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Bottle conditioned.
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgardner (8) - Kansas, USA - JAN 23, 2007 does not count
Pours pitch black with a tan head that dissapates quickly. Alot of coffee in the aroma. Quite a smokey taste with a sweet expresso, coffee finish and some alcohol heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
StateofTrance (35) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Pours dark, not as think as I’d initially expected. Aroma - coffee and plentiful hop. Massive coffee flavor, with the alcohol seemingly well masked at first. This follows with a lingering heavy bitter after taste and a sharp tongue feel. As you graduate into drinking this, the flavor of the roasted (burnt) nuts begins to open up and you realize how overdone and unpleasant this brew can be. They had the recipe for something brilliant and this does comes through at first glance, however it is a long, arduous journey there after that does not end well. It however does pair brilliantly with high quality bourbon infused gravel road ice cream.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marsiblursi (3028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2007
(Bottle, thanks to Degarth and hopscotch) Pours black. Compact coffee aroma with cocoa and liquorice. A bit fiery alcohol. Undertones of vanilla, brown sugar, rum, smoke and a touch of menthol. Roasted and light burned flavour with coffee and chocolate. Very smooth and very clean mouthfell . Undertones of liquorice, caramel, smoke and medium salty. Lingring afrertaste with some alcohol. Medium to big body. A nice one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Friend bought this for me as a going away present. What a present. Nothing tasted the same all night.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2007
Completely black with a tan head. Rich vinous aroma with hints of vanilla, and coffee. Taste of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, plums, with a spicy hop bitterness. Light alcohol burn, and sweet but not cloying. Silky texture. Overall, very nice beer, thanks Santa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4546) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 15, 2007
2006 Bottle. Pours a deep dark solid black with a large foamy dark tan lacing head that sustained. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, fresh hops, light citrus and dark chocolate. Flavor of creamy cappucino, coffee, dark bitter chocolate, caramel/toffee. Nice hop bitterness balanced greatly with lots of roasty sweet malt. Alcohol very well hidden. This was a fresh bottle and tasted amazing!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Pours a deep dark brown - black color with half an inch of dark brown foam. Good lacing throughout the glass. Strong aroma that reminds me of kahlua, but not quite as sweet. Very strong roasted grain, toffee, vanilla bean, and oily espresso flavors. Strong bitter finish - bitter from the roast, the coffee, and from a mildly minty hopping. Full bodied, silky smooth, gently carbonated, great coffee and alcohol aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAXSON (530) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2007 I had great expectaions for this one, which, as usual, made it difficult for the beer itself to live up to its reputation. Instead of repeating all the same adjectives that obviously describe this rather expensive beer ($18 per 750ml bottle), I’ll give som overall impressions. It is extremely refreshing, which is weird for a beer this big. The bitterness is a little too much, especially on the finish. "Coffee-oriented" stouts tend to up the bitterness too much for my taste. Overall though. the flavor is really nice. The aroma was a bit weak. Although this is a great stout, it doesn’t match the perfection of DFH WWS at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2007
Bottle. Pours a deep brown, with thick tan head. The aroma is clearly cocoa, almost like a glass of chocolate milk. Sweet and heavy, with a heavy chocolate taste. Not too much bitterness. The alcohol was not evident until into the second glass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2007
Bottle thanks to Engelsman. Black-black - brown head. Just the small while pouring is fantastic - a lot of Cocoa. Aroma: Chokolate, cocoa, hoppy, light licorice. Taste: Coffee, grounded coffee, cold coffee, burned, chokolate. Very smooth - This is love at first smell !!

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