JohnnyJ (5545) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at night off a million zillion speedways 2012 at obriens. Dark black pour, with a thin tan head. If you like black licorice this is good, if not then don’t try this beer. Strong black licorice in the flavor and aroma, fennel, star anise, and light notes of the speedway chocolate character. No subtly in this beer.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at O’Brien’s for Night of a Million Zillion Speedways. Pours ink with minimal red foam. Nose is heavy star anise, licorice root, fennel bulb. Quite intense. Taste is star anise, fennel, root. Very intense and earthy. Licorice comes out superbly. Could be a love it or hate it type of flavor for many. Successful.