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RATINGS: 2809   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (25207) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2008
Bottled. Thick black colour with mediumsized brown head. Aroma is sweet malts, coffee, chocolate, licirice, alcohol and some sour smoked wood. Also a bit vanilla as it warms up. Flavour is very much the same kicking you in the face while drinking. A very nicely balanced big ABV Imperial stout, which still manages to be both powerful yet so smooth and nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alobar (3501) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Special thanks to RomanW70. Pours like old motor oil-thick, black with no head. Powerful aroma of coffee, chocolate, caramel and roasted malts. Taste was powerful! Coffee, chocolate, malts, caramel, alcohol. Phenomenal!!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RedSox2004 (1637) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 12, 2008
To celebrate my FSA. Poured deep solid opaque black with a generous brown head that fell to a solid film that left great lacing all the way. Strong aromas of coffee, chocolate, toasted malts. A sniff of bourbon and licorice is also detectable. Intense but very pleasant coffee flavor is supported by dark chocolate, a bit of licorice, and warmed by the alcohol. Though strong, the alcohol taste is not overpowering, but the effect is a sense of comforting warmth. Full bodied, smooth as silk with slight hops at the finish, this is a classic. Glad I had a reason to celebrate.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
browner (41) - Delafield, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2008
Thanks to Matt at a little tasting at Discount Liquor (unplanned event) this beer was a real treat to discover. A well balanced Imperial Stout. Typical tones of coffee, dark chocolate,and a wood cask veil made in a very huge recipe. Very dark pour with no carbonation as expected it truly is a world class big beer. Take your time it’s worth it the journey.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2008
(Bottled, 0.75l, my first sample at PBF 2008) Almost black with a smallish, beige head. Intense aroma of roasted malt, licorice, salty soy sauce. Roasty, almost burned flavor with licorice, roasted coffee, warming alcohol. Full-bodied, low-carbonated, warming palate. A beautifully balanced beer for the Finnish cold summers :).

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2008
A 1.5 year aged bottle, IIRC. Black in color, light tan head with some lacing. Smell is of cocoa, chocolate, roastiness and a little bit of cream. Much of the same in the taste, long, dry roasty finish. Full bodied, fairly low in carbonation. Overall this was a very good beer, but I think I’d like to try a non-aged bottle for comparison.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8331) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2012 Finally, after so long a wait I have tried the Speedway. Thanks footbalm. Pours a dark black body with a thin beige head. The aroma is mostly rich coffee notes. The taste was very good; heaps of mocha ice coffee, some Oak, chocolate, and a very smooth and full mouthfeel. Very good. No notice of the 12% ABV at all. I could drink this for breakfast. Re-rate: this beer is so damn good, viscous, oil, dark fruit, yes huge milky coffee. Much more than a coffee forward brew. Damn good.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Finally I get to try the Speedway. Delicious. Nice thick black pour with a decent head. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate and more coffee! And flavors are rich with sharp dark chocolate, coffee and some woody and fruit overtones. Loved this beer. Just about as good as it gets!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JUL 3, 2008
750ml bottle from Oregon. Shared this bottle with Timfoolery and it was amazing. Poured a dark black with one of the largest tan heads I’ve ever seen. Vary full flavored with chocolate and coffee being the most overwhelming flavors. The best beer I’ve tasted to date. This beer actually lived up to all the hype.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2012 Bottle special ordered from Oregon. DTM poured this one normally to show itís huge, billowy head. It tasted like coffee whipped cream as I sucked it down. I canít imagine a better brew than this, but Iím keeping 0.2 just in case (like the olympic judges). Flavor was the fullest Iíve tasted with parts of chocolate, coffee, toffee, and dark fruit. Some of the alcohol became apparent as it warmed, but very slightly. You could get messed up on this beer in a hurry. Overall, itís the best Iíve tasted.


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