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RATINGS: 2808   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29/5   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Growler shared with DuffmanSW, NickTheElder, and JoeTheYounger. Pours black with a reddish tint when held to the light and a quickly dissipating mocha head. Aroma is loads of coffee with chocolate, dark dried fruit, and plenty of roastiness. Flavor is mostly coffee and roast with some chocolate and dark fruit and a very nice smooth bitterness. Very dry. Slight alcohol heat. Fresh but in no way harsh. Palate is creamy and perfect, thick with low carbonation. I love me some Speedway.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scoobs (5) - oak creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2009 does not count
A shared pour of a 2007 bottle at DLD 09. Pitch black goodness, with a chocolaty coffee and roasted malt nose. Sweet creamy flavor of chocolate with a touch of toffee and coffee. Alcohol wasnít present, it was just a wonderful sticky lips smooth finish. The flavors popped a bit more as the glass warmed in my hands. Itís not overly complex, but just a fine medium bodied imperial stout. I need more.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zeke626 (460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2009
Bottle, pours an opaque black with a creamy, light brown head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts with a light hop tone. Flavor is initially sweet malts, chocolate and caramel, then the coffee and roasted malts come out near the back of the palate. Finishes with a bitter tar flavor and a slight alcohol burn. Body is medium to heavy with a smooth, clean mouthfeel. I was hoping for a little more complexity with this one, but it is a solid imperial stout nonetheless.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - APR 26, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2009 Re-Rate from a fresh growler..Pours jet black with a fluffy mocha head.. Strong smells of coffee and chocolate..Taste is slightly sweet with some dark chocolate bitterness and coffee.. Palate is thick and creamy with just enough carbonation... Freakin tasty!!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2009
1pt 9.4oz bottle. Shared with both my bros. Pours dark brown almost black with a very tan head. Smells of coffee, malt, some chocolate, and roasted malt. Tastes of roasted coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, caramel, prune. Nice bitterness. Very smooth. Excellent body. Lots of alcohol presence.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hallinghansen (2815) - Odense SV, DENMARK - APR 19, 2009
Gently shared by Plovmand, thank you. Rating # 150. Bottle. Black body with a medium brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, notes of tobacco and alcohol. Flavor is coffee, dark chocolate, hops, roasted malts. Bitter aftertaste. Smooth and well balanced. A world class brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2009
At the tasting session by Joes. A black colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of dark fruits, like prunes with coffee and some chocolate. The taste of sweet dark fruits, like cherries and prunes. There is some coffee with notes of chocolate. In the back also some soy bean. There is also a little sour taste. The aftertaste is bitter with sweets.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2009
Rating 1003, so this was supposed to be #1000, however, we opened it, 2008 vintage, and unanimously decide the bottle was cooked. Here is my rating of said cooked beer, which was definitely not the worst top 50 beer we opened tonight. Pours a dark unclear near black brown with a small fizzy tan head. Aroma of coffee, butter, vegetables, faint chocolate and yeast. Flavor follows, a bit cooked, faded coffee and mellow chocolate, buttery, lots of roast, very smooth and balanced, slightly boozy. Not an extreme beer like many of its peers, really well balanced. Not sweet or bitter but just right. Medium/full body, creamy, smooth, faint carbonation, not sticky or chewy. Unfortunate about this bottle because I have 2 more of the same!!! I have decided that I will ice and filter one of those bottle... should be pretty damn good.

4.6
   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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrob21 (3403) - 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.


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