Lubiere (10187) - 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.
adnielsen (9286) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Stephen’s house thanks to Steve_0. Thanks! Pours a black appearance with a brown head. Slightly green, rich coffee, dark chocolate, roasty aroma. Chocolate, a touch milky, bitter coffee, fairly earthy flavor. Drinks easy enough but not my favorite.
Theydon_Bois (9273) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, from an IP trade with Andy from CA, 25/09/13.
Borefts warm up rating on my own.
Pours mid black with a billowing tan head that stays for a chat then reduces to a covering of frothed up bubbleness.
Nose is dark roast malt, earthy tones, light cocoa powder, treacle toffee, roast coffee, milk chocoloate ice crea,.
Taste comprises dark roast malts, cocoa powder, rich coffee notes, peppery, molasses,
Full bodied, fine carbonation
Top draw impy stout
hopscotch (9257) - 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!
daknole (9226) - 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.
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle. Thanks Ryan for sharing! Poured a black color with an off white head. Coffee, roast, chocolate and some vanilla. Can not go wrong with any Speedway variation!
jtclockwork (8627) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Dennis at Alan’s. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of coffee, chocolate malt, roast, vanilla, roasted peanuts and coffee bean. Medium -full body.
Benzai (8563) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Van Moll tasting shared by Countbeer. Many thanks Kamiel! Opaque pitch black color, medium to full sized light brown head that lasts for a long time. Aroma and taste are malts, roastyness, coffee, bitter, some hops, lightly spicy, a hint of pepper. Full body, medium carbonation. Nice!
GT2 (8526) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz handbottle thanks to ygtbsm94. Pours a flat lighter amber that looks decently black in the glass with zero head. Nose is heavy aromatic coffee, lemon acidity, dark chocolate fudge, brown sugar, toasted malt. Flavor is sweet, creamed coffee, mocha and espresso with creamy Kahlua heat. Medium bodied albeit thin for style. Nice roasted coffee finish. Consider this rating a place holder until I get to try it on nitro fresh in southern California. And oh will that day be a reckoning.
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 12, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating 3300! DAMN! I don’t drink regular speedway all that often, but when I do it is subtly impressive. There is nothing subtle about this version. IT ROCKS! Pours inky black with a large tan head over a opaque black hole of a body. CRAP [no pun intended]! There is a TON OF COFFEE in the aroma! Grassy nearly. A bit of creamer. Damn, it is so strong. By far the most complex coffee I have ever put my nose too. It is more coffee like than coffee (sounds corny, but wait until you try it!). Wow, flavor is all rich nuances on the coffee theme. Absolutely stunning. What is really shocking is how drinkable it is. I could have this stuff all night. Absolutely no hint of 12.2% whatsoever! Creamy carbonation. Reading over my notes, I count the word "awesome" 11 times if that gives you any hint of how much I like this stuff. The funny thing is that I don’t really drink all that much coffee (as I don’t like hot beverages). This stuff is awesome! Heck of a beer!