zvikar (4491) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
CBC2015, Pours black with a beige head, aroma of coffee, roasted, honey, caramel, fruits, flavor is roasted with coffee, caramel, medium to full bodied, Great
crajun (1182) - , Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft at the great holy grail. hard to get aroma but when I did it was wonderful - much bakers chocolate to go with coffee and roasted malts. chocolate not as prevalent in taste. great palate as always with speedway. taste combined aromas well; may have liked hammerhead a little more but still a great brew
djd07 (10593) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Hughies. Pours black with medium creamy beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, dark chocolate, and vanilla. Thick body, chewy, roast, dark chocolate, vanilla bean, nice sweetness, boozy finish, really enjoyed this one.
kaser (5688) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black draft pour at Fat Cat. Brown head. Super coffee and cocoa vanilla flavors. Fantastic. Silky and thick. So good
Andrew196 (1478) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Cottonwood. This beer is all it’s cracked up to be. Absolutely gorgeous in a tulip, jet black with a strong cappuccino head. Tons of lace, sticky but uniform. Aroma is mocha, vanilla, trace of lactose, very inviting. Fantastic as it rolls across the tongue, silky but not at all overpowering with booze for 12%...just plenty of room for coffee, chocolate, vanilla and a lingering roasted nuttiness. It all came together very well and I would like another if I wasn’t going back to work.
GC1379 (27) - - OCT 12, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I LOVE THIS BEER!! - 10 oz pour Beer Belly, Albany NY - pours black with a thick beige head - smells and tastes of coffee and chocolate. I really like the speedway from AleSmith. This iteration takes that over the top!!
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GenDV138 (6106) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2016 32 oz crowler filled on draft 9/8/2016 at Dominion Wine & Beer. Black with two fingers of tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, some booze. Tastes of coffee, dark chocolate, roasty notes, a little vanilla, hint of licorice. Full body with a dry finish. Nice thick and creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is very well masked. Fantastic.
azbeerboss (1) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Bottle Craft Little Italy. Heavy coffee and chocolate aroma. Very pleasing on the nose. Very smooth and easy to drink. Not much in the way of alcohol burn. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Would love to have again.
gephross100 (364) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Brew & Brew. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Medium light mouthfeel. Stronger than average carbonation. Vanilla, chicory, coffee,
Zymurgeist2 (1890) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Ale Arsenal. Aroma starts as overt coffee and slight chocolate. Pours black with minimal brown head. Taste is bittersweet chocolate and moderate high roast. Everything is a little subtler than expected, and the flavor seemed to slowly fade as it warmed.