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RATINGS: 803   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Special Markings: Gold foil neck and white numbering above rear label. Some bottles have paper labels, some do not.

We’ve matured our Russian Imperial Stout in premium bourbon barrels for up to one year to create the perfect blend of flavors. Notes of oak, vanilla, and bourbon add another level of complexity to this beer’s already massive flavor profile of chocolate, Ryan Bros. Coffee, and roasted barley. Designed to be enjoyed now or aged in the bottle for years to come, this special release is truly a unique beer that is smooth as it is rare.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
craft_okie (1) - Yukon, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 20, 2015 does not count
Huge bourbon notes. Followed by sweet chocolate cake with a bit of coffee roast notes and hints of dark fruit, raw oak, vanilla, a touch of roasted malt. This is decadent, complex, and luscious. The most prominent aromas as bourbon and rich chocolate, and they intermingle perfectly. It’s got a perfect level of carbonation that decreases to a nice smooth, silky satin as the beer warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (415) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2015
750ml bottle enjoyed @ home. 2013 vintage thanks to doc_absynthe. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, raisins, vanilla, bourbon and chocolate. Flavour is medium sweet and light bitter. Full bodied, oily, very soft carbonation. Finish is roasted and well-balanced bourbon barrel character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1532) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 8, 2015
pitch black, vanilla aroma, some roast, malty. Creamy at first, then roasty, warm finish with vanilla. tasty

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (6480) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a tan head. Nicely balanced with bourbon, coffee, malt, light vanilla and some dried fruit. Quite sweet and with a big body. A very nice beer to sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (3119) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
@ Basunen 15-8-29: Stor trevlig bourbonton. Mycket mjuk och lek smak med tydlig choklad. Underbar eftersmak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4317) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2015
Jet black, tan head. Aroma of Bourbon, malts, strong coffee and vanilla. Sweet and bitter flavour, coffee, caramel, light wood, loads of coffee. Full body. Finish coffee, vanilla, chocolate and liquorice. Nice!
(from 75cL bottle @ Sunday Bottle Share, CBC Clerkenwell; RBESG 2014, London)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1466) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle shared by Bruce. Pours black with brown head. Big bourbon aroma. Taste is lots of coffee and chocolate. Great beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2015
The regular speedway stout is great on its own but this is just another step above that. If you are a fan of regular speedway stout you should definitely seek this out

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tvangsgut (5) - Figgjo, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2015 does not count
Good stout.…………............ Nice Color and smell! A. Good choise for a stout!!!! Tvangsgut

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ctipping (710) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Originally reviewed on 7/18/2012. 750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2009 vintage. Pours with a nice head. Black and viscous. Good retention. Boozy smell. Subdued coffee, especially compared to regular Speedway. Decent barrel notes of bourbon and vanilla. Awesome flavor. Coffee comes through much more. Good chocolate and a great barrel flavor. Tingly bourbon is especially evident in the finish. Hot from the barrel, not necessarily the beer. Thick and boozy, even if from the barrel, it’s a little harsh. Decent carbonation. Nice. Really nice. Maybe not any better than regular Speedway, but the barrel adds a nice dimension.

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