rxeight (1973) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour. Coffee nose. Amazing smooth. Has a mild booziness, very malty and finishes with coffe. Doesnt taste like poop at all.
tom10101 (4096) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2013 Bottle (750 ml). Thanks to pandableh! Black with a medium creamy beige head and good lacing. Aroma of coffee (but we can easily get the difference with the regular speedway), vegetal notes, earthy presence, roasted malt, caramel and slight fruity notes. Taste is moderately sweet with vegetal notes again, coffee and moderate bitterness. Alcohol and bitterness are more present than in the regular Speedway, probably because the Kopi Luwak coffee is more subtle (?). Creamy mouthfeel, but less than the regular Speedway. Full body. Quite complex, but there’s a lack of balance (again, in comparison to regular Speedway) that make it hard to drink... even our 4½ oz glasses weren’t easy to finish. I prefer the regular version.
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 (9721) - 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 (4206) - 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 (3119) - 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 (3975) - 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 (1086) - 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 (2371) - 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 (5916) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.