Most Expensive Beer You've Bought

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  1. matedog

    matedog Initiate (66) Jan 25, 2010 California

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  2. Preluderl

    Preluderl Zealot (500) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I think I paid $35 for Bruery Bois. Definitely paid $30 a piece for Black Ops and barrel aged Hibernation.
  3. regularjohn

    regularjohn Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 New Jersey

    $40 for a 750 ml of cuvee saint gilloise on zwanze day.....soooooo good.
  4. rxeight

    rxeight Aspirant (250) Feb 5, 2012 Illinois

    I had it on draft at DLD this year. It has that very sweet dark lord taste but not nearly as strong or overpowering with a touch of some sweet white grapes in there. And it was a bit smoother than fresh dark lord, but not as good as the 2010 bottle I had earlier that day.

    I have not had a chance to try a lot of barrel versions, but i have tried lots of vintages of darklord several different times and it seems to peak at about 4 years and then drop. Figure that your Moscatel is really a 2012, as it was in a barrel for a year before the bottle.
  5. adamgnoth

    adamgnoth Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2012 Colorado

    Did you like it though? I can't tell from your description if you thought it was good or just "smoother". I'm anxious to try it whenever it is I decide to open it. I already have anxiety about getting tix for DLD next year. I went this year only because a friend had an extra.
  6. rxeight

    rxeight Aspirant (250) Feb 5, 2012 Illinois

    It was good, my only issue is that it doesnt add much to the regular dark lord. It's not like it changed it to a different beer like a lot of bourbon beers do. But I really like the regular dark lord, so that isnt really a probem.

    And for the record, although I had it on draft, I still traded pretty heavily for a bottle, because Im a dark lord hoarder.
  7. awalk1227

    awalk1227 Initiate (190) May 2, 2010 Georgia

    I'm prepared for flames: $90 for a 1 year old Fou'Foune at the Brick Store Pub in Decatur, GA. It was on my birthday, the beer hadn't been available in stores or bars anywhere else for over a year and a half, and it was amazing.
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  8. adamgnoth

    adamgnoth Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2012 Colorado

    Yea, I could always trade it and probably make out pretty damn well.....but, it's also awesome having a 750ml bottle of BADL just chilling in my cellar.
  9. JMN44

    JMN44 Initiate (172) Sep 19, 2013 Minnesota

    About $25 for Surly special releases.
  10. charlzm

    charlzm Poo-Bah (2,459) Sep 3, 2007 California

    But judging from your avatar, you payed a lot more for your GTO... :-)
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  11. Christopher0331

    Christopher0331 Initiate (126) Sep 8, 2013 Illinois

    Me and my cousin went half on a $100 bottle of sink the bismark. First heard about it in an article while I was deployed to Afghanistan a few years back, and wanted to try it ever since then. It was never in stock on their website, but happened to stumble on a bottle at a small local liquor store in Chicago.
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  12. Andrew041180

    Andrew041180 Defender (651) Mar 15, 2013 Massachusetts

    Somewhere in the $14-$15 range probably, but I usually split those. I once paid $11 for a can of Heady. Yeah, I know, "whoa, big spender coming through!".
  13. redmaw

    redmaw Initiate (187) Jun 30, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Well yes my GTO was more than $12, but less than a V6 Camry, so I still count that as being cheap.
  14. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (200) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    I should update my original jan comment. This summer I spent $100 on a vanilla stout. Waiting until my little one hatches to drink the bad boy......
  15. huddyball

    huddyball Disciple (341) Apr 3, 2013 New Hampshire

    Where is MA? You got taken!
  16. huddyball

    huddyball Disciple (341) Apr 3, 2013 New Hampshire

    $35 for Double Barrel Damon.
  17. silver0rlead

    silver0rlead Savant (931) Dec 24, 2004 North Carolina

    $20.99 for a Firestone Walker 16...I should have bought the other bottles they had too.
  18. JT99125

    JT99125 Initiate (0) May 7, 2013 New Jersey

    This was maybe about two months ago... a 4pk of Dogfish Head's 2010 World Wide Stout for 34$
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  19. apcraig1

    apcraig1 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2013 New York

    $30 for Brooklyn Black Ops, which I then got too nervous to open. Going to cellar it for a couple years, then try to find a fresh one and compare. Tried a pour at Savor a few months ago and enjoyed it, but I'm not convinced it was worth the price.
  20. BergBeer

    BergBeer Crusader (746) Aug 21, 2013 Virginia

    15 for deliverance! Not bad. I plan on buying it again.

    Most I've seen is 40 for BA Wee Heavy by Alesmith would have bought it if I had the cash.
  21. grrrah

    grrrah Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2009 California

    update, $60 for a Cable Car. ouch.
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  22. Asics

    Asics Disciple (370) Jul 28, 2012 Washington

    $14.99 Velvet Merkin bomber.
  23. MisSigsFan

    MisSigsFan Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 California

    Either a bottle of Horny Devil for $12, a 4 pack of Palate Wrecker for $15, or a Gubna 4 pack for $15. I don't like spending too much on beer.
  24. cliftoncr

    cliftoncr Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2013 North Carolina

    About $48 for a 2010 Drie Founteinen Schaerbeeksee Kriek off the shelf in NYC. Over $100 for a BBA Coton second-hand. Same range for a 2010 Aigre Plead the 5th, but that one I just got for the rarity value and for a bottle share at a festival. Actually drinking it this weekend.
  25. Brutalism_X

    Brutalism_X Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2013 Maryland

    Per ounce it would have to be $10.00 for a DFH 120.
  26. ERRL710

    ERRL710 Initiate (184) May 6, 2013 Illinois

    29.99, Goose Island Gillian 765ml...And I HAD to buy 4 :/.
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  27. FLenoci

    FLenoci Initiate (123) Nov 26, 2012 New York

    Probably fiftyfifty exlipse @ $35
  28. CraftFan5

    CraftFan5 Savant (955) May 14, 2013 New Jersey

    $23.99 for Cascade Apricot
  29. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,431) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
    Society Trader

    I traded $32 bucks of beer for a Bruery Melange #3, bought a Bois here locally for the same.
  30. Knapp85

    Knapp85 Poo-Bah (8,374) Dec 25, 2009 Pennsylvania
    Society Trader

    Utopias - Roughly $200
    Black Damnation V - $150
    Sink the Bismark & Tactical Nuclear Penguin (Shipping included) - $150
    Cable Car - $60
    Xyauyù - $40-60
  31. 1up

    1up Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2013 District of Columbia

    How good were those beers?
  32. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado

    Double Dose for $18.99 a 4-pack. It was highly recommended by the beer guy at my regular store and I was embarassed to ask how much. It's excellent but not worth $4.75 a 12 oz. bottle since there are many other cheaper beers that are just as good.
  33. Kjanisch7

    Kjanisch7 Initiate (147) Jun 26, 2013 New Jersey

    $40 for Beauregarde and $40 for Sour in the Rye Kumquats
  34. Johnnyhitch

    Johnnyhitch Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2012 New York

    32$ for Bois. Gotta break that one soon
  35. jshusc

    jshusc Defender (628) Aug 16, 2013 South Carolina

    25 for BA Mexican cake.
    20 for Old Time series (missed the 25 dollar Rummy by about 20 minutes)
  36. eandersen

    eandersen Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2012 New York

    Didn't those retail for $20 for members?
  37. Ysgard

    Ysgard Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2008 Virginia

    Bottle Tart of Darkness (which was fine, but better on tap)
    per ounce: Probably the glass of Zwanze 2013.
  38. ipamonster

    ipamonster Initiate (91) Jun 18, 2013 Rhode Island

    $35 for FW Parabola at a pizza place near DuPont Circle in D.C. Delicious.
  39. bram325

    bram325 Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2013 Texas

    $180 for Utopia
    $85 for Westy 12
    $80 in a bar for Scaldis Prestige
  40. matedog

    matedog Initiate (66) Jan 25, 2010 California

    Great. It would have been nice to try a fresh 3F gueuze to see how the 99 developed. It was surprisingly carbonated and still was a very gueuze-ish.

    2005 Framboise was probably the most sour beer I've ever had. Totally fucked up my palate afterward. Really really great though.
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