seem to be getting a deal over just buying bottles separately. Usually when you buy a case there is some savings involved but at $207 that's $8.63/bottle which isn't a deal IMO.
  16. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    I guess it depends where you are, here we have it for $8.99 a bottle and it is on the shelf all year, I assumed since he was interested in buying a case it was somewhat of a rarity where he is.
  17. Flashy

    Flashy Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2003 Vermont

    Almost the price of some bombers.
  18. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    I've typically seen singles for $10 or so, so strictly monetarily speaking, yeah it's a solid deal. I would strongly urge you to wait at least a year to drink any of the bottles, unless you love alcohol burn as a flavor component.
  19. GoGators

    GoGators Crusader (752) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
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    Anywhere that carries WWS that i have seen sells it for $8.99 a bottle so you really aren't getting much of a discount there by buying a case which makes it kind of silly to buy a case. Buy single bottles in whatever quantity you want. It's not a beer you can drink that often anyway. And if you've never had Avery Mephistopheles, try that if you can get it as it is a good (and some would say more favorable) alternative.
  20. MeadGuyfromMD

    MeadGuyfromMD Aspirant (215) May 23, 2007 Maryland

    I paid $186 out the door for a case in '08. I still have a few left. If that's your approach, buy and enjoy 1 every 3-6 months. Pay attention to changes and share with friends. I enjoy making Heaven n Hell with it to share, also with friends.

    Are there better ways to spend $200? Yes. Do you LOVE WWS and want to be able to enjoy for years to come, and impress your friends by saying *Oh, WWS, yea. I have a case in the basement.* Then, by all means, snatch it up.

  21. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Crusader (740) Nov 11, 2011 Ohio
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    I'd rather spend that $$ on 6-7 bottles of Black Tuesday or 10ish bottles of Parabola....but that's just me. If you got the means and you really want that much WWS, I say go for it...
  22. xnicknj

    xnicknj Initiate (0) May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    or a case of BCBS and have $50+ to spare :sunglasses:
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  23. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    When $207 is too much money for a case of beer it doesn't get a consideration in the first place. If you're even considering spending $207 on a case of beer then it is not too much money for you.
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  24. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    I change my vote, assuming you have access to it I would take the BCBS route.
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  25. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Crusader (740) Nov 11, 2011 Ohio
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    I agree...if there's a hold up on cost in any situation, you probably already know the answer to your question. :grimacing:
  26. WeymouthMike

    WeymouthMike Devotee (455) Jun 22, 2004 Massachusetts
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    I'd buy 2 bottles for under $20, drink one now and the other 5 or so years down the road. Not a beer I would buy a case of. Its a beer thats readily available in 2-3 years of vintages in my area.
  27. TheBeerologist

    TheBeerologist Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2011 Rhode Island

    I'll echo the sentiments that if you love it get it, but It really isn't that great of a deal. IF you can normally pick it up for $10/bottle you are saving ~$1.50/bottle and will have 24 for them sitting around.

    With that said, I may be biased since the 2010 batch is sitting on the shelf here for $6.99/bottle, which is ~$1.50 less than your case discount.
  28. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (655) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I split a case of 120 last year with a buddy. We paid right around $180, WWS was the same price. I did not case for WWS so we passe that up. The 120 is still sitting in my basement. Have not had one yet but did give one away. Never seem to be in the mood for one. Still glad I bought it. I like the 120.

    To answer your Q , I would not buy the WWS. Price is not great and its not too hard to find. Sometimes at the same price as a case discount

  29. Kendo

    Kendo Poo-Bah (2,076) Dec 23, 2005 New York

    A friend of mine bought a case of 120 and a case of WWS years ago - I wanna say 2003 or 2004. They're such big beers that he almost never got to them. In this instance the story has a happy ending, however, as he traded them to a local beverage center - which promptly sold the nearly decade-old cellar-aged bottles for a nice profit - for beers that he knows he will drink. . . . So. . . if you really like WWS and believe you will drink them (and/or enjoy aging a portion of the case), then under $9 a bottle isn't all that bad given the usual going price for WWS. Me personally, I'd never spend that kind of $ on WWS, but I don't find it to be all that enjoyable.
  30. seeswo

    seeswo Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2010 Ohio
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  31. danoeltico

    danoeltico Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2011 North Carolina
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    WWS is great with 5-6 years on it, a case would take you a while to drink through. I'm about to open a 2003 that I traded a guy who had bought a case of WWS back in 2003. I say go for it, but plan on sitting on it for a while! I bought 8 2010 WWS last year.
  32. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Meyvn (1,247) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    that beer is 7.99 a bottle, so paying that price ain't worth it.
  33. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,229) Mar 18, 2010 California

    I sure as hell wouldn't.
  34. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2009 Maine

    Which adds up to $287 for a case, so the case price of $207 IS worth it, if he wants that much beer.
  35. Timmush

    Timmush Aspirant (292) Jan 5, 2008 New Jersey
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    Wow! a case of 35.9 bottles?
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  36. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Meyvn (1,247) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    8 bucks at 24 bottles = 192 bucks.

    What kind of voodo math are you doing?
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  37. ArchEnemyBrew

    ArchEnemyBrew Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2010 Washington

    Sound advice my man
    Tis an overwhelmingly
    Strong beer when fresh, truth
  38. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2009 Maine

    The kind of math where there's 36 bottles in a case because today was, apparently, Monday Part 2.
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