stupre (408) - Nanterre, FRANCE - AUG 20, 2017 BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2014 Had this on tap during the Speedway craziness going on, this time had the Hammerhead version. The rating here is for Hammerhead. Unfortunately walked in unknowingly that they had 12 Speedway varieties on tap. Because I didn’t pre register, was only allowed to have regular or the new "Hammerhead" with no explanation as to wtf Hammerhead was. Once I took a sip, it was obvious to me it must be some coffee. Also I would like to note that I was very sad I could not try the others :-(
Pours pitch black with a small mocha head on top, looking super creamy. Aroma of huge acidic earthy coffee, a hint of chocolate, and just more huge coffee and espresso. Flavor follows with massive espresso, earthy and spicy, lightly acidic, with some hints of chocolate fudge in the background. Slight warming alcohol and lingering espresso. This really highlights the huge amounts of coffee here. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Honestly, this blew me away. One of the best coffee stouts I have ever had.
Earlier Rating: 11/11/2012 Total Score: 4.1
This is my bottled, regular Speedway version rating. Pours black with frothy brown head. Aromas of bitter coffee, some hops, very roasty grains. Hint of chocolate. Smells more like a bold porter. Was hoping for more on the aroma (the only knock here and it is minor). Huge coffee flavor with a nice bitterness. A bit of a cocoa powder lingering on the palate. Another sip reveals a bit of dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel, lighter than I had expected but still pretty chewy. Love this because it doesn’t go all syrupy like some others. Really coffee forward with the right carbonation. Alcohol hidden but leaves a lingering warmth. Heavy lacing as it goes. Very nice. Really want to try the BA version.
1 pint can purchased @ Rockout Cave. Robe noire avec mousse brune. Café et chocolat. Alcool présent. popiela (899) - Poznañ, POLAND - AUG 20, 2017
Aromat kawowy, czekoladowy, delikatny alkohol. W smaku kawowe, brakuje ciała i intensywności. Goryczka niska, gładkie. BigMomma (251) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2017 Complex, fine, subtle espresso nose. Full bodied, delicate flavour, light alcohol warmth dry espresso finish lingering for some time. A subtle, well rounded, creamy, complex stout. Very enjoyable and much more subtle than expected. LazyPyro (1289) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2017
473ml can. Pours black-brown with a thin tan head. Aroma: roasted malt, dark fruits, coffee, caramel, toffee, quite rich. Taste: rich like the aroma with coffee, roasted malts, dark fruits, sweet toffee and caramel, dark chocolate, warming alcohol. Full bodied, smooth creamy mouthfeel, fine carbonation. A truly outstanding beer, and considering the ABV it’s actually quite easy drinking. fiery_1 (1363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2017
750ml bottle @ Alex’s. Vintage 2015
IowaBrewer (1) - - AUG 16, 2017 does not count
Pours an opaque black with a brown head. Nose is dark fruits, raisins, and toffee. Flavour is dark bitter coffee, dark chocolate, rich and smooth. Ending the night and it’s quite enjoyable.
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2017 Incredible beer. Thick dark pour with short lasting tan head. Aroma is dominated by Roasted notes, but they are not overwhelming in the flavor. Slightly warming. Heidbummer (686) - SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2017
Flight, Brewdog Edinburgh, Alesmith showcase. Pours midnight black, persistent tan head. Big booze, treacle, coffee, roasted nuts, burnt toast, charcoal aroma. Smooth as hell, but with a boozy warming finish. Massively complex, but well balanced taste of roasted coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, treacle, HP sauce hints too. Soft but with an enormous full mouthfeel. Tastes like a base for a thousand finishes (and there are) but probably wouldn’t be improved by tweaking. Great stuff. Fules (1265) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - AUG 13, 2017
Kicsi, nem túl tartós hab, fekete szín. Isteni, csokis, kakaós, kávés , aszalt gyümölcsös illat. Csokis, kakaós, aszalt szilvás-meggyes ízvilág, enyhe kávés és konyakos, földes aromákkal. Testes, enyhén szénsavas, erősen keserű, kissé száraz utóízzel. Nagyon finom, igazi nagyágyú.
coil (71) - - AUG 10, 2017
568ml can from Beergium.com. Black colour with medium beige head. Big roasted coffee, big espresso, pure coffee beans, big mocha, coffee cake, big dark fruits, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, dark chocolate brownie, roasted malts, toffee. Really well balanced and smooth, doesn’t feel like 12% at all. Really great. rumproasts (5427) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2017
can. thick black with small head. rich and malty, dark chocolate and coffee. definitely a fine stout, with extremely good balance of flavors. but given the reputation this one has, i was hoping for more. amazing that this is 12% but drinks as easy as it does.