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RATINGS: 699   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.32   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
skmikeg (900) - 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 (1150) - 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 (274) - - 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 (2293) - Quad Cities, Iowa, 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 (2184) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Way better than the normal Speedway. Has a smooth taste of vanilla and some coffee.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maarten1993 (294) - - MAY 4, 2014
Sampled @ Zeebra 2014. Awesome beer. This is how I like them. Very heavy and thick. Rich, sweet, coffee. Nice!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
umich03jm (1973) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2014
2013 bottle thanks to dogday. Shared with John. Pours oily black like all Speedways, a nice small foamy head that collects to a ring and sits there. Aroma is fresh roasted coffee, rich chocolate fudge, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate syrup, raisins, and licorice. Tastes like a perfect mix bourbon, chocolate syrup, and fresh coffee. Moderate brown sugar-like sweetness and just a touch of bitterness. Nice smooth booziness in the finish. Medium to full body with a great oily slick mouthfeel. This is right up there with my favorite barrel aged stouts.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Abijen (1473) - s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Pours a pitch black beer with a good brown head. Smells chocolate, coffee, vanilla, bourbon. Tastes vanilla, chocolate, bit bourbon. Very nice. Low carbo, medium body and a sticky oily texture.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bosbouw (1245) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede bruine kraag. Ruikt vol, koffie, chocolade, gebrand, vanille. Smaakt vol, koffie en vanille, hout. Goede bittere nasmaak. Iets alcohol nasmaak.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3778) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
2013 Vintage. 75 cl. bottle. Obtained in a trade with AdamJackson. Thanks. Poured into a shaker. Pours black with a small but gorgeously lacing coffee coloured head, I mean that few beers lace as beautifully ast this one. Looks lovely. Smells of very thick molasses, nicely boozy bourbon, thick mocha, chocolate cake, sweet cinnamon, lots of vanilla oak, touch sweet liquorish, nicely full and rich with bourbon, thick syrupy quality with chocolate sauce. Tastes of coffee, lot of vanilla, molasses, very warming, alcohol burn, almost a bit like someone poured a shot of bourbon in here, bitter coffee roast, roast is more presence here than in most beers of this style, alcohol lingers, some bitter herbs, syrup, chicory, lingering bitterness. Quite nice and decadent Bourbon BA RIS, almost too aggressive for its own good, this almost feels like a far better Black Tuesday to me. Nicely aggressive beer to nurse slowly at home. I havent been too exited about AleSmith so far but this is right up my alley. One could debate till the end of times about this beer being deservingly or undeservingly #6 on RB (well that is if you are a beer geek, you could debate forever), I do not care about the top 50. I have had enough of the top 50 for this to be genuine dislike and not just jealously of those that do have the whales :) And yeah drinking the whole bottle will get you quite buzzed.


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