madvike (2537) - 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.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Probably the best stout I have had. Dark and dank, with a beautiful brown head. The aroma is full of amazing coffee scents. the flavor is sweet and malty, roasty and full of coffee deliciousness. To take one of the best imperial stouts in the world and add the Kopi Luwak coffee to it was brilliant.
bytemesis (2422) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - thanks Stawn! Pous opaque black with a small brown head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is surprisingly not strong, notes of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Flavor is about the same, obviously coffee infused, but not strong or really noticeable as special. Lots of roasty chocolatey notes as well. Light sweet, light bitter. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Nice enough, but not really even up to the level of a regular speedway IMO.
JulienHuxley (2417) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Opaque black pour with thick tan foam, very pretty. Aroma is a bit destabilizing. I was expecting a nice roasty coffee aroma, instead I get a really weird vegetal bomb like wet grass. After a couple of sniffs, things start to settle down and I perceive some chocolate/fudge and light, unroasted coffee notes. Still, the whole thing is a bit disturbing. Taste is more inline with what you’d expect from a coffee stout except this one was super bitter, lots of roasted coffee bitterness, acrid and somewhat unpleasant. Drinkable, but very difficult - I couldn’t tackle a 750 by myself, that’s for sure.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2011 pitch black pour with huge amounts of coffee on the nose and flavor. This was good, but I was just expecting a little bit more.
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.
Blairgus (2343) - 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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kraddel (2329) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
since i drankt my previous what, 30? most wanted beers, this was a most wanted for quite some time ! since i didnt get mine, cause the post ’lost’ may package ( no refund at all, just ... ARGH still pisses me off)
lucky for me, bobochamps has fixed a bottle, and shared it with me . epic !
pours next to black, very small , thin layer of brown foam, wich fades in a ring almost imidiatly .
smell has nice details of coffee, withoud being straight-forward cofee infused. gentle !
so ... soooo good !
its been a while since i last had the regular, but from what i remember, it was one of the ( the ?) best non-ba, non-infused, non-mixed etc imperial stout i had. this is even better. very gentle coffee, chocolate ( a bit less than the regular, to me ) very soft carbo, bitterness, sweet, roasted malts (not overpowering)
very smooth ! buttery.. complex
waawtch.. again, another beer that shocks me . i’m living an exeptional life, the last months ... this is another chapter in the book of best beers ever.
thanx ignace !
MadIndian (2278) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler gift from Southern Johnny. Wow, Wonderful black pour with think milky tan head. The aromas of Chocolate, vanilla and earth tones had me twitching with delight.
A very smooth and well blended taste of coffee, dark chocolate and nuts (Almonds maybe?) The taste was pure ambrosia. I love BEER!
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at RBSG. Many thanks to Peter for brewing this shit. Pours black with a tan head. Full bodied with a great mouthfeel. Flavor of dark roasted malts and premium expresso. Sharp and bitter finish, with an addictive quality that kept me going back for refill. I can’t believe I drank a beer with coffee beans shat from a Weasel’s ass. I still like BA Speedway and perhaps regular Speedway a little better, as I found the coffee just a tad overbearing for my tastes. If you love coffee, then you will probably "shit" over this.