Prufrockstar (2259) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle shared as part of a full bottled speedway vertical by Ben at his 40th birthday. Thanks for sharing all the killer beers! Drinking all of these side-by-side while becoming increasingly intoxicated drives home a few points. (1) they all pretty much taste the same -- I mean, the bourbon barrel versions are a little smoother with more bourbon/vanilla with the coffee in the background, but with the exception of regular Vietnamese I couldn’t telly you which of the many variants I was drinking without looking closely at the bottle. (2) that’s fine, though, because they’re all pretty tasty. Westmeister (2127) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2015
Shared with the crew @ Brickstore. Always nice when one can drink a top 50 beer, and it certainly was in my top 50. The coffee has faded or mellowed (or maybe that is the affect of it going through an animal’s digestive system). The base beer was complimented extemely well by the barrel with loads of chocolate and bourbon and vanilla with the mellow coffee. Just super nice. jrob21 (3799) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2015
Bottle shared with the crew. Big flavors here, vanilla, bit of wood, light coffee, bittersweet roasty malt. The coffee at this point seems a little faded and is only very faint far back on the palate. Smooth from start to finish. Bit of bourbon sweetness and a light alcohol bite on the back end. A lot going on but all working together really well in typical Alesmith Speedway fashion. mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2015
750 ml bottle poured into a snifter. Black with a foamy tan head. Aroma of rich coffee, bourbon, oak, bitter dark chocolate. Taste is mildly bitter and sweet. Rich and smooth mouthfeel that coats the tongue. Top notch!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone markextrae (4485) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle at speedway tasting. Shared with 2 friends. Dark black pour with a small tanned head. Dark roasted coffee, sweet dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, deep dark fruits, red forest fruits, oak, vanilla, less roasted nuts compared to the ba Vietnamese. Less heat and spicy notes. Still Some alcohol burn. Hard to say wich one i like better. But i miss the roasted nuts in this one. But from the other Side i like this one better because there is less heat. Call it a draw
stoutnick (843) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2015
Thanks _angst_ for the trade here! Black with nice big dark foam head. Aroma is very subtle to the point of void - touch of dark malt. Taste is similar to bourbon barrel aged speedway but more subtle - tannins, oak, dark malt, then marshmallow as it warms (nice toasty quality here). Far from thin on the palate but not as full as straight up speedway. Overall, very nice but not great. Glad to have tried it though. blomster (289) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle, thanks to Baggio. Bourbon, coffee aroma. Chocolate cake, coffee, bourbon, near full bodied. Rich with a long pleasant finish. Tasty brew. gnoff (10890) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
1 pt 9,4 fl oz bottle thanks to Dunbar72! Sampled on March 7, 2015.BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Very dark brown to black color, dark brown head. Sweet, alcohol, coffee, green bell peppers scent. Coffee, alcohol, spicy, fruity taste. Chocolate, coffee aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Dry finish.
Backlogged rating from RBSG 2014, many thanks to whom brought this, sorry I did not write it down: Anyway, deep near opaque hue with a short lasting head and minimal lace, nice oily tears. The coffee and bourbon work cohesively to bomb your face and palate. Vanilla, char, roast, bourbon and a hint of mocha to the rescue. The mouth feel is utterly smooth with just a bit of an ashy finish. Dangerously drinkable. This is SO MUCH BETTER than the non barreled Kopi Luwak version, no herbal or veggie notes here. This one is worthy of the hype! jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Coffee, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and oak.