Ataraxia (342) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost black, opaque, thin cappuccino head. Sweet milk chocolate, creamy caramel, smooth roasted coffee, sticky toffee, and hints of vanilla. Initial mild bitterness grows through to the residual black coffee finish. Very smooth and creamy, a little sticky, and gentle alcohol warmth.
Godofthecellar (650) - NYC, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell of coffee and chocolate. Poured a dark brown with espresso colored head. Mouthfeel is creamy. Flavor of chocolate, roasted nuts, coffee.
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma: Coffee bomb! chocolate, coffee, and roasted qualities. Taste is coffee, chocolate with creamy finish. Clean, smooth and full bodied. Vietnamese is better in my opinion, but this is nothing short of greatness!
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle. Thanks Ryan for sharing! Poured a black color with an off white head. Coffee, roast, chocolate and some vanilla. Can not go wrong with any Speedway variation!
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black pour with nice foamy brown head. Aroma has essence of coffee, alcohol and chocolate. Nice subdued coffee up front, bitter chocolate at the mid, and a slightly sweet and creamy finish. Alcohol warming sensation. This drinks differently than most coffee stouts, and is much better than the regular speedway I had before.
pushkinwow (1961) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle opened up at the 2013 year end Ottawa tasting, can’t remember who I traded with for this one but thanks as the crew sure enjoyed it! Black with a dark brown layer of head. Huge roasted malts with a lot of coffee, touch of vanilla, bittersweet bakers chocolate, some alcohol on the nose. High carbonation, smooth and thick, slightly nutty, more alcohol on finish, light anise. Very tasty.
Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, bitter chocolate with licorice, celery salts, coffee, light soy sauce and molasses. In mouth, beautiful chocolate with coffee, light vanilla, warming alcohol, licorice and loads of alcohol, very good. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013.
hallinghansen (1892) - Odense S, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Trade from Sean9689, thanks buddy. Black body with a 2 finger creamy light brown head. Lots of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, some ripe fruit sweetness, hazelnut. Really smooth texture and soft carbonation. What a mouth treat. Delicious.
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jtclockwork (7952) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Dennis at Alan’s. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of coffee, chocolate malt, roast, vanilla, roasted peanuts and coffee bean. Medium -full body.
Slayer85 (1044) - Firenze, ITALY - NOV 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. An opaque pitch black beer, with a large, frothy, lacing, mostly lasting brown head. The aroma is heavily malty (very strong coffee, chocolate, caramel, roasted grain), with notes of licorice, alcohol, prunes/dark fruits, and a touch of vanilla. The flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium to full body, velvety/creamy texture, soft carbonation, very long finish with moderate bitterness, moderately alcoholic. Spectacular aroma, full of spicy, aromatic coffee and other nice aspects. Sweet taste, but less than expected. Surprisingly "thinner" and with a less creamy mouthfeel than the regular version and the booze feel is, in one word, perfect.