Nische (2666) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2017 SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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
Bottle. Viscous black with a brief tan head. Oak, dill, smooth chocolate, bourbon and vanilla. Smooth and full. CraftBeerNick (2982) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2017
Tap at Bottlecraft North Park, San Diego, 22nd November 17. Drank this is a hurry followed by a Parabola, as I browsed the store for take away bottles ahead of the final call at 10pm. Pours black, aroma is coffee, bourbon barrel, wood, vanilla. Taste is smooth and rich, not sweet though, bourbon, vanilla, barrel, coffee, lovely if a bit rushed. luttonm (6979) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2017
Anvil and Stave, San Diego. Heavy sip, lots of lovely peat flavors highlighted by extra bourbon vanilla barrel. This is a special treat. Thick soap head, nicely poured back in this special room. Woody stain appearance. Touch of oxidation on nose. Sip is boozy, thick and heavy, sweet malt with dark fruit notes. Spicy booze. Thick and delicious. Decadent treat. Maracuja05 (2063) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2017
23-09-17 // bottle shared at Zwanze Day 2017 @ Mon Petit Café Stuttgart. Thanks for sharing! Perfect. Roasted coffee, chocolate, Bourbon, sweet malts, caramel, soem vanilla, oak. Great. dzudohonor (339) - POLAND - NOV 2, 2017
Gushing przywitał mnie przy otwarciu! Aromat: wanilia, bourbon, kakao, czekolada, likierowoś i lekka alkoholowa nuta. Smak: czekolada, kakao, kawa, likier, paloność, w kierunku wytrawnym, lekko wyczuwalny alkohol, brakuje mi troszeczkę ciała. Piwo zdecydowanie nie zasługujące na tak wysokie miejsce w rankingu - wersje RVBASS i BAVSS były zdecydowanie lepsze.
Mariox (399) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 30, 2017
Aromat przyjemnie słodki, kawowy, ciut czekoladowy, po ogrzaniu czuć bardzo beczkę w tle. W smaku lekko słodkie, lekko palone, czuć beczkę. Niezbyt gęste, ale mimo wszystko sporo ciała i treściwe. Finisz słodki, lekko palony, drzewny. Alkohol grzeje lekko w przełyk, ale jest ułożony i szlachetny...taki ostry bourbon. Po ogrzaniu świetny aromat. Świetne piwo. beskid (420) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2017
Draft at Mon Petit Cafe, Stuttgart. Very classic BBA RIS, there is coffee, some roast and ash, dark fruits, strong barrel notes, really good. czlowiekmotyka (576) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 17, 2017
It is not thick enough. It is great on roast to coffee to barrel ratio but it seems too watery. Definitely classic in composition, but the mouthfeel is not sufficient. alexeyb (11) - LITHUANIA - SEP 12, 2017
Absolutely gorgeous, dark chocolate and coffee and the barrel takes your pants down. Must drink if you can. Fujimo2000 (205) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 20, 2017
Pours dark brown/black with lasting brown lacing. My favorite beer. Super smooth just a touch of bourbon. This is how a barrel aged stout is supposed to taste.