socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 release of bourbon barrel-aged speedway stout. Aroma is thick with bourbon notes followed by a dark coffee and chocolate richness. The appearance is as dark as beers come with a thick mocha head that retreated much more slowly than expected for a 12% stout. The taste is very complex. Vanilla is a strong flavor but far and away the bourbon and coffee flavors are the centerpiece of the beer. Overall I love this beer. Bring friends to share a bottle with if you manage to get your hands on a bottle. It is a rich, thick beer that is best enjoyed slowly as it warms.
markextrae (691) - NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
shared bottle, poured a pitch black colour with a nice beige head. roasted malts, coffee, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon, thick and smooth mouthfeel. really awesome stuff!! but the vietnamese speedway is a bit better!
want1DIPA (205) - - MAR 3, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2013 Bottle. Wow! Itís hard to believe how smooth this beer actually is! So complex and refines, just the right amount of bourbon with beer!
Hoprider (84) - DENMARK - MAR 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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. Iím sold. @mothebrother thank you kindly for sharing.
OPIE788 (262) - Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.
Jeffjuergens (10) - - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark dark brown color. Great bourbon taste. Lingering aftertaste of bourbon. Served at room temp out of the cask.
madvike (2584) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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!]
zach8270 (3220) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
(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.
italarican (1434) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 Jayís cellar is excellently prepared.
devman171 (727) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle pours black with big head, aroma is rich sweet chocolate and sweet booze and roast finish. Taste is similar with a nice chocolate finish. Great beer. no overpowering alcohol, really nice
mikesaum (592) - Newark, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.