aleigator (945) - GERMANY - JAN 16, 2017
Yields a coal black color with a huge, creamy dark brown head.
Smells of sweet cold brew coffee, lots of milk chocolate and just a little hint of roast. Molasses and spicy licorice mingle into this foundation, producing a milk chocolate powder aroma.
Has a thinner, velvet mouthfeel, with flavors ranging from sweet to dry, without a lot of nuances in between, tied together by a lower carbonation.
Tastes of rock sugar and hot chocolate, molasses, surprisingly thin on the palate, with a slowly evolving coffee dryness. Once the coffee takes over, this begins to taste interesting, bringing flavors of dried herbs, earth, wood bark and sugared espresso beans to the palate, pungent and harmonious. Finishes bitter, bready and rustic, with its initial silkness.
If it wasn’t for the thin mouthfeel, with just a little more complexity to it, the beer could become mighty fine. As it stands, there is quite a bit unused potential to be found in here. RRistow12 (944) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Tasted from draft. Pours black with beige head. Aroma is robust coffee and some chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet with mild bitter finish. Flavors of coffee and dark chocolate. Very well done.
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From the tap at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours practically black worth abundant cappuccino foam. Aroma is dominated by a sweet toffee feeling, but also dried figs. Body is medium-dense, with moderate stickiness. Taste is sweet at start, but some enjoyable bitterness and a little spiciness come up almost immediately. Finish is clean enough, with some bitterness persisting. Tide (4367) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2017
From backlog. Draught at Fermetoren. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, nuts, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruits and a bit of licorice. Bitter finish with roasted malts, nuts, vanilla, dark fruits, chocolate, coffee and a bit of wood. Exquisite imperial stout. ogonczyk (465) - Ruda Slaska, POLAND - JAN 7, 2017
Coffee, chocolate praline aroma and taste. Smooth, full bodied with low carbonation and pleasant warming. Truly, one of the best.
jflopsu (1804) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Pours black with light brown head. A coffee, cobalt, and roasted make aroma. A sweeter taste than other speedways with a sweet malt and caramel, but also coffee and chocolate. A sweet and roasted malt and coffee aftertaste. Prokroustis (745) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JAN 5, 2017
Pitch black body, big brown head. Strong, sweet coffee aroma, heavy with mocha, crème de cacao liqueur. Very heavy but incredibly smooth palate. Extraordinary flavour with sweet and bitter coffee, mocha, caramel, dark chocolate, toffee, hazelnut. Incredible. Ahuth (665) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Draft pours her black. Palate is thick and sticky. The taste is coffee. Sweetness at first. Vanilla chocolate and coffee. Awesome beer anstei (2610) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 28, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2016 Bottle, organized by SinH4, many thanks! The aroma hints at what the mouth feels: Chocolate. Much more sweet chocolate than the regular Speedway, especially on the tongue. Cocoa, vanilla, coconut. Aroma is a tad mellow, everything else about this beer is absolutely stellar. SinH4 (6265) - Garching b. Mï¿½nchen, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2017 2016 Bottle, many thanks Max! Black color with beige head. Aroma is quite aromatic, molten chocolate, fresh espresso, with a hint of booze. Taste is viscous molten milk chocolate, espresso, vanilla, touch of coconut. Very silky mouthfeel. Absolutely amazing, but the aroma is just a bit too weak, else this would be completely over the top!
Older bottle, thanks Koelschtrinker! Sweetish, not as full-bodied as fresh.