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

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by PsilohsaiBiN, Jan 15, 2013.

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  1. Dannywhitewash

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    well said :)
     
  3. travMI13

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    You know, if you don't want it... goandpickitupformebro?
     
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    If you can afford it, buy it.
     
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    I enable you.
     
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    If you dont want it I want it. Send me his name. lol.

    I really want to drink a Rare. Im working up to having the ammo to score one. Not sure what it will take at this point. I dont see a whole lot of Rare's being traded lately.
     
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    I offer $101.
     
  8. hopoilcrazy

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    WHAT!!! Where??? No way! It is Kentucky tho
     
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    If I had the opportunity, I would buy, just because I know how much people are willing to trade for it. But there is no way in hell I would pay that much for a beer just to drink it. Seriously, that's close to $5 per ounce. No matter how good it might taste, I would hate myself as it was going down.
     
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    The man who has had all (most) of the beers suggests no. Listen to him.
     
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    If you've really got the money to blow, sure I guess. Seems silly though imo.
     
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    People in this thread who drink craft beer acting cost conscious and thrifty.....lol
     
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    Why experience something for yourself when you can let others tell you.....wait that's dumb.
     
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    I'm the guy who bought two Murda'd outs, too... :(

    (It IS really good)
     
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    I too despise the educational system.
     
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    Education generally revolves around facts, not beer opinions. Great analogy.
     
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    Why is there gravity?
     
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    A guy who has had literally what, 3k beers? Says "better places to spend your money." good idea to ignore. Also, he's laughing at this exchange. Ugh.
     
  19. CityofBals

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    If someone with more beers consumed than him felt differently, would that make his opinion any more valid?
     
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    I was agreeing with your point. Many here would pay an alstrom for an opinion on a much less expensive beer... let alone a $100 dollar one.
     
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    I wouldn't do it because I hate scalpers. As a BA I would never try to make money off of beer. Face value would be the most I would charge if I sold a beer.
     
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    I had a foothills barrel aged people's porter last night that was good. Not as good as rare but I paid 6.15 for it and was aged in Papy barrels as well. Rare was better but not $94 better.
     
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    I would ask him if any other form of payment would suffice... then I'd wink and lick my lips.

    I can't guarantee a favorable outcome, but it's worth a shot.
     
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    I would say it isn't a horrible deal if you have the money to burn.

    That being said, you can get 4 bottles of different FiftyFifty Eclipse varieties for the same price. Or 16 bottles of regular BCBS. Or a case of Expedition and a case of Bigfoot...

    So in other words, if you don't have the money to burn you can do better.
     
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    Take that money and buy $100 of regular BCBS instead.
     
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    I spent $50 on it when it first came out, and at the time it was the most I'd ever spent on a single beer - it actually might still be. While it was damn good, I didn't feel like it was quite worth the price tag at the time, as it was very similar to aged BCS (one of my all-time favorites), just a little bit better. That said, I've done some crazy things to track down rare beers since then, which probably cost me close to $100 in beer, shipping, etc. If you've got the money, I certainly understand the desire to try it once. I just don't think I'd do it again after having had it.
     
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    Recently acquired 2 bottles for $80/each. Worth it? Depends on how you justify your purchases. Before ebay took beer down from the site, these bottles were routinely going for $175 every time, with tons of bids on each one. Many, Many beers go for $40ish a piece with big distribution. You will probably never see another bottle of the Rare out there for that $. There might be some, but odd are YOU will never see one.
     
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    Rare is starting to fall off. It has passed it's prime. I suggest drinking them soon. DRINK DRINK DRINK
     
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    It's $100. It's not as if you're financing the thing. You're not going to go without food for a month. Few would have issue with you taking that $100 to a poker table, but there would be the chance you walk away empty handed. However, for $100, you are guaranteed one of the better beers you will ever drink. Is it worth $100? That's for you to find out.
     
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    Oh, you could also just go to Kentucky.
     
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    Me too.
     
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    I say if you want it, and you can afford it, then go for it. You're dealing with a high end product in limited supply (and that supply is only going to continue getting smaller). I wouldn't necessarily be too concerned with whether you're getting a good deal on it or whether the increase in quality of the product is proportionate to the increase in price.

    There have been a lot of replies in this thread saying you could buy X quantities of Beer A for the same price, but that's not really an accurate comparison. If Beer A is a year round or seasonal release, you will almost certainly have another chance to purchase Beer A, whereas you may not have another chance to obtain a Rare.
     
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    Nope, I would buy a bottle of The Heart of Darkness
     
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    [quote="deskim, post: 839054, member: 479632. Save up for a beer trip...very few beers are worth $100[/quote]
    ...no beer is worth $100. Please dont do it. But then again, i felt like i was cheating on my wife when i spent just over $40 on Sucks, Central Waters BBS, Hop Rod Rye and 2013 Bigfoot tonight!
     
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    Never in my life would I pay that much for two beers. Btw why don't you just ask him for a half bottle for 50? I am sure he would want to drink it too and it would be like a free pour for him since he bought the bottle for 50 to begin with. Win win.
     
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    You know what I would do if I had 100 dollars? I would invest half of it in low risk mutual funds and then take the other half over to my friend Asadulah who works in securities...
     
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    I would pay $100 for a bottle, only because it would be the only chance I would have at trying it.
     
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    and get sent to pound me in the ass prison
     
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    Not a ticker and would consider it. I already have four or five left but still might consider it.
     
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