hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle. Thanks Ryan for sharing! Poured a black color with an off white head. Coffee, roast, vanilla, wood, bourbon, caramel, and chocolate. Another Speedway winner!
pushkinwow (1842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle opened up at the 2013 year end Ottawa tasting, can’t remember who I traded with for this one but thanks as the crew sure enjoyed it! Black with a generous brown head. The vanilla, bourbon and light oak help to mute to and balance the bold roasted malt and coffee flavours of the original, the bitter chocolate is still present, no anise, creamy alcoholic, moderate carbonation and full, silken body, bitter, tasty and delicious.
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample courtesy of some incredibly awesome person at the tasting, oh, it was Nick of course. Thanks Nick!! The 750mL bottle pours (should I fill my glass to the rim?) with a nice and dark body that has thin copper edges and supports a thin tan head of foam. The aroma offers up chocolate, marshmallow, oily coffee goodness and smooth brown sugar sweetened bourbon. Nice. The taste has smooth rich malt sweetened coffee goodness, sweet smooth bourbon, chocolate notes and some dark roasted maltiness there to create a bit of balance to the sweetness and oily coffee stickiness. It then slides into more and more booze and bourbon to midway and into the finish. This is just so smooth and rich with a firm degree of boozy heat into the after taste. Lovely boozy sipper.
rejtable (1139) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another great beer in a night with many, thanks Ottawa crew! Pours deep dark thick and rich. Nose is vanilla, coffee and hazelnut. Notes of espresso and bitter chocolate. Tastes were big sweet. Creamy in mouth with light carbonation. Awesome!
Lubiere (9430) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, a deep bitter chocolate with loads of coffee grind, vanilla, molasses, soy sauce, excellent. In mouth, a superb sweet chocolate malt with vanilla, licorice, loads of alcohol, excellent. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013.
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks Al. Pours black with mocha head. Rich chocolate coffee nose with some bourbon. Smooth almost creamy. Coffee and bourbon are perfectly blended. Is hyped and it clearly delivers. 1st class.
Damico (2355) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick dark black in color with a creamy beige head. Aroma brings some creamy vanilla bourbon and coffee. Flavor is delicious creamy milky coffee notes with some vanilla on a perfectly balanced creamy body. This held up pretty well for a while.
gunnfryd (9909) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at TSODRBSG 13. Black colour with a beige head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt , chocolate. Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, wood. Full body. Worl class beer.
BOLTZ7555 (2706) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle sampled @ Dak’s Black Friday tasting! Huge thanks to nbutler for bringing this! Squid ink pour with mocha edges and a tightly packed latte crown. Webbing inside the glass reminiscent of a chocolate shake. Ghirardelli, Godiva, and Hershey accompanied by Starbucks, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, brownie batter, and fudge. Rich, decadent, and creamy as hell. The Kopi definitely adds a unique depth and the barrel seems to be married to the base beer better than the traditional BA version. Loved it!
rxeight (1046) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from jhogan. This stuff is amazing. Lots of coffee, an amazing amount of coffee. Very smooth, not too much bourbon. Touch of bourbon speedway stout, incredibly well balanced. Best of the WhAlesmith tasting.