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RATINGS: 2800   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Bottle conditioned.
Speedway Stoutís ominous, pitch-black appearance has become a hallmark of this modern-day classic. Chocolate and roasted malts dominate the flavor, supported by notes of dark fruit, toffee, and caramel. A healthy dose of locally-roasted coffee from Ryan Bros. Coffee, Inc. added to each batch brings out the beerís dark chocolate flavors and enhances its drinkability. Despite its intensity, Speedway Stoutís fine carbonation and creamy mouthfeel make it very smooth and surprisingly easy to drink. This beer ages very well and will continue to mature for many years to come.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2009
Nearly black with a cappuccino head. Wonderful chocolate and malt smell with slight vanilla notes. Smooth and full taste. Taste begins with roasted malt, moves to coffee and ends with a bitter dark chocolate. Love this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrob21 (3395) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2009
Finally rating this one after a couple of trys. I did not get a good enough experience the first time around and hence am going at this one again. This time though I picked up a complex and unique aroma of roasted coffee with a tinge of vanilla. The flavor was vanilla first with the roasted malt flavor coming through a little later in the palate. The roasted malt at first was like a coffee experience but soon that faded, possibly as it warmed, into a more chocolate malt and cocoa flavor. All of this combined with a creamy milky sort of texture reminds you of a chocolate milk sort of experience. Ridiculous, ridiculous sort of beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Anker (723) - HillerÝd, DENMARK - APR 12, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2010 Bottle gratefully kept and shared by plovmand and one 2009 shared with Andreassen11 and RangledeFreak. Pours black, unfortunately with no head due to the late hour.. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate a little liquorice and then again coffee, very smooth. Flavour is also loads of smooth coffee, dark chocolate, malt and hops. but a little to much alcohol is present. A creamy and full bodied mouthful. Great brew! From 9-3-9-4-18 2 bottle with head but not as smooth and complex, ageing needed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (7757) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 12, 2009
Rating # 1000. Bottle shared with hallinghansen. Pitch black body with a creamy steady brown head. What a sight! Lovely aroma of lots of coffee and roasted malts. Notes of chocolate and sweet tobacco as well. The coffee is for sure in the flavour and the bitter chocolate notes hits your taste buds and makes your mouth drool. Nice balanced roasty notes and in the finish the hops really shows off. The body is very creamy and smooth. Overall its a very balanced and well crafted Impy stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
altehkiller (71) - , California, USA - APR 10, 2009
Absolutely amazing! an imperial stout that has a massive amount of coffee flavor with a good amount of chocolate to boot. it is complex yet smooth, and gets you drunk in a hurry! quite possibly one of the best stouts ever created! now if i can just get my hands on that barrel aged version...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - APR 7, 2009
Bottled 750ml. Courtesy of badlizard. Appearance: It pours a pitch black beer with an average sized dark beige head. Good retention and beautiful lacework. Aroma: A huge amount of coffee which is accompanied by burnt caramel, mint, plum, ginger and candy sugar. Wonderful hops are detectable too. Flavor and palate: Very thick creamy mouthfeel. Smooth. The alcohol is nicely hidden. Tarragon, burnt caramel, strong coffee, plums, ginger and mint toffee showing up. Surprisingly sour. Great hop profile. Coffee, grapefruit and mint in the finish which is pretty dry and lasting for a very long time. Overall impression: A great beer. The finish is absolutely fantastic. Thanks a lot badlizard!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2010 Big layered brown head, pitch black opaque body, crazy lacing.... Rich huge coffee aroma, chocolate, vanilla, roast... Silky, roasty, bitter coffee, expecting more chocolate, complex, not too much of anything, even the coffee... Incredibly silky body, full but the alcohol is masked to perfection... World Class...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gorditoabd (632) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2009
750 bottle. Pours a liquid chocolate brown-black, full, lacey head. Perceptible aroma or dark chocolate and espresso, even from a distance. Bittersweet taste fits the aroma very well, with a full body giving way to toasted caramel. This has perceptibly high alcohol, the only thing keeping it short of Serpentís or Expedition Stout for me, but it is mitigated by the wonderful preceding flavors. Big ups. I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Fantastic stout. Thanks to Cheeseman for sharing this with me after I had only had the more rare Barrel Aged variety. Aroma and flavors are chocolate, roast and strong coffee. Nice and sweet. This is a delicious stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andersand (529) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2009
Fantastic for the coffe addict and Iím one of them. I need coffe in the morning, I need coffe in the afternoon and after drinking this I need coffe in the night aswell. This is pretty stunning really, so much flavour yet subtile elements all blending together. Took me quite a few sips to realize itís full potential but damn, itís still growing on me. Fresh coffe beans, heavily roasted malts, caramell, liqourice, liqour, clean hops and a more fabolous coffe. Great brew. Thanks to Goldtwins for trading me this one!

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