BOLTZ7555 (2578) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled @ RBWG courtesy of daknole & smokepot23...DAMN!!! Wasn’t sure I’d ever have a change to try this one but oh so glad I did!!! Everything about this beer improves as it warms. Aroma is robust, aggressive coffee (the best I must add) with cocoa, vanilla, and ash accompanying. Near black body with a thick latte cream that sits atop the brew and leaves significant lacing. Although this is tasty, not sure it matches the balance found in traditional Speedway. Perhaps a bit too coffee forward. This one also seems a bit thinner than Speedway in the bottle which does a magical job of coating the palate. Really damn good...without a doubt world-class but think I might opt for what I can pick up locally.
PhillyCraft (2568) - 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.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Probably the best stout I have had. Dark and dank, with a beautiful brown head. The aroma is full of amazing coffee scents. the flavor is sweet and malty, roasty and full of coffee deliciousness. To take one of the best imperial stouts in the world and add the Kopi Luwak coffee to it was brilliant.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2011 pitch black pour with huge amounts of coffee on the nose and flavor. This was good, but I was just expecting a little bit more.
madvike (2372) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by cptnspeed1...thanks Brad! - Pours black with a foamy tan head. Nose is chocolatey and sweet like a milkshake. Coffee is in there but not super pungent. There’s dark malt but it’s not super roasty. Taste is lots of vanilla, chocolate, bitter coffee, and charcoal. Super smooth with only a bit of sharpness on the finish. Warm and soft in with a fairly thin body and soft carbonation.
savnac (2352) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 13, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ O’brien’s Night of a Million Zillion Speedways. Black with a small creamy mocha head. Aroma of smooth mellow coffee, chocolate, with light notes of earthiness, vanilla and alcohol. Flavor is lots of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and some bitter dark malt. Full body with light carbonation and very long finish. Damn good beer, the coffee aroma and flavor is very strong but not acidic at all. Think I like the regular version slightly better.
AirForceHops (2340) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 vintage, shared bottle out of Adam Jackson’s cellar. Can’t thank you enough!!
The nose has a strange Earthiness that I can only connect to fresh cut blades of grass. NOT hops but the grass after you cut it and it sat on the ground awhile. The flavor is dark fruits, roast and a finely brewed, subtle coffee bean. Earthy flavors. Unlike any coffee bean I have ever experienced before. The uniqueness of this brew overwhelms me. This is unlike any other coffee stout I have ever had. I do NOT gives ratings like this often. This is worthy.
JStax (2336) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to mashmaster. Thanks! Poured a really dark black, not much head. Aroma is nice, rounded, smooth, smoky coffee. Very rich. Very earthy and semi-sweet in the taste. Nice beer for certain.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at RBSG. Many thanks to Peter for brewing this shit. Pours black with a tan head. Full bodied with a great mouthfeel. Flavor of dark roasted malts and premium expresso. Sharp and bitter finish, with an addictive quality that kept me going back for refill. I can’t believe I drank a beer with coffee beans shat from a Weasel’s ass. I still like BA Speedway and perhaps regular Speedway a little better, as I found the coffee just a tad overbearing for my tastes. If you love coffee, then you will probably "shit" over this.
MadIndian (2213) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler gift from Southern Johnny. Wow, Wonderful black pour with think milky tan head. The aromas of Chocolate, vanilla and earth tones had me twitching with delight.
A very smooth and well blended taste of coffee, dark chocolate and nuts (Almonds maybe?) The taste was pure ambrosia. I love BEER!