bytemesis (2427) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 2012 vintage shared by Mike at the Thursday mini-tasting. Thanks! Pours opaque black with a small brown head and decent lacing. Aroma is BOURBON, cocoa, roasted malts. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, boozy. Medium body, hot, very whiskey forward. I am amazed this beer scores so well here.
barn0216 (345) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, brown, tan head, decent lacing. chocolate, brown sugar aroma. Whiskey flavors come through strongly, charred oak, coffee. Kind of wrecks the beer honestly even though I’m a whiskey drinker. Strong after taste of ash or tobacco.
Howlader (392) - - NOV 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Large format bottle split with a friends. Very good, little less coffee flavour and more barrel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Homer321 (891) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of chocolate and coffee. With hints of vanilla and bourbon. Taste is boozy Bourbon With dark chocolate and coffee immediately following. Full, thick and viscous with Moderate carbonation. Like a bourbon soaked chocolate cake with coffee icing. Only knock is that it is a little bit alcoholic and too warming. Almost hot Otherwise great stuff. Thanks Justin for the bottle!
VsXsV (1826) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of coffee, wood, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, caramel, raw sugar and bread. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of coffee, raw sugar, bourbon, wood and vanilla. Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Really, really good.
Prufrockstar (628) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Matt for sharing this bottle for our BA, Kopi, and Vietnamese trio tasting. Appearance is dark, nearly black, no real head -- you know, barrel-aged imperial stouty. We’ve already dug into the double black tonight, which skews the scale of "thick, viscous, motor oil" descriptors, but even without that for comparison I wouldn’t call it thick. Aroma is "speedway" (nice to have already rated one for reference purposes, isn’t it? I’m going to need to explore the use of rating citations.) plus oxidation, vanilla, and oak. Slick texture, full body. A lot of sweetness, very little bitterness in the finish, some nice alcohol warming. Nice beer, I definitely prefer it to the base speedway.
writerljberg (468) - Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle from Shane. Thanks! 2011 release.
A: Pours a perfect black with a foamy dark head that dies very quickly.
N:heavy bourbon, vanilla, caramel, prunes, honey, milk chocolate, some coffee, and hinsts of raspberry and almond.
T: Hefty coffee bitterness with a lot of wood and char. There’s minimal sweetness. Not as intense or delicious as previous vintages; in fact, I wouldn’t recommend this.
M: Medium heavy body that’s coating and has an overabundance of alcohol.
O: Not a great vintage at all. The 2009 I had was far better. This got a few more points when it got warmer, but by the end, I really tired of it. Sad.
RawKuz (60) - NORWAY - OCT 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle from Vinmonopolet Kvadrat. Aroma is roasted chocolate and coffee malts, espresso, molasses and bourbon. Pours black with a small head and good lacing. Flavor matches aroma and is very smooth for 12% strong ass brew that Speedway is. Palate is sticky. An excellent Imperial Stout, but doesnt beat Evil Twin - Even More Jesus
Staffan47 (766) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Äntligen läge att öppna denna raritet som stått i källaren ett tag nu och lurat. Årgång 2012. (Trade with Heyta. Thanks man!). Lite darrig på handen vid öppnandet, som väntat. Wow! tung doft av bourbon i doften. Dominerar i princip hela doftbilden. Underbart krämig. Även i smakbilden är bourbon oerhört tydlig. Och parallellt med en vanlig Speedway kan man knappast tro att det är samma öl i grunden. Oerhört balanserad. Värmde upp smaklökarna med 2-3 stouts före denna, vilket nog var bra. Kan nog upplevas som lite väl tung att dra direkt.
jbeatty (912) - New York, USA - OCT 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 2013 vintage, 10/12/2013. Pours thick black, bubbly tan head dies to a smooth cream on the surface, sheets of lacing left behind. Aroma is fluffy chocolate caramel brownie, light cocoa syrup notes, roast coffee, vanilla coconut, rich caramel bourbon. Taste is creamy chocolate, dark coffee notes, vanilla coconut, roast bitterness melding with bourbon. Thick, creamy body with a bit of heat, yet overall smooth and decadent. Quite nice, did not fail to impress.