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RATINGS: 2801   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Bottle conditioned.
Speedway Stoutís 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 beerís dark chocolate flavors and enhances its drinkability. Despite its intensity, Speedway Stoutís 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3702) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2008
UPDATED: APR 17, 2009 Bottle thanks to iowaherkeye (thanks Joey!). Pours black with a thick dark tan head. Aroma is quite awesome--coffee, chalky bitter chocolate, nice roasted malt. Flavor is a little boozy, some sweet roasted malt, coffee but not too much (compared to other coffee impys), biting carbonation. Very thick, yet smooth. Quite enjoyable, although not the best of its style, in my opinion. 9/4/8/4/16 (4.1/5)

Update 4/17/09: Got to try another bottle of this and did not enjoy it. I have no reason to believe that it is a bad bottle, so Iím not sure why my opinion of this beer has changed so drastically, but I am going to recount it anyway! Aroma is decent--roasted malt and light coffee bean notes. Flavor is super sweet, medicinally sweet, with no real complexity. No coffee in the flavor. Hard to drink too. Not sure what went wrong here, but this was not good. 8/4/6/3/14 (3.5/5)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2009 loads of dark chocolate on a dark black pour with a tan head. great body. Alcohol evident but not overpowering and minimalized if you sip instead of drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gbdub (73) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Pours deep black with the thickness of used motor oil topped with a very dense, medium brown head. You can smell this stuff across the room - sweet and bitter chocolate and coffee. Thick, viscous mouthfeel. Sweet roast flavor at first, with chocolate and rich fruit Finish is drier with a strong coffee note at the end and a touch of alcoholic burn. Awesome brew, though I’m not sure if I’m drinking a beer or a beer flavored milkshake.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2009 Brought this one back from the States. Very dark black brew, pours like oil. Nice bitter aroma chocolate and coffee. Flavor is lovely, very smooth well balanced bitterness. Chocolate, coffee, dark malts. I love it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBeerFanatic (996) - Friona, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Had a 750ml bottle of this in the fridge for a month or two and have been waiting patiently to try it. Pours an oily jet black having a dark brown frothy head that stays for a while. Awesome complex strong aroma of coffee, chocolate, caramel, hops, and roasted malts. Now for the taste. Texture is pretty smooth. Now this obviously is one of those beers you sip to truly appreciate the taste so if you take a big gulp you taste alcohol but when sipped.....Many of the aromas come into the flavor so what you have is this taste sensation of chocolate, coffee, burnt malts, hops, touch of vanilla, caramel, and roasted malts. Should be drank at the temp it was designed for like around 50 deg or the flavors don’t come out as well. Truly a complex and close to perfect well rounded Imperial stout. This might be my favorite Imperial stout. For the money I paid for this it was well worth it. I may just buy a couple more and age them for a year just to see how much smoother the taste will get. Nice appropriate bitter finish that leaves a burnt flavor on the taste buds. Truly a beer everyone should try, then again, almost all beers from alesmith one should try.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
darkguardian (730) - Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2008
22oz bottle. Shared at Coffee District. Pours a inky black with a small tan head. Rich and luxurious head. Nose is incredible. Espresso and dark chocolate, a slight note of soy and roast. Flavor is tons of coffee and bitter chocolate up front. A bit of vanilla in the finish and a roasty hoppiness with a sweet sticky smooth finish. Well balanced, this tastes big but it doesn’t have any alcohol burn its just huge on the palate. A hell of a well crafted impy stout. Very very impressive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MuttyD (93) - Cambridge, USA - AUG 24, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2008 Black as night, pours like ink. Huge coffee, chocolate and roasted malt flavor. Sticky and heavy on the palate. Complex and extremely drinkable. Great stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bullit (4389) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 24, 2008
Pitck black colour, tan head. Aroma has bitter coffee and chocolate. Flavour has bitter coffee, chocolate and bitter hops. Smooth and well balanced. Long lasting aftertaste. Incredible imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wbdace (50) - los angeles, California, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Pours jet black with a nice tan head. Aroma of Coffee and chocolate. A very rich creamy body, my all time favorite stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Jet balck little head. Toasted coffee chocolate aroma layered with vanilla, deep roasted malts with a piney bittering quality. There is some caramel figgy scents dancing with a fruit alcohol infused smell and a peaty earthy smokiness. Decent aroma but the flavor made me step back and say "damn b thats some full flavored brew." A complex and encompassing full palate pleasing with reaching flavor rolls over the tounge and gives hearty complex flavors of a fruity mocha coffee infused with a caramel vanilla peaty earthy smoky piney woodsy bittering brew. Smoked meats, brothy. Tastey. Alcohol present in the warmth and the exhale. Dman tastey beer

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