anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a black color with a small tan head. has a roasted malty coffee aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty coffee vanilla chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty coffee vanilla chocolate finish.
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the taproom. A next to black beer, topped by a dense, two-finger tan head. Lots of coffee on the nose, dark chocolate, some hoppy scents and alcohol. Lots of coffee in the flavor, as well as dark chocolate, bitterness and roasted malts. Quite sweet, full bodied and warming. Nice carbonation. Long finish. Quite lovely. 130814
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle, thanks noodleuser. Small brown head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some coffee, light frosting. Taste is milk/bittersweet chocolate, some coffee, light frosting. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
Travlr (9827) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2013 Growler courtesy of GT2, thank you! Black color, large brownish beige head. Aroma of coffee, light cinnamon and spice. Taste is roasted coffee, dark bittersweet cocoa. Very nice.
brokensail (9128) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black in color with a finger of khaki colored head. Super strong and rich coffee aroma to this. Strong creaminess in te form of chocolate, a light vanilla note, and a good roasted malt character. Light graham cracker sweetness to it as well. The coffee really dominates the flavor as well. A touch of ash, lots of roast, and some bitter dark chocolate. Not as sweet as the nose, but nice toffee and molasses flavor.
BeerandBlues2 (8454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by noodleuser. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is chocolate, cookie and roast malt, lactose, prunes and vanilla. Flavor is dark malt dominant, light alcohol, vanilla, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler... This beer rocks!… Cloudy dark-brown ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. Decent retention. The nose is a rich, carbonic blend of dark chocolate, vanilla, deeply-roasted coffee and acrid, burnt malts. Full-bodied and velvety with moderate carbonation. The flavor presents bittersweet fudge, scorched coffee beans and moderately sweet caramel. Charcoal and espresso finish. Thanks goes out to richiesd for shipping this treasure to me!
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black pour. Nice brown head. Loads of creamy coffee, espresso, bitter chocolate and roasted malt. What a superb beer!
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery (along side Kopi Speedway, Regular Speedway and a cask of Barrel Aged Speedway). Rating #6400. Pours with a pitch black hued body with a lasting tan head. Full duration, great lace, glass (...err, cup) coating body. Aromas are of coffee, cocoa, earthy, leather, lactose, light esters, fudge and vanilla. Flavors are of lactose, leather, strong and slightly gritty coffee flavors, cocoa, chocolate, earthy and nutty. As always with speedway, the Alcohol is well hidden. Medium carbonation, velvety body. Always fun to try a new variation of Speedway, especially in Alesmith’s new and fancy looking tap room.
adnielsen (7576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Steve’s house, courtesy of Steve. Thanks! Pours a black appearance with a nice dark brown head. Big vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate, somewhat sweet, balanced coffee aroma. Earthy, dark chocolate, vanilla, milk shake, light woody, rich coffee flavor. Nice!