whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - AUG 11, 2011
On tap at ba speedway release pour jet black smelled like a fresh coat of tar and vanilla ice cream kaki head it was almost as good as the ba speedway it’s self Boom.
HopMasterFlex (108) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Earlier Rating: 6/20/2011 Total Score: 4.9
had 9 or 10 of them at ba speedway release it was a super sexy jet black pour slight hint of coconut nose with some vanilla notes supe great to have this treat at 9am
This beer was awesome. I had a ton of it and Alesmith release and it got better with each sample. It smells like classic speedway with a slight coconut and mild vanilla. The marraige of the coconut and the vanilla was flawless and really made this beer superb. I even went as far as to put 1 oz of BA Speedway into 3 oz of the coco vanilla speedway and it just about did me in. Excellent brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2012
On tap are O’Brien’s for million zillion night
A dark black body and no head. Same with all of them
S-redonkulous. Great vanilla and coconut. Like a Carmel delight
T-follows the nose. Just absolutely incredible. Wow
M-medium body and smooth. So smooth
O-known to me as #4. Amazing doesn’t even begin to describe this beer. If only it looked better... badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 7, 2013
On tap at brewery. Black with a thick creamy tan head. Huge and amazingly beautiful floral coconut, dark chocolate, vanilla, and coffee aroma and taste with a nutty chocolate and toasted coconut finish. Outstanding. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2010
1st rating of this brew, and first tick in a long time for me. Tried this today at Obrien’s amidst a sea of people and an unseasonably hot November evening. This seems to be everyone’s favorite from this new speedway styled flight. I really liked this and I’m not a coconut fanatic like some people. Pours black with a lighter whiter head than I’m used to with speedway. Nose is big on the coconut, very very appealing. The taste is fantastic, its like speedway with coconut, the fact that coconut is toasted is also quite evident. YUM.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Served on tap at O’brien’s Night of a Million Zillion Speedways. Was able to get two samples of this one. The appearance is the usual Speedway deep black hue with a medium roasty brown head. The aromas took some swirling to really come out but once unleashed the warm roasted coconut exploded out of the glass. The flavors are just as great. Crazy warm coconut milk, and toasted coconut flakes. They must of used a tone of coconut here. The coffee flavors are also really nice in here (or just stuck on my tongue). Very sweet but naturally sweet and well integrated. Creamy and smooth mouth, and very easy to go down. Another fantastic Speedway and again I hope they continue to make this gem. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2011
A huge thanks to someone who saved me a precious taste of this amazing brew. The coconut was the most noticeable flavor and aroma with the vanilla being subtle and delicious. What a treat and I am very glad I could support Peter and the Alesmith crew in person. LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Listed as Alesmith Toasted Coconut and Vanilla Bean Speedway at A Night of A Million Zillion Speedways 11/12/11 at O’Briens Pub in SDZekada (427) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2015
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a mere tan ring.
Aroma: Easter chocolate covered coconut egg. Confection sugar and chocolate big time.
Taste: Toasted coconut. Milk chocolate. Roast. Vanilla bean.
Mouth. Full bodied, creamy.
Overall: Mind-blowingly amazing. Up there with Hunahpu’s. The best variant of Speedway imo.
Aroma has some coconut, sweet malts, and chocolate. Pours black with a small brown thick head. Taste is sweet and thick, with some malts and chocolate. Palate is really thick and nice. Overall one of the better beers of the CBC, tasteful and rich palate. JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 17, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2011 Sample at the BA Speedway release. Pitch black with a tan head, pretty standard. Milk chocolate, toasted coconut, real vanilla bean, dark chocolate, balanced by a very nice slight roasty coffee. It’s tastes like those nice dark chocolate coconut balls while enjoying a good cup of espresso. Excellent dessert beer, wish I could have had more.
Earlier Rating: 11/8/2010 Total Score: 4.6
Tap at O’Briens. Pitch black pour, tan head. Milk chocolate, nuts, delicious coffee blend, mmmm roasted coconut, light hint of vanilla. The flavors work so well together, smooth and completely covering up the alcohol. Amazing beer, one of my favorites.