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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jb (2297) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2007
UPDATED: APR 18, 2010 This is indeed jet black with a tan creamy looking but minimal head. Rich aromas of coffee, plums and chocolate. Note no alcohol aroma. Palate is wonderful, very very sweet yet with a kick of warming alcohol and a tiny kick of hops, a burnt flavor at the end. I bought this one in Columbus 9 months ago and saved it for rating 500. Not as complex as some.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2007
Tap at Hamiltonís, San Diego. Pitch black with a thick dark brown head. Incredible aroma with loads of cocoa, chocolate and dry coffee character. Intensely sweet on the palate with the dark sweet malts balanced by roasty notes from both the coffee and the roasted barley. Very coffee dominated in the flavour with a bit of salty soy/leathery notes in back. Despite all of the coffee flavour, itís whatís not here that makes the beer work so well, nothing vegetal and no one component dominating the others. Silky smooth on the palate leaving alternating waves of sweet coffee, chewy malts, dark chocolate, and roasty bitterness all over my palate. An impy thatís worthy of its reputation. I canít write too much that others havenít already said, so Iíll stop here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 25, 2007
UPDATED: APR 16, 2008 One of my favorite beers ...Iíd say it has to be right up there with the best stouts in the world . . . big, heavy, silky, smooth, coffee, chocolate, .hell, if you get your hands on one with a few years of age, it wonít disappoint.

Re-rate = I had this again a couple days ago on draft, by far the best batch Iíve ever had - was it b/c this bar actually keeps their lines clean or this batch was THE divine batch? Nonetheless, itís in definite need of a lofty re-rate, it was seriously insane. Every sip was a perfect sip! Much respect alesmith...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - MAR 24, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2008 2006 bottle all to myself. Pours a dark brown with a nutty light brown big foamy head. Dark roasted coffee with chocholate and carmel flavors all came through for me. A silky smooth like texture on the toungue and hops wth cream finish. Great beer. Loved it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2007
2006 bottle. Split this bottle with a few friends apres-ski on sunday. Poured deep black with a thick brown head. Aroma of coffee, along with sweet malt. Flavor was a beautiful balance between the bitter roasted coffee and the strong malt backbone. Full bodied, with a nice hoppy finish. Delicious and worthy of the reputation!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dpopkin (5) - USA - MAR 16, 2007 does not count
Excellent via cask at the linkery. Far and away the best stout I have ever had. The only component that was not flawless was the aroma which didnít suck me in. Much better via cask. come to san diego and try it the way it was supposed to be!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pythonmets (14) - Charles Town, West Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2007
750 ml bottle, 2006 probably. Real excited for this one. Pours inky black, slight tan head, but lacing nicely. Huge whiff off coffee on the nose, and intense roasted coffee flavor. Nice smooth palate, with great balancing hoppiness afterward. The only negative thing for me was that it seemed to leave sort of an "oily" finish on my tongue. No beer iíve tried has ever done that before. Maybe itís just me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
FourSeasons (1) - Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 12, 2007 does not count
Would have rated higher, but it did not live up to the hype my friend gave it. A great Sout, though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Pours very dark Head is this an staggered. Notes of coffee, toffee, chocolate, roasted malt and alcohol. Hops present on the backside. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WSSmiles (124) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Okay... wow, this one poured a tar like body with a almond bubblie (toes) head. This is where coffee flavor meets alcohol. the alcohol was present throughout. This one had a FNF (face numbing factor) of 85%. Shout out to the Lady Vikes! As the Rolling Stones once said I was "Waiting on a Friend" to drink this one because it was # 50, however somtimes things donít work out, no big deal, you were here in spirit, Ill save another one for you.

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