JohnnyJ (4399) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft sample at the speedway grand prix 2013. Pours a pitch black, with a tan head. Pumpkin pie, cocoa, roasted coffee, all spice, clove, and sweet milk chocolate. The flavor is blended perfectly, smooth silky mouth feel. Excellent.
skmikeg (937) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taster at Alesmith Grand Prix. Pours like other Speedways. Aroma is of pumpkin, vanilla cream, pie spice, roasted malts, and coffee. Taste is similar to the aroma but has some real pumpkin meat flavors and some nice spices. Has a medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel and semi sweet, medium-long finish. Overall, a very tasty version of Speedway that is one of the best pumpkin beers I have tasted.
mcberko (6704) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at AleSmith, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out loads pumpkin spices upfront above anything - not much else. Flavour brings out pumpkin spices, milky latte notes, and roasted coffee notes. The pumpkin notes work very well surprisingly. Good stuff.
GT2 (8510) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Alesmith for Speedway Grand Prix. Pours inky with nice reddish foam. Spot on pumpkin stout nose, pumpkin latte is correct but hefty chocolate and roast addition. Taste isn’t forced- well integrated pumpkin spice stout that makes other pumpkin stouts look silly. Powerful mace and dark chocolate nose. Taste is silky, powerful dark chocolate bitterness, German holiday iced gingerbread cookie (Lebkuchen)- one of my desserts as a child. Very successful. Probably the best pumpkin stout on earth.
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at brewery. Black with a thin creamy tan head. Big chocolate, pumpkin, nutmeg, and allspice aroma. Thick creamy palate. Tastes of milk chocolate, pumpkin pie, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and drip coffee with a dry bitter and lightly acerbic finish.