Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Beer pours black with a tan head. The aroma is strong chocolate with a little bit of coffee and roasted malt. The flavor has more coffee than the aroma but the beer finishes with a nice chocolate flavor, which gets stronger as it warms. There is also a bitter chocolate note that really works well with this beer. You get a little alcohol in the flavor as well. The mouthfeel is very creamy and makes this beer absolutely delicious. This is one of the best stouts I have ever had and I will definitely try it again. milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 11, 2010
I was disappointed in this one...certainly did not live up to the hype. Aroma had some coffee/roasted notes and not much else. Flavor was mainly tart/sweet, with only a background of coffee/roasted malt. Would have thought the mouthfeel would have been thicker. Definitely not worth the hype or the price. WVHouseofBeer (1107) - West Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2010
This is a great beer by AleSmith (as I have come to expect from one of the best breweries in the US). Pours pitch black with a nice tan head, and some lacing. The aroma is of coffee and roasted malts. Nice coffee flavor finishing with some dark chocolate, and a very heavy body. This is definitely something I will buy to put in the cellar if I can find it again. kromamc (192) - ITALY - JAN 8, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2011 ke bomba!! questo è veramente un birone!... un bel nero opaco con schiuma marrone.. al naso si sente un equilibrio incredibile di malto torreffato cacao coffee beans e luppoli americani di sottofondo.. in bocca è morbida e cioccolatosa con l’amaro del luppolo ke si miskia al caffè....strepitosa! gringo332 (645) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Glorious pitch black pour. Large tan head. Chocolaty coffee aroma. Very silky mouthfeel. Taste is a lovely chocolate/malt flavoring but has a ridiculous coffee flavoring. Finish has a little bitter chocolate flavoring. Very good.
lassem (660) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2010
Another bottle from the tasting in the christmas days. Thx for sharing this bottle M. This is really a black thing. The beer is all black with some of the darkest crowns I.ve seen - Unfortunately its fading way too quick. Its a shame. The aroma is really nice and multible. Theres is tons of coffee, burned malts, lacorice combined with some mild sour notes like pears . The first thing I think of when I taste this is english sweet and bitter lacorice - add to that som stickin alcohol burned malts and nice and agressive bitterness. barak316 (107) - Elyria, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2010
The palate is full bodied, creamy with a though crispyness - very nice palate.
In every way I find this one much better and way more complex and balanced that its bourbon aged big brother.
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2010 Probably the best stout I have ever had. Pitch black apperance, smelled of chocolate and coffee and tasted like dark chocolate and coffee beans with an unbelievable smooth finish. Overall this was one the best beers i have ever tried, can’t wait to try it again. pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Bottle courtesy of DA from Fever...thanks! Pitch black, smells deeply of coffee and chocolate. Some dark fruits, but overwhelming coffee and chocolate in the taste as well. To be honest, one of the finest beers I’ve ever had....I cannot wait to drink it again. HonusWagner (2232) - Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2010 Pitch black with a nice head and lacing all the way to the bottom of the bottle. Aroma is of strong coffee, with some chocolate and berry notes coming through. As I got to the bottom of my glass I also noticed some slight boozy scents, but they were pleasant rather than overpowering. I wish the nose was slightly stronger, because it smells very good. The taste and mouth feel are absolutely jawdropping. Dark roasted coffee, chocolate, Dr. Pepper (?) and a delicious back end like a lightly sweetened latte. Palate coating, sticky, full bodied but not overly viscous. Insanely drinkable, low alcohol burn. For the money, for the ease of acquisition, and for the ability to be consumed at any age or level of freshness, Speedway Stout might be the best beer in America. Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Huge thanks to Cavie. Jet black pour with a big, thick brown head. Aroma is espresso beans, vanilla bean, dark chocolate, roasted malts, and caramel. Big flavor. Cream, caramel, toffee, coffee, and blackened malts. Warm feel with a great aftertaste. Beautiful.