DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2018
3/23/2016 -- from backlog notes: 2016 draft. Good lace. Bigger coffee than probably any other speedway I've tried, which I love. Touch of dark choc. Bigger, chewy body. Bigger bitterness. Light bite on the finish. Awesome overall. ZacM612 (876) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2017 Aged bottle shared by BelgianBeerGal. Opaque oily-looking brown with a beige head. Chocolate with a dark coffee finish and a little warmth from the inside out. Nice. BelgianBeerGal (4286) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2017
2016 bottle picked up from the brewery that has aged in the laundry room cabinet for a year. Really pretty nice. Heavy malt sweetness with light booziness. I really don't get a ton of coffee, a little as it warms, but its still pleasant. Gerbeer (4210) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2017
On tap. Pours black with moderate tan head. Aromas of rich ground coffee, nutty chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malts. Rich flavours of coffee, bitter dark chocolate, chicory, sweet vanilla and creamy smooth roasted malts. Great stuff. PotjeBier (3912) - 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 (248) - 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 (2570) - 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 (2057) - 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 (6349) - 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