IrishBoy (3900) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml bottle from Alesmith. Nose is marsupially pooped coffee, chocolate, roast, and a hint of vanilla. Black with a big, heavy lacing cinnamon tan head. Flavor is chocolate, expresso, white pepperiness, light bitterness, and light sweetness.
artmcd8 (1847) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Been waiting for awhile to try this one. Regular Speedway is one of my favorites. BA Speedway is killer. Now onto the Kopi series. Pours adeep brown and sits black in the goblet. The signature tan foam remains around the glass after the head falls. Definitely has a sweet spot temperature-wise. The aroma is similar to standard Speedway, sweet, chocolatey, alcohol. Not really any coffee notes yet. The bitterness of the coffee comes through in the taste. This one is almost a bit sweeter than the standard version but seems a bit harsher on the back end of the taste it seems like the alcohol isn’t masked as well. I will still enjoy all 750ml.
PhillyCraft (3512) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared generously by Hayden with Bill, Mike and Hayden, poured deep black with medium, tiny bubbled off white head, good lace. Notes of coffee, espresso, chocolate, roasty malt, the coffee really shines through on this regular version. I would be surpised if this wasn’t the best speedway I have tried. On to the B.A. Version.
Advocate_Ames (448) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Let the bottle warm it brings out the aroma. As for looks it is nicely carbonated, it has a nice ceam colored head. The aroma is of roasted malts, medium coffee, mild bitter chocolate, and a slight dark fruit like scent. In the flavor I picked up on the roasted malts, bitter coffee, chocolate malts, and a liquorice taste. The finish was great. It had a pleasant dry like sensation along with malts, and weak hops. Overall a fine beverage. I’d have it again.
Christian (11317) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The Lost Tasting Of Abbey Beers, late edition, Odense 2013. Black with a lasting tan head. Lots of coffee beans in the aroma, from putting your nose in a bag of espresso beans (good) to ashy, cold coffee (bad), along with dark chocolate, Sweetish, roasted flavour with licorice, coffee, and charcoal. Somewhat boozy alcohol
Dedollewaitor (14156) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ The Lost Tasting Of Abbey Beers, Odense 2013. Thanks Sean 9689. Pours black with a creamy dark brown head. Roast, green peppers, coffee, liquorice, charcoal, and chocolate. Smooth and slick. Delicious.
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler. Pours black with a beautiful tan head that leaves minuscule lacing. Aromas are cream, coffee, dark fruit (blackberry, black cherry and plum, roast, licorice, cola and brown sugar. Flavors start with cream and vanilla, then coffee, toffee, caramel, plum, roast malt and blackstrap molasses. Palate is thick and gorgeous with a silkiness and decadence that is absent from a lot of beers. Overall, this is a stellar beer that really sets the bar for coffee stouts; completely amazing beer!
mcberko (7438) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750mL bottle, pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma of deep complex coffee notes - amazingly complex and deep - along with a little roast, but the weasel poop shines. Flavour brings out amazingly complex coffee notes - holy shit - never knew a rare, complex coffee could amplify the regular Speedway Stout so much! Other than complex coffee, there are subdued notes roasted malt, and some unsweetened cocoa. Amazingly complex as highly drinkable. The best rendition of Speedway Stout I’ve had. Incredible.
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smoother that regular speedway, still very rich, dark chocolate, roast, tons of coffee. Mouthfeel on this bottle seemed a little thin compared to what a remember from other variants, but it was still super awesome. Alcohol hidden so well it’s insane. Great stuff.
jcos (1600) - Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle split with Dave on June 2nd, 2013.
Appearance: Pours a black opaque with light brown/red head..
Aroma: Aroma of coffee, roast.
Taste: Huge amount of coffee, faint bitterness, light roast, some chocolate..
Palate:Slightly under medium body, lingering aftertaste of the coffee that sticks on the tounge.
Summary: Cheers to Dave for sharing and to the Red Wedding! Regular speedway stout is nice, so was excited to try this. Very good.