phaleslu (5867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle via trade. Bottled 8/5/13. Pours a deep, opaque brown with a small light brown head. Aroma of coffee, milk sugar, chocolate, earth, nuts, vanilla, cream, and hazelnut syrup. The flavor is pretty much the same- milk chocolate, coffee, cream, vanilla, and roasted malts. The lactose really balances the coffee here, something that was lacking in the regular Kopi Luwak one. Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, smooth mouthfeel. Very interesting, nice take on Speedway.
charule (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared thanks to artmcd8. Poured a rich black with decent dark tan head. Aroma of deep roast coffee booze vanilla. As usual speedway fashion super smooth and oily. Drying slight bitter taste that lingers.
artmcd8 (1298) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a near black with a creamy looking brown head. Aroma of black coffee, fudge, and roasty chocolate. Tastes sweet with a light bitter finish. Very well balanced as always. Creamy mouthfeel. Medium to oily body and medium low carb.
PhillyCraft (2845) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared by Al with Chevonne and I. Pours super oily mirror black with medium beige head that faded to a smaller ring, light lacing. Aromas and taste of milk chocolate, barrel, bitter coffee, vanilla bean, slow drip Vietnamese coffee flavor overall. Medium to fuller in body, very warming in upper chest. Unbelievable stout from Alesmith. Thanks for sharing brah.
Homer321 (971) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a medium sized brown head. Nose and taste are both just a smooth, rich chocolate delight. Not significantly bitter. Iím not a coffe drinker, but this is one if the smoothest and well rounded coffe stouts Iíve had. Mouthfeel stays full and doesnít drop off like Iíve seen in others. This one was great.
pushkinwow (1842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle opened up at the 2013 year end Ottawa tasting, thanks Ian for bringing this. Black with a light brown head. Smooth, grated hazelnut (not overly sweet), slightly bitter chocolate, cashew, warming alcohol, creamy espresso. Mild+ carbonation and full body, easy to drink, warming coffee and chocolate with a nice roasted malt finish, becomes slightly dry with an alcoholic kick and a burst of sweetness on the finish. Very good beer.
RichTheVillan (2121) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from International Trade; dark brown pour with velvety tan head, earthy coffee aroma, taste has coffee, vanilla a hint of bitterness, chocolate, sweet, smooth tasting.
rejtable (1138) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was one of my favourite beers of a great night of tasting. Pours big rich espresso with a light brown covering. Nose is rich espresso and hazelnuts. Also notes of chocolate milk. Velvety in mouth. Awesome beer!
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared. Thanks Ben! Pours a dark brown to black with a beige head of foam. The aroma has coffee, vanilla, cream, and coconut. Tastes very roasty and creamy and sweet. Delicious beer. Wow!
Lubiere (9427) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, bitter chocolate, roasted coffee and walnuts, with nice alcohol warmth. In mouth, nice smooth chocolate malt with coffee grind, hazelnuts, roasted character, oily mouth feel, very well balanced with alcohol warmth. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013.