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RATINGS: 2776   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Bottle conditioned.
Speedway Stout’s 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 beer’s dark chocolate flavors and enhances its drinkability. Despite its intensity, Speedway Stout’s 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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Bottle. Black with a small durable brown head. Aroma is strictly chocolate and coffee with a pinch of hops that were hard to find. Flavor is very sweet with a small bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden. Very very smooth and probably one of the most flavorful but drinkable stouts I’ve had. Fantastic.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skortila (5109) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2008
Bottle @ Dutch Ratebeer Session. Aroma has chocolate, coffee and some licorice. Thick, black coloured beer with a medium, beige head. Taste is sweet with a pleasant bitter finish. It has roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Probably some bourbon in it. Really a good mix between sweetness and bitterness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
caesar (6378) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2008
Bottled. Hazy brown color, medium creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolat. Beautiful balance. Coffee taste, roasted. Great stout.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (11949) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2008
Bottle @ DTS. Cream and dark chocolate in the aroma. Roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate in the flavor. Alcohol is well hidden. Earthy hops in the aftertaste. Rather straightforward IS, maybe lacking a bit in complexity, but still a great beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ewestern (257) - Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Pour was a nice thick black with a frothy dark tan head. Roasted malts and coffee with chocolate came through the nose. Starts with a very slight carbonation on the tip tongue, flavor continues the roasted coffee and chocolate theme. Finish is bitter with a coffee like burn. Not a coffee man myself, but was very impressed with its usage here. I enjoyed how the aroma complimented the taste so well with every sip.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerohen (2151) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2008
Dutch tasting session Bunnik. Opaque, big brown head. Malty, coffee and some chocolate in aroma. Malty flavour, bitter, chocolate again. Lasting bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2008
UPDATED: APR 18, 2009 Bottled, April 09, 3.4: Tried 2 different bottles but both were lactic. And the beautiful balance is gone as well. What happened? Bottle@DTS, July 08, 4.1: Nice aroma, blackcurrant, coffee, hint of black chocolate. Opague, brown fine head, good lace. Nice balanced flavor between sweet and roasted bitterness. Alcohol well hidden.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (24495) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2008
Bottled. Thick black colour with mediumsized brown head. Aroma is sweet malts, coffee, chocolate, licirice, alcohol and some sour smoked wood. Also a bit vanilla as it warms up. Flavour is very much the same kicking you in the face while drinking. A very nicely balanced big ABV Imperial stout, which still manages to be both powerful yet so smooth and nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alobar (3384) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Special thanks to RomanW70. Pours like old motor oil-thick, black with no head. Powerful aroma of coffee, chocolate, caramel and roasted malts. Taste was powerful! Coffee, chocolate, malts, caramel, alcohol. Phenomenal!!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RedSox2004 (1587) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 12, 2008
To celebrate my FSA. Poured deep solid opaque black with a generous brown head that fell to a solid film that left great lacing all the way. Strong aromas of coffee, chocolate, toasted malts. A sniff of bourbon and licorice is also detectable. Intense but very pleasant coffee flavor is supported by dark chocolate, a bit of licorice, and warmed by the alcohol. Though strong, the alcohol taste is not overpowering, but the effect is a sense of comforting warmth. Full bodied, smooth as silk with slight hops at the finish, this is a classic. Glad I had a reason to celebrate.


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