So, I will admit that I'm not the biggest stout fan. I enjoy them once in a while, but not as often as other styles. My most consistent problem with them is that, while I'd like to try the more exotic/extreme ones from time to time, I have a hard time justifying the cost. A six pack of Bourbon County= $25??? I think not. A single bottle of Eclipse for $30??? Definitely not. So the question is....why DO they cost so much? Yes, I know they require more raw materials and often aging, but surely not enough to justify a tripled or even quadrupled price tag over other styles.... Is this just a case of the brewers saying "people will pay it so why the hell not" ? Or is there some other reason I'm missing? It just bothers me because it seems to me to be us as customers getting screwed out of money if we want to try something new and unique. Hell, even sours don't cost that much (with exceptions, of course). Thoughts?