BMMillsy (1097) - 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.
HenrikSoegaard (10014) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy powerfull aroma. Powerfull moderate bittter light sweet flavor. Long complex moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Very nice
andregoncalves (994) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAR 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle from cervezalandia. Very very dark beautiful color. Head is thin to medium and beige. Bitterness is high and thereís some sweetness also. Aroma is coffee coffee coffee, roasted, chocolate.
SnoopDoug (19) - Oregon, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This stout is so delicious! Others have indicated it is heavy on coffee taste and aroma. I donít disagree, but I donít find it so in your face as that. There is also a nice, natural chocolate flavor. This is one of the few beers that I think out of the bottle is just as good as on tap. One of my go to Imperial Stouts. So good!
WanderinCelt87 (125) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pour is black like coffee with a tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee with hints of coco. Taste smooth with hints of chocolate and coffee. Has a clean finish with a little bitterness
jamora (6) - Bangkok, THAILAND - MAR 7, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black, with a brown head beautiful!
The aroma is roasted with lots of coffee.
Great mouthfeel, and surprisingly easy to drink for a 12% imp stout!
BazookaJoe (216) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a tan head and a wonderful aroma of coffee. Body is a perfect balance of coffee, sweetness, roast and tart. Goes down smoother than any 12% stout.
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Jerm719 (89) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Perfect body. Medium roast coffee beans. Bitter cocoa, white chocolate, some mint, marshmallow. Some creamy lactose. Perfect balance with a hint of earthy hops. Great, great stout !! Alcohol well hidden.
ChristianHR (147) - DENMARK - MAR 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Has a nice smell of coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, burnt sugar, roasted malts and a little smoky. Pours black with a thick brown head. The taste is strong of coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa beans and burnt sugar. The mouthfeel is awesome. Very thick and creamy.
Crompt (91) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my top 3 non bourbon stouts. Huge roasted coffe nose and dark roast coffee dominates the flavor. I pretty much know I will like an imp stout when I pour it and it is pitch black and has a creamy looking toasted brown/mocha color head. If you like coffee imp stouts this is a must try!
bergstaden (974) - RÝros, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black With a dark Brown head - Good roasted malt aroma, but there is olso good coffee and hint of caramel - Good malt body With a lot of malt and coffee With some caramel and a good bitterness in the end - The coffee and bitterness goes into the finish - This was real good