mateuszk (2005) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 2, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught. Pralines in liquid form. Truffles, dried fruits in aroma. In taste fine dark chocolate. Slick, smooth on palate, soft carbonation, dry finish. Surprisingly no alcohol noticable. Coffee? - maybe in some fruitiness but not in roasty way. Nice vanilla in the finish. Great brew.
MrTipple (3580) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet coffee, intense, dark chocolate, toasted malts, molasses, caramel, sweet, dark fruits, prunes and light dark cherries. Black, small, creamy, beige head. Light sweet and bitter. Dark, dry cacao, coffee, molasses, dark fruits, prunes, full bodied, soft carbonation. Fabulous Imperial Stout, fantastic chocolate and coffee in aroma and palate Keg at Craft Beer Co, Covent Garden.
jcie (15) - - MAY 20, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap. Completely opaque with a tan head, clearly transitioning into the beer itself. Aroma is lots of caramel, some coffee (and I mean real coffee, not espresso, but rather the whole package, with the crema, bitterness, all of it really), vanilla, some roasted malts. Taste is burnt caramel, coffee, chocolate, very intense and well layered. Alcohol warms the throat but is otherwise not noticeable. Definitely up there.
ClubGonzo (5416) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Mikkeller and Friends, Copenhagen. Jet black body, small light beige head. Nose is caramel, coffee, vanilla, biscuits and hints of dark syrup, nougat and brown sugar. Taste is burnt sugar, espresso, cocoa, vanilla and hints of bitter herbs, dark syrup and brown sugar. Full body, medium carbonation. Very nice. Certainly better than both the regular and the Hammerhead, yet not up there with the Hawaian version.
djkatt (56) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2016
4.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2016 Tap @ Mikkeller & Friends
So far my favorite rendition of the Speedway Stout. Taste dominated by sweetness of burnt sugars, chocolate, coffee and maybe caramel. Tasted it earlier at under less controlled circumstances, but with time to enjoy and contemplate, it might be my favorite stout.
Malin_aiisa (824) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sark black, small off white head
Aroma of chocolate and coffee
Taste coffee bittersweet, strong taste of roasted malt.
Guruhso (383) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at mikkeller. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee. Light boozy but lots of coffee. The flavours starts sweet but finish bitter with a long duration with roasted notes. The body is full and the texture is creamy.
Plovmand (7848) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap at Mikkeller Vik. It pours jet black with a dense and creamy beige head. The aroma is roasted malts and roasted coffee beans. Smooth roasted coffee flavor with a dick load of roasted malts. Some sweet chocolate. Awesome brew.
willisread (2452) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 7, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Mechazilla event. Huge coffee coffee flavored nose with dark chocolate, fudge, caramel and berries. Average carbonation with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Some light creaminess on the palate, but not overly creamy. Nice big coffee flavors on the palate with a roasty cacao nib finish that is slightly oily. Some light berry that lingers on the finish. So smooth and easy drinking. Lovely.
TimE (5033) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 4, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black. I actually get a lot of cinammon for some reason, tons of coffee that is super deep. Low carbonation, tons of coffee and dark chocolate, treacles, roasted malts and lactose. Super smooth and rich. Achol is so well integrated. Unbelievable.