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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Speedway Stout brewed with Vietnamese Coffee and no Lactose

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
umich03jm (2043) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle thanks to dogday. Shared at Jeff’s. Pours black with a medium sized creamy head that fades to ring and leaves some oily webbing. Aroma is an awesome mix of fresh lightly roasted coffee beans with rich chocolate cake. Hints of vanilla and caramel too. Taste is up there with the best beers I’ve had. Chocolate cake, fudge, fresh coffee beans, caramel, very light roast, and toffee. I love the sweetness is light to moderate even though it’s exploding with rich chocolate. Ultra smooth and creamy finish. Amazing beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Courtesy of umich03jm Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy chocolate, roasted coffee, a touch of molasses, and anise. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights around the edges of the glass. It had a one finger light brown head with pretty good retention and leaves some thin webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with chocolate, caramel, and a touch of molasses. The finish has moderate roasted coffee, faint vanilla, and a hint of alcohol. It?s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Overall, this may be the best non-BA Speedway I?ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deekyn (1208) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
A- pours a fluid opaque black with a rich tan head that does not really linger, but clings to the edges of the glass. S- strong coffee, chocolate, cocoa,, earth, vegetables. Oak. Some sweet spice as well and stinging tang from cocoa. M- watery and oily medium palate with a medium body and favorable carbonation. T- the obvious coffee and chocolate to begin. Some tanginess in the middle with oak, alcohol, . endings is long and powerful coffee, chocolate and mild peppery spice in the back of the throat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3371) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2014
25.4 oz bottle, my rating #3100! Ebony with a tan head. Nose is coffee, plum, chocolate and caramel. Medium to full body with a sharp tang. Taste is rich coffee, dark chocolate, port wine and bitter dark roast. Great depth in the coffee notes. Yum, yum.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol (875) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Big thanks to DocJ007 for sharing this one with us last night at our monthly tasting.

A - Pours jet black with a nice one finger tall tan head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving small streaks of lace down the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of intense fresh brewed coffee, bit of bakers chocolate, dash of vanilla extract, molasses, dark fruits, plenty of dark roast and some light booze. The coffee is intense and yet it doesn’t completely overshadow the supporting aromas.

T - Starts off with with a huge blast of fresh brewed vietnamese coffee that never really fades away. Hints of vanilla, molasses, bakers chocolate, dark fruits and plenty of dark roast help round it all out. Booze grows as it warms up but never really gets in the way of the flavors. Finish is pretty roasty with a bit of sweetness, lingering long after the finish.

M - Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Heavy, roasty feel from start to finish. Pretty easy to consume all things considered.

O - I have wanted to try this one for a long time and I am really glad it lived up to my expectations. The coffee was stronger than the Kopi version which was a pleasant surprise, yet it was still pretty easy to consume. After mixing some of this with the BA speedway we drank right after it it’s safe to say that I would love to see a BA version of this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1923) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Wowie. Bottle shared by Dave. Aroma is espresso, french vanilla, chocolate cookies, and roast coffee. Pours black brown with a small to medium creamy tan head. Taste is deliciously smooth with espresso, hazelnut, chocolate, and vanilla beans. Really creamy with the coffee roast taste blending perfectly with the booze (which does NOT taste like 12% at all). Just an expertly crafted coffee stout. Thanks, Dave!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones (5980) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2014
sample at Food Bank bottle share. great great score. black pour, fuller bodied. big roast, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla notes. delicious

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (3305) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle. Last one... Pours opaque black, medium supper creamy brown head, great lacing. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, ashtray, molasses, chocolate. Flavor is much the same, light plus sweet and medium bitter, some coffee acidity. Rich creamy full mouthfeel, lingering bitter finish. Tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9084) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle at BIG FRIDAY, massive thanks to our host Bruce for this mega want, 03/01/14. Pitch black with a tan head that dissipates to a pond and edgework. Nose is sweet chocolate, coffee, brown sugars, sweet notes, toffee fudge. Taste comprises faint booze, chocolate crusted raisens, light lactic tang, faint coffee notes, dark fruits. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, sweet closure. Solid impy but a few notches short of what I’d hoped for, didn’t get much of a coffee hit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ataraxia (377) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Dark brown, almost black, opaque, moderate beige head. Sweet aroma of roasted coffee beans, brown sugar, hints of vanilla, caramel malt, and milk chocolate. Slick, slightly oily sweetness, full-bodied but not too heavy, and creamy smooth. A little bit of dryness in the finish; alcohol is very well masked.

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