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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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Thanks to kujo9 for this bottle! Fresh chocolate aroma with a burnt toffee within. Taste is a smooth milky complexion with a dark chocolate finish. Bitterness overall. Fantastic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2009 Bottle thanks to hellbilly! All I can say is wow! Pours pitch black with creamy tan head. nice lacing! wonderful coffee aroma. alcohol is well masked as it finish’s dry and warm. up front its roasted (almost smokey) coffee, and chocolate. very nice!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 11, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2007 This review refers to a draft pour at Boneyard Bistro in Studio City, CA on 08/11/07. The glass must have had a black hole in it, as no light escaped from this jet black beer. The minimal tan head was appropriate for a CO2 pour (not on nitro, as I would have preferred). Coffee and a very subtle sour cherry aroma greet the nose. The beer crosses the threshold into the mouth with a luxurious velvety smooth texture. Coffee! Sour cherries lurk furtively in the huge, agreeable coffee bitterness. MIld astringency and a predictably bitter finish last well into the next day. Even though the flavors are huge, they are in balance and agreeable. One of the best examples of imperial stout I have ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcnally (114) - Burbank, California, USA - AUG 10, 2007
it’s been a while since i sampled this but what i remember is...fantastic pitch black pour with a thick brown head. Strong ashy/smoky coffee flavor. Very dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2007
Well, my anticipation has been building to a crescendo since this was shipped to me. The nectar pours deep and dark, with the aroma revealing a strong roasted coffee presence, enhanced a bit with the roasted grain aromas. Chocoalte, and even a slight plum like aroma. The flavor is as full as I had hoped, HUGE!!! Coffee, roasted, bitter, DAMN, I was a bit tentative to drink the entire bottle alone, but I think if I had tried to share, we might have had issues.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2007
#400 Finally reviewing this after having it numerous times. Pours a deep thick black with a dark tan head. Very nice dark roast coffee, dark and semi-sweet chocolate, ripe dark fruits, and caramel. Flavor echoes the nose with the coffee and chocolate marrying together in an almost trancelike perfection. I love this beer and anticipate the glorious day I don’t have to trade for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mwwise499 (6) - Avon, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2007 does not count
WOW! Excellent stout. Very easy to drink. The aroma isn’t strong coffee, but is unmistakeably roasted coffee. The commercial description is right on.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2007
poured into tulip. very excited for this beer, definitly approaching with expectations. pours a loose black with medium caramel head. mild sour malty coffee aroma. initial full milky mouthfull leeading to the realization of the smooth and complex slight coffee presence with a bitter finish. smooth, very smooth for its complexity, has a front of mild coffee to a hoppy bitter finish that is a balance and a positive, great trip from beginning to end leaving an aftertaste on you dry tongue with its hoppy dry finish begging for more. it is a hot beer with its alchohol finish, but very smooth for its strength which hides itself well. like a "chocolate dipped bannana with peanuts" (julie), each drink offers a new experience with its complexity that brings you around... wow, it is good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Smells of freshly roasted coffee, cream, toasted malts, and dark chocolate.pours a bubbly black cherry with tan head. Tastes of mild toasty malts, hops, dark chocolate, and coffee bean. Has a sweet middle and bitter finish. A well made beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jake65 (2810) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 2, 2007
Bottle: Pours a rich, deep brown with a creamy tanned head. Thick lacing. Nose is smooth of chocolatey malts, heavy roast, and coffee. What impressed me most was the smoothness and balance of flavor. Silky smooth with chocolate, roast, coffee/espresso, and bittersweet cocoa. Simply marvelous and a wonderful creation from Alesmith. Thanks to both the traders who sent this brew!

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