PotjeBier (3735) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2017
Draft @ Beer Temple. Pitch black color. Hardly any head. Aroma's: alcohol, coffee, roast. Retronasal too: alcohol, light acetone, coffee. Flavor is moderate sweet, moderate bitter, roasted, alcohol. Strong alcohol feel. Full bodied. Long finish, roasty, moderate bitter. I usually like my Speedway varieties, but this was way too alcoholic. Maybe there was something wrong with this keg? __Rb81 (791) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2017 draft at Beertemple, Amsterdam. Dark, brown foamy head. Sweet aroma of coffee, alcohol, roasted malts. Taste is sweet and bitter, coffee, roasted malts, alcohol, dark chocolate. Full creamy mouthfeel. Very nice. Oxytocin (224) - AUSTRIA - OCT 8, 2017
From tap at Mash Craft Beer Festival, Barcelona.
black with beige/brown head.
very roasty, coffee, dried fruits, vanilla, whyskey, alcoholic, wood, chocolate
medium sweetness, medium bitterness - roasty bitterness, very well balanced, and alcohol is rather well hidden. full body, jinroh (2282) - ESTONIA - SEP 16, 2017
Pours pitch black with some beige foam. Nice toasty cocoa nose, espresso coffee infusion, light roast character. Creamy and green. Tastes quite nice toasted dry chocolate coffee bitterness. Cold brewed espresso, coffee is hiding most of the alcohol there. Coffee bitter, sturdy, well balanced on the heavy side. Good stuff, thanks Tim! Smooth body, just drinkable.
neongolden (1832) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2017
(Tap sample @ CBC 2016 Blue Session, Copenhagen) Pours basically black with a medium tan head and nice lace. Nose is massively coffee forward even by Speedway standards, very earthy coffee, cracked espresso bean feel to it, supported by sweet dark malts, some chocolate, but pretty much riding on that coffee blend. On the tongue, it's actually a rather dry stout, with some acidic roast character I attribute to the coffee, which is also earthy and lightly fruity, some caramel sweetness from the malt core, not terribly rich however, with a very dry if not totally hard burnt roast. Medium-sweet at best, finishes bone dry and bitter. Medium-full bodied, no alcohol. More coffee-forward and drier than regular Speedway to me, but while the coffee blend is interesting, it is maybe not the best in this beer. Still, it's a Speedway so it's never less than quite good.
TimE (6130) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2017
Low carbonation, tons of espresso, roasted malt, semi-sweet, super smooth and alcohol well hidden. Cold brew coffee on steroids with some dark chocolate. Amazing as expected PowY (1043) - AUSTRIA - SEP 7, 2017
From tap at Mash Craft Beer Festival, Barcelona. Black color with a tan head. The aroma is full of roasted malt with lots of dark coffee, mocha, some cocoa, hints of dark fruits and wood. Full body with a medium sweetness and a medium bitterness. The alcohol is well integrated. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, wood, whisky and some herbal green notes. Bitter roasty finish (nuts).
gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2017
Sample All Pints North; pours black with a brown head; aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and hints of vanilla; taste is bittersweet with roast malt, coffee, and chocolate with some vanilla and wood notes; dry, light bitter roasted finish; quite good Werckmeister (3331) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 11, 2017
0,25l from tap at Biercab, Barcelona. black color, medium big coffee colored head. smells of coffee, bit boozy, nutty, berry notes, molasses, some vanilla. very nice cut also very heavy smell. Full body light carbonation slick mouthfeel. tastes of coffee, nutty, hazelnuts, caramel, molasses, vanilla, bit boozy, whisky, bit green herbal. finishes lightly sweet and lightly boozy with notes of coffee, vanilla and whisky notes. very nice one, a touch on the boozy side, but overall still very enjoyable. jraxxo (1) - - JUL 11, 2017 does not count
Rich and very intense, lots of coffee. Yet somehow very drinkable and smooth. Thick foam, completely black.
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