boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ a recent tasting... Poured pitch black with a mild forming, light brown head. Some retention. Crazy amount of coffee on this beast. More so than regular Speedway. Intense, concentrated coffee with mild coffee roast, bitterness, and acid. Dark grains, charred tones, toasted sweetness added more complexity to this awesome beer. Dark cocoa, mocha, and some alcohol booze in there. One to sip and savor.
tkrjukoff (4172) - 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 heís 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.
PhillyCraft (3968) - 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 wasnít the best speedway I have tried. On to the B.A. Version.
IrishBoy (3958) - 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.
tom10101 (3906) - 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 thereís a lack of balance (again, in comparison to regular Speedway) that make it hard to drink... even our 4Ĺ oz glasses werenít easy to finish. I prefer the regular version.
JStax (3779) - 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.
Enjoyit (3602) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black of color with a small beige head. An aroma of alcohol, liqurice, prunes, sweets and weak coffee. A flavor of coffee, liqurice, sweets, bitter and roasted, weak burnt, malt.
AdamChandler (3590) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2013 Release, 750ML in a wine glass at room temp
A - Pours pitch black but not as oily as I expected. Huge 4 finger leathery head that fades to a finger leaving behind really nice lacing very sticky.
S - Nose is very earthy, nutty and roasted. Coffee is there but itís dominated by a very earthy almost dirt like nose with some oak.
T - Wow. I have no idea how to place this. Super acidic coffee bean texture, lots of muddy earthy and nutty notes with a delicate floral finish. This is simply about the coffee taste. Beyond that, milk chocolate, almonds and some cherries. Very rich and decadent and almost delicate like a mudslide meets shot of espresso. I canít really describe it but very tasty.
M - Heavy body although a thin and oily finish. Very delicate and sort of remarkable. Leaves a nutty coffee taste around for a long time after drinking.
O - This is a great coffee stout. Probably one of the best coffee stouts Iíve ever had. Is it just Speedway (which has a great base beer) or is it the "shitty" beans they used? I honestly donít know but wow. Worth seeking out.
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer here, this beer I had @ the Grand Tasting... Compliments of RobertDale, a fine fellow who has impeccable taste in beer & canines.
The beer pours perfectly black with a small head.
The aroma is rich & roasty with some dark chocolate, but more just a ton of coffee character. Itís got some rich vanilla and some booziness.
The flavor is just huge, itís got a bunch of coffee and rich maltiness. Itís ashy, somewhat sweet, but itís go t a nice warming boozy character and.. didi I mention? fabulously balanced roastiness.
This is one of those beers where itís hard to put a finger on why itís so great, except to say that it is just immensely enjoyable.
_angst_ (3566) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle received in trade. Thank you biggsbowler! Pours black with a frothy mocha head that leaves a small spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, moist soil, chocolate covered cherries, wood and hints of alcohol. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter, malty and tiny fruity with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, burnt wood, dark roast coffee, bitter, chocolate, chocolate covered cherries and hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny tart slightly astringent and near full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, dried cherries, moist soil and hints of alcohol. Top notch IS!