pantanap (3340) - 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 doesnít 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
jkwood04 (3258) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of strong coffee, a lot of roasted malts, some chocolate, a little dough, and some light bitterness. Flavor very, very strong of coffee with a good Imperial stout under it. Smooth texture. A great beer.
Ernesto987 (3253) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells amazing, very roasty and coffee bitter. Great beer, amazing aroma, alesmith again crushes it
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
keg at rbwg 3/5/11.
pours like speedway...dark and oily.
this version has a weird vegetal quality and sourness on the finish i dont get from the regular speedway.
kmweaver (3204) - Petaluma, 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.
ryan (3187) - 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. Itís very nice and fresh, the coffee has a good roast to it, but itís more the quantity that is impressive rather than the quality of the coffee. Beyond the coffee, itís typical Speedway, which is always very solid. Itís a real shame that so many of the ratings are from handbottles now (which Iíve had and I probably would have rated the bottle in the 3.5 range rather than the 4.3 on tap). Itís a joke, but I guess the tick is the most important part for some people.
TheEpeeist (3142) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Nose is chocolate, prune, molasses and coffee. Thick with a tang and some heat. Taste is dark chocolate, dark roast and burnt sugar. Develops more depth with espresso, fudge brownie and toasted coconut. A little bit too much coffee now.
burg326 (3086) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured dark black with aromas of coffee, earth, coffee, chocolate, and more coffee. Flavors were the same heavy on the coffee, tasted like fresh coffee with some light chocolate and earth nice thickness as well. Thanks Hunter for sharing the fresh growler with me.
Terminus (3086) - 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.
Enjoyit (3082) - 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.