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RATINGS: 2594   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Sampled during Manhattan Blind IS Tasting: Lots of coffee and chocolate. Something real smooth and finally lots of coffee. A bit hot but does not burn too much.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 26, 2007
Bottle @ thewolf tasting. Pours a totally pitch black colour with a thick light brown head leaving a thick lacing. Aroma: lots of good coffee, roasted malt, roasted caramel and liquorice. Great mouthfeel. The flavour is very roasty with lots of chocolate, lots of coffee, roasted caramel, bitter hops, alcohol and dark fruits. Long lasting roasty bitter chocolate finish. Great brew indeed!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11493) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2007
Bottle @ tasting at my place.
thank you, after4ever
Pours nearly black with a medium beige head. Not nearly as tar-like as the Dark Lord. Aroma is coffee (Brasilia), slight woodiness, roasted toffee. Mouthfeel is great and oily but lighter andfresher than the Dark Lord. Flavour is powerful, slightly vinious, coffee, chocolate and a clear dryness in the coffee. Light bitterness. Very, very well-balanced and superior to the Dark Lord.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MPA (862) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - NOV 21, 2007
Bottle (cell phone rating). Black with beige head. Licorice aroma with chocolate, wood and coffee. Sweet flavour with licorice and coffee. Very nice!!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Dark pour with a small tan head. Some brandylike notes in the nose along with dark chocolate and coffee. Rich coffee and chocolate flavor with a HUGE, palate shattering alcohol presence. Lots of dark roasted malt flavor. rather thin mouthfeel for an imperial stout, but overall excellent. A bit rich, though. Best in small doses.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2007
#500 - Bottle from Liquid Solutions.
Pours a deep, opaque, black with a short lived tan head. Smell is not what I expected at all. No coffee aromas for me, coming out of the snifter. Rich, sweet dark fig like fruitiness, some ripe banana, alcohol in nose. Mouthfeel is creamy, a bit rich, and still not a hint of coffee... Alcohol however, is very noticeable, and detracts from it for me. After opening up for a while, I get the faintest hint of coffee in the aftertaste, but not like I’d expect from something that mentions coffee in the Description 4 times. Definitely not a bad Imperial Stout, but too alcoholic, not enough coffee or roasty malt flavor, and overall a let down.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - NOV 15, 2007
WOW, after having this in the cellar for, about a year or so, then looking at it in the fridge for the past week, the time is finally here to pop the top of this highly anticipated beer. Black as pitch, no light at all makes its way through the glass. The inch thick creamy head slowly fades to a creamy layer of light brown foam. Coffee, shoyu, raisins, brandy, vanilla, slightly burned toast, a very busy aroma! Sweet & sour, fruit and mineral salt, bitter and tangy, loads of contrasts and complexity....all at once! This is a busy beer and could be overwhelming to the novice. As I say in my ’Beer Thoughts’, "I like my beers big and thick"and this is certainly both of those things and more. Beers like this are the reason that Imperial Stouts are my favorite style!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 11, 2007
This beer is not kidding around. A full flavor with an odd thinness (compared with other prominent Stouts) makes for a truly hard punch. The dry dark chocolate is very prominent here, with only a note of coffee.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2007
750 ml bottle courtesy of alexanderj, via kleyland. 2006 vintage, silver foil. Pours a midnight motor oil with a medium sized dark tan head. Good bit of lacing around the glass. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, some hints of berries. This a a huge beer. Mouthfeel so thick you could chew. Palate is sweet at the beginning. That quickly gives way to the coffee notes that were present in the aroma. Roasted notes, some bitterness greet you at the end. As the beer opens up, the alcohol really is prevalent. Great beer for my 100th Rating!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
larsga (6684) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2007
Thin dark brown head. Opaque black body. Sooty, rounded burnt chocolatey malt aroma with earthy notes. Dry, smooth alcoholic burnt cocoa and chocolate taste with sharpish notes. Very nice burning sharp chocolatey aftertaste. My RBNAG’07 review then continues: "So fucking drunk. Now sleep." So I retasted next morning, to find much the same, except the bottom of the bottle had a pronounced bready aroma and taste. (0.66l bottle at RBNAG’07.)


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