pintbypint (3827) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2017 peteinSD (1468) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black pour with a large, expresso dark tan head. Very nice aroma is semi-hot bourbon, vanilla, light coconut, smooth and rich chocolate, and a nice and even, lightly roasted coffee presence although it falls behind both the bourbon and the chocolate. The front of the taste has the bourbon toned down and presents with very dry, almost bitter chocolate and roasted coffee and the back end gives way to the hotter aspects of the bourbon with vanilla and spicy alcohol. Mouthfeel is on the light side but very clean and almost dry. Very good beer although I don’t believe it improves on the original kopi, which has a much heavier coffee influence in both the aroma and flavor, the base speedway (an overall more complex beer as the darker fruit notes contrast with the chocolate and coffee), or even barrel aged speedway which, based on my recollection, presents as smoother and more balanced. Certainly worth a try just the same.
Shared bottle at RBAG 2017. Black colour with brown foam. Aromas - coffee, tar, roasted malt, ashes. Taste - brown sugar, roast, coffee, some sweetness from booze in the finish with lasting coffee after taste. Heavy but super drinkable. DuffMan (10664) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2017
Bottle shared at RBAG Summer Gathering 2017. I believe this is a 2013 vintage? Thick near-black, densely flavoured palate of espresso, bourbon and roast, balanced and complex and wonderful. Ferris (16491) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2017
Bottle - Big bourbon notes, dark chocolate and a touch of coffee. Jet black with a nice light brown head. Dark rich coffee and some roast with lots of barrel notes. Bourbon and coffee. dfearnley (2314) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2017
Beer shared at RBAG 2017. Malt, caramel, chocolate, and bourbon. Bourbon, vanilla, bourbon, dark malt, and licorice. rouhlas (3783) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - FEB 6, 2017
From 750 ml bottle. Black color with beige brown head. Malty aroma, roasted, dark dried fruits, vanilla, coffee, chocolate caramel. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma, alcoholic. Medium to full oily body with soft carbonation.
tderoeck (10195) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2016
18/XI/16 - 75cl bottle @ Seb’s Farewell Tasting (Eugene’s place) - BB: n/a (2016-1332) Thanks to Sebletitje for sharing the bottle!sebletitje (10293) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2016
Clear dark brown beer, creamy irregular beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, alcohol, dried fruits, ripe banana, yeasty, very roasted, cocoa powder, alcohol. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, lots of dark chocolate, caramel, alcohol, sweet. Aftertaste: very bitter, cocoa powder, sweet touch, lots of vanilla, caramel, bit sugary, lots of chocolate.
Bouteille 75cl via trade @ Sebletitje’s Farewell Tasting.
Dégustée avec la version BA.
Brune foncée, col épais et crémeux, généreux café au lait.
Arôme est chargé de belles effluves de café, retro Bourbon ajoutant un côté de vanille.
Palais est épais avec une compsante huileuse et une fine amertume arrivant en fin de bouche.La base reste similaire aux autres Speedway avec un alcool de 12% qui est bien présent et un solide fini malté orienté vers le caramel, plein de chocolat et côté mélasse ponctué par de petites notes de fruits noirs.
ElManana (2079) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle shared @ Sebletitje’s Farewell tasting. Vanilla, bourbon, pretty nice but not blown out of the water. bleeng (1691) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2016
750 bottle thanks to me. This has held up very well. Pours dark and viscous. Big coffee and boozy nose. Taste is more barrel than coffee but much bitterness is still prevalent. This is just a great beer from one of my favorite brewers. Bule (2254) - California, USA - JUN 18, 2016
750ml bottle pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Rich flavors of bourbon and coffee perfectly balanced.