jackl (4291) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Bruce’s. Cheers to Paulo(?). The pour’s brown with a small head. The nose is toast, crème brulee sweetness. Brown sugar. Vietnamese coffee, coffee creamer. The taste is quite sweet. Hershey’s syrup. Vanilla. Nice roasty body. Ashy malts, charred coffee bean. Somewhat boozy on the woody finish. Rich, supple, easy to drink despite the punchy ABV. Much better than the BA version.
Vestergaard (257) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to MotherBrother for this! Pours pretty much like the regular speedway stout: Black with a semi-nut-brown head. But the smell man! Lots and lots of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruits and some burned notes. Brown sugar and cinnamon too. This beer is so powerful in the american way. Extremely delicious coffee, and dry, dark chocolate. This is soo delicate.. Like drinking candy!
orangesol (656) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Second time I had this one it already tasted a little old. Bumping my scores down a touch until I can try another.
------ served right after the regular version and again later at Ffej of July XI
A - Pours pitch black with a decent one finger tall tan head, dissipating down to a light ring around the edge, leaving spotty streaks of lace down the glass.
S - Smells of fresh brewed coffee, rich bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, oak and dark roasted malt. This one smells incredible. While the base was too one dimensional, the bourbon barrel has really brought it all together.
T - Starts off much like the base with the strong espresso coffee kick but now it has combined with the warming bourbon and the combo never really fades away. Hints of milk chocolate, vanilla, oak, caramel and some dark roasted malt round things out. Finish is really roasted with a bit of booze burn, lingering long after the finish.
M - Big body with moderate carbonation. Feel is pretty roasty with a bit of sweetness and some light booze. While the base wore on me, this one goes down way too easy.
O - I really liked the base beer but this one takes it to a whole other level. The addition of bourbon to the already killer mix makes this one nearly perfect. I would love to have this on a regular basis, it is that good.
Rando7 (724) - Iowa, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Obtained in trade. Bottle pours thick black with firm generous tan head. Aroma coca with roast and slight oak. taste improves as it warms. Didn’t get much coffee but nice malts, roast, chocolate with bourbon and oak. Finish oak and bourbon. Thick palate with marked alcohol burn. Moderate to high carbonation.
Kind of an uneven beer. At times it was almost perfect, other times too highly oaked, other times.much more of a jolt than I expected. I love Speedway, like the Kopi Luwak and like bourbon barrel aging, but for some reason at times they didn’t come together very well.
burg326 (3508) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cleg with the hook up, poured a dark black color with aromas of coffee, earth, and booze. Flavors are huge coffee, almost cold pressed espresso followed by some light earth and then when you think it was over there’s the bourbon. A solid version of a barrel aged beer, thanks Cory for the share.
RasmusOtt (1051) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Motherbrother for bringing this SOB! Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma has sweet smooth chocolate notes, nice vanilla, coconut from the barrel, earthy coffee, dark sweet fruits, chocolate cake, cocoa, ripe sweet cherry, brown sugar, cinnamon and ’sweet’ wood. Taste has sweet chocolate, dark sweet fruits, brown sugar, roasted malts, stimulating fruity coffee, vanilla, a bit coconut, soy and nice bourbon alcoholic feel in the end. This is like black candy!
MotherBrother (683) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Okay… So this pours pretty black, with a dark reddish hue, and a small light khaki head.
Aroma has plenty of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, banana, coconut, plenty of roasted coffee, delicious dark n’ bitter chocolate, slight toffee. Sure is a lot of bourbon notes in this bad boy.
The taste is pretty sweet up front, with a long and lingering roasted bitterness from the middle and out.
Semi full bodied, with a semi flat carbonation. - Thanks a lot to the Jeff for sending me this.
Fritz123 (898) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well let’s just say look up Kopi Luwak for some interesting reading. My first fecal matter beer. But wow was it worth it! At bottle share with Daniel. Thanks! Snifter. Jet black pour with a tan half-finger head. Head dissipated quickly with some minor lacing. The aroma was amazing. Dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, coffee, vanilla and caramel. The taste was just as amazing. Smooth sips of dark chocolate, roasted malts, cocoa, vanilla, and sweet lactose. Best once warmed for about 10 minutes in the snifter. The body was full with very mild carbonation. Finish was bourbon barrel, slight alcohol, and dark chocolate. Best "shit" I’ve ever had LOL.
jkwood04 (3740) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml bottle In a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of bourbon, strong coffee, roasted malts, oak, vanilla, some chocolate, some light dough and bitterness. Flavor an amazing blend of everything. Thick texture. One of the best beers I’ve had.
TheEpeeist (3272) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
25.4 oz bottle. My 3000th rating! Dark brown with a tan haze. Nose is bourbon and coffee with a slight chocolate sweetness. Needs more time to warm. Creamy medium body with a sharp alcohol tang. Taste features the same bourbon and coffee up front but better balanced with dark chocolate fudge brownies and caramel.