Goodgrief (1964) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - DEC 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Pinocchios. Speedway (regular) is my favorite beer ever so I was super hype on this. It was good, but didn’t remind me much of Speedway. Loads of coffee on the nose and in the flavor. Loads. Might be the coffiest stout ever. Maybe a tad thin, surprisingly. I still liked it, but not as good as regular old Speedway.
hivemind (880) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Barcade. Black pour obviously. Very dry and bitter, cocoa nibs and overly roasted coffee. Almost astringent. Not very warming for the high alcohol level and doesn’t last too long on the tongue. Expected more but it’s still good.
mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft, black pour with a dark tan head. Aroma is toasty, dark chocolate, coffee,vanilla. Taste is delicious, dark chocolate, lots of vanilla and coffee, nice texture, bitter sweet finish. Very good
onceblind (6631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Deep black, with a thin and sticky tan head. Stupid, sumptuous nose with loads of sweet caramelly roasted espresso, sweet dark chocolate, and a little vanilla. Pure delight on the flavor. Just amazing. Deep sweet chocolate, lovely rich roasted coffee and espresso throughout, lovely caramelly vanilla undertones, a little heat, more sweet chocolate, and more coffee. Wow.
Garrold (3666) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Mule Bar, Winooski, VT. Clear, dark, reddy chestnut colour. Barely a head, although what there is sticks admirably to the glass. Slow and viscous. Nose is full on coffee bean. Vanilla bean. Soft, savoury notes. Cocoa. Coffee truffles. Taste is pretty sweet. Some dry, ashy bitterness. Lightly saline. Medium body, with a coffee bean tang. Finishes long, fruity, tangy, roast bitter.
llkc (1125) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
duft kakao, kaffe ristet malt chokolade ristet sød og meget fyldig i duften malt smag mega meget chokolade kakao ristet malt kaffe bitter chokolade eftersmag
JaBier (6412) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Snifter at World of Beer Easton on 11/24/15. Not loving the $14.50 price tag, but I’ve been wanting to try this one for a while. Pitch black pour with a thick light brown head. Aroma of rich chocolate, sweet vanilla and roasty coffee with a slight bit of heat. Thick chocolate flavor with roasty coffee and sweet vanilla before a rich and thick fudgy finish. Exquisite. Didn’t have regular Speedway there to compare it to, but I don’t remember catching vanilla notes in regular and this one seems thicker and more decadent. Could be a draft thing too, since I can usually only catch Speedway in a bottle.
solidfunk (6782) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful stuff. Lots of coffee, vanilla, big roast, and dark chocolate. Pours black with great head and lacing. Touch of nut. Bitter finish with hint of caramel and touch of booze. Tap at Armsby Abbey.
thomashall (600) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at France 44. Dark brown pour with finger of brown head. Aroma is sweet with some coffee and vanilla. Very dense and rich flavor with roasted bitter coffee at the end. Really good stuff.
charlotte (5078) - rødovre, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap.Black colour with large beige head.Aroma is roasted and creamy of coffee and coca,smooth vanilla note and lactose aswell,good full body and nice long taste of dried fruits and coffee,oily texture and smooth finish.