BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2013 75cl, at 12%Vol, exclusive American brew, with coffee, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex Stout, roasted/bitter and slightly spicy/fruity, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, rocky head, very good brew, yet very expensive!
GenDV138 (5748) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Black with tan head. Aromas of coffee, roast, chocolate. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, roast. Full body with a dry finish. Very nice.
PhillyCraft (5609) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared generously by Hayden with Bill, Mike and Hayden, poured deep black with medium, tiny bubbled off white head, good lace. Notes of coffee, espresso, chocolate, roasty malt, the coffee really shines through on this regular version. I would be surpised if this wasn’t the best speedway I have tried. On to the B.A. Version.
JulienHuxley (5578) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Opaque black pour with thick tan foam, very pretty. Aroma is a bit destabilizing. I was expecting a nice roasty coffee aroma, instead I get a really weird vegetal bomb like wet grass. After a couple of sniffs, things start to settle down and I perceive some chocolate/fudge and light, unroasted coffee notes. Still, the whole thing is a bit disturbing. Taste is more inline with what you’d expect from a coffee stout except this one was super bitter, lots of roasted coffee bitterness, acrid and somewhat unpleasant. Drinkable, but very difficult - I couldn’t tackle a 750 by myself, that’s for sure.
Ernesto987 (5567) - Arizona, 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
DutchDrebus (5562) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ proeftafel Van Moll shared by cuntbeer. Black colour, small light brown head. Smells coffee, roasty, sweet, chocolate. Tastes wood, roasty, coffee, chocolate, very nice. Full body, soft carbo.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ratebeer is making me do it again, another review from memory after this one got dumped from their data-base (the double coffee speedway ought to count too, but this site has become as childish as yelp). I remember this one as having a more distinct coffee taste from the original and a smoother roundness to the texture and taste.
JohnnyJ (5370) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sample at O’Brien’s. Man, the coffee in this is so freaking good, the blend is so complex, probably the best coffee I have ever smelled. I could just smell this beer, it is so delicious. Flavor is also dominated by roasted coffee, with side notes of milk chocolate, nuts, and light vanilla. Creamy mouth feel, with the abv completely hidden. Damn good.
beerguy101 (5357) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 12, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aug 2, 2008 RSBG08 Batch
Thanks again to Peter Zien and crew for this amazing beer. This Imperial stout pours a deep black color from the tap. A medium sized tan foamy head, with nice retention and good lacing. The aroma is coffee, some more coffee, some chocolate and some vanilla. A full bodied Imperial stout. The malts are roasty, with lots of chocolate and coffee flavors, add on top of that a very smooth mellow coffee flavor. Hints of vanilla at the finish. This is the coffee stout of coffee stouts. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is bitter with some chocolate.
RobertDale (5333) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at SRBG 2014. Pours black with a decent brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and vanilla. Very, very tasty.