ADfan (877) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
On tap at Alesmith it is almost black in the glass with a small head. Aroma of coffee and vanilla. The coffee continues in the taste but not as heavy as there regular Speedway. There is a little bit of molasses and vanilla. Long smooth finish. Iphonephan (7558) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2012
On draft at alesmith near san diego. Pours black with a thick brown head. Coffee and chocolate aroma. More coffee, raisins, and red currants. Fabulous.
pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Growler fill much thanks to alex for the opportunity... Pours a deeper shade of stout, slick and oily, and topped with a thin film of tannish head... Aroma of smooth vanilla and a sweetened coffee nature. Almost a touch of coconut involved to boot... Flavors are more of the same with smooth chocolate and roasted notes with touches of lactose sweetness. Fuller bodied with light to medium carbonation. Semi-sweet with a touch of faint earthy bitterness on the backend. thome50 (1295) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
On tap at Alesmith. Pours a deep black with light brown/khaki color. Aroma is heavy coffee, cacao, frosting and more coffee grounds. Taste is super coffee forward. Coffee bitterness, slight sweetness but balanced compared to what I was expecting. Creamy, milk texture. Overall, pretty nice and always a nice version of speedway. dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Excellent, super smooth version of speedway. Coffee is less bitter, very smooth with hazelnut and chocolate flavors. Aroma is fantastic. Goes down way too easy for the alcohol. It’s thick and rich and fantastically easy to drink a super huge beer.
GarrettB (1733) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Winter 2011 - This is the third version of of the Speedway Stout I’ve sampled. The first was the original. Second came the Speedway Stout with BA blend. Now is time for the Vietnamese coffee, which I’m hoping will brighten up an otherwise dark and oily palate. The aroma smells similar. So similar in fact that between these bold and brooding beers I can’t pick out a significant difference. However, the flavor is noticeably softer, and sweeter like a Thai iced tea. Its creamier, with a discrete sweetness I find most familiar in milk stouts. There’s also a heavier emphasis on a dark chocolate flavor, 80% plus, and trickling throughout the flavor sensation. It’s amazing, but they just keep making the Speedway Stout better and better. What’s next in the list of permutations for this hallmark brew? brokensail (16696) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Black in color with a finger of khaki colored head. Super strong and rich coffee aroma to this. Strong creaminess in te form of chocolate, a light vanilla note, and a good roasted malt character. Light graham cracker sweetness to it as well. The coffee really dominates the flavor as well. A touch of ash, lots of roast, and some bitter dark chocolate. Not as sweet as the nose, but nice toffee and molasses flavor. FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of rich roasty coffee, dark chocolate, espresso, some dark fruit and a sweet cocoa. Flavor has much the same, very rich chocolate and sweet cocoa, the coffee really adds a nice new level to an already very good beer. Full body and a soft carbonation. Excellent kathouse (1942) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - AUG 3, 2012
This stout looks and smells like the other speedway versions since all contain coffee, but the Vietnamese coffee adds a really nice flavor not in the others. This was a cask version that had a well balanced carbonation level. Coffee is prominent with a very good contrast to the chocolate and roasted flavors. Best coffee adddition. Wish this was available in the bottle. mephisto (1301) - TAIWAN - AUG 1, 2012
Tasted at the alesmith tasting room. Jet black with little head, this tastes just like the standard speedway stout to me. ie. damn good!