Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tommy, thanks! Pours a pitch black with brown head, some lacing. Aroma has lots of earthy notes, roastyness, coffee. Taste is very bitter with lots of vegetal notes, very hoppy, coffee, roasted malts. Full body and medium carbonation. I struggled to finish my glass of this one, really hard to drink. Not really bad but the bitterness and the vegetal taste makes me want to drink regular speedway rather than this one.
crossovert (8853) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Similiar to the regular, haven’t had the regula in bottles though. A nice fruitiness comes through.
tkrjukoff (4167) - SWEDEN - APR 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle tnx to Sean, shared with Mats when he told me he’s getting married. Pours pitch black with a great brown head leaving great lace. Aroma is rich coffee dark chocolate roasted malts dark fruits some sweetness. Flavor is fullbodied velvety yet drinkable roasted malty chocolate coffee fruity a bit sweet well bittered; so damn good.
madvike (3061) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by cptnspeed1...thanks Brad! - Pours black with a foamy tan head. Nose is chocolatey and sweet like a milkshake. Coffee is in there but not super pungent. There’s dark malt but it’s not super roasty. Taste is lots of vanilla, chocolate, bitter coffee, and charcoal. Super smooth with only a bit of sharpness on the finish. Warm and soft in with a fairly thin body and soft carbonation.
JStax (3548) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to mashmaster. Thanks! Poured a really dark black, not much head. Aroma is nice, rounded, smooth, smoky coffee. Very rich. Very earthy and semi-sweet in the taste. Nice beer for certain.
Steasy66 (1053) - Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with tan head. Aroma is sweet malt and mild coffee. Taste is similar, sweet malt and mild coffee. Nothing special really.
weihenweizen (2077) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chilled 75 cl brown bottle poured into a snifter at JStax tasting. Pours black with light brown head. Aroma is coffee and taste complex coffee. Side by side with regular, I prefer regular Speedway Stout.
jackl (5481) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Stouts Tasting Pt II. The pour’s deep brown with a beautiful, tight tan head. You can’t deny that Speedway and its variants look gorgeous in the glass. The nose is big, rich roasted malts. Creamy milk chocolate. Rich toffee coffee milkshake. Mild lactose. Hints of char, burnt creme brulee. I don’t get much coffee on the nose in this sample. The taste is quite acidic roast espresso bean. Rich earthy malt profile. Burnt caramel-covered brownie. Quite bitter on the finish. Full body, thick and oily. Overall, quite good. There’s a little too much acidity on the finish for my tastes.
Blairgus (3042) - California, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
10 apr 2013, bottle. Black with thick foamy head. Nose is kid of tinny, thin, meaty/oatmeal stout. Thin/med body, oiky, and moderately fizzy. Rich black coffee, serious burnt malt, oatmeal, raisin bread. Bitter coffee finish.
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Scopey (8515) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle consumed at THE stouts tasting part 2, acquired via trade. It pours very dark brown with a thick tan head. The nose is rather rich, very earthy, roasted malt, rich coffee, peppery, wood, touch of smoke, toffee and cocoa. The taste is rich-roast, aniseed, liquorice, rich coffee, light acidity, bitter chocolate, some sweet toffee, ash, toast, burnt aspect, pepper and baking cocoa with a bitter, roasty finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. Tastes more bitter than regular speedway to me. Interesting and pretty tasty, but I definitely prefer the regular version! I have drank a full bottle of Speedway to myself, but this would be more of a challenge.