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RATINGS: 2796   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 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 (629) - 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 (1248) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 30, 2009
UPDATED: APR 27, 2010 bottle. tried side by side 2006 alesmith BA speedway stout. big coffee presence. smooth. creamy. Too much coffee for my liking. Iím more of an expedition guy than a speedway guy so it seems.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MeadMe (1594) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Black as oi with aromas of coffee, chocolate, and toffee. Flavor is the same with the addition of a bit of cream. Medium to heavy in body smooth and creamy. Very Good brew deserves its top 50 rating.l

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeTheYounger (1181) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Pours a dark rich black with a thin foamy head that coats the top of the glass. The aroma is similar to a fresh pot of coffee. Sweet milk chocolate notes. Tastes like tangy chocolately ovaltine. I am a big fan of Speedway Stout, but this batch definitely has some issues with it. Creamy carbonation with a sticky dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2011 Iíve had this a few times in the past, figured I pick one up again and rate it. Pours jet black with a dark and oily tan head. Very strong coffee aroma, but some sweet chocolate as well to make a nice mocha scent. Initial thought is that the flavor is more tart/sour than I remember. The coffee flavor is the most prominent, it is complemented by bittersweet chocolate, green raisins, and a little vanilla. The body is a not a thick as the pour suggests, but is very smooth, also somewhat oily. This is a very good beer, yet not as good as I remembered. It makes me wonder how long it aged on the shelves before I bought it or if my memory just failed me. UPDATED 8/26/11: Wanted to give this one another try in case previous tasting was a bad bottle. Turns out that it was, this beer is as good as I originally remembered it. Silky smooth yet full bodied, huge coffee and chocolate flavor, the aftertaste fools your mouth into thinking it just ate a bunch of chocolate covered coffee beans. Really is one of the best beers out there, too bad that previously bad bottle altered my original memory of how good it is.

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