Theydon_Bois (20462) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle at home, from an IP trade with Andy from CA, 25/09/13.
Borefts warm up rating on my own.
Pours mid black with a billowing tan head that stays for a chat then reduces to a covering of frothed up bubbleness.
Nose is dark roast malt, earthy tones, light cocoa powder, treacle toffee, roast coffee, milk chocoloate ice crea,.
Taste comprises dark roast malts, cocoa powder, rich coffee notes, peppery, molasses,
Full bodied, fine carbonation
Top draw impy stout 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle for rating #5400:   Black pour, large frothy brownish head, clingy lacing.   Sweet and ashy roasted malts, sweetened coffee, a touch of bakers chocolate.   Smooth coffee infused roasted malts.   Cocoa and bakers chocolate too.   Can’te tell if this is regular Columbian coffee or coffee beans pooped out a cats anoooose.   Still, tastes great, and is very smooth.   Warming, slight alcohol.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Lots of coffee and bakers chocolate on the exit.   Not real complex, not as chewy as I would like, but its an extremely solid, clean, and tasty coffee oriented Imperial Stout. drfabulous (8485) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Tasting at Kevin’s. Huge nose of alcohol and coffee. Sticky and slight bitterness. Boozy. Slight berry taste. holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Big thanks to the Alum for sharing this. You rock Adam. Pours black with a tan beige head. Lots of creamy roast aromas: chocolate, hints of coffee, vanilla, and caramel. Coffee sweet flavors. Lots of chocolate that’s bitter sweet. Roasty and sweet without too much of any one thing. Alesmith has always done well in balancing coffee with the roast and chocolate, this version is no exception. Complex really good stuff. 9/4/9/4/16 TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2013
750 ml bottle via daknole. Thanks, Dakine! Shared at Davinci’s wedding. Congrats, Beejay! Pours a thicker blackish hue, opaque and thicker, well hazed. Darker with legs on the swirl. Cakey brownish head sits atop and sticks around, laces well and remains a cakey layer. Aromas are bigger coffee, gentle spice. Toasty roast, dark chocolate, bakers cocoa. Cocoa, biscuits and caramel. Nice dryness, roast present. Initial is fuller bodied, but still quite dry. Not thick and brooding. Some good big dark chocolate, bakers cocoa, mellow roast and coffee. Middle is a bit roasty, firmer coffee element. Touch of mocha, espresso. Firm roasty biscuits, cocoa covered. Some vanilla, coolness with roast, toast, carmelization. Some dryness, roast as we hit the backend. Finish is dry, roasty, carmelized. Lingering medium coffee. Firm cocoa/bakers chocolate throughout. Richer silky body, mellow roast and dryness linger on. Quite tasty. Reminds you how good Speedway is, guys. Tasty.
shigadeyo (3766) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
kryon (3808) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2013
4/07/2011: Speedway Kopi... Aroma: Super rich, refined, high grade coffee, dark chocolate, devine; exquisite aroma profile with high grade coffee and a hint of Madagascar vanilla. Appearance: Near black in color with a thin, dark beige crown. Flavor: Really rish, semi-sweet and dark chocolate - SUPER GOOD! Rich, deep vanilla; nice caramel sweetness. Palate: Medium-full body; really fine carbonation; calm and smooth; mellow and milky. Overall: Really, really refined; TOTALY GOODNESS!
Rating #173 for this beer.
Pours dark as the night with a brown low head 5
Aromas of coffee, milk chocolate, brown sugar, 9
Taste and Palate is fantasticly creamy with a very nice mouthfeel full of coffee beans, chocolate, muscavado
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ktwse (5341) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
Pours black as night with tan head. Aroma of intense yet creamy coffee and vanilla and milk chocolate, some muscovado and bourbon barrel. Taste is gentle chocolate and cream sweet with a touch of balancing coffee bitterness. Loads of dried fruitl. Very controlled and just brilliant! Body is rich and creamy with soft carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone fletchfighters (1553) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2013
Thanks to Owen for providing this
750 ML bottle
Black color with a light tan head, good retention, lacing and ABV legs.
Nose is of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, dark roast. Well balanced and wonderful smell.
Taste is more towards the vanilla end of the spectrum but the coffee is wonderfully done. Not too acidic and not too roasty. Get the base elements of the beer and then the coffee. Excellent.
Medium bodied, low carbonation. Silky smooth. Wonderful beer for such a beast. IrishBoy (4228) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
750ml bottle from Alesmith. Nose is marsupially pooped coffee, chocolate, roast, and a hint of vanilla. Black with a big, heavy lacing cinnamon tan head. Flavor is chocolate, expresso, white pepperiness, light bitterness, and light sweetness.