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RATINGS: 859   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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jflopsu (1614) - 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.

5
hopwine (670) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, 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.

5
DCLawyer (2845) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2015
Bottle share. Black with small tan head. Wonderful aromas and tastes of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak, booze. Smooth palate. Just an outstanding beer in my favorite style. Ties with aged BCBS Coffee for my favorite beer of all time.

5
beermajstro (15) - nykvarn, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2015
Har väntat på denna länge. Så mycket man hört o läst om denna. Har inget annat att säga än att denna balans i en öl har jag aldrig varit med om. Den som kommer närmast är hand & seal från Brooklyn brewing. 100/ 100 ??

5
yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2015
A MASSIVE thanks to Matt for this awesome bottle! Much appreciated man! Dégustée en compagnie de Yan ainsi que de Mademoiselle Irina. Pendant cette longue dégustation, les mots prononcés furent rares et les orgasmes papillaires nombreux. Est-ce le meilleur stout impérial que j’ai bu de ma vie? Peut-être pas, mais il trône fièrement sur l’immense podium de la formidabilité! La bière noire assombri soudainement la terrasse en ce jour précis d’éclipse lunaire. Le liquide est surmonté d’une magnifique et légère mousse blanche que je ne me lasse de contempler. Des dentelles, lacings, formes géométriques diverses et irrégulières... Une Grande complexité au nez où tous ces arômes sont savamment balancés: anis, bourbon, café, mélasse, cassonade brûlée au chalumeau, vanille et noix de pécan rôties. C’est prodigieux! Les signes d’un subtil vieillissement se font sentir mais peu-importe, c’est merveilleux! Texture laiteuse; alcool brun et chaud. Le liquide coule le long de ma langue avec une sensualité à peine ponctuée par une faible pétillance me rappelant qu’il s’agit ici d’une bière. Je passe du massepain à la crème pâtissière en passant par l’éclair au chocolat. Longueur admirable et mesurée laissant les saveurs caramélisées s’étirer longuement et doucement. Seigneur Jésus, faites que ce moment de Bonheur que nous partageons sur cette terrasse ne se termine jamais!

5
JimmyBoy74 (637) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2015
75 cl systembolaget. Vad säger man! Fantastisk! Fick bara öppna denna om jag sprang under 1.30 på Halvmarathon! Det blev 1.27 och en grym öl!

5
Lore (2743) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 22, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2016 Pitch black colour, minimal creamy brown head; aroma of smooth chocolate mousse, coffee, whisky, dried plum, raisins soaked in alcohol, some wood and vanilla; taste of overripe cherry soaked in liqueur, dried plum, whisky, dark chocolate, vanilla, coconut, coffee, and hints of ash; extremely strong and, at the same time, very smooth; just simply incredible! Definitely one of the best beers of my life in one of the best bars I’ve visited so far (Himmeriget) - can you get any more as birthday gift when you are 40?☺

5
Karol (916) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 27, 2016
2016 barrel aged with coffee at the Alesmith barrel aged beer tasting room. Pitch black light impenetrable by flash light color. Beige thick head. Epic aroma of bourbon, chocolate, dried plums, minor tabaco. Taste is fruity chocolate, plum marmalade, minor spices, some mint. Dry chocolate warming alcohol finiy. Overall mind blowing!

5
AdolfoCC (256) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - NOV 28, 2016
Vintage 2015, servida en un Tulip Spiegelau a 55F. APARIENCIA: de color totalmente negro, apenas algunos destellos marrones en la parte superior; corona de espuma color marrón de poca retención, de burbujas compactas y abiertas, algunos “alcohol legs” en la copa. AROMA: dulce y licoroso, predomina el carácter de la barrica con notas a bourbon dulce, madera y vainilla, además chocolate semiamargo, “fudgie” como brownie, caramelo, el alcohol se percibe intenso. SABOR: nuevamente dulce y licorosa seguida de una explosión de sabores, de inicio las características de la barrica bien presente, notas a bourbon, vainilla y madera carbonizada, seguido de predominio intenso del sabor a vainilla y caramelo, atrás de ello notas a chocolate semiamargo, fudgie como brownie, caramelo y en ocasiones se alcanza a percibir algo tostado del café pero muy ligeramente. En el retrogusto queda un amargor ligero/medio bajo, con una larga persistencia de notas a bourbon dulce, vainilla, madera y caramelo. Sensación: cuerpo completo, sensación sedosa en boca, baja carbonatación. El alcohol se percibe en boca pero no llega a ser agresivo, en garganta queda una sensación caliente al pasar el líqiuido. RESUMEN: cerveza de clase mundial.

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rami_pl (3450) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 7, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 Panel #14
Rami Rami is drinking a Speedway Stout (Barrel Aged) (2014) by AleSmith Brewing Company at Chmielarnia MarszałkowskaMegabeczkowe, intensywne, gladziuchne, stopki chrystuska na gardziolku. W tle przyprawowosc, czekolada, owoce ciemne suszone. Zlozone, Super paleta. Generalnie czad, taki wow.

Wygralo panel dla mnie

Ocena potraktowana skryptem do przeliczania ocen (uzgodnienie UT/RB).


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