zathrus13 (1684) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks Alex! Pours dark brown/black, with a brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and roasted malt, with lesser amounts of dark fruit and smoke. Flavor is coffee, roasted malt, alcohol, and chocolate. Creamy body is on the heavy side, Slightly bitter finish.
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A: Just as beautiful as the regular speedway. Pitch black with a foamy, pillowy, creamy espresso head. Thick lacing and substantial retention throughout.
S: Very different than the regular speedway. Earth, slight acidity, properly burnt. The kopi brings out and emphasizes different aspects - more bitter dark chocolate than smooth milk chocolate, heavier roasted malts. Very rich and incising, but mellower. Really fantastic, if anything, vivaciously mellow(?)
T: Incredibly smooth and rich, less sweet than the regular speedway. The kopi balances very well and is less aggressive than the coffee in the regular speedway. Bitter dark chocolate, cocoa powder covered mousse, big roasted malts. Very earth and mellow. Outstanding.
P: Big, velvety smooth. Wonderful.
O: Very appreciative I was able to get a bottle. Substantially different than the regular speedway, which surprised me a bit. Itís not a matter of better or worse, just different options. Would be great if this could be on the shelf next to the regular all the time to continue exploring the differences. Really outstanding beer, speedwayís are the king of coffee beers.
MOLA_DK (260) - DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at John Bull. Pours black with a Nice creamy head. Quite boozy aroma and a lot of coffee. Medium full body, coffee bomb, some roasted bitterness. I like the original better!
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Enjoyit (3082) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black of color with a small beige head. An aroma of alcohol, liqurice, prunes, sweets and weak coffee. A flavor of coffee, liqurice, sweets, bitter and roasted, weak burnt, malt.
MotherBrother (643) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another great thanks to the Peter and Jakob for this unexpected treat.
Pour jet black, with a creamy off-white head.
Aroma is sooo packed with coffee, roasted coffee beans, chocolate, licorice, slight vanilla, slight boose ní wood, slight leather. Really a treat indeed. The taste is a little sweet up front, with a heavy dose of bitterness. Semi-full bodied, with a slightly flat carbonation. A little dry as well.
To me, this shit is waaayy better than the "original" speedway. My kind of beverage
Brigadier (2745) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle
This was another beer I did expect to see without lots of leg work. When a chance came to try it alongside gems like Cascade Kriek I jumped on the opportunity. This ranks as one of the best beers I have ever tried. How long before we see Kopi Luwak Dark Lord?
Aroma / Appearance - The oily black pour is thick like melted chocolate. A dense mocha head suffocates all access to the base beneath. Just looking at it tones down the light around it. Smoke, vanilla, and a strong aroma of coffee remind me of the normal variant. Itís hard to tell a difference between this and regular Speedway without trying them side by side. However it just begs for more reflection.
Flavor / Palate - Chocolate, coffee, ash, vanilla, and caramel all complement each other in a heady blend that coats the palate with the texture of a huge bold imperial stout. Anise in the creamy finish is like drinking the inside of a decadent truffle. From start to finish it does not disappoint. The only flaw is that after just a few ounces it is gone for good.
Peacehammer (588) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thick black, with a finger if dark milk chocolate head. Deep, heavy coffee on the nose. Same thick mouthfeel as normal speedway, with the classic dark roast and chocolate flavors. The difference is in the coffee tones. Itís a more distinct, standout coffee flavor than normal speedway, but not as intense coffee as the beer geek weasel. Still itís fantastic
wheresyourball (416) - El Cajon, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured into a tulip. Pours dark black with a pretty sizeable head. Nose is dark fruit, coffee, cherry, vanilla. Flavor follows with not as much sweetness as Iíd prefer - lots of coffee bitterness. Full bodied and creamy. Similar to regular Speedway but the coffee factor is amped up.
Pailhead (4368) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2013 Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate coffee, chocolate, and a hint of black licorice. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a one finger beige head. The flavor starts with moderate dark chocolate and a hint of black licorice. The finish has moderate - heavy roasted coffee and a touch of vanilla. Itís medium-full bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Back to back with regular Speedway...I thought the regular version tasted better.
DesertDevil (423) - Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 750 ml bottle (thanks for sharing, jpdurden24). Pours jet black with a thin, bubbly head and consistent lacing. Lovely aroma of chocolate, perfectly roasted coffee, licorice, and rhubarb with some sweetness throughout. Complex, layered flavor of bakerís chocolate, bitter coffee, a spicy nuttiness, rye, and cinnamon, with a solid malt backbone and an ever-present earthiness. Medium to heavy body with an abrupt nutty, bitter finish. Iíve wanted to try this for years, and the beer came damn close to meeting the hype.