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RATINGS: 2553   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 30, 2007
bottle from 05. aroma is caramel, figs, coffee, some alcohol. lots of long-lasting head on this one. body is full as expected, flavor is surprisingly smooth, hides the 12% quite well considering, and ends up being the perfect dessert beer: coffee, chocolate, smooth silky deliciousness. god could not brew anything this good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sblair (37) - SD, California, USA - AUG 24, 2007
On Tap Hamiltons. Rich bodied and a dark roast black appearance. Masterful balance of roasty coffee, bittersweet chocolate, caramel, vanilla, earth. Complex and delicious. One of the best RIS in exustance and amazingly consistant batch 2 batch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Black body with deep, dark mahogany at the edges. A layer of large light brown bubbles comprise the head. Lacing is sudsy and not substantial. Fantastic aromas of chocolate, anise, coffee, molasses, and faint stewed raisons. The flavor is a dead ringer for the smell, with copious amounts of anise really adding something special to the rich, sweet, chocolaty flavors. The coffee isn’t as pronounced as the commercial description describes, but it, along with a decent amount of bitter hops, lends to this brew’s near perfect balance. The mouthfeel is thick, viscous, and incredibly smooth without any annoying stickiness. Beautiful beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Pours a dark dark brown with a rather large dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, raisins, a little bit of alcohol as well. Almost perfect balance of sweet and bitter. Nice smooth mouthfeel, a slight alcohol bite at the end. Very good stuff, thanks for sharing meat muppet!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
undsioux7 (832) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 Pours black with a great full creamy mocha head. Aroma of espresso beans, dark chocolate, vanilla and oak. Taste is chocolate, vanilla up front with coffee and roasted malt in the middle and just a bit of hop and alchohol bite at the end. Mouthfeel is velvety through the middl palete with just a touch of hop bite at the end. WOW.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2007
2004 vintage.Pours a fairly viscous ebony-brown color creating a thin tan head. A paisley pattern of foam maintains itself throughout the glass. Assertive and complex aromas of espresso beans, dark chocolate, alcohol, vanilla, dark dried fruit and charred oak fill the nose. Mouthfeel is slick, creamy and a bit oily but not as chewy as some other popular Impy Stouts. Flavor is a huge hit of the hot alcohol component which was a bit surprising considering the bottle was 3 years old. Otherwise pleasant flavors of espresso coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, vanilla bean, roasted malts, charred wood and rye seeds are enjoyed. A delicious, huge and complex brew but I’ll take a Bells Expedition push comes to shove.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Pours very dark - so dark I didn’t realize the bottle was actually green until it was empty. Fine beige head & nice lacing. Aroma is thick with roasted coffee, raisins, dark malts and a hint of hops. Flavor is rich and powerful - yet sliky smooth and subtle. Slightly tart and creamy texture, finish is fairly dry though the flavors do linger a bit. Wonderful brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sthlm (1240) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2007
[Bottle, 100th rating for me, thought to be an ’04 Vintage, silver foil with a paper label, courtesy of trade via Footbalm, thanks!] Pours black with no head--even with agitation. Aroma is raisins, alcohol--quite sweet, no roasted malt really. Very complex. Taste is sweet up front, followed by alcohol, dark fruits, and a long roasted malt and coffee finish. Really a lot going on here. Good mouthfeel. Definitely one to sip. I will have to try a more recent version to compare some time, but this was a very high quality beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Guerde (1206) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2007
(bottle, 2004, thanks Olso2116!) Pours a very dark almost opaque black with no head to speak of. The aroma is the main feature of this beer, with everything from raisin, teriyaki and soy sauce, vanilla (almost oaky, but it’s not barrel aged) licorice, coffee and some alcohol to top it off. Flavor also contains some raisin, licorice, slight vanilla, salt, which gives way to a incredibly long roasty finish, just spectacular.

   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.

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