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RATINGS: 684   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Special Markings: Gold foil neck and white numbering above rear label. Some bottles have paper labels, some do not.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1001) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2014
750 ml bottle at home - 2009 vintage. First of all, this one held up very well!. Pours pitch black with a steady light beige head. Intense dark chocolate nose with green coffee beans and small green paprica hints. A-typical american stout (I guess due to a disproportional amount of hops?). Medium body with a nice sweet roasty start, alcohol burn as from the mid. Taste of ultra dark chocolate and mocca... Interested in tasting more of them!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lemke10 (757) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2014
This pours a pitch black color with a medium brown head. The aroma is ever so boozy mixed with roasted hints of bourbon and vanilla. The texture is thick, smooth, and delicious. This seems to be a lighter, less robust version of the normal Speedway Stout but the flavor are much deeper and more complex. Well worth the extra money if you ever get the chance to buy it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwm1034 (629) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Split bomber with Sherm1016.....thanks! Pours black with thin tan head..nose is bourbon, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, bourbon and coffee. Initial taste is WOW....more chocolate; vanilla, coffee.....and, of course, bourbon. Excellent....vanilla finish. This is really tasty.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerbaaron (1159) - Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2014
#1000. Bottle. 2013 vintage. Black. Small creamy, soapy brown head, forming a lasting ring with a wispy topping. Aroma is bourbon, dark chocolate, and coffee, full and rich but not overpowering. Some vanilla, and light woody spiciness. Big full luscious body. Velvety. Wow. First sip. Amazing. Perfect alcohol warming. No heat. Flavor also finds the smooth bourbon, chocolate, bittersweet coffee, vanilla, and wood. So rounded and well integrated. Such balance. Never cloying. Not too sweet or bitter or roasty or boozy - Juuuuust right. A beer where each element isn’t trying to yell over the other. Nor is it weighed down by a dozen different things fighting for your attention. World class.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarinEvelyn (535) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Very rich, sweet, dark aroma. Sweet dark fruit, alcohol, sugar, bourbon, dark bittersweet chocolate, vanilla. Taste is so strong, smooth. Vanilla, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, bitter, sweet, smooth, strong. Like shockingly smooth. So good.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
skmikeg (841) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Taster from cask at brewery. Pours a pitch black with a one finger tan head with excellent lacing. Aroma is of freshly roasted coffee, nice bourbon, chocolate, raisins, licorice, vanilla, roasted malts, burnt brown sugar, oak, and roasted malts. Taste is of nice bourbon, coffee, a lot of chocolate, dark fruits (mainly raisins), licorice, vanilla, molasses, oak, burnt caramel and smooth roasted malts. Has a full body with a super creamy, oily mouthfeel, and a semi bitter, smoothly slightly boozy, lingering, long finish. Overall, a amazing, world class stout that is truly the best beer brewed in San Diego.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sherm1016 (1127) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2014
750ml bottle from Downer Wine and Spirits, split with dwm1034. Pours a jet black color with a thin tan head.aroma is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, some coffee. Heavy on the palate with soft, creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, oak, vanilla, more chocolate, with a sweet, vanilla finish. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerardgathier (266) - - MAY 8, 2014
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. coffee chocolate bouron

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2275) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle shared by Ben at the GTMW ticket line, pours pitch black with a thick dark brown head and lacing in the glass, the aroma was of heavy coffee at first with a chocolate backing and bourbon showing through as well, the flavor again was of heavier coffee at first with a fudge and chocolate finish, the bourbon shows through out the drink and is not overwhelming in the least bit but compliments it more than anything, nice vanilla notes show through as well, good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2062) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Way better than the normal Speedway. Has a smooth taste of vanilla and some coffee.


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