Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2002
As dark as they get, huge chocolate brown head, sheets of lace that last to the very end. Nose Coffee, choclate, malt, sweet and quite a pleasure to quaff. Front is sweet, the top full, creamy, the finish hop bitter, dry, lightly acidic. The 12 percent ABV, will definately ’Warm’ your ’Tummy’, ’World Class’, and another ’Magnificent Beer’ from a World Class Brewery, Thanks to the ’Master Brewer’, Skip Virgilio, for another great beer. Pooter99 (2) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 11, 2002 does not count
An incredible Stout that exceeded my every expectation. AleSmith has a fine history of quality and Speedway is no exceptions. Delightfully robust, but somehow very smooth. It has a very full body, but the alcohol is barely present in the taste. Mostly, it just provides a rich variety of dark coffee and chocolate with a sharp aftertaste. 666seth (229) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2002
Lame label but surprise inside! One of the best stouts I ever placed my lips on its bottleneck! Well it is a Coffee stout (as the label says) so don’t be surprised if you taste coffee HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Oh my, is this heaven in a glass. can you say ahhhh oohhhh... This is a beer that is very dangerous for me, pete rocks!!!!!! This beer has such a wonderful smell, taste and color. Can you say excitement..... I say this beer rocks, all and everyone should have it and enjoy it as I have!!!!! mardermax (71) - santa cruz, California, USA - MAY 11, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2004 750 ml. bottle (2002): this beer is sooo dank. oh my. smells of nice espresso, and roastyness. oof, little to no alcohol aroma. jet black with a caramel thick creamy head. it’s incredibly smooth and aromatic as you sip it down. There’s been a bottle in my cellar for 3 months, and it is UNBELIEVEABLE. The coating is clean, smooth and flavorful. The feeling is euphoric...im sooo down with this beer. pure bliss. .. The velvet carpet has been unrolled. I want the barrel aged.
DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2004
A big thank you to Lord Gorlock for this one. As the brew ejaculates itself out of the bottle into my tulip glass it reveals a deep obsidian color, with a substantial tan head. The aroma wafts hungrily toward my olfactory glands, revealing itself with coffee, chocolate, cabernet, prunes, nuts, licorice. The first sip reveals a plethora of flavors which drive my taste buds into orgasmic nirvana. Tastes of the above aromas, and revealing velvety chocolate syrupy, cinnamon, hazlenut flavors after the repour. This one had some elements of Brooklyn BC Stout, some elements of Stone RIP, and some elements of Old Heathen...even a tad of DFH Worldwide. This beer is big, with well hidden alcohol, and perhaps the best aroma, complexity, and finish of any stout (or any beer for that matter) that I have ever had. You must try this stuff. I gave Stone RIP a 4.8, and had this one side-by-side with the Stone, and this one edges the Stone RIP ever so slightly.....but that’s sort of like choosing between banging Carmen Electra and Pam Anderson. Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2004
I love this beer. Its two of my favorite things: beer and coffee. Its like mixing the two just right. Black as night and dark as my soul. Love it. 76oz (4) - California, USA - OCT 17, 2004 does not count
I love this beer. As black as a blackhole with a muddy tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and roasted barley. Silky mouth feel but full body. Taste of coffee with cream and choclate. Even starbucks couldn’t create something taster. With a warm alchol finish this is one of the best stouts of all times. wish (14) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2005
it is the best. it’s like chocolate fudge and dark chocolate covered expresso beans. if you haven’t had it yet, you really need to.