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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Rizalini, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Ak555667

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    50 bucks Murda'd out stout FFF
     
  2. GregoryMo

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    $40 for Toronado 25th Anniversary at Toronado only to find out RRBC had it for $25 :(
     
  3. beer_soup

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    ~$15 for Sucaba, The Abyss & Black Butte XXIV.

    Also Paid $16 for a 16 oz. pour of Old Rasputin XV.

    Passed on a bottle of Old Rasputin XV for $22, tho. As well as Eclipse for $28.

    My cutoff has been $20 up to this point.
     
  4. danieelol

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    About $48 for a bottle of Orkney Dark Island Reserve
     
  5. Roguer

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    $12 or $13 for Chimay and Westmalle. Some friends and I have been discussing going in on a bottle of Utopia together, to defray the cost. So, nothing too expensive.
     
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    30 bucks each for an Eclipse Cognac barrel, and and EC 20 year old.
     
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    Tart of Darkness for $25.....CHEERS
     
  8. Bonko_the_sane

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    $150 (with shipping) for a Sink the Bismarck.
     
  9. BeerBuyerBill

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    $150 for Sam Adams Millenium back in '99. Still haven't opened it.
     
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    Sixtel of barrel aged old Rasputin for 350.00 Wholesale.
    Ola Dubh 40yr was about 450.00 for a 30L Wholesale.
    Single bottles of Brewdog sink the bismark over 100
     
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    I paid $60 for The Wanderer at City Beer Store, worth it!
     
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    $35.00 for the latter Toronado Anniversary
     
  13. belvedere86

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    so far 17euro for De Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (750) .
     
  14. Parrotshake

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    Tokyo or Tokyo*? The former was excellent, I would love to try it now.
     
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    Tokyo*

    I hear its a huge sweet syrupy mess but only one way to find out I guess...
     
  16. Parrotshake

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    I wasn't too fond of it for those reasons. Maybe it's settled down a bit with age. The first batch was on point.
     
  17. Hefewiseman

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    Since I'm pretty new to the trading forums, I've never the postings directly after DL Day.. would you say it's much more likely to score some of the BA DL variants (particularly Vanilla Bean) right after DL Day?
     
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    $20 for The 1st Nail (The Pine Box anniversary beer brewed by Fremont). Was a cinnamon-bomb, kinda tasted like apple pie. Looking forward to seeing how my second bottle mellows over time.
     
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    25 for bombers.
     
  20. nbanyard87

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    $160 for Utopias - worth it at least once - probably wouldn't buy again.
     
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    I honestly cannot remember, so it must not have been that much. I'm pretty certain that I have yet to exceed $20 for a bomber or 750. It may even be yet to exceed $15. But if the beer struck me right, I might spring for it.
     
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    $85.00 for a 3 liter bottle of Stone 10th Anniversary. Also a bomber of Russian River Congregation for $23.00.
     
  23. SteelersX

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    Just paid $7.50 for a 16 oz Imperial Stout Trooper
    Just stupid
    $32 a six pack equiv.

    Good beer but never again
     
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    Price gouged on KBS - $50 for a 4 pack. Gotta have it; whatcha gonna do?
     
  25. Jeffreysan

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    $40 for a 750 ml of Brooklyn's Black Ops. $36 each for 22 oz bottles of DuClaw Retribution with Cocoa and Retribution with Vanilla. Not at the same trip to the beer store, though, that would just be madness!
     
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    Gotta always remember that's what a BMC costs a sporting event.
    That's my personal justification.
     
  27. BlowstotheBody

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    $180 for a 2011 Utopias. Still haven't opened it.
     
  28. douginromeo

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    Wow! Only paid $25 in MI!
     
  29. Hoppsbabo

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    I paid £9 (roughly $14) for a small bottle of Chimay Blue from the only store in Korea with a selection of Trappist ales.
     
  30. Budinetz

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    Even if he meant $7.50 he paid too much...
     
  31. Budinetz

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    Paid $230 for a case of Brooklyn Black Ops
     
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    $50 for Cognac Darklord.
     
  33. JasonLovesBeer

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    Jeez I am still stingy I guess, $19.50 per bomber of 2012 Dissident was probably the most for me. Though I'm in the $12 - 15 range all the time.
     
  34. DanK4

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    Not too bad- shelf price of the XV out here is 18.99, so by Maine standards you got a steal.
     
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    $30 for Hunaphu
     
  36. MagnusThunnus

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    Some of these prices are unbelievable. $70-200 for a bottle of beer, wow! I hardy pay that for a bottle of scotch and a bottle usually last over a year.
     
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    Bourbon county Rare & CBS together for.... geeeez its hard to say
     
  38. nrs207

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    $30 for a Schaerbeekse Kriek. Gotta love discounted prices.
     
  39. Sparty2014

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    $20 for a 4 pack of KBS, just yesterday.

    I would have purchased more if they had allowed it.
     
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    Westy $130 for 6 12oz's
     
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