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RATINGS: 717   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.32   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.


4.6
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2005
Draft@O’Brien’s Pub: Dark black color with not much head on this pour. Aroma was strong with quite a bit of vanilla and bourbon right behind it. Some roast and coffee could be picked out underneath. Flavor again is big on the barrel. Almost covers up too much of the base. Full bodied. Nice mouthfeel. I want my own full bottle. Please.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2005
’02 Bottle #15/115 at Ricklikebeer’s YEHA ’05 thanks to EDA who slept while we drank his beer. Dark black color with a small light brown head. Complex aroma of bourbon, dark roasted malts, coffee and oak. The flavor of bourbon stood out the most to me(probably because I’m not a big fan) followed by strong coffee notes and the roasted malts. Very good, but I still prefer the regular Speedway. Thanks again Mike!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Wow, what a treat to see this one at Rich’s Yeha (huge thanks to EDA). ’02 vintage, bottle #15/115. Poured a dark black color with a small sized tan head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malts, wood, bourbon and some vanilla. Tastes of coffee, roasted malts, light vanilla and bourbon. Very good, but not as good as the regular Speedway I had on tap in CA (don’t get me wrong, I’d kill for another bottle of this one).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DYCSoccer17 (3329) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 11, 2005
2002 bottle courtesy of Eyedrinkale at richlikebeer’s YeHa 05. Thank you so much Mike. Oaky, boozy, vanilla nose with mild hints of chocolate and some sweet malts. Not much coffee in the nose. Opaque black/brown color with a small tan head. Wish the head was a bit larger. Sweet, chocolatey, roasty start. This morphs into some booziness with a dry woodsy flavor. Finishes with a touch of sweetness. The barrel-aging is not very noticeable and does not add or take away from this beer IMO. It was really nice to be able to try this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - DEC 11, 2005
Rating #600. Thanks to Eyedrinkale for bringing and sharing this at the Yeha, even if you weren’t especially conscious at the time. 2002 vintage, bottle #15/115. Poured black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee and heavy whiskey. Flavor is predominantly whiskey, with coffee hanging around backstage, reemerging with greater intensity towards the finish. Slick oily body. I think the whiskey may overpower the coffee flavors a bit too much for my taste. Good, but I prefer regular Speedway.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Wow what great stuff. Had this at the first ever tapping at O’Brien’s Pub. Felt lucky to get my share of the 2.5 gal keg. Dark dark, with a brown head. Strong aromas of barrel. The flavor of the barrel was evident too, but more in the aroma. Flavors of chocolate, whisky, alcohol, and roastiness. Wonderful.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (2518) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 6, 2005
BottleShared at the "Pitonka mini RB fest" shared by DrunkAsaSkunk Poures a very dark brown/black with a light tan head and heavy lacing. Aroma of coffee, but not as much as much as the non BA version as I recall. Heavy smooth feel with some dark roasted slight sour hints. Strong lingering smokey aftertaste. Very deserving of it’s reputation.


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