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

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    CORKSCREWFISH Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2011 Illinois

    Think of it this way. If a bar, near any of these guys telling you not to do it, was selling 3oz. pours of Rare tonight, for $15. They wouldn't be here to tell you not to do it! Believe it!
  2. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2009 California

    As someone who jumped at the chance to buy a BT for $45 last year, I wouldn't even consider this.
  3. skunkpuddle

    skunkpuddle Aspirant (259) Feb 14, 2011 California
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    I'd rather have 50 bottles of west coast IPA and a 75 minute IPA. But that's just me
  4. skunkpuddle

    skunkpuddle Aspirant (259) Feb 14, 2011 California
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    Plus if my math is correct I could add a 12 pack of Pacifico
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  5. cubbyswans

    cubbyswans Aspirant (238) Jun 10, 2008 Missouri
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    I don't know of any beers worth going on a trip for.... i'd rather be on a beach somewhere with fruity umbrella drinks.
  6. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Arizona

    I have a bottle of Utopias that cost $200. If you want to drink it, pay what you think its worth. I'd do it.. hell I paid $30 for Bruery beers that I didn't even like, at least your pretty much guaranteed to like it if you like the style
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  7. omgshesaboy

    omgshesaboy Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2010 Ohio
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    I wouldn't have hesitated to make that purchase, but if you have to ask a forum weather you should or shouldn't... then you probably shouldn't.
  8. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    DO IT! DO IT!~~
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  9. Azzy

    Azzy Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2012 Texas
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    Or buy and sell to me
  10. RyanBeer13

    RyanBeer13 Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2011 Virginia

    100 bucks is a great deal imo
  11. travMI13

    travMI13 Aspirant (213) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan
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    You know what? That's not a bad idea. Given the choice between the two, I would actually do the same. That is, hands down, the best beverage I have ever tasted.
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  12. 4thelvofbeer

    4thelvofbeer Devotee (449) Aug 4, 2011 Virginia
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    Would definitely do it. Look at the price of Utopias... And rare is soooooo much better. 100 is cheap. I'll put out a standing offer to buy as many as possible at 100 a bottle!!!
  13. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,527) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I'd pay it no questions asked. If $100 is a huge difference maker in your life don't do it then, but I've spent $30 on Eclipse stuff too. Think of all the enjoyment looking at that bottle of Rare will give you.
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  14. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    I would buy it, then find other people that want to try it in my tasting group and have them buy in.
  15. jcreegan

    jcreegan Disciple (304) Aug 12, 2010 Florida
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    Depends on your wealth...If you are poor and on government assistance I beg you not to. If you are rich go for it.
  16. Thehuntmaster

    Thehuntmaster Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 South Africa

    I'd pay that in a heart beat! It is probably the best beer ... EVER!
  17. SkiBum22

    SkiBum22 Defender (626) Oct 18, 2009 New York
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    $100 to drink one of the best beers ever made and is no longer available sounds fine to me if you have the money. Just think, people who drink some of the best wines in the world pay thousands of dollars for a bottle. As beer enthusiasts we're lucky that we get to drink some of the best beers for a fraction of the cost as our wine counterparts. Beer is a hobby for some people and sometimes hobby's cost you a little extra every once in a while.
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  18. TheLostGringo

    TheLostGringo Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2011 Connecticut
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  19. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poo-Bah (1,663) Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    I paid $75 for a bottle of it. It was good, but I didn't think it was worth the money. I've had it since then and it's still really damn good although I wouldn't pay close to $100 for a bottle. Then again, if you have the money and you've never had it; why the hell not?
  20. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2012 Michigan

    And at $100 your paying the normal retail price for it, Absolutely, hands down, THE BEST beverage I have tasted as well!! There is a reason it is in the Beer Gods Top 5 on the other site...I have popped 2, and have 2 more for a special occasion
  21. AleDaddy

    AleDaddy Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2012 New Jersey

    It is totally worth it. I have spent $50 on drain pours. If not for the drink certainly for the trade bait. You could catch some big fish with that.
  22. kevflaherty

    kevflaherty Initiate (0) May 8, 2010 New York

    Not worth it imho
  23. bishopdc0

    bishopdc0 Defender (657) Jan 23, 2010 Maine
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  24. koflaherty

    koflaherty Initiate (194) Nov 11, 2009 New Jersey
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    As a guy who's ticked a lot of beers and paid over $100 for a bottle of wine but has never had Rare either, I wouldn't do it. At one point I might have and I'm sure the beer is terrific, but it's not that far removed from a number of much less expensive beers, probably to the point where I'm sure I couldn't tell it from aged BCBS blind. The rationale to buy it versus something else is so you can say you've had it and for me I'd pass.
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  25. DanK4

    DanK4 Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2012 Maine

    Pass- but convince the bastard to host a tasting and to crack the sonofabitch. Then you get to keep your c-note and try the rare. Or scoop up some awesome seasonal's and use them as tasting offerings to coax him into doing it. Otherwise you're just chasing the dragon man.
  26. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Defender (614) Aug 10, 2010 New York
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    I can catch the dragon, I swear.
  27. DanK4

    DanK4 Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2012 Maine

    It's too easy to drop that much at Novare- I've done it plenty o' times. I think I spend more there in a month then I do on my ridiculous rent. On that note, this is hands down the best bar in town. Awesome beers, fantastic cellar list, great eats, and the staff is damn good at what they do.
  28. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    It's all relative to your income and financial situation. If you gotta ask, then probably not.
  29. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (475) Dec 12, 2009 California
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    Its nice to know you haven't died yet! :wink:
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  30. ao125

    ao125 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2010 Virginia

    At least the *real world prices are coming down from the uber inflated ebay prices.

    *real world being a fairly loose term, when applied to someone's cellar.
  31. JustXBeer

    JustXBeer Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2012 California
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    Only $100...the last one I saw for sale in my area, the guy wanted $250 :grimacing:
  32. Duff27

    Duff27 Poo-Bah (1,796) Feb 10, 2010 Illinois
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    I see what you did there.
  33. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (475) Dec 12, 2009 California
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    Definitely beer trip!!!
  34. thenamestsam

    thenamestsam Initiate (121) Sep 13, 2012 New York

    I'd look at it like this. I could get two buddies together and we could go out to a decent but not anything super fancy dinner, drink a decent bottle of wine and spend that hundred bucks easily. Or we can stay in, and split potentially one of the most epic bottles of beer ever brewed. I'd say get a friend or two to ease the cost (since I assume you'd want to share it anyway) and GO FOR IT.

    But that's from the perspective of someone who's fortunate enough to be in a financial position where a $100 night is a luxury, but not any kind of backbreaker. Many others are not as fortunate, so let me be the most recent one to reiterate that it all depends on your financial state.
  35. ABisonEgo

    ABisonEgo Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    or lack thereof
  36. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    On a side note, OP if you don't want to pay this, can you goandpickitupformebro and I just paypal you the money and email you a shipping label?
  37. mmikey8

    mmikey8 Disciple (305) Aug 2, 2012 California
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    If you really want it, do it. The experience of having great beer is priceless. The people that say no probably spend their money on dumber shit (a few dollars at a time) and don't even realize it.
  38. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    I wouldn't do it for a number of reasons. Just looking at the money alone it's a no-go for me. With that same $100 I could buy two cases of Flower Power.

    48 flower powers or 1 BCBS Rare?

    No question.

    But, it's your money and your life, so do as you'd like.
  39. MCImes

    MCImes Disciple (353) Dec 31, 2010 Connecticut

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  40. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Defender (614) Aug 10, 2010 New York
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