RATINGS: 840   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Special Markings: Gold foil neck and white numbering above rear label. Some bottles have paper labels, some do not.

Weve 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 beers 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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2010
HUGE thanks to Kevin for sharing this growler with us! A-Body is big, thick and opaque black. Pours with a 1-2 finger creamy dark tan head. Head fades eventually to a thick collar but plenty of lacing sticks all the way down the glass. S- Exceptional. A delicate balance between bourbon BA characteristics and IRS characteristics. Very complex and slightly sweet-of moderate strength. Vanilla, oak, a slight hint of bourbon sweetness, dark chocolate, anise, dark fruit. Just wonderful. T-Flavor is just as good as the nose but adds a slight roasted malt component to it. Upfront is a lot of IRS characteristics-dark fruit, anise, licorice, dark chocolate-and offers a bit of vanilla and bourbon sweetness and the slightest hint of oak in the background. A hint of roasted malt comes through for the finish to create an equal balance to the slightly sweet initial flavor. Some remnants of the initial flavor linger as well as a slight roasted malt bitterness. P- Low to medium carbonation and a body that is thick, viscous, and exceptionally smooth and creamy. O- This is one of the best stouts I have ever had. The BA components compliment the stout characteristics very well and this is worlds better than regular speedway-seem like 2 completely different beers. The flavors are really big here but it is not nearly as aggressive as regular speedway. Great to try the 2 side by side! Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 04-29-2010 15:37:45

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (12613) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with medium tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, wood, chocolate, vanilla. Thick body, chewy, roast, dark chocolate, wood, vanilla, nice barrel character, smooth yet complex, can always count on this beer to be amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DialSquare (4619) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Note from a share at Proof in Tally, November 16 (sorry, didnt get down who brought it, but thanks!): inky black pour, brown head. aroma of vanilla, coffee, sugar, bourbon. tastes are weak in the knees amazing - dark chocolatey, light whiskey, sweet-boozy mix, vanilla, coffee, oak. Wish I had better notes. Ive had the base and several coffee variations and like them just fine, but the bbl is insane and maybe my favorite imp stout. Perfectly balanced. Will actively seek out.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rami_pl (2458) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 7, 2017
Panel #14
Rami Rami is drinking a Speedway Stout (Barrel Aged) (2014) by AleSmith Brewing Company at Chmielarnia Marszałkowska Megabeczkowe, intensywne, gladziuchne, stopki chrystuska na gardziolku. W tle przyprawowosc, czekolada, owoce ciemne suszone. Zlozone, Super paleta. Generalnie czad, taki wow.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (3729) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2016 2016 bottle, many thank Max! Black color with small beige head. Aroma is green apples, phenolic, ethanol, oak sugar, chocolate. Taste is again green apples and phenols, oak sugar, light tartness. Higher carbonation than the other Speedways today. Not as good as expected, its a bit too phenolic. A slight disappointment for Alesmith standards. Maybe this year was not as great as previous ones? Or maybe I?m becoming a BA grump now as well.

Opens up after a half hour of decanting. Still, not on par with what it should be.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (4382) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2016
Bottled. Pours black with a small, lacing tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, wood, bourbon, alcohol and caramel. Medium to full bodied, flat carbonation and creamy to oily texture. A great Impy. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mesjasz (1233) - Lodz, POLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Sampel butelki w Chmielarni. Świetny aromat vanilia, kakao, kokosa, kawy. W smaku podobnie, słodko i pojawiają się też ciemne owoce. Bardzo gładkie, kremowe i pełne. Wybitna rzecz.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (1471) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle, organized by SinH4, many thanks! Aroma is thick bourbon and vanilla, but also some green apples, phenolic. Body stays super heavy and even more sweet than the others. Sticky and boozy. Still good, but not as good as hyped.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jc1762 (1058) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2016 Bottle poured into a snifter showing pitch black with latte colored lacing. The nose shows bourbon with notes of caramel without any alcoholic heat or intensity. This is very surprising given the ABV. The palate is medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Bourbon forward with flavors of charred wood and a complementing moderate alcoholic heat. Finish is roasted coffee as with the normal Speedway. Flavors are all well balanced and harmonious. Its a very good beer but I have trouble calling it great.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kapsel (158) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 7, 2017
Świetny aromat czekolady, wanilii, kokosa i kawy. W smaku wybitne - mocno wyczuwalna beczka, czekolada i kawa. Jeden z najlepszych RISw jakie piłem.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hansvf (790) - - DEC 27, 2016
Mooi, perfect zwart. Ruikt perfect. Smaakt eigenlijk ook perfext: lekker dik, vol, je proeft de barrel, alcoholisch (maar dat verwacht je ook bij 12%). Topper!

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