Benzai (6436) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Van Moll tasting shared by Countbeer. Many thanks Kamiel! Opaque pitch black color, medium to full sized light brown head that lasts for a long time. Aroma and taste are malts, roastyness, coffee, bitter, some hops, lightly spicy, a hint of pepper. Full body, medium carbonation. Nice!
Abijen (1192) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Countbeer. Pours a pitch black beer with a beige head. Smells delicious. Coffee, chocolate and roasted. Tastes some fruitiness, heavy coffee and chocolate. Low carbo, thick body and a sticky texture. Awesome.
ansjelaah (1095) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ van moll tasting. Brown black color with a light brown head. Smells and tastes coffee, roasted malts, some nuts and chocolat.
burg326 (3245) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured dark black with aromas of coffee, earth, coffee, chocolate, and more coffee. Flavors were the same heavy on the coffee, tasted like fresh coffee with some light chocolate and earth nice thickness as well. Thanks Hunter for sharing the fresh growler with me.
DutchDrebus (3491) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ proeftafel Van Moll shared by cuntbeer. Black colour, small light brown head. Smells coffee, roasty, sweet, chocolate. Tastes wood, roasty, coffee, chocolate, very nice. Full body, soft carbo.
Countbeer (4071) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ DVMBBT:
Medium sized brown foamy head on top of a pitch black colored beer.
Aromas of coffee, roast, cream, light marzipan soapy chocolate tones...
Flavours of coffee, chocolate, chalk, bitters, roast, cacoa, roasted malts...
Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, coffee, roast, chocolate, mocha, bitters...
Low carbo, creamy silky mouthfeel, full bodied and a silky texture.
Not inspringly complicated but very nice and balanced!
Boutip (4509) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of deep roasted barley malt with notes of dry coffee also dominating. Taste is a mix between some deep dry roasted malt notes with bitter and dry coffee notes which almost veers into astringency territory. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Good but almost too extreme on the coffee side which diminish the drinkability.
bhensonb (10359) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at California 10k shared by dodgrblu. Aroma is coffee, but seems a rather high class coffee. Med body or better. Flavor is extremely tasty coffee and a little chocolate. Finishes light/slightly treacle/malty. Delicious.
GRM (2834) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, from and with Stephen Morris (merci!), savoured on December 13 2013; eye: dark brown, opaque, no effervescence, tiny sheet of beige head, light lacing; nose: coffee liqueur, chocolate liqueur, light acidity, vanilla, light alcohol; mouth: coffee liqueur, chocolate liqueur, light acidity, vanilla, light alcohol, light acridness, alcoholic finale with presence of coffee liqueur, full body, below-average carbonation, alcoholic texture; overall: quite good
Bouteille olive, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, de et avec Stephen Morris (merci!), savourée le 13 décembre 2013; œil : brun foncé, opaque, pas d’effervescence, petite couverture de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : liqueur de café, liqueur de chocolat, légère acidité, vanille, léger alcool; bouche : liqueur de café, liqueur de chocolat, légère acidité, vanille, léger alcool, légère âcreté, finale alcoolique avec présence de liqueur de café, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, texture alcoolique; en résumé : très bon
BMMillsy (1151) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade. No bottle date. Big thanks to Richard for this one. Pours pitch black like Speedway should, with a big brown creamy head. Aroma of chocolate and earthy espresso, no super acidic coffee smell, roast. Flavor is some earthy coffee, a bit of metallic flavors, roast, light chocolate. What I do like about this variant is the nutty coffee aftertaste left on the palate. Seems slightly thinner than other Speedway variants, medium carbonation. I am very much not impressed with this. Lacking in flavor and body, a little metallic. Disappointing. Glad to have tried it, of course.