Christian (10778) - 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
bhensonb (10341) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at California 10k shared by dodgrblu. Aroma is coffee, but seems a rather high class coffee. Med body or better. Flavor is extremely tasty coffee and a little chocolate. Finishes light/slightly treacle/malty. Delicious.
Tmoney99 (10073) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
RBWG 2011. Poured black color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Aroma was a heavy toasted malt, strong coffee and dark chocolate. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy complex toasted malt, vanilla and chocolate flavor and a heavy complex dark chocolate finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.
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.
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 4, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: The pour is viscous and black, just like regular Speedway, with a nice tan head on top.
S: The nose is full of some of the strongest coffee I’ve ever smelled. There are some notes of dark chocolate and roasted malt, but the coffee is the main attraction.
T: The Kopi Luwak coffee is just really incredible. The flavor is so intense, unlike any other coffee beer I’ve had. There is a noticeable bitterness both from the coffee and the roasted malts, with a bit of dark, bitter chocolate.
M: The body is incredibly full and rich with a low level of carbonation and a very creamy mouthfeel.
D: This is an amazingly delicious beer that I would try again any time. The only "problem" is that the coffee is so intense that there’s only so much I can drink at once.
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2013 Bottle shared at Bruce’s, London during The Stouts Tasting, Pt. II. Big thanks to Paul for this bottle! Pours black with a large, thick, beige cream head. Aroma holds some nice roast, alcohol, cocoa, suggestions of mocha. Medium to big sweet flavor, not cloying, rich, well toasted bread, some earth, dark chocolate, burnt earth, some ashes, hints of dark fruits. Full bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Warming finish, some ashy-roasty bitterness, bittersweet baking cocoa, very mellow coffee presence, light tangy dark fruits, suggestions of licorice, scorched earth. Very nice overall, though I think I like regular Speedway a bit more.
madsberg (9628) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, coffee, liqourice, cocoa. Flavour of roast, coffee, chocolate, liqourice, cocoa, vague fruits. Medium to full bodied. Dry roasty bitterness in the end. thx paps for sharing.
Lubiere (9427) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, bitter chocolate with licorice, celery salts, coffee, light soy sauce and molasses. In mouth, beautiful chocolate with coffee, light vanilla, warming alcohol, licorice and loads of alcohol, very good. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013.
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Woodshop 5.0 The perfect stout. Absolutely lives up to the hype and more. Black pour. Aroma...wow. Chocolate galore. Wonderfully fresh ground coffee...and damn good coffee. Some light toffee notes, and more coffee and chocolate. Flavor is so balanced between amazing dark chocolate, coffee, and some earthy bitterness...I am having a hard time putting the flavors into words. It was another world tasting this beer. Kudos and cheers to the guys and Alesmith. Wow.
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2013 Draft... RBSG ’08... This beer rocks!... Pours midnight black with a mid-sized, creamy, light brown head. Fantastic retention. The aroma is of dark chocolate, espresso grounds and black charcoal malt. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Initially, the flavor is slightly sweet, then the heavy bitterness and moderate acidity kick in. Finishes bitter, acrid, carbonous, and then very dry. This stuff is The Shit!