BMMillsy (1750) - Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2014 Had this on tap during the Speedway craziness going on, this time had the Hammerhead version. The rating here is for Hammerhead. Unfortunately walked in unknowingly that they had 12 Speedway varieties on tap. Because I didnít pre register, was only allowed to have regular or the new "Hammerhead" with no explanation as to wtf Hammerhead was. Once I took a sip, it was obvious to me it must be some coffee. Also I would like to note that I was very sad I could not try the others :-(
Pours pitch black with a small mocha head on top, looking super creamy. Aroma of huge acidic earthy coffee, a hint of chocolate, and just more huge coffee and espresso. Flavor follows with massive espresso, earthy and spicy, lightly acidic, with some hints of chocolate fudge in the background. Slight warming alcohol and lingering espresso. This really highlights the huge amounts of coffee here. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Honestly, this blew me away. One of the best coffee stouts I have ever had.
Earlier Rating: 11/11/2012 Total Score: 4.1
This is my bottled, regular Speedway version rating. Pours black with frothy brown head. Aromas of bitter coffee, some hops, very roasty grains. Hint of chocolate. Smells more like a bold porter. Was hoping for more on the aroma (the only knock here and it is minor). Huge coffee flavor with a nice bitterness. A bit of a cocoa powder lingering on the palate. Another sip reveals a bit of dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel, lighter than I had expected but still pretty chewy. Love this because it doesnít go all syrupy like some others. Really coffee forward with the right carbonation. Alcohol hidden but leaves a lingering warmth. Heavy lacing as it goes. Very nice. Really want to try the BA version.
gopherfan99 (886) - CROATIA - JUN 28, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap; black pour with a thin mocha colored head; aroma of roast malt, coffee, chocolate, and hints of dark fruits and vanilla; taste is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and vanilla; finish is bitter coffee; excellent beer
GreatDane1632 (947) - USA - JUN 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Drank this while at RAF Fairford -- This beer was hella good. Great stout, would love to have more of this. Dark mysterious and comforting.
Salwal (62) - - JUN 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark almost Black. Head is Brown, thick and almost never vanishing. Nose is dark Dryed fruits raisin and liqurice. Rosted malt very dominant. Taste is rich some metal and very sweet. Creamy mouthfeel warming finish. Silght taste of alcohol and long residual stickyness in the mouth. Awesome but holy god 12% alc. That bottle is gonna kill me...
BiiruBierBeer (579) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells like booze, chocolate, and soy sauce. Very low carbonation. Mouthfeel is semi-creamy and semi-foamy. Taste is alcohol, coffee with cream, some caramel, and dark chocolate. In that order. Aftertaste is long length. Starts off with alcohol taste and warmth. The alcohol taste goes away before the warmth does. After about ten seconds, the taste transitions from alcohol to coffee and dark chocolate.
HoppyScallywag (108) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong....very very strong. It's 12%. It's chocolatey and continues on into a soft, dark caramel finish.
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Benjo87 (4) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2015 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured from a year and a half old bottle. Looks great in a glass. Nice tanned head.
Smell - not that strong smelling. I am picking up a little bit of alcohol, some dark fruit, subtle coffee, not much to be honest.
Taste - itís a huge stout. The coffee has faded a bit, Iím actually a bit dissapointed in this. The alcohol does come through a lot. Not the smoothest to drink, and honestly not one of my favourite stouts.
Mr_Abner (157) - Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Aromas of roasted malts and rich chocolate, some alcohol. Tastes like it smells. Lightly bitter. Medium+ bodied; a touch creamy; bitter finish.
Krej (158) - USA - JUN 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty good. Tastes good and chocolatey. Slightly aromatic. About the same class as KBS Iíd say
dinkle50 (1134) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black pour with an espresso colored, single finger head. Aroma is sweet and chocolate like. Aroma is unfortunately pretty faint. Creamy mouth. Lots of chocolate. Slight alcohol burn. Lots of bitter coffee on the finish. For 12% this is highly drinkable. Pretty unassuming, but this is a very tasty stout. Lace present.
Kimveland (10) - Randaberg, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought this in copenhagen. One of the best beers i have ever tasted. Great long lasting taste