Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at the BA Speedway and Decadence release. This was an amazing offering. Pours a deep coffee brown, fairly viscous with a creamy beige head, nice lacing. Tons of coconut in the nose as well as vanilla, coffee and burnt malts. Not quite as much coconut on the palate which was a good thing, might have made the brew a bit to cloying.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Alesmith release - I actually got the last sample poured. This was very good, but I was expecting more coconut and vanilla. It had the same great Speedway appearance and finish. I think I liked it the best of the three special tap releases that day. Good stuff!
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at the brewery. Rating #5. Nice treatment on the Speedway. I really didn’t pick up a lot of the coconut, but the vanilla added a nice subtle sweetness to balance the coffee, real nice. (1766)
50belair (2525) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the brewery for Speedway Grand Prix. Dark brown pour with a light brown head. Big coconut and vanilla bouquet. Huge vanilla and coconut notes work uber well with dark roasted malt and expresso notes. Fantastic, my favorite treatment...
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vanilla and coconut notes abound with the usual chocolate and coffee notes underlying. Again, I unfortunately feel like the vanilla tastes a little artificial.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ O’brien’s Night of a Million Zillion Speedways.The appearance is identical to the regular version, except maybe a slightly smaller head. Aroma is regular Speedway with a bunch of coconut. The flavor is like an almond joy, lots of coconut to go with the chocolaty goodness. Mouth feel is a bit oily compared to stock Speedway. Another damn good beer, my wifes favorite of the bunch.
LtDan (1796) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Listed as Alesmith Toasted Coconut and Vanilla Bean Speedway at A Night of A Million Zillion Speedways 11/12/11 at O’Briens Pub in SD
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a mere tan ring.
Aroma: Easter chocolate covered coconut egg. Confection sugar and chocolate big time.
Taste: Toasted coconut. Milk chocolate. Roast. Vanilla bean.
Mouth. Full bodied, creamy.
Overall: Mind-blowingly amazing. Up there with Hunahpu’s. The best variant of Speedway imo.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Served on tap at O’brien’s Night of a Million Zillion Speedways. Was able to get two samples of this one. The appearance is the usual Speedway deep black hue with a medium roasty brown head. The aromas took some swirling to really come out but once unleashed the warm roasted coconut exploded out of the glass. The flavors are just as great. Crazy warm coconut milk, and toasted coconut flakes. They must of used a tone of coconut here. The coffee flavors are also really nice in here (or just stuck on my tongue). Very sweet but naturally sweet and well integrated. Creamy and smooth mouth, and very easy to go down. Another fantastic Speedway and again I hope they continue to make this gem.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small pour thanks to GT. Pours a thick creamy dark brown pour with the slightest dark tan head. Aroma is creamy and meaty. Notes of chocolate and cookie dough. Coconut and vanilla is present but subtle. Flavor is dry and chocolate. Very creamy, almost like chocolate milk. Coconut is light at first but strengthens and lingers in the back of the mouth. Bitter finish with some coffee notes. Thick and full bodied.
JoeTheYounger (1154) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUN 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at the BA Speedway release. Dark black pour with small tan head. This stuff was much less roasty than the regular batch, however the vanilla and the toasted coconut made it very smooth and tasty.