rouhlas (3616) - GREECE - MAY 3, 2017 arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’ve had this twice. The first time was *the* first time, the unveiling of "The Shit" at Speedway’s own brewery during RBSG 2008 in SoCal. The second was pitcher pours from last year’s Woodshop in February. Each time it was phenomenal, but I still remember the awe it inspired at RBSG. Blew our fucking minds. It wasn’t the best thing I had ever tasted, but it surely competed for best Imperial Stout I’d ever tasted. My tasting notes from RBSG focus on the creaminess and purity of the coffee, both on the nose and in the mouth. It was smoothness, like the roastiness and other coffee flavors had been reduced to their essence and then enshrined in a beer that perfectly supported them. The overall impression was that it wasn’t as hoppy or as bitter overall as normal Speedway, but with an added warmth that wasn’t quite caramel and the full, delicious roast of the coffee shining through in a way that even non-coffee drinkers would love. The only criticism I might have (I feel dirty even using that word, criticism, with this beer) is that it’s pretty straightforward; there aren’t layers and layers of flavor. Just the perfectly developed, perfectly present deep, creamy, roasty deliciousness. Dope.
From 750 ml bottle thanks to kraddel! Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, caramel, bread. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium to full oily body with soft carbonation. Koelschtrinker (20403) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 9, 2017
Der malzige Antrunk wirkt trocken blechern, etwas holzig, mild alkoholisch. Etwas brotig, vergleichsweise langweilig. 11/12/11/11//11 jonas (7586) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle. Spicy, chili, light acidic, metallic. Black, brown lace. Dry, coffee, bitter chocolate, light minerals. Creamy chocolate pudding. Spicy, cinnamon, pepper, pumpernickel, chili choc finish. Toffee/praline/coffee finish. Beerhunter111 (20482) - P´Castle, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2017
75cl bottle. Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet chocolate, coffee, some wood. Taste of sweet chocolate, vanilla, hints of metallic hops... jfb (6270) - GERMANY - FEB 9, 2017
(bottle, speedway tasting) deepest brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of cherry juice and marzipan, rather metallic, with a touch of brown sugar icing, some caramel, cornflakes and strawberry syrup. flavour is mostly peanut brittle and dark rye bread, with lots of roasted malts, some dark chocolate and a hint of pigsty in the semi-dry finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
Ritzn (1412) - GERMANY - FEB 9, 2017
Black with brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, slight phenols, cocoa, ovomaltine, lacto. Taste is spicy with lots of sweet chocolate and bitter coffee. Very smooth with a spicy note on top. Long bittersweet finish. Good, slightly too spicy. SinH4 (4796) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma is fruity, espresso ground, black chocolate, metallic. Taste is espresso, black chocolate, metallic again. Very well-balanced. Nice, but a bit metallic - maybe a bit too old. tderoeck (9735) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2016
18/XI/16 - 75cl bottle @ Seb’s Farewell Tasting (Eugene’s place) - BB: n/a (2016-1331) Thanks to ElManana+1 for sharing the bottle!sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2016
Clear dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving some lacing in the glass. Aroma: roasted start, lots of chocolate, some coffee, very yeasty, some vanilla. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: sweet start, very roasted, bit sourish, alcohol, lots of dark chocolate, bit fruity. Aftertaste: hoppy, bitter, chocolate, very roasted, slightly sweet, hoppy, very roasted finish. Not getting too much coffee.
Bouteille 75cl courtesy of El Manana +1 @ Sebletitje’s Farewell Tasting.
Dégustée avec la version BA.
Brun foncée, col blanc-cassé.
Arôme offer un bouquet chargé niveau du café, malt grillé, caramel et bon chocolate.
Palais est épais, plein de malts, café est là sans être trop dominant ni sans avoir ce côté épicé de café ayant déjà un peu d’age. Carctère reste un peu sec, chocolate, grille avec un café plaisant qui arrive juste en retrait. ElManana (2079) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle shared @ Sebletitje’s Farewell tasting. Coffee, chocolate, pretty darn great, light bitter, nice!