Travlr (13413) - 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.
TBone (12999) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 750ml (PBF IX)
Black opaque collor, small white head. Quite alcoholic aroma. Coffee and roasted maltyness. Medium-bodied. Lots of coffee, alcohol and roastyness. It is a good beer, very coffeish but not as good as basic version.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of Bman1113vr) Pours an opaque black body with a small creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and some vanilla. Excellent!
Leighton (11874) - 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.
brokensail (11599) - 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.
bhensonb (11528) - 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.
rlgk (11489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at An afternoon of Skulls, Scotsman and Speedway 141129. Opaque black beer with a nice lasting beige/brownish head. Roasted coffee aroma, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, figs and prunes, licorice, soot, hop notes, vanilla notes. Roasted coffee flavor, cocoa powder, licorice, hay, espresso, dark chocolate, soot, grass notes. Alcohol is well hidden. Really good beer.
Christian (11278) - 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
Tmoney99 (11092) - 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.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: Speedway, The Shit
Date: March 12, 2011
Appearance: black, frothy beige head
Aroma: sweet roasted aroma, touch of sherry sweetness, light mellow coffee
Flavor: rich roasted and coffee flavor, caramel sweetness brings out the richness in the roast, touch of dark chocolate, mellow coffee character, hint of fruityness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4