koleminer20 (1254) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2015 Re-rated. 750 mL bottle shared by Gus at his tasting. The pour is equal, with a lesser head. The aroma is much better. Good coffee and roast with a nice solid licorice backing it up. A little boozy. The flavor is good. Nice chocolate and hints of vanilla throughout. As Gus would say,
"I’m happy I put this in my mouth." The mouth feel is a little lighter than I was hoping with a nice thick carbonation and a good lingeringly chocolatey finish. Really good. Original rating - 750 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. The pour is a dark oily black with a large, way too large, fluffy dark khaki colored head and some solid lacing. The aroma is incredibly disappointing. It’s got a metallic aspect that seems to dominate it. Behind it I can pick up some roasted malts and a licorice bitterness, but there isn’t any coffee which is just a sad thing. The flavor is incredibly disappointing as well. There is a lot of chocolate and roasted malt. Decent licorice carries and there is a light metallic twinge on the finish. The mouth feel is light, the amount of head didn’t translate to carbonation level and the aftertaste is roasty chocolate malt with a light metallic hit. I believe there is something wrong with this bottle.
ebone1988 (523) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2015 Rerate due to possibly compromised bottle the first time I had it. Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is sweet malt, coffee, roasted malt, booze. Appearance is black, light brown head, poured thick. Taste is coffee, cocoa, vanilla, roasted malt, booze. Mouthfeel is thick, great carbonation and finishes strong. Overall, as Gus said, "I’m happy that I put this in my mouth."
Inbreak (3130) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
01.05.2015, tap @ CBC:
Nice brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is rich velvety, espresso, grass, dark malts, chocolate, caramel, oak, dark sugar, vanilla, alcohol. Taste is slightly sour-ish dry, espresso, cocoa, caramel, dark sugar, grass, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, bark, alcohol. Medium to longlasting bitterness, dry oaky mouthfeel. Nice.
Jool (198) - - JUN 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille. Brune opaque avec mousse legere. Nez de cafe un peu plus discret que j’imaginais, vanille legere. Bouche assez dense: chocolat noir, fruits rouges en milieu de bouche, cafe... Legerement tannique. On dirait qu’elle a vu de la barrique? Tres bonne.
ctipping (364) - Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
32 oz. growler poured into a snifter. Inky black. Good dark khaki head. Settles to a collar. Intense coffee. Initially seems to be the same a regular Speedway, but it has a lighter almost fruity characteristic to the coffee. The coffee has a much lighter and intense flavor than the other variants that I’ve had. This one is less earthy and more fruity. Roasty malts and bitterness at the end. Light, but present, caramel malt flavor. Roasty and bitter. Well carbonated. Medium -heavy body. As heavy as it should be. The coffee is interesting and a surprisingly unique flavor. I figured this would taste the same as regular Speedway. The perceived delicacy of the coffee flavor means the depth of the coffee and malt flavor suffers a skosh, but I enjoy it just as much as regular Speedway.
SlovakSniper (4040) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Une bière embouteillée le 07/08/14. Une dégustation chez Jool. Une robe comme ses sœurs. Une mousse épaisse qui se transforme rapidement en anneau. Le nez est chocolaté, fruité et modérément riche en café. Je m’attendais à une réelle explosion du café. Il y a aussi du caramel brûlé là-dedans. Au goût, les saveurs de café sont vivantes mais pas écrasantes. Le chocolat noir arrive avec des fruits. Il y a une touche de caramel salé. En bouche, le corps huileux recouvre mes papilles adéquatement. En finale, le café est terreux et l’alcool se pointe le bout du nez.
biggsbowler (568) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Pours dark black with tan head. Smells of coffee, chocolate, roasty. Taste is coffee, milk, and fudgy chocolate. I love this beer!!!
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this at a friends house. I liked this Speedway stout more than the one I brought (kopi luwak).
alexsdad06 (7225) - Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle shared with drsordr. Pours dark brown to black with a medium plus sized, fluffy khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have big chocolate, cocoa, caramel, lighter coffee than expected, some spices, more of a sweet, decadent, dessert coffee, only mild bitterness, great mouthfeel, no sign of the abv, this was a treat.
vyvvy (4777) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to gregwilsonstl for sharing this gem. Pours dark brown with a soapy tan head. The aroma has chocolate, smooth roast, soy sauce and light coffee. It has a medium body with some mild carbonation. The flavor starts with dark chocolate, heavy roast, spice, coffee and some red fruits. The finish has more coffee, graininess and an aspect that is pretty earthy and dirty, but kinda works here. Tasty imperial stout.