gowdy (678) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Craig’s house. very dark brown. Hints of coffee, not too much. Little head.
cgarvieuk (12892) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
hand bottle at home ... huge thanks for this one... which was offered out of blue ... deep black ... no head ... big soft coffee roast ... rich deep complex coffee nose... huge coffee front ... incredibly low bitterness ... big chocolate ... light oily rich body .. good solid roast ... very very nice ...by far my favourite of the speedways ... the comes a slight increase in bitterness as this warms ... but the coffee flavours increase even more ... oddly for a stout i think this is better from the fridge and as i didnt have other speedways chilled i wonder if i would enjoy them more chilled
nimbleprop (4163) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz handbottle pours a flat black with zero head. Nose is nice, aromatic coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, toasted malts. Flavor is sweet, smooth coffee, Kahlua, toasted bread. Medium bodied, roasted finish. I’d love to try this again, seems like the hand bottle hurt the overall experience of this.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of brad (who else?), thank you sir! Pours dark brown, no head, no lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee and coffee grounds. Tastes lke coffee liqueur, no carbonation or other beer characteristics. Maybe some slight bitterness in the finish. Smooth. Strong, and shows it. Interesting.
Plovmand (6133) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler shared with Theis on request from Doodler. Thanks a bunch. This was truly a pleasant surprise! It pours pitch black with a small tan head. The aroma is filled with coffee, vanilla, hard roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit and a light boozy kick. The flavour is very balanced with notes of coffee, chocolate, raisin, sweet tobacco, hard roasted malt, sweet caramel, light chili and warming alcohol. Creamy textured. It has a long sweet coffee caramel like finish. Amazing!
Theis (12549) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Handbottled at home - thanks to Plovmand & doodler. Pitch black - brown edges. Coffee, burned, light boozy nose, chocolate, sweetness, high malty, lots of coffee, light bitterness, light tobacco, smokey finish, light hoppy, smooth body, a bit too sweet. Lovely fullbodied..... Nice treat.
Doodler (311) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz capped hand-bottle, thanks to Dr. Javier. Nitroed off a few oz to save and share with friends and then poured a good two finger shot into my Cigar City snifter (just the right size glass for me). Pitch black with a minimal creamy head. Crazy big nose with dark chocolates and deeply roasted coffee flavors. Hits you immediately with a monster rich espresso blast and bite. Wow....while dry on the finish and not as sticky-sweet as the regular Speedway, I couldn’t stop sticking my nose in the glass. Mmmmm..... so nice, smooth and choco-nutty... yes! An excellente twist on an old favorite. Highly recommended.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 13, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ O’brien’s Night of a Million Zillion Speedways. Black with a small creamy mocha head. Aroma of smooth mellow coffee, chocolate, with light notes of earthiness, vanilla and alcohol. Flavor is lots of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and some bitter dark malt. Full body with light carbonation and very long finish. Damn good beer, the coffee aroma and flavor is very strong but not acidic at all. Think I like the regular version slightly better.
JohnnyJ (4046) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sample at O’Brien’s. Man, the coffee in this is so freaking good, the blend is so complex, probably the best coffee I have ever smelled. I could just smell this beer, it is so delicious. Flavor is also dominated by roasted coffee, with side notes of milk chocolate, nuts, and light vanilla. Creamy mouth feel, with the abv completely hidden. Damn good.
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Served on tap at O’brien’s Night of a Million Zillion Speedways. Was able to get two samples and a 10 oz of this beast so I was pretty stoked to get a good review on it. The appearance is the usual Speedway deep black hue with a medium roasty brown head. The aromas are full of rich deep roasted coffee wow. Some dark chocolate notes in there too. The flavors are a rich fabulous pure coffee flavor. Some coco notes, and great malts. Warm rich and velvety mouth-feel with a touch too much carbonation in my later glass. Fantastic brew...I hope they continue to make this gem.