brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 12, 2012
As with all Speedway: the beer is black and has a tan head. Wow, what a nose. Lots of raw coconut and vanilla which play very nicely with the intense roast, coffee, and dark chocolate aromas of Speedway. The flavor is almost like chewing on fresh shredded coconut. Tons of vanilla to it as well. A nice sweetness of chocolate and toffee, plenty of roasted malt and coffee, too. Just a fantastic beer. 50belair (3656) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2014
On tap at the brewery for Speedway Grand Prix. Dark brown pour with a light brown head. Big coconut and vanilla bouquet. Huge vanilla and coconut notes work uber well with dark roasted malt and expresso notes. Fantastic, my favorite treatment... aleksander9 (1786) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
-Short review cbc- huge coconut, coffee, roasted malt and molasses. Round and balanced, yet intriguing. vjohans (763) - SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2015
@yellow cbc 2015
coffee, chocolate, coconut,full body, heavy sweet, medium bitter rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2015
Draught at CBC 2015, yellow session, with Ken, Colin, Reuben and Alex. Opaque black beer with a nice brownish head. Roasted chocolate and coffee aroma, licorice, tar, raisins, floral notes, dark chocolate vanilla, coconuts. Roasted tar and coffee flavor, coconut, cocoa powder, soot and tar, licoricem vanilla, warming alcohol. Full bodied and a great beer.
Rasmus40 (21140) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
CBC. Black with a lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, coconut and vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Oily. 010515 chrisv10 (17583) - DENMARK - JUL 19, 2015
CBC. Black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice and vanilla. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, liquorice, coconut, medium sweet, hop and medium bitter. ansalon (3904) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2015
Pours black with a low tan head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, coffee and caramel. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, coffee, roasted nuts, slight coconut and caramel. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety with low carbonation. slowrunner77 (12133) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Hawaiian Speedway without the Hawaiian coffee. Gotta say, there was a noticeable drop off. Not bad. This is a great beer instead of a world beater, but there WAS a difference. Greener coffee, less smooth on the body (3.4-4 instead of a 4.5 on the body). Still great just not AS great. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 16, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2012 Sample (thanks to a friend at the release, I missed the samples they were pouring earlier in the day). Pours with a pitch black and viscous body with a small tan head. Some mild lace, okay retention. Aromas of coconut (as stated) that reminds me a bit of medium toast french oak, coffee, vanilla (not too sweet), dark roast, chocolate, richness and alcohol. A bit of a lactose note. Rich flavors: coconut and vanilla cocooned by the rich chocolate and coffee notes (and alcohol). Minimal bitterness, but the beer is not cloying. Smooth, lightly warming (mellow, but you can feel it in your stomach), velvety texture. Amazing, wish I could have gotten a full sample (or two, or three...).
Fuller sample at the Full Pint Anniversary event. Murky near black hue, very slight brown head. Aromas are straight almond joy, huge chocolate fudge and vanilla. Otherwise pretty clean. Flavors are of vanilla, mild bitterness, coconut, cocoa, banana and lots of chocolate. Booze is under control. Silky mouthfeel. Really excellent. At a 4.3 I am still probably under-rating it.