DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2018
12/28/2016 -- from notes: 10oz on tap at Lucky Dog Grille. Black color, with a good light brown head. Leaves good lace. Nice complex coffee aroma over top the roast malt -- seeing that blueberry. Earthy, roasty, cocoa. Bigger body, kind of chewy, kind of slick on the palate. Kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Moderate sweet taste, but not at all sugary nor cloying. Drinks heavy and thick, but otherwise hides the alcohol pretty well. No burn nor bite and little warmth even, for the 12%. Moderate-plus bitter taste balances out the sweetness a bit. A great coffee imperial stout. Another solid speedway variant, with an interesting coffee feature. ljthiessen (1507) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 15, 2017
Bottle. Fairly mild compared to other Speedway variants. Subtle coffee and chocolate. Quite tasty, but overall not a standout compared to other versions. skortila (6012) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2017
On tap @ BeerTemple. 15cl sample. The aroma has roast, coffee, vanilla, hint of fruits.Black coloured beer with not much head. The taste is sweetish with bitterness, some roast, coffee beans, hint of fruit, chocolate. The body is not as creamy as the original, lighter actually. Borresteijn (7602) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2017
On tap at Beer Temple. Black, no head. Aroma of cola, coffee, roasted malts, later on more chocolate and some bourbon notes. Flavour is sweet, roasted malts, some green coffee, coffee, dark chocolate. Medium bodied. Totally different from the original. mariuspoenari (3179) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2017
On tap at the Beertemple. Very dark brown pour with a thin, fine-grained tan head. Notes of chocolate, cocoa, roasted coffee beans, brewed coffee, light smoke. Silky-smooth texture, full body, low carbonation. Excellent mouthfeel, nicely balanced aromas. Very nice!
ryanfolty (2655) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2017
November 11, 2017 - tap at Beer Temple in Amsterdam. Black pour with nice head. Aroma was roast, chocolate and coffee. Taste was consistent with aroma, but also had light fruit. Came 4,000 miles for a Cali beer, nice. superspak (6216) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2017
16 ounce prowler into snifter, filled on 11/4/2017. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a small dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big nutty medium roast coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, vanilla, cream, brown sugar, and toasted dark bread; with lighter notes of smoke, molasses, raisin, berries, herbal, wood, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, coffee, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of huge nutty medium roast coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, vanilla, cream, brown sugar, and toasted dark bread; with lighter notes of smoke, molasses, raisin, berries, herbal, wood, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very mild herbal hop and roasted coffee bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of nutty coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, vanilla, cream, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, light dark fruit/smoke, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, coffee, and light earthy hop flavors; with an awesome roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying/acrid flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from hop/roast bitterness. Light-medium carbonation and very full body; with a very creamy, silky, velvety, and rich mouthfeel that is amazing. Slight slickness, chalky roast/coffee, and hop stickiness. Alcohol is very well hidden; a mildly increasing warmth of 12% lingering after the finish. Overall this is an amazing imperial coffee stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, coffee, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV. Not quite as amazing as the base beer, but unique in it's own right. Not as intense on the nose, but carbonation may be the factor. The African coffee adds a unique intensified dark fruit/berry note to the beer; and you get the same backing malt complexity otherwise. Not as intense on hop character and roast/char bitterness as well. A highly enjoyable offering as expected. Mesjasz (1726) - Lodz, POLAND - NOV 1, 2017
Tap. Nice and strong aroma of coffee, some chocolate, caramel. Taste is nicely balanced between bitter and sweet. Nice and thic mouthfeel. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2017
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, berries, coffee, caramel, toffee, and oak. Flavor of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, raisins, berries, and coffee. beerplace (2316) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2017
Taster at Elizabeth Station. Pours an almost black with a dark beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, some chocolate notes. Taste is moderately to high sweet, with subtle coffee and fruity notes. Very nice.