ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Woodshop. Huge, massive, coffee nose, far exceeding the regular Speedway by a mile. It’s very nice and fresh, the coffee has a good roast to it, but it’s more the quantity that is impressive rather than the quality of the coffee. Beyond the coffee, it’s typical Speedway, which is always very solid. It’s a real shame that so many of the ratings are from handbottles now (which I’ve had and I probably would have rated the bottle in the 3.5 range rather than the 4.3 on tap). It’s a joke, but I guess the tick is the most important part for some people.
pantanap (3153) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2013 750ml courtesy of TF again. Appreciate the generosity... Pours similar to the original with a deep silky black with auburn edges and topped with a creamy light beige head... Aroma is smoother than the previous with more of an earthy roast as opposed to bitter but doesn’t necessarily extremely assertive. A tough of yeast seems to come into play as well and becomes more prominent after warming almost develops into a green apple note which seems odd.. Semi-sweet earthy roasted coffee. Smoothness throughout with coinciding chocolate fudge notes. Thinner bodied overall and more so than expected with a soft prickly carbonation. Better than the original but pales to say something like final push. That yeast profile throws thing off for a loop
kmweaver (3143) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Woodshop 5.0. Many thanks to Chris and those involved for making this beer appear. Pours a very dark, chocolate-brown color; medium brown head with fine-bubbled lacing. Absolutely gorgeous coffee aroma: well-roasted, fresh, non-astringent, with hints of creamy milk chocolate; great nose. Medium-to-full body: very creamy texture, lively acidity, average levels of carbonation, but a lovely appearance in the mouth; loads of well-roasted coffee, chocolate, and a delicately roasted malt presence throughout; very soft, very lovely. Long, long finish of coffee, chocolate, and soft roast.
Beerman6686 (3125) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one poured a dark cola brown with a medium tan head. Aroma was lots of dark deep roasted coffee, dark chocolate and lightly burnt malts with a decent scent of booze. Flavor was the same but a little mmore intense. The liquid rounded this one off better than the normal speedway and the booze is hidden pretty well. Have’nt had many better non BA stouts.
alexsdad06 (3042) - Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Enjoyed on draft @ RBWG 2011 with a big thanks to Dak, Smokepot23, AleSmith and anyone else involved in bringing this goodness to Arizona. Pours dark brown/black with a medium sized tan head. The aroma has a hefty dose of quality dark roasted coffee, chocolate, char with some dark fruits mingling around. The flavor has big espresso, chocolate and roasted malt. Full bodied and smooth. This was worth the wait and definitely lived up to expectations.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 12, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
from RBSG 2008
Aug 1, 2008
Wow. This is an incredibly tasty stout that Peter Zien & crew rolled out for the 2008 RBSG. Black pour, tan head, great coffee & roasty flavor and aroma. Gorgeous mouthfeel. Very tasty.
nimbleprop (2998) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz handbottle pours a flat black with zero head. Nose is nice, aromatic coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, toasted malts. Flavor is sweet, smooth coffee, Kahlua, toasted bread. Medium bodied, roasted finish. I’d love to try this again, seems like the hand bottle hurt the overall experience of this.
Snojerk321 (2970) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 4, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample @ Woodshop. Been waiting quite a while to try this brew. Pours motor oil black with a thick chocolate head, great lacing left on the tulip. Nose was bursting with fresh brewed coffee, cocoa dust and bittersweet chocolate. Very coating on the palate with coffee and chocolate. Pretty damn tasty stuff.
Enjoyit (2912) - 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.
Terminus (2891) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at RBWG-thanks to Alesmith for just giving this to us during our massive tasting session! Even though i didnt really like this beer, im glad to have been able to try it. pours black with a soapy kacki colored head. read tinge around the rim of the glass. initially very sweet chocloate on the flavors followed by a huge kick of anise, char, dark chocolate and alcohol. I really liked the chipolte version much better. cool and novel but not great if you ask me.