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RATINGS: 683   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.


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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Sampled 2003 and 2007 a rbsg 2010 in grand rapids if i where just to rate the 07 version it would have been garbage but the 03 held up very nice poured black with aromas of bourbon chocolates coffee oak and vanilla the taste was amazingly smooth with a velvety mouth feel ISO


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
illiniphil (129) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Pours a thick motor oil black with a nice dark tan head. Nose is vanilla, whiskey and oak. Smooth flavor with notes of vanilla and whiskey followed by a nice coffee aftertaste. Excellent RIS. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rdixon77 (630) - Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Amazing! Thanks to joedevivre for the share and 600th rating. Oily black pour. Nose dances with coffee, chocolate, oak, vanilla, caramel, leather. Taste is equally wonderful. Fair sweet but cut by the booze and little bit of bitterness. Heavy mouthfeel, but great for sipping.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Countbeer (4311) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle: Thanks GTH: Served in a Duvel glass: Medium to smaller sized brown head on top of a black colored beer. Aroma keeps playing with the nose: one time a lot of vanilla and some coffee, than there is loads of strawberry and some other red fruit, than it changes again and spreads some berries and finally there’s a good deep dark roast with dark chocate, whiskey and coffee. Good aroma for sure! Flavours of dark chocolate, spice, whiskey, marzipan, vanilla, wood roast, bitters, some mocha, cacoa, coffee, some espresso, malt roast, some coffee beans, cream and some oat. Aftertaste is coffee, bitters, roast, mocha, some whiskey, some malt roast, light vanilla and some oat. Low carbo, light creamy light oily mouthfeel, full bodied and light oily light sticky warm and spiced texture. Awesome beer, balanced, deep, transforming and tasty!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1346) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle share at Tribes Alehouse. Pour is oil black with a small tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, bourbon heat, coffee creamer, vanilla beans, leather, and roast. Flavor is similar with a bit more alcohol present, roasty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2088) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Black pour. Small tan head. Little tiny bit of lacing. Big malty aroma with notes of booze.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (625) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer. Aroma of strong bourbon and chocate. TAste is sweet, chocolate, coffee, bitter in the aftertaste. Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrewFace (724) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Pours a deep dark nearly black with large light brown head. Lots of bourbony, barrel character, vanilla, oaky, roasty, chocolate aroma. More of the same is the flavor. Lots of boozy, bourbon flavor, some oak and vanilla, roasty, and more booze in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kerenmk (2195) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks DSG.Black with tan ring. Sweet, some coffee, bourbon-originated vanilla, some ink and some soy aroma, rich taste - chocolate and bourbon, some coffee too. Full body, smooth, coffee finish, a little burnt. Round and amazing.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (997) - 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 (754) - 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.


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