Serve in Snifter


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 682   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Share this beer with friends!
Special Markings: Gold foil neck and white numbering above rear label. Some bottles have paper labels, some do not.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikesaum (596) - Newark, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Pours black with a cappuccino head. Aroma is strong on the bourbon, tons of vanilla and oak, also leather and chocolate notes. Taste is also strong with the bourbon barrel notes, oak and vanilla, pretty boozy, raisins and coffee. Really good, but i think i prefer regular speedway.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoprider (105) - DENMARK - MAR 22, 2014
The foam has both dense and larger bubbles... Seen this in many a bomb stout. Good lacing too. Gets more and more dense over time. The nose is so perfekt, restrained corn whiskey, vanilla, hard roast and dry licorice powder.. So complex, layers of flavour I dont know where to begin. Nice aftertaste too. Im sold. @mothebrother thank you kindly for sharing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
want1DIPA (213) - - MAR 3, 2014
2013 Bottle. Wow! Its hard to believe how smooth this beer actually is! So complex and refines, just the right amount of bourbon with beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jeffjuergens (10) - - MAR 1, 2014
Dark dark brown color. Great bourbon taste. Lingering aftertaste of bourbon. Served at room temp out of the cask.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
OPIE788 (313) - Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle. Poured black with a thin tan head. The aroma was absolutely amazing, with coffee, rich chocolate and bourbon. Taste was a silky smooth bourbon/chocolate front that went to coffee then back to the bourbon. Really well done. Definitely going to hunt this down again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madvike (2658) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle shared by cptnspeed1...thanks Brad! - Pours black with a bubbly tan head. Nose is coffee and dark roast, kind of plasticy--real sweet and bourbony. Taste is bitter and roasty, sweet bourbon, a bit of roastiness, coffee, and vanilla. Thick and slick, and not much carbonation. This one fell a little flat...I wish I liked this one because Brad brought this one special for me. Thanks Brad--I still felt like it was just you and me at that tasting. [call me!]

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
zach8270 (3358) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2014
(bottle - 750 ml - 2012 vintage) Dark black oily pour with a thin tan head. Huge aroma of coffee and bourbon with some cream and vanilla at the end. Flavor is just ungodly good. Bourbon and coffee and sweetness with more bourbon in the middle that really swirls around and just perks up the coffee and chocolate bitterness. Finishes smooth and sweet from the wood and vanilla. Incredible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
italarican (1470) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2014
2004 bottle (10 y/o at time!) generously shared by Jay (SpringsLicker) at the RBWG. Thank you! Shiny, oily black pour. So luscious with loads of milk and dark chocolate liqueur and notes of sweet marshmallow, and merengue cookies. This bad boy has held up great! Given the age on this thing, I think I can also attest that Jays cellar is excellently prepared.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbruner (2135) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
2004 vintage bottle shared at RBWG grand tasting! Pours a thick black with light head and lacing. Aroma is wow, barrel aged awesome, dark and full with a nice sweet balance. Taste follows, smooth and incredibly easy for the alcohol. Alesmith really knows how to make beers that age.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
budznsudz (553) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pour is ink black with a well retained brown head. Aroma is marshmallow, roast, vanilla, and oak. The taste is creamy marshmallow, coconut, nuts, roast, and some barrel. This beer is oh so smooth and really tasty. Im very glad that I was able to try this.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 69

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50