What beer were you excited to try, but wouldn't trade for again?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by withoutlimits, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. withoutlimits

    withoutlimits Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2013 North Carolina
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    I've had this happen a couple of times. Where I give up something I really enjoy and end up disappointed with the bottle I receive.

    I just finished a bottle of 2013 Abyss (first time having it), and while I find it to be an outstanding beer, I will never put forth effort to get one again. I would be ecstatic if it was on the shelf locally, but I can't help but feel a little let down after making the trade.

    To anyone who loves Abyss, this is not an attack on that beer... again, it was very good. It just didn't live up to my personal hype.
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  2. BubalooBrewMaster

    BubalooBrewMaster Devotee (432) Feb 24, 2013 Nevada
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    I think we can all relate bro,in general that is. (not about the abyss persay)
  3. LehighAce06

    LehighAce06 Champion (835) Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    What'd you give up to get it?

    Not from a trade, but after a lot of buildup, I felt pretty let down by both Supplication and PtY. In Supplication's case, I just didn't enjoy it all that much. For PtY, i'd just as soon have a PtE or Blind Pig.

    Like your experience with Abyss; don't get me wrong, I thought PtY was a great beer, just not at all worth the drama to get some. This is not at all a bash on RR, I love a lot of their beers and can't wait to have another chance to visit the brewpub, I just won't go out of my way for those two in particular.
  4. withoutlimits

    withoutlimits Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2013 North Carolina
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    Hard to say exactly. It was a very large trade.
  5. AlexHouston

    AlexHouston Initiate (161) May 19, 2011 Illinois
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    Heady Topper, while very tasty, does benefit from some of the hype.
  6. luisc123

    luisc123 Initiate (173) Oct 20, 2011 California

    I've had several bottles of KBS through generous traders that weren't intent on "winning trades". Good beer but I wouldn't wanna give up what I'd probably have to in order to get some more, especially considering what a pain in the ass it seems to be to obtain for those of you in Founders' distribution footprint.
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  7. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (3,832) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    2012 Bourbon Barrel Dark Lord a month ago. It's probably fallen off from fresh based on my experiences with fresh Murda'd Out and BVDL. Still, I'm glad to have tried it since it was my final white whale and now I can happily move on with my beer drinking life without having to "have this latest whale".
  8. marleyr

    marleyr Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2014 South Carolina

    The Abyss '13, Boulevard BBQ and Love Child No. 3
  9. jolly_lynch

    jolly_lynch Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2014 Arizona
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    Creme Brulee, never again.
  10. HugeBulge

    HugeBulge Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2012 New York
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    Pappy's Remy was the biggest letdown of the year for me.
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  11. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
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    Sleeper hit was Rye-on-Rye, which was thrown in last minute by my trading partner for something shelf on my end. Wow, was that beer amazing (especially fresh).

    I can agree about The Abyss, it was a let down.
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  12. TheGator321

    TheGator321 Aspirant (239) May 29, 2013 Connecticut

    on the wings of armageddon and
    surly abrasive.
    not that these were bad but not in the same realm as gandhi bot or HT.
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  13. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California
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    Don't get me wrong, it was a great beer. Complex in ways I had not yet experienced and oh so good.
    But between all the hype and what I've seen on the threads as far as "trade value" I wouldn't even try for it.
    @st9647v3 didn't bend me over at all to get it but at what he was dinged for to obtain it via trade, plus the above reasons: never again
  14. FL_Hop_Knight_1856

    FL_Hop_Knight_1856 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2014 Florida
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    I think I have a bottle of 2013 abyss and it has a "Best After Date" of 8/xx/2014. I heard the beer is great with age so maybe if you let it sit it might have been better IMHO. I haven't had mine because I only have one, but I agree with your post pertaining to Darklord '13, I traded a huna and while DL was a great beer I would have rather kept my Huna.
  15. vurt

    vurt Crusader (753) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon

    Heady Topper.

    Good beers, but not worth the work it takes to get them.
  16. Kayn169

    Kayn169 Aspirant (236) Jan 9, 2011 Illinois
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    Kate the Great. Completely underwhelming
  17. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Zealot (520) Jun 24, 2013 Minnesota
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    Jai Alai, While a solid beer, not worth the shipping costs when I can walk a block to my local store and pick up an IPA of same quality
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  18. CraftFan5

    CraftFan5 Crusader (737) May 14, 2013 New Jersey
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    Thusfar I've pretty much had the luxury of cellaring my whalez. From what I've decided to have so far, probably the biggest letdown was Surly Abrasive Ale, Westvleteren 12, or Wisconsin Belgian Red. Abrasive was fine, but I'm cool with Sucks or Captain's Reserve. Westy 12 was very nice, but I don't think it was any better than Chimay Blue or Rochefort 10. The New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red was decent, but I was expecting a huge blast of cherry, and that just didn't happen.

    Meanwhile, Zombie Dust and Bomb! absolutely lived up to expectations, and in the case of Bomb! far exceeded them. Bomb! might be the best beer I've ever had, even better than BCBCS. Glad I saved one.

    Man, I have a long list of beers waiting in the cellar/fridge that make me very nervous about living up to the hype. These include, but are not limited to: Schaerbeekse Kriek ($43 bottle), BA Blackout, Raspberry Tart, Abyss, Darkness, and Hunahpu.
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  19. cardsfan

    cardsfan Disciple (365) Jan 8, 2013 North Carolina
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    I sacrificed a ton of my cellar to get BCBVS and was really, really bummed.
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  20. Treebute

    Treebute Initiate (138) Jul 13, 2011 Ohio
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    Terrapin's Cinnamon Roll Wake n Bake and White Chocolate Moo Hoo. My imagination exceeded what these beers delivered in taste. I gave up a Jackie O's Rum Barrel Oil of Aphrodite but I got a great trading partner out of it. So I'll mark that as the big win.
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  21. C20Percent

    C20Percent Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2011 Virginia
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    Pliny the Elder, obviously.
  22. jshusc

    jshusc Defender (672) Aug 16, 2013 South Carolina
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    Two beers that I was let down by were Dark Lord (2012) and WC Moo Hoo. WC Moo Hoo was okay, but wasn't worth what I had to go through to get it (truck chasing rather than trade). I just didn't like Dark Lord. Had a very fair trade for it, so not upset, but that beer is just not for me. If I get again, it will be as an extra.
  23. Shmeal

    Shmeal Devotee (409) Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
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    Pliny the Younger.

    Such disappoint. Much sadness.
  24. raczkowski

    raczkowski Disciple (324) May 16, 2011 Florida
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    I am sure there are others that i have traded for and did not really like it much....but the one that stands out to me is the proprietors bourbon county. maybe it was because i had to drink it rather quickly b/c the bottle was a little sticky from some leakage,but i was not impressed with this beer. it was not overy different than regular IMO. Yes, there was cocunut but not enough to really completely change the beer for me. when i drink a backyard or cherry rye from goose island, it is a complete transformation of the beer...

    not to mention, i can make a toasted cocunut bourbon county and it resembles proprietors enough to where i would never trade for it again.
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  25. Sarge3130

    Sarge3130 Devotee (486) May 13, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Darklord, Proprietors.

    Izzy, although awesome, wouldn't trade for it again.
  26. mythaeus

    mythaeus Champion (836) Jul 22, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Dark Watered Down Soy Sauce Diabetes Lord
  27. mpayne5

    mpayne5 Zealot (512) Aug 18, 2011 Indiana
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    BVDL. It's a really tasty beer but not worth what it takes to land a bottle.
  28. chardlogic

    chardlogic Aspirant (270) Feb 18, 2011 Florida
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  29. funbutt88

    funbutt88 Initiate (55) May 22, 2006 California

    1. Dreadnaught
    2. All new glarus fruits
    3. Prop
  30. TheBeerDrinker

    TheBeerDrinker Initiate (0) Jan 29, 2014 Minnesota

    I would have to say Proprietors. While it was a great beer I really didn't get much coconut out of it and it tasted more like regular BCBS than a variant. Don't get me wrong, it was a great beer (BCBS is one of my top favorites) but just not what I expected after trying other coconut beers like Three Hour Tour from Town Hall, etc.
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  31. SeanBond

    SeanBond Champion (889) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    These are my two choices, although technically I only traded for Heady. Both are excellent beers, but there is so much good stuff out there that I wouldn't worry about grabbing either again, unless they were sitting around.
  32. SeanBond

    SeanBond Champion (889) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    While Proprietor's is currently my favorite beer, I definitely get what you're saying. To me it tastes like BCBS with a smoother, creamier finish, so I'd probably be a little disappointed too, if I had traded for it expecting a coconut bomb.
  33. pmoney

    pmoney Crusader (717) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Whaaaat?! :grimacing::grimacing::grimacing:

    Whaaaaaaaaat?! :grimacing::grimacing::grimacing:
  34. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poo-Bah (1,658) Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Multiple years of Dark Lord. Never again!
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  35. FL_Hop_Knight_1856

    FL_Hop_Knight_1856 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2014 Florida
    Beer Trader

    I haven't seen Bomb! mentioned yet...hmmmmmmm
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  36. mythaeus

    mythaeus Champion (836) Jul 22, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Thank you for reminding me of this! I had very high expectation of it and was disappointed as well. I still trade for it as a part of bigger trade or if the other trader doesn't have anything else because they trade well and can make great extras.
  37. TheBeerDrinker

    TheBeerDrinker Initiate (0) Jan 29, 2014 Minnesota

    Bomb is almost like an IPA. Fresh Bomb is incredible. Older Bomb is meh... It really seems to fall off quick.
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  38. CraftFan5

    CraftFan5 Crusader (737) May 14, 2013 New Jersey
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    Phew! For a second there I thought you were the one who traded them to me! How come you didn't quote the part where I said that Bomb! might be the best beer I've ever had? Thanks, btw.

    Should I not cellar the other Bomb!?
  39. mythaeus

    mythaeus Champion (836) Jul 22, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    I'm Asian, grew up on coconut, now eat a lot of coconut flavored desserts, and drink a lot of coconut juice so I have high sensitivity to coconut. People complained that the Stone R&R Coconut IPA had no coconut in it. I tasted A TON of coconut. People complained that there's not enough or barely any in Proprietor's, I tasted a great and perfect amount. If people wanted a coconut bomb, go to the bar and order a pina colada or just buy canned coconut juice. The amount of coconut in Prop was perfect for mind-blowing enhancement and addition to the flavor and texture of BCBS. Prop is my favorite of the BC line, hands down. Took a lot for me to acquire and I keep on trading for more ever since my first.
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  40. pmoney

    pmoney Crusader (717) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    I just noticed that part of your earlier post! No problem man - I'm glad you enjoyed the Bomb and Zombie Dust so much! :grinning:

    As for cellaring the other Bomb, it's not like it's going to suck with age, but I doubt it'll improve. Some of the adjuncts used will fade with time. So if you've got a special occasion to save it for in the next few months, you're fine. If you're planning on aging it for a year or two, I don't think the beer will benefit much from that.
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