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Speedway Stout is a HUGE Imperial Stout, with pounds and pounds of coffee added during conditioning for a little extra kick! This is a limited-edition Formula and it'll definitely get you racing! It is available in 750 ml. champagne bottles. Appearance: Jet Black, with a toast-brown head. Flavor: Starts with a strong coffee and dark chocolate sensation, then fades to a multitude of toasty, roasty and caramelly flavors. Finishes with a nice fullness but dry enough not to be cloying. Aroma: COFFEE! And some other stuff. And coffee. Mouthfeel (body/texture): Velvety smooth texture. Clean and crisp, full-bodied. Warmth from the high alcohol content lightens up the feel a bit. Still, you won't fool your taste buds -- this beer is HUGE!


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2007
Bottle: Pours pitch black with a nice brown head that fades fast but leaves a thin layer that lasts. Aroma of cream and coffee and some malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is quite thick and creamy with a good amount of malty sweetness but a big bitter coffee and hidden hops. Extremely rich and heavy brew, leaves lingering chocolate and coffee flavor on the tongue. Definitely a beer that you cant drink too much of in one sitting though. Split the 22oz bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2008 Canít say much here that hasnít already been said. Nice and smooth, couldnít taste any alcohol. Incredible roasty flavor. One of the best stouts I have ever had.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2007
Thanks to moejuck for the bottle. Pours deep brown with a nearly large head. Spare lacing. Strong aroma of coffee beats the glass to my nose. Also dark roasted malts, chocolate and grass hops.
Flavor was espresso, first and foremost, with a bit of hops, chocolate and liquorice to round things out. Alcohol is well covered, just a bit of warmth. Flavor is moderately sweet and slightly bitter. Full body. Absolutely fine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2007
Pours very dark with a thick brown head. Smells of chocolate, coffee, and rich in alcohol. Taste is not overpowering and the alcohol is masked rather well. A pretty good stout coming from a man that doesnít care for them much.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Juelze (1137) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2007
Trade from Nolankowal, thanks John! Pours a thick black color with big dark brown frothy head. Aroma is highly aggressive with molasses, caramel, extreme loads of malt, chocolate, coffee, and alcohol. Taste is coffee, caramel, roasted malt, molasses. Itís enough sugary sweet to be interesting but not over the top. The alcohol is well hidden and wonderfully melded into this extreme brew. Awesome.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - APR 24, 2007
750ml bottle, pours a thicker black with a huge dark tan foamy head that seems to not want to go away; moderate lacing. Aroma of coffee/espresso and roasted malts. Flavor is extra smooth and creamy, with coffee, molasses and a bit of chocolate and caramel. Warm and toasty, sweet and bitter, but in just the right amounts. This stuff is amazing!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2007
750mL bottle, black foil & paper label. Poured the deepest shade of brown youíre going to find with a dusting and rather loose ring of caramel headage. The aroma was of depp, dark malts including a hefty dose of very good roasted coffee... molassess, vanilla, and some woody/herbal notes accompany... just brilliant!

This hits the mouth with an explosive blast of creamy, deeply-roasted coffee and molasses.. burned black malts enter the fray as it approaches the middle of the mouth... moderate sweetness perfetctly aligned with coffee bitterness and alcohol warmth ride through the finish... a touch of sourness accents nicely. Thick, creamy middle with coffee and some woody bitterness coating the edges.. graceful, yet assertive warm departure from the mouth. This deserves its place among the upper echelon of stouts!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2007
The color was deep/black chocolate. There was no light penetration. The head was dark tan, thin, and laced the glass well. The aroma was molasses, roasty, coffee, sweet malt, and alcohol. The flavor was dark, roasted coffee, alcohol, and molasses. The palate was smooth, but not as thick-bodied as I expected it to be. The finish was warm and roasty. I liked this beer a lot, I just expected it to be better than it was.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 18, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2007 Mocha, espresso, vanilla, anise, and hop notes initially come thru in the nose. Palate is soft and clean with no astringency. The coffee really makes itself known about half way thru. Rich and complex finish. More of a dessert stout than an imperial. And far better than its oak aged brethren.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (3957) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2007
Thanks to dirty_martini for this gem. Hmmm, with a beer that is as hyped as this one is I dont think its possible to not build an expectation which cannot be fulfilled. The pour was a little less viscous than I expected, lacked the oily consistency Iíve seen in great impyís. The pour was still black as night though, dont get me wrong. The head was standard, dark brown and thin. The aroma was not what I was expecting at all. Lacked the overall complexity you would expect of a beer of this magnitude. There was alcohol, sweet molasses, and some roast. The coffee was barley detectable and overall there was not much depth. The flavor was very alcoholic, roasted, here the coffee comes through but not much (not nearly as much as Terrapinís coffee impy), and there is a bakerís chocolate taste in the back of my mouth. Lack of overall complexity and depth here too. The palate is smooth, very smooth, but it lacks the viscous velvety feel that I expected to see in the pour. The finish was warm and sweet roasted. Overall I canít say I wasnít disappointed with this. It was a good impy, no doubt about it. I just donít think its a 4.36 8th on the sight impy. Iíve had interpretations of the style that exceed this and have not been rated accordingly.


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