bgburdman9 (857) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer has everything I want in a beer: strong, rich, creamy, great aroma, and a smooth flavor. It poured very black with a dark brownish head. The second pour had a much larger head. The aroma was marvelous with a choclate and coffee all over. The flavor was very similar but the was so smooth. There was barely any bitterness at all. The alcohol was barely noticable til the end where it seemed a little strong. If I could drink one beer that I have had so far for the rest of my life it would have to be this. I dont even know what to say, Im speachless. Go buy this beer.
Zinnamon (40) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2006
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is Marvelous. It poured black with a lasting brown head. smelled like coffee but not as strong as anticipated. On the palate it was amazing. First was a refreshing chocolate sensation followed by a return to almost nothing and then it comes back with a smooth coffee finish. alcohol was tasted but it wasn’t strong at all. Delicious.
magicbill (19) - Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I like big beers, this is a BIG beer. 750ml bottle from the brewery and you know that makes it better. Alesmith truly hand brews thgeir beer and it shows. Delicious carmel, coffee, chocolate taste. Not overwhelming, just right. Drew Carey and his gang had it right with Buzz Beer but I’m sure their did not know their parody existed in the reality in the form of Speedway Stout, or did they? The coffee stout pairing is a winner in this beer.
0o9i (438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 19, 2006
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap @ Brewery. Black with a BIG tan head, lots of lace. Aroma is creamy, coffee, malts, balanced and yeasty. Smells luxurious...decadent. Mouth is dry and full, mouth watering...creamy and nice. Malty--chocolate, caramel flavors. Thick chocolate dough rings in for yeast. Coffee flavor is incredibly crisp, clean, fresh and smoothe. Finish is chocolate on the way back end, noticable hop finish. Noticeable WARMTH. I wrote it in caps AND underlined it, so I imagine it warmed me up! Full and vibrant, lovely aroma, striking coffee flavor. Highly recommended.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Incredible beer. Black oily pour with a velvety brown head. Giant aroma of roasted coffee, burnt chocolate and caramel. Flavor is Right on par with the aroma, only the chocolate comes in first. Mountians of coffee in the finish. For a beer this big it is dangerously smooth and easy to drink. The bitterness in the coffee finish keeps you taking another sip. Many thanks to Alaskaiscold for this amazing brew.
JugOPunch (83) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle: Great grainy coffee foam head. Good aroma of coffee and resin and burnt chocolate. The flavor is bursting with everything you could ask from a stout. Dark chocolate and smooth coffee with nice roast notes with a full mellow body. The only negative was the nagging alcohol taste that distracted from the underlying pleasure the flavors brought. This was near perfect but not quite.
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured a deep black, chocolatey tan rocky head that left great lacing. The smells are awesome of coffee and malt and caramel. Some hops are present and even some plum. Relatively light mouthfeel and well hidden abv. Smooth body. Best Imperial Stout. Period. I got this one from Liquorama.net, and will soon fork out the dough for another. Phenomenal.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Thanks goes to MI2CA for this bottle. And Happy Birthday to me! :-D
Blacker than black and a cream coloured head. Aroma is BIG! Full of chocolate, hops and vanilla. Thick and intense body with plenty of dark roasted coffee and chocolate. Rich in licorice towards the finish. Plentyful of all things expected in an American high rated imperial stout. A bit of alcohol comes through when warmed up a bit but this vineous character, even though it is prominent, never dominates in any way, just warming. Finish is quite bitter for this kind of beer and has a grainy palate to it. Speedway is an appropriate name for this brew as it gives me an image of a such track with motor oil, fumes, noise and power. It’s a biggie. Can someone send me some more?
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I opened this bomber with the intent on getting sleepy, forgetting that this beer was coffee-based. However, overpowering alcohol is sufficient enough to soothe and grog my mind (although I expect my dreams will be quite vivid). A thick and viscous black pour with a reverse cascade produces a slow-settling, oily tan head. Sweet coffee aroma with sawdust and almost-burnt chocolate cupcakes. Flavor finds unbridled potency above chocolate and coffee roasts. Smooth and syrupy, this goes down way too easy for the amount of alcohol within. F*ck the hype, this is legendary.
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Zeswaft (1370) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2006 Big thanks to sersdf for sharing this with me for as my birthday present. I tried to sniff this for about 2 minutes trying to get some aroma from it but not nothing. I kind of detected dark fruits and alcohol. It was remarkably light in body for an imperial stout. Coffee flavors dominate and some licorice. Of course it is well balanced like no other and as smooth as hell. However, I thought this fell way short of the hype. It was good but I’ve definitely had better imperial stouts. RERATE: Had this on tap at the brewery and it is way better. Thicker texture and way more flavorful. Tons of coffee.