LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Poured at A Night of A Million Zillion Speedways 11/12/11.hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Ap. pours dark black with a micro ring of tan.
Aro. Earthy spicy red pepper. Coffee
Taste. Wood, earth. Pepper spice that prickles and lingers. Coffee.
Mouth. Rough spicy. Full bodied.
Overall: I enjoyed this one more than the Mole Surprise. I like the chocolate and chili combo.
keg at rbwg 3/5/11.
pours like speedway.
the heat and capsicum in this detract from an otherwise perfect imperial stout in both the flavor and mouth feel. 8/5/7/4/17 Terminus (3679) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 14, 2011
tap at RBWG as well as my hand-bottled growler i got from the tasting to sample at home. Man, im so glad i got to enjoy this beer on multiple pours. The growler i took home actually held up for many days even after opening. pours black with a lovely soapy brown head with great legs even as i poured the beer it had legs. nose of dark roasted char, wood, anise, dark chocolate-very complex and trying to get all the notes is tough here. lots going on. huge flavors, roast, char, black licorice, faint wood with some pepper showing up after the swallow and into the finish. the finish has the pepper but its well balanced by all the chocolate and char here. viscus body helps matters here and the beer is pretty well balanced being that its over 12%. im pleased with the palate here since its not overly hot minus the peppers. fantastic stout! way better than kopi! Tmoney99 (14365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Sample shared by alexsdad06. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Aroma was a heavy roasted peppers, strong coffee, dark chocolate and alcohol aroma. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy complex toasted malt, roasted peppers and chocolate flavor and a heavy complex dark chocolate finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.
daleharshman (1064) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Tap at O’Brien’s (Night of a Million Zillion Speedways) during the second annual San Diego Beer Week in November 2010. Aroma has lots of spicy smokiness from chipotles and a vegetable quality, but the coffee is still there as well. Flavor is sharp but not overpowering pepper flavors, dry smoke...the coffee is mostly overpowered by the strong spiciness. The peppers really shine through here and leaves only hints of the rich underlying coffee. It’s different but not as complementary as some of the other Speedways I sampled.
decaturstevo (6240) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Brown/black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of light chili, chocolate, and coffee. Peaty, chocolate and coffee. Medium bodied with good carbonation. smith4498 (3640) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Pours jet black with brown head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and some chilis. Similar flavors with noticeable heat from the chilis. Full body with soft carbonation. Another excellent Alesmith brew! juiceisloose (1473) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2011
1000th rating. Growler pour courtesy Daknole. Thanks Dak for sharing this awesome treat at Hunahpu day. This one pours a nearly pitch black color with some mahogany at the edges and topped by a small head of dark mocha colored foam that settles quickly and leaves micro spots of lace around the glass. The aroma is fantastic and shows typical of regular Speedway with the dark chocolate and fudge comprising the base along with the roasted coffee and the toasted caramel. The difference comes from the earthy, softly smoked chile peppers and the spicy heat that they bring. The chile pepper heat goes perfectly with the dark chocolate and coffee roast. The flavors follow suit with the rich, dark chocolate up front followed by the coffee roast and toasted caramel with the dry, smoky chipotle pepper spice and heat on the finish. The flavor didn’t disappoint at all and show a perfect balance between all the components. The palate is nearly full bodied and sufficiently dry thanks to the peppers with balanced carbonation that leads to a smooth chocolate finish and nice pepper heat. This is an awesome beer and right up there with Hunahpu in terms of pepper infused stouts. Great stuff and just really happy I was able to try this. Definitely worthy as a milestone beer. HonusWagner (2168) - Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2011 Thanks to Smith4498 for an awesome contribution to an awesome tasting!
Rich chocolate, subtle earthy coffee, strong notes of spicy chilies. Leaves a noticeable tingly burn on the back end of the palate. Goes down into the belly a bit too; not overwhelmingly hot, but certainly enough to cut into drinkability. A really, really good beer, regardless. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Black color/ tan head. Dark chocolate, black coffee, tobacco leaf, smoked pepper aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Chocolate milk, dark roast malt, black coffee flavors-- mild roasted pepper burn to finish--