paytoplay (146) - , California, USA - NOV 11, 2009
1% of the total worlds production of this coffee went into this beer. Very difficult to tell this is actually beer. Like nectar of espresso with a dark rich earthy huge blast of coffee aroma and flavor. Sticky but not sweet on the palate. Sampled in a Duvel glass that was perfect as the aroma was outstanding. Much different from the regular Speedway. There is no other coffee stout with more coffee flavor. I’m not a coffee drinker, didn’t matter here. This beer is outstanding. Somewhat similar to the oaked speedway with its creamy texture. In 1 word...Luxurious!
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Sampled at RBSG ’08, courtesy Peter at Alesmith. Pitch black pour, with a big creamy white-tan head and tons of wet carbonated creamy lacing. Nose is huge on coffee beans, creamy espresso, chocolate. Roasted notes are just big and expressive. Flavor is sublime. Premium coffee, roasted chocolate, ridiculously creamy and unbelievable. Extremely smooth and beyond delicious. Superb. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Ratebeer is making me do it again, another review from memory after this one got dumped from their data-base (the double coffee speedway ought to count too, but this site has become as childish as yelp). I remember this one as having a more distinct coffee taste from the original and a smoother roundness to the texture and taste. Jesterdeal (1986) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2013
I mean really? Aroma of super amazing coffee, cappuccino and vanilla bean. Taste is amazing. Roasty coffee is just right with chocolate sweetness and a chewy roast nut finish. Perfection. mcberko (18949) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
750mL bottle, pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma of deep complex coffee notes - amazingly complex and deep - along with a little roast, but the weasel poop shines. Flavour brings out amazingly complex coffee notes - holy shit - never knew a rare, complex coffee could amplify the regular Speedway Stout so much! Other than complex coffee, there are subdued notes roasted malt, and some unsweetened cocoa. Amazingly complex as highly drinkable. The best rendition of Speedway Stout I’ve had. Incredible.
illidurit (2458) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 12, 2009
On tap at RBSG 08. Totally black color with a very dark mocha head. Dense and sticky foam adorns the glass. Nose is zesty roasted coffee with a complex chocolate/alcohol note. Flavor is deep semisweet chocolate with an incredible roasted zing. Apparently you get what you pay for with the coffee in this beer, because it’s beautifully complex and rich, and unlike any coffee or coffee beer I’ve ever had. Very thick and luxurious on the palate. Warming with a nice medium finish. Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2009
RBSG ’08. Thanks to Peter for going above and beyond the call of duty! Poured rich, deep black with a creamy cap of dark tan head.. I don’t know that I’ve seen a better looking beer. The aroma was semi-sweet with perfectly roasted coffee first and foremost.. dark chocolate and toasty, oatmeal-ey sweetness complemented perfectly.. everything came together flawlessly. The flavor was deep and seductive with rich coffee, dark chocolate, and lighter nutty notes.. coffee bitterness was amplified by the otherwise invisible alcohol presence on the edges, and there was a faint glimmer of smoke.. long, splendid finish. Heavily-bodied with just enough carbonation to perfectly coat all the tastebuds.. dry and smokier on the back.. this was a masterpiece! MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Growler gift from Southern Johnny. Wow, Wonderful black pour with think milky tan head. The aromas of Chocolate, vanilla and earth tones had me twitching with delight.
A very smooth and well blended taste of coffee, dark chocolate and nuts (Almonds maybe?) The taste was pure ambrosia. I love BEER! dcschiller (2211) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2011 (on draught at RBWG 2011-Phoenix!). Many, many thanks to Dak and Joe for hooking this up. Pour black with tan head. Coffee aroma is noticeable from a foot or so away. Aroma has loads of coffee and chocolate. Taste is roasty coffee bitterness, but its balanced by the sweet malts. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Finish has a roasted coffee bitterness. The alcohol is well hidden. This is one awesome brew and lived up to the hype for me.