StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Taster at the brewery. Pours a dense black color with a small tan head that slowly recedes to a ring. The aroma is all coffee--dark and rich. The taste is a coffee explosion. I get multi-layered well roasted coffee, dark bitter baking chocolate and some bitter walnuts. No real sweetness. The palate is full, smooth, creamy and a bit oily with soft carbonation. Finishes incredibly long and dry. Overall: My favorite coffee stout to date, yummy stuff.
Vaiz (3827) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared by dEnk, thanks! Black pour, thin creamy tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, licorice, roasted malts and nuts. Flavor is quite bitter, very smooth and a bit creamy. Huge body and quite spicy coffee. Very nice.
chrisv10 (12637) - DENMARK - JUL 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
CBC. Black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, strong coffee, liquorice and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, strong coffee, liquorice, espresso, little vanilla, medium sweet, hop and medium bitter.
haukur (1431) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
backlog. draft. pitch black, aroma is roasted coffee, some hint of cocoa. Mouthfeel on the drier side, hints of espresso, vanilla. Well balanced. Nice.
Theis (14467) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at CBC2015. Black - offwhite head. Burned. Coffee. Vanilla. Sweet malty. Earthy. Dark chocolate. High malty. Sweet malty notes. Nice coffee. Ok light bitterness.
koleminer20 (999) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. The pour is a dark oily black with a large, way too large, fluffy dark khaki colored head and some solid lacing. The aroma is incredibly disappointing. It's got a metallic aspect that seems to dominate it. Behind it I can pick up some roasted malts and a licorice bitterness, but there isn't any coffee which is just a sad thing. The flavor is incredibly disappointing as well. There is a lot of chocolate and roasted malt. Decent licorice carries and there is a light metallic twinge on the finish. The mouth feel is light, the amount of head didn't translate to carbonation level and the aftertaste is roasty chocolate malt with a light metallic hit. I believe there is something wrong with this bottle.
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ebone1988 (365) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is light coffee, metallic, roasted malt, something’s not right. Appearance is black, khaki head, great pour. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, no coffee to speak of. Mouthfeel is rather flat, but thick and viscous. Overall....something must not be right or this is extremely disappointing.
Inbreak (2881) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
01.05.2015, tap @ CBC:
Nice brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is rich velvety, espresso, grass, dark malts, chocolate, caramel, oak, dark sugar, vanilla, alcohol. Taste is slightly sour-ish dry, espresso, cocoa, caramel, dark sugar, grass, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, bark, alcohol. Medium to longlasting bitterness, dry oaky mouthfeel. Nice.
Jool (198) - - JUN 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille. Brune opaque avec mousse legere. Nez de cafe un peu plus discret que j’imaginais, vanille legere. Bouche assez dense: chocolat noir, fruits rouges en milieu de bouche, cafe... Legerement tannique. On dirait qu’elle a vu de la barrique? Tres bonne.
ctipping (216) - Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
32 oz. growler poured into a snifter. Inky black. Good dark khaki head. Settles to a collar. Intense coffee. Initially seems to be the same a regular Speedway, but it has a lighter almost fruity characteristic to the coffee. The coffee has a much lighter and intense flavor than the other variants that I’ve had. This one is less earthy and more fruity. Roasty malts and bitterness at the end. Light, but present, caramel malt flavor. Roasty and bitter. Well carbonated. Medium -heavy body. As heavy as it should be. The coffee is interesting and a surprisingly unique flavor. I figured this would taste the same as regular Speedway. The perceived delicacy of the coffee flavor means the depth of the coffee and malt flavor suffers a skosh, but I enjoy it just as much as regular Speedway.
SlovakSniper (3894) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Une bière embouteillée le 07/08/14. Une dégustation chez Jool. Une robe comme ses sœurs. Une mousse épaisse qui se transforme rapidement en anneau. Le nez est chocolaté, fruité et modérément riche en café. Je m’attendais à une réelle explosion du café. Il y a aussi du caramel brûlé là-dedans. Au goût, les saveurs de café sont vivantes mais pas écrasantes. Le chocolat noir arrive avec des fruits. Il y a une touche de caramel salé. En bouche, le corps huileux recouvre mes papilles adéquatement. En finale, le café est terreux et l’alcool se pointe le bout du nez.