Terminus (3041) - 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.
Ernesto987 (3021) - 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
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.
Enjoyit (2995) - 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.
Snojerk321 (2975) - 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.
jkwood04 (2929) - 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.
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
4/07/2011: Speedway Kopi... Aroma: Super rich, refined, high grade coffee, dark chocolate, devine; exquisite aroma profile with high grade coffee and a hint of Madagascar vanilla. Appearance: Near black in color with a thin, dark beige crown. Flavor: Really rish, semi-sweet and dark chocolate - SUPER GOOD! Rich, deep vanilla; nice caramel sweetness. Palate: Medium-full body; really fine carbonation; calm and smooth; mellow and milky. Overall: Really, really refined; TOTALY GOODNESS!
Rating #173 for this beer.
smith4498 (2793) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2011 Rating #1700! Pours black with light brown head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Lots of coffee flavor with sweet milk chocolate and roasted malts. Some bitterness from the coffee. Full body with moderate carbonation. Great brew.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iíve had this beer several times, the first of which was at its initial release at rbsg 08. Iím 98.6% sure I had rated it at that time, to have my rating deleted upon the beer being excluded from the database, and not reappearing once the beer was added back. The last time I had it was at woodshop 5.0 during a black outed period, but there is a picture of me in line for it...in any event, this rating is from memory and you can suck it. It was better than reg. Speedway for sure...seemed to be a lot smoother and creamier with a more pronounced yet complimenting coffee character.
Brigadier (2605) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle
This was another beer I did expect to see without lots of leg work. When a chance came to try it alongside gems like Cascade Kriek I jumped on the opportunity. This ranks as one of the best beers I have ever tried. How long before we see Kopi Luwak Dark Lord?
Aroma / Appearance - The oily black pour is thick like melted chocolate. A dense mocha head suffocates all access to the base beneath. Just looking at it tones down the light around it. Smoke, vanilla, and a strong aroma of coffee remind me of the normal variant. Itís hard to tell a difference between this and regular Speedway without trying them side by side. However it just begs for more reflection.
Flavor / Palate - Chocolate, coffee, ash, vanilla, and caramel all complement each other in a heady blend that coats the palate with the texture of a huge bold imperial stout. Anise in the creamy finish is like drinking the inside of a decadent truffle. From start to finish it does not disappoint. The only flaw is that after just a few ounces it is gone for good.