Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This variant was definitely sweeter than the original and the coffee wasn’t as prominent in my opinion. Still a great beer as all the Speedway Variants are.
RussianDragon (423) - - AUG 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle, thanks for sending this, Jesse! Pours a rich dark brown color, nearing black with a quickly fading beige head that remains on the rim of the glass with moderate lacing. Aroma is complex and inviting: roasted malts, toffee, chocolate, coffee, oak & vanilla, and a slight fruity/coconut complexity that ultimately hides the 12%. Flavor is big and bold: all of the above with a warming complexity as the beer passes the palate. Medium to full bodied with a muted yet active carbonation. My 400th rating, 40th Top 50 beer, on my 40th birthday.
Leveejr (99) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at city beer. Pours pitch black with small khaki head. Smells of heavy roasted malt, coffee, and slight alcohol. Taste is similar. Chocolate, fresh coffee, roasted malt and not a big alcohol burn. Mild carbonation and honestly a little thin off tap. Incredibly tasty beer
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JK (4400) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is good. Thick, waxy feel on the palate making it seem heavy. Dry, and well roasted malt with coffee in the flavor and aroma. Really great coffee aroma; one of the best coffee aromas in a beer I have had.
beechner224 (649) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer. Pours black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate sweetness, not much else. Taste is sweet, chocolate, little roastiness. Tasty beer.
DrewFace (760) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Pours a deep dark nearly black with large light brown head. Sweet, chocolately, lightly roasty, lactose, milk chocolate. Sweet, lactose, roasty, milk chocolate flavor.
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this recently at a share: pours a deep black like oil color with tan head. Coffee, coffee, and more coffee on the nose, some roast, and cocoa there as well; follows onto the palate. This would be coffee lovers dream. And I love coffee! Great beer.
skmikeg (862) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a pitch inky black with a one finger kakhi head with nice lacing. Aroma is of amazing vietminese coffee, vanilla, roasted malts, Licorise, molasses, caramel, and some anise. Taste is even better and is of intense, earty, complex Viet Cofeee, vanilla, Licorise, anise, roasted malts, molasses, dark fruits, and caramel. Has a full body with a super creamy mouthfel and a semi bitter, long finish. Overall, a amazing world class stout.
Clownoisseur (210) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque black, with a big mocha colored head. Nice lacing...and this thing has legs for days! Aromas are loaded with sweet coffee, vanilla, brown sugar, roasted malt and hints of cherries. Taste is other-wordly! The creamy delight goes down incredibly smooth. The coffee and vanilla interplay is spot on....great doses of both out of the gate. I get the chocolate covered cherry flavor across the middle....very balanced with the full-bodied mouthfeel. The alcohol is masked almost completely. Basically, it cuts the sweetness out of the finish....but provides no extra "bite". Nice roasted malt, mildly bitter coffee/hop presence lingers on the palate. Very nice. A top-notch stout from AleSmith, no doubt. Wish I had more!!
budznsudz (554) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark pour with a big brown head. Aroma of coffee and roast. Really smooth taste with coffee, vanilla, and roast. Very well done.
Vandet (13) - Maine, USA - MAY 23, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfection in a taster glass, on nitro at the Alesmith Tasting Room. We thought it could not get better than the base Speedway Stout, but it can.
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