bhensonb (15235) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle at California 10k shared by dodgrblu. Aroma is coffee, but seems a rather high class coffee. Med body or better. Flavor is extremely tasty coffee and a little chocolate. Finishes light/slightly treacle/malty. Delicious. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2010
Handbottled at home - thanks to Plovmand & doodler. Pitch black - brown edges. Coffee, burned, light boozy nose, chocolate, sweetness, high malty, lots of coffee, light bitterness, light tobacco, smokey finish, light hoppy, smooth body, a bit too sweet. Lovely fullbodied..... Nice treat. Scopey (14768) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2013
Bottle consumed at THE stouts tasting part 2, acquired via trade. It pours very dark brown with a thick tan head. The nose is rather rich, very earthy, roasted malt, rich coffee, peppery, wood, touch of smoke, toffee and cocoa. The taste is rich-roast, aniseed, liquorice, rich coffee, light acidity, bitter chocolate, some sweet toffee, ash, toast, burnt aspect, pepper and baking cocoa with a bitter, roasty finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. Tastes more bitter than regular speedway to me. Interesting and pretty tasty, but I definitely prefer the regular version! I have drank a full bottle of Speedway to myself, but this would be more of a challenge. djd07 (14564) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle thanks to Gibson. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong roast coffee and toasted biscuit. Medium mouth with sweet roast, nice bitterness from the coffee, toffee, dark chocolate, very nice. Tmoney99 (14497) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2011
RBWG 2011. Poured black color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Aroma was a heavy toasted malt, strong coffee and dark chocolate. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy complex toasted malt, vanilla and chocolate flavor and a heavy complex dark chocolate finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.
Lubiere (13915) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, bitter chocolate with licorice, celery salts, coffee, light soy sauce and molasses. In mouth, beautiful chocolate with coffee, light vanilla, warming alcohol, licorice and loads of alcohol, very good. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013. Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle @ The Lost Tasting Of Abbey Beers, late edition, Odense 2013. Black with a lasting tan head. Lots of coffee beans in the aroma, from putting your nose in a bag of espresso beans (good) to ashy, cold coffee (bad), along with dark chocolate, Sweetish, roasted flavour with licorice, coffee, and charcoal. Somewhat boozy alcohol kermis (13482) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle shared at the get Dean to 5000 tasting, as Dean’s 5000 - yay! Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of massive roast, espresso, dark chocolate, fudge. Flavour is over moderate sweet and heavy bitter. Full bodied but missing some of the complexity of other top end imperial stouts. That said, still excellent. Stuu666 (13433) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, toffee, soapy, taste is chewy toffee, chocolate, coffee, roasted. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2013
(750ml bottle, courtesy of Bman1113vr) Pours an opaque black body with a small creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and some vanilla. Excellent!