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RATINGS: 2573   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4621) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Itís a cold day when the Gators donít make the NCAA. Itís a cold day when it is raining and cold outside. Put them together, and I realized it was time to crack open the Speedway. You know how this beer tastes. Itís pure chocolate and richness. I donít need to tell you that. Hell, I donít need to tell you anything. This is a great stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 16, 2008
2007 Bottle 750mL - Beautiful black pour with a healthy tan head. On the first sip, lots more malt than I remembered, but a well rounded overall finish of bitter chocolate, coffee and sweet brown sugar. Had to share it or risk sleeping on a friends couch, but as fine of an Imperial Stout as you are going to find. I canít wait to see how this one turns out after a few years on the rack.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Thick dark black brown liquid with a deep medium brown thick head. Nose is chocolately and hints of a deep roasted malt. Flavor is a warming mix of roast coffe and dark chocolate. Bearutiful finish. Thick satiny body. A stunning beer. Let this one sit for 2 years before I popped it. Was well worth it!!!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAR 14, 2008
Drank it with Juancho at the Ginger Man in NYC. As an imperial stout and coffee lover this is heaven. Tasted like the finest Illy expresso brewed in the streets of Rome or Florence. Masterful.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2008
@ Gingerman in NYC and then at Hop Devil.... Wow. Looks like an espresso with a wonderful thin/brown tinged head. Sark Chocolate, bitter coffee, sweet malty caramel flavors, smooth, smooth, smooth. Love it.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pinkzambia (1615) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Bottle: 800th ratingDark black with a lovely brown head that lasts for quite a while. Choco tang with a little alcohol combined with coffee flavors galore. It has a malty finish. The feel is smooth with some lively carbonation. Overall, robust and powerful! Thanks for sharing BuckeyeBoy for sharing!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pforei (338) - USA - MAR 13, 2008
Bottle at Hop Devil. Black as night with moderate brown after ana aggressive pour. Big coffee aroma with some chocolate, molasses and slight hops. Taste is balanced between roasted malt, bittersweet chocoalte, and coffee. Hint of dark fruit. Nice bitter finish. Full bodied with soft mouthfeel.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Courtesy of Ughsmash. Tulip glass. Pours a pitch dark brown with a slight tan head. Didnít pour to fast, as directions indicated. Aroma is mostly coffee. Huge tastes of semi-sweet cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, roasted chocolate malt, little fruit appeal. Carbonation is about perfect. Finished with a clean roasted flavor on the tongue. Great brew.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
highibus (753) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Pours a deep black with a fluffy tan head. Aroma has notes of toffee and light oak. Flavor comes through with bitter coffee and some vanilla, slight oak as well. Med to full body but not overbearing. Very nice balance of sweet and dry on the finish. Excellent brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2008
750ml Bottle Recieved this from Taynor a couple months back, thanks Dana! Speedway Stout is black as night when poured into my snifter letting no light pass through whatsoever. A short but dense one finger beige head formed on the pour, quickly falling to a skimming with a thick ring around the glass. Leaves respectable lacing after each tip of the glass. The aroma hits hard with big doses of roasty malt and anise. I didnít expect so much anise in a coffee stout. Thereís more creaminess than coffee in this particular bottle and a some dark berriness wafts through the more pronounced aromas. All this makes for an inviting stout but I was hoping to get a little more coffee. A mild boozy spiciness brings up the backend creating a bit more depth in the aroma. Now this is a tasty stout! Roasty malts are quickly followed by mild bittersweet coffee, anise, and a pleasant spicy alcohol that brings some of that peppery berriness. Thereís still not a great deal of coffee involved but this is a top shelf stout without it. The finish is a perfect comcination of bitter coffee, dark berries, and roasty malts creating a bit more bitterness. I love my stouts with a bitter finish and this one brings it. The mouthfeel is on the heavier side of the spectrum. This is just my picky side but it could use a touch more creaminess. Leaves some residue, without being sticky, that helps the flavor linger. As big as this stout is the drinkability is up toward the top of the ladder. The lack of creaminess actually helps the the drinkability. This is, without a doubt, an excellent stout! I just donít think itís a World beater! I would like to get my paws on another bottle for more extensive testing but as it stands I feel thereís better examples out there. 3/8/08


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