AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 915   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.33/5   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.

We’ve matured our Russian Imperial Stout in premium bourbon barrels for up to one year to create the perfect blend of flavors. Notes of oak, vanilla, and bourbon add another level of complexity to this beer’s already massive flavor profile of chocolate, Ryan Bros. Coffee, and roasted barley. Designed to be enjoyed now or aged in the bottle for years to come, this special release is truly a unique beer that is smooth as it is rare.

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yann28 (1115) - - SEP 18, 2021
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2021 Liquide noir avec mousse très courte et blanche. Nez café bourbon vanille chêne réglisse. En bouche, c'est une attaque café puissante immédiatement suivie par l'apport du bourbon, de la vanille, du sucre caramélisé et de la réglisse ! Proprement exceptionnel !!!

4.5
Svesse (11797) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2021 (Bottle) Black colour with brief, foamy, pale brown head. Malty, roasted nose with espresso, dark chocolate, cacao, bourbon, vanilla, wood, burnt sugar and raisins. Malty, roasted, slightly vinous taste with notes of dark chocolate, liquorice, black coffee, bourbon, vanilla, wood, raisins, molasses and a balanced coffee bitterness in a finish with a warming bourbon touch. Full body, quite sweet. Rich and powerful, with a mellow and rounded mouthfeel and great balance. Generous bourbon presence. You can sense the alcohol, but it just adds another layer. Lovely beer!

4.3
jarvo (1324) - Abingdon, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2021 Tan head quickly dissipates to barely cover a still black beer. Big aroma of bourbon and coffee apparent as soon as you open the bottle. Taste is beautifully blended coffee, bourbon and dark fruit, some sweetness from burnt brown sugar. Last beer of 2020 and a great way to end a dog of a year.

4.3
simontomlinson (4160) - Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2020
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2020 Tight tan head left a cover on a black still body. Huge aroma of coffee & malt. Full bodied, super smooth with a sticky back. Coffee, malt, boozy, raisins, toffee & caramel. Banging!

4.4
Zymurgeist2 (4064) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 19, 2020
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2020 From bottle to tulip glass. The aroma on this one wafts across the table before you can sit down to enjoy it! Massive bourbon along all fronts. Black with deep brown highlights and a large, chocolate brown head that fades. Aroma is booze and chocolate. Flavor leans into the barrel with full whiskey. Back half is baker's chocolate. Chewy cocoa on the mouthfeel and flavor ends with a slight roast that is wonderful.

4.2
Holmen1 (10959) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2020
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2020 Vi er inne i den mørke avdeling på Mi2 nå, og etter Kingpin Turbo Geezer og Brooklyn Black Ops har seremonimesteren funnet frem denne fra Cardinals innerste gjemmer: nesten helt svart med ok skum. O du salige, her snakker vi om en suveren dybde og smaksrikdom, elegant balansert. Fatlagringen bidrar med vanilje. Dark and powerful.

4.4
100Beier (273) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2020
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2020 [Tasting - Viborg] Aroma: Dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon, sweet liqourice, fudge, coconut and roasted malt Appearance: Pitch black with no head Taste: Moderately sweet and bitter, dark chocolate, bitter coffee, bourbon, slight alcoholic, sweet liqourice, slight vanilla, fudge and coconut Mouthfeel: Creamy texture with soft carbonation Overall: Delicious BA masterpiece from Alesmith!

4.5
Beers0mniac (363) - Joensuu, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2020
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2020 Pitch black with minimal brown head. Aroma of bourbon with vanilla. Taste has intense coffee with bourbon and vanilla notes. Full body, average carbonation. Overall this is an excellent beer but i was expecting more. Still great beer

3.7
Kavu (8741) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2020
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2020 0,15l on tap @ Pien Brewpub. Pours very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is dry roasted malts with oak and bourbon. Flavor is dry roasted malts, bourbon, oak, hops. Good, but not as good as the normal version.

4.4
Vighals (7766) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2020 Svart med lys brunt skum. Lukter fat, bourbon, kaffe, marsipan og noe sitrusskall. Fyldig. Smaker bourbon, kaffe, salt lakris, eik og drueskall. Lang.


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