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RATINGS: 684   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 17, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2008 Rerate, 2006 bottle, courtesy of tertons. Thanks, Nelson! The most recent batches of the BA Alesmith beers have been rather disappointing. Bumping this down a few points, out of the top slot.

TITW Part Deux - Rerate: 2004 bottle, #75/228, courtesy of jeffin7. Thanks, Jeff!! Raisins, dark chocolate, vanilla bourbon in the aroma. Plenty of dark chocolate, dried fruits, slightly hot. Long, milk chocolate finish. 9/4/9/5/19.

2004 bottle, courtesy of Bück Dich (a fine soul), RBSG 06. Headless. Coffee and bourbon in a glass-filling nose. Upfront: slightly vegetal, showcasing its bourbon at the edges. Nicely balanced, with a mouthfeel that lasts for ages, w/ layer upon layer of chocolate and oak. 10/5/9/5/19.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Sampled at RBSG06. Dark black color with a thin brown head. Rich chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Sweet chocolate and roasted malt flavor, very smooth flavor for the alcohol.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3258) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Beer #23 RBSG 06. OK, it’s official, the beers present here are officially completely ridiculous. Deep black, brown at the edges. Beautiful aroma of soft, dark fruits, bourbon, and a touch of coffee. Flavor is ultimately a match to the regular speedway, liquor oriented coffee and chocolate, but with a softer, fruitier note present. Also a bit of bourbon in the background, but in no way overdone. Very, very good. Got .1 higher than I gave the original.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - JUL 9, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2006 ’04 vintage, bottle #32. Poured a thick, deep brown/black with fast diminishing creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, ripe fruit, coffee, spice and more. I really enjoyed taking in all the aromas in this beer. Flavor had all of the above and more, with a nice alcohol warmth. It was so silky smooth, and just left a hint of flavor on the tongue, it was like a fine dessert. This beer lived up to all the hype and then some. It was delicious, look forward to trying another as it ages down the road.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 11, 2006
This beer was on draught at OBriens. The beer poured an opaque color w/ slight reddish hues, brown thin lasting head and lacing. The aroma was big with lots of whiskey, vanilla, oak, coffee, roast, and a hint of chocolate on the finish. The flavor had whiskey, vanilla, oak, chocolate and roast w/ a milky finish. The mouthfeel was full bodied, well rounded and creamy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2008 2004 Bottle Tar-black pour with an oily film appearance and absolutely no head. Amazing aroma drips of spiced fig, dried prune, aged port and cream. This brew reminds me of the aroma of a freshly baked Jamaican Black Cake from the Jampot, a monk bakery in the upper penninsula of Michigan. Yummy. Delicious vanilla bean, raisin, and a pinch of cinnimon accompany the fruit bouquet. Tastes even more amazing than it smells, as all of the olfactory sensations are amplified to immense proportions in a harmonious chorus. Extremely vinous, I can think of more ports than beers that I can relate to the flavors of this brew. Brandy and cognac smack that far exceeds the quality of any of the aforementioned liquors I have placed my lips on. After a second visual inspection, the headless quality becomes even more appealing as the texture and layered qualities of this beer are on par with a fine wine. I am grateful to have had this drinking experience. Thanks, Tom!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3157) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 18, 2006
UPDATED: APR 28, 2009 2004 Bottle Pours a dark black with no head and almost no carbonation. This doesn’t bother me, since my favorite in this style was even more still. Ruddy orange fringe. Holy shit. Aroma is a building steam train of gentle coffees and tahitian vanilla beans steeped in fresh whipping cream and brown sugar. Moves into a supple and not harsh bourbon poured into gingerbread and spice cake. A hint of brandy vapor. Some savory herbal notes, with oregano and tarragon. Sweet candied limes dipped in rum sugars, with a finish of black currant and pears. Flavor is priceless and indescribable. Fuckin’ liquid heaven. Really hard to describe because the flavor is so similiar to the flavor, almost to a tee. Palate is a dense, absolutely syrupy sugar elixir that holds, disperses, and perform the flavors with total elegance. Finish and smack carry the very gentle and floral glowing qualities of an exquisite 21-year old single malt. A lot of the rich condensed malt and oaky finish characters ring through. More vinous then beery, with copious rich berry notes and continuing brandy and cognac vapors in the finish. Totally rounded and mellowed by the beers, with NO harsh edges. And the flavors are original each time they touch the palate, without fatigue. Finally, it’s a touch thin, to me, as it could be even denser, but it still has that ubiquitous cold cream texture that stays with the beer and maintains astounding density and quality as the beer continues. All around beer heaven. Thanks Pete! Original rating 4.6/9/3/10/5/19

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2006 Draft from Dec ’05 in SD Obriens right before the Strong Ale Fest. Opaque jet black pour with thin small head. Big roasted coffee and dark malt aroma, with some notes of vanilla and oak. Smooth and silky creamy. Loats of roasted malts balanced with big coffee flavors, with vanilla, some oak and touches of bourbon, with some chocolate as well. This was most excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2006
At yeha with the gang from PA/NJ/CT/NY and anywhere people came from, special thanks to EDA for snoozing but leaving the cooler open. ’02 Bottle. Aroma dark roasty malts coffee and oak and bourbon. Flavor was a nice blend of the aforementions attributes, smooth and creamy. A real treat to try, the regular version was one of my first big stouts so it would be interesting to try this sidebyside. Thanks again Mike

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2006
12/22/02Holy scheisse creamy beyonde belief. Butter Irish cream, wiskey, vanilla and wood all make special apearances in this wiskey barrel edition. Finishes burnt, bright, and sweet. yet another rerate growler of whiskey barrel cask. Like DaSilky1 said, every time I have this, it gets better.


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