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 (2880) - 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)
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 (1740) - 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 (1517) - 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 (1121) - Claremont, 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.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap are O’Brien’s for million zillion night
A dark black body and no head. Same with all of them
S-redonkulous. Great vanilla and coconut. Like a Carmel delight
T-follows the nose. Just absolutely incredible. Wow
M-medium body and smooth. So smooth
O-known to me as #4. Amazing doesn’t even begin to describe this beer. If only it looked better...
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - AUG 11, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at ba speedway release pour jet black smelled like a fresh coat of tar and vanilla ice cream kaki head it was almost as good as the ba speedway it’s self Boom.
Earlier Rating: 6/20/2011 Total Score: 4.9
had 9 or 10 of them at ba speedway release it was a super sexy jet black pour slight hint of coconut nose with some vanilla notes supe great to have this treat at 9am