Rare Bourbon County Stout for $100...worth it?

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  1. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Defender (614) Aug 10, 2010 New York
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    Think I know the answer already but...was chatting up the owner of one of my local distribs and he offered me a Rare from his personal collection. Think I'm gonna bite the bullet.
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  2. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    I'd pay it. Hell of a lot cheaper than trading for it.
  3. mikeburd1128

    mikeburd1128 Zealot (514) Oct 28, 2011 New Jersey

    You're insane. Its a bottle of beer. ONE bottle. Please don't do that.
  4. Roger85

    Roger85 Devotee (414) Aug 24, 2012 Illinois
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    I would. No question.
  5. Psychmusic

    Psychmusic Disciple (366) Jun 22, 2012 Connecticut
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    It was something like fifty originally wasn't it? That's not such a horrible deal if you've got the money to spend
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  6. homebrew311

    homebrew311 Poo-Bah (2,242) May 19, 2008 Illinois
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    I would do it. I paid 80 a while back at a store in Chicago and don't regret it. It's one of the tastiest ba beers around and it won't be brewed again. When it was on eBay it was going for 150+.
  7. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Indiana
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    Damn good brew. Up to your wallet if $100 works!
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  8. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    Tickers gotta tick, bro.
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  9. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    I sold one about a year ago for around 110 all told
  10. ColdPoncho

    ColdPoncho Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2009 Ohio

    It's still on shelves in Kentucky, right? It must be available for less.
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  11. mikeburd1128

    mikeburd1128 Zealot (514) Oct 28, 2011 New Jersey

    Haha. I guess if it really was originally $50 then this isn't TOO bad. But damn. The day I spend $100 on a bottle of beer... I don't even know.
  12. scott10010

    scott10010 Initiate (48) Nov 21, 2011 North Carolina
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    Is it $80 better than two 12oz bottles of BCBS? Doesn't seem worth it to me.
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  13. crossovert

    crossovert Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2009 Illinois

    Not worth it, had it more than enough times to know its really good but not even worth the retail price.
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  14. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Aspirant (221) Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey
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    It's probably one of the best barrel aged beers that I've tried, but if you're paying $100, then try to find some other people to throw in on it so that it's not such a financial blow. You don't wanna drink that all to your face anyways.
  15. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    Not IMO. It was my least favorite of the BCBS line-up. It still awesome, don't get me wrong. But I'd way rather have Coffee or Bramble Rye, and I'd take King Henry over all of them.
  16. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    I personally would, but then again I make terrible decisions and have no business giving anyone advice. Go for it man!
  17. pmarlowe

    pmarlowe Meyvn (1,219) Nov 27, 2010 Virginia
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    If you have to ask, then no, it's not worth it. With $100, there are lots of other good one-off and seasonals you can buy.
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  18. darkandhoppy

    darkandhoppy Aspirant (295) Dec 26, 2008 Connecticut

    for not too much more than double that you could buy a whole bottle of 23yo Pappy Van Winkle. That would be a much more enjoyable purchase in my mind. I'd hold out for that but yeah, if you can rationalize a hundy for a single beer then by all means, treat yourself right!
  19. TurdFurgison

    TurdFurgison Poo-Bah (3,058) May 29, 2005 Ohio
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    I know that if I was facing this decision the first thing I'd do would be to post it on the internet.
  20. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Defender (614) Aug 10, 2010 New York
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    You sound a lot like a guy I know very well. That settles it.
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  21. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    This made me finally follow you.
  22. zach60614

    zach60614 Aspirant (204) May 1, 2012 Illinois
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    No way, not that much better than BCBS. I'd rather have 4-5 four packs of BCBS.
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  23. taxman

    taxman Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2012 Illinois

    I still have two left. So far, they have gotten better each year. Buy it while you can!
  24. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    You can get a case of Hopslam and Two Hearted together for that price. Now YOU tell me what the better deal is.
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  25. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Defender (614) Aug 10, 2010 New York
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    I know, right. I mean starting a thread on this site of all places, about beer. Pphhhh.
  26. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (623) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    Having had Rare, I wouldn't go for it. But before I had it I may have splurged
  27. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (490) Jan 2, 2010 California
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    This may finally bring him back to regular posting. A guy after 5 months of posting has FINALLY decided to be one of his followers... /sarcasm
  28. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    I can get 5 36 packs of Coors for that. Now YOU tell me what the better deal is.
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  29. raymo55

    raymo55 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Michigan
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    A bottle of Rare and be happy for one night....or a case of BCBS and be happy for one year??

    Easy choice.
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  30. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,121) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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    $100 could buy a lot more memories IMO ...
  31. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (623) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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  32. deskim

    deskim Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Save up for a beer trip...very few beers are worth $100
  33. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2009 New York

  34. Pnell316

    Pnell316 Initiate (164) Aug 16, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Or make you forget about those memories.
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  35. travMI13

    travMI13 Aspirant (213) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan
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    F it. It's only money.

    If you want to be reasonable, go in on it with 3 friends. You'll soften the financial blow, share a great beer with people who appreciate it, and have a helluva night.
  36. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    Just save the $100 and spend it on a bottle of A&T online w/ shipping. Then you can trade it for a few rares if you want!
  37. ShogoKawada

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

    unless you got money to burn, not worth it.
  38. HopsintheSack

    HopsintheSack Devotee (447) Apr 17, 2012 California
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    I've paid more for less.
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  39. Dannywhitewash

    Dannywhitewash Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2010 Ohio

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