Marko (6163) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 2, 2009
Bottle courtesy of ogivlado who shared it with me and heavy (huge HUGE thanks!) Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Poured a black body with a brown medium sized head that went away extremely slowly. The aroma is fine but a bit weak, oily roasty maltiness, coffee and tasty coffee, light alcohol. Extremely nice coffee notes in the taste, possibly the best I’ve ever had in a beer. Damn drinkable, almost no alcohol noticable. Earthy and, very light hop for a second. Not terribly complex but damn effective and likable. Surprised me. A great beer.
Black body, light brown head that lasts till the end with thick lacing. Toasty roasted notes that remind me of bacon to some degree. The alcohol was masked nicely amongst the complex body. Delicious. blutt59 (6585) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2009
UPDATED: APR 26, 2010 bottle, thanks to zdk09, pours like motor oil with no head, very nice and creamy chocolate and vanilla, sourness is much more muted in this one letting the other flavors be more pronounced and nuanced ledzeped503 (5) - Burlington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 31, 2009 does not count
2008 bottle, really nice deep brown color with malty brown mocha head, aroma has lots of good roasty coffee and chocolate, flavor is slightly sour with medium coffee, roasted nuts and caramel chocolate, lasting viscous finish
wow! This is the best beer i have ever had, hands down. Since drinking this amazing brew, my goal has been to find its equal. I just can’t, so I’m left with this wonderful beer. . .this thing is a monster. After pouring into a snifter, leaving the yeast in the bottle, you can smell chocolate, toffee, COFFEE, vanilla, caramel, everything. All these flavors are common in imperial stouts but somehow speedway pulls them all together better than any other beer into a glorious symphony for my taste buds. Do whatever you can to get a hold of this beer. I only wish I had the self restraint to age one of these babies for a year or so. . . mcbeyond (104) - Newport Beach, California, USA - OCT 27, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2013 I have been aging this bottle for at least 4 years. More integrated and more complex. Musty and foggy coffee, vanilla bean and dark chocolate. Beautifully viscous and complex. Long caressing finish similar to affogato, but with a gorgeous finish similar to red wine. Better than old vintages of Stone IRS? Hard to choose.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Bottle thanks to StFun. Dark brown, creamy but loose tan head. Lovely hot chocolate aroma, light coffee. Taste is more roasty, green coffee up front, some roasted malt, chocolate, light grassy bitter. WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Bottle. Pours a deep black color with a medium head. Flavor is thick and deep, notes of dark chocolates and fresh brewed coffee. Toffee, cognac, alcohol, coco wheats, this beer is insanely deep and welcoming. Full bodied and well done. Top notch. brokephibroke (315) - Mead, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Over the top delicious. On tap at the Neighborhood in San Diego. Coffee. But for sure the palate is what sets this masterpiece apart. Jonte (1496) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2009
Bottle. Bishops Arms Järntorget, Porterveckan. Black colour with a brown head. Aroma: roasted, coffee, coffee beans, some green/vegetal notes, dark berries. Flavor: roasted malt, coffee, dark berries, chocolate, caramel/toffee, some alcohol, some hop bitterness. caresville (106) - Vernon, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Split bottle with Paulp, drank as a celebration beer as the yankees beat the angels in 13 innings. pours straight black with a little ring of mocha on top. smells of dark chocolate and coffee among other things. tastes roasty, chocolatesque with tons of coffee.