AirForceHops (7244) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2013 vintage, shared bottle out of Adam Jackson’s cellar. Can’t thank you enough!!
The nose has a strange Earthiness that I can only connect to fresh cut blades of grass. NOT hops but the grass after you cut it and it sat on the ground awhile. The flavor is dark fruits, roast and a finely brewed, subtle coffee bean. Earthy flavors. Unlike any coffee bean I have ever experienced before. The uniqueness of this brew overwhelms me. This is unlike any other coffee stout I have ever had. I do NOT gives ratings like this often. This is worthy. ryanfolty (2553) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2013 March 16, 2013 - bottle via trade. Black pour with big head that lasted and nice lacing. Aroma and taste were a deep rich coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and some dark fruit. Very smooth to drink and a slightly dry alcohol finish. angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle thanks to Bman1113vr (who really needs to visit Texas more often and bring beer like this). Black pour with a huge tan head. Nose is HUGE coffee, earth, not fusel at all (considering), incredible! The coffee notes on this beer are just off the chain. Very deep and complex nose. Flavor: coffee, coffeee, with some coffee notes and undertones of coffee, with earth and roast as well. Silky mouthfeel. AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler. Pours black with a beautiful tan head that leaves minuscule lacing. Aromas are cream, coffee, dark fruit (blackberry, black cherry and plum, roast, licorice, cola and brown sugar. Flavors start with cream and vanilla, then coffee, toffee, caramel, plum, roast malt and blackstrap molasses. Palate is thick and gorgeous with a silkiness and decadence that is absent from a lot of beers. Overall, this is a stellar beer that really sets the bar for coffee stouts; completely amazing beer! Art (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Been waiting for awhile to try this one. Regular Speedway is one of my favorites. BA Speedway is killer. Now onto the Kopi series. Pours adeep brown and sits black in the goblet. The signature tan foam remains around the glass after the head falls. Definitely has a sweet spot temperature-wise. The aroma is similar to standard Speedway, sweet, chocolatey, alcohol. Not really any coffee notes yet. The bitterness of the coffee comes through in the taste. This one is almost a bit sweeter than the standard version but seems a bit harsher on the back end of the taste it seems like the alcohol isn’t masked as well. I will still enjoy all 750ml.
jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 31, 2013
750ml bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of strong coffee, a lot of roasted malts, some chocolate, a little dough, and some light bitterness. Flavor very, very strong of coffee with a good Imperial stout under it. Smooth texture. A great beer. Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - NOV 14, 2013
750 ml bottle. An opaque pitch black beer, with a large, frothy, lacing, mostly lasting brown head. The aroma is heavily malty (very strong coffee, chocolate, caramel, roasted grain), with notes of licorice, alcohol, prunes/dark fruits, and a touch of vanilla. The flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium to full body, velvety/creamy texture, soft carbonation, very long finish with moderate bitterness, moderately alcoholic. Spectacular aroma, full of spicy, aromatic coffee and other nice aspects. Sweet taste, but less than expected. Surprisingly "thinner" and with a less creamy mouthfeel than the regular version and the booze feel is, in one word, perfect. JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle. Aroma: Coffee bomb! chocolate, coffee, and roasted qualities. Taste is coffee, chocolate with creamy finish. Clean, smooth and full bodied. Vietnamese is better in my opinion, but this is nothing short of greatness! Abijen (2571) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Thanks to Countbeer. Pours a pitch black beer with a beige head. Smells delicious. Coffee, chocolate and roasted. Tastes some fruitiness, heavy coffee and chocolate. Low carbo, thick body and a sticky texture. Awesome. budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle courtesy of DCshiller. Dark pour with an insane 3 finger head that lingers forever. Aroma of roast, vanilla, coffee beans, and tobacco. The taste is smooth coffee, cocoa powder, and dark roasted grains framed in vanilla.