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RATINGS: 732   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jflopsu (682) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Pours a dark black with brown head. Has a strong bourbon, coffee, and chocolate aroma. Starts a little sweet with cocoa but turns to really strong bourbon and dark liquors, some coffee and malts. A strong coffee, liquorish, and dark liquor aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hopwine (427) - Bend, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Good god this is amazing. Pitch black, no light seeping through even when put up to a lamp. Nose is vanilla, chocolate liqueur, wood. Flavor is flourless chocolate cake, moderate bourbon presence, prune, raisin, coffee is present but very much subdued relative to the normal speedway. Mouthfeel steers away from being too syrupy. Warming and pretty strong tannins encourage slow enjoyment.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle saved from 2003 and shared by danielcurtis81 at his wedding reception. Pours pitch black with thin fading tan head. Nose contains some sweet chocolate and bourbon. The flavor is soft and smooth, a little sticky and creamy, not much to be said for carbonation but that just makes it taste more like a fine liquor. Very complex taste with bourbon, vanilla, sweet chocolate/cocoa, faint oak, caramel/nutty. Everything about this beer was simply amazing and it blew me away considering it was 6 years old. Best aged beer I have ever had...this is truly an example of how flavors improve with age. Dan, thank you so much for sharing, and I hope for your marriage to improve with age just like this brew!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kappldav123 (5246) - GERMANY - DEC 6, 2009
Incredible big thanks to mashmaster for that bottle. Bottle from 2006 - 132/233. Looks wonderful. The beer in the glass the same. Very dark, small creamy head. Could smell that wonderful soft-malty aroma all day long. Starts very strong and malty, not dry, soft as velvet, very complex notes of chocolate, coffee and liquorice. A little bit prickly-scratchy without being too much. Goes down warming and wonderful balanced. Very soft for a barrel aged beer of this strength. I love it!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
OmegaX (1288) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2012
Thanks to Deathcharms for this gem. This was on the top of my wants list after I first tried the original speedway stout. Here it goes. The nose was incredible with tons of bourbon and vanilla backed up with some chocolate, coconut, a touch of roast and more sweet vanilla notes. Wow. Such an inviting mix of aromas all balanced out to be equally noticeable. Pour is as expected. Black with a tan head. Viscous looking too. Taste wise there are lots of flavors I got from this. Obviously, there was a ton of bourbon and vanilla with chocolate, roast, raisin, molasses, and plum. No detection of alcohol at all. Such a good beer to just sit back and enjoy. Too good. Hopefully I’ll get to try another vintage of this beer some day.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tkrjukoff (4113) - SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle 75 cl, tnx to Greg. Pours thick pitch black with a great thick creamy briwn head keaving nice lacing. Aroma is fullbodied sweet slightly boozy vanilla dill dark fruits fidges acidy roasted malty; so good indeed. Flavor then, first sip is sweet acidy and fruity in front with a touch of alcohol. Middle section just keeps the first impression alive adding velvety sweetness vanilla dark fruits and some bitterness. Towards the end nice tingling feeling on tounge with all other flavors sustained and then suddenly peppery pungent feeling iver the back side of the tounge with coffee chocolate and licorice. Finishes bitter vanilla dill and roasted dry chocolate. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
baddgcarma (1) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2013 does not count
I had the 2011 just a few weeks ago with another friend of mine. We both agreed that the beer is an awesome beer and well worth the ranking it recieves. The bourbon smell hits you first and as you sip the beer the vanilla and coffee aromas become more detectable. This beer is very complex and considering the alcohol content I do not detect it in the mouth, instead I got it as a slight burn down deep in the throat. The beer is silky smooth in the mouth and each time you taste you can focus on a new flavor. The bourbon gives you a bite upfront but then quickly disapates so you can taste the caramel, vanilla, coffee, and chocolate in the beer. Something I hope to get ahold of again one day but when I do I am not so sure I will want to share

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheHopBuddha (5) - - FEB 24, 2013 does not count
This might be my favorite desert beer ever. I get tons of dark chocolate, coffee and the mouthfeel is so creamy and delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Staffan47 (883) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2014 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. Rerate: 2012a Choklad och bourbon. Elegant och delikat. Tung men utan spritighet. Fantastik. Snacka om världsklass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerbaaron (1406) - Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2014
#1000. Bottle. 2013 vintage. Black. Small creamy, soapy brown head, forming a lasting ring with a wispy topping. Aroma is bourbon, dark chocolate, and coffee, full and rich but not overpowering. Some vanilla, and light woody spiciness. Big full luscious body. Velvety. Wow. First sip. Amazing. Perfect alcohol warming. No heat. Flavor also finds the smooth bourbon, chocolate, bittersweet coffee, vanilla, and wood. So rounded and well integrated. Such balance. Never cloying. Not too sweet or bitter or roasty or boozy - Juuuuust right. A beer where each element isn’t trying to yell over the other. Nor is it weighed down by a dozen different things fighting for your attention. World class.

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