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RATINGS: 2831   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tejas (988) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2008 Ya know itís gotten where all these imp stouts taste pretty darn close. Roasty - check. Creamy - check. Coffee - check. Is this better than Expedition or Yeti? I dunno. Itís very very good and very drinkable, especially for 12%. Alcohol is only slightly noticeable but not in a hot Avery beers way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2010 8/21/08
Black with a rich, bubbly tan head. Nose is strong, rich, high-quality coffee... actually, more like a high-quality coffee shop. Also has some minor milk chocolate and alcohol in there. Flavor has more coffee and chocolate, a little alcohol. Never too bitter, this has a rich body thatís ultra-smooth and ideal for such a coffee beast. Speedway is a little simple and straightforward, but out of a starting value of 4.3, it earns a 4.3: itís about as good of a simple, coffee-driven IS as I can imagine. 858517

A recent bottle showed less craft. Thinner, more booze in the flavor, less of the chocolate-colored head. It was never about a unique and impressive combination like Southampton IRS or Great Lakes Blackout, but it is missing the world-class touch it had. 847415

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Praetorian (86) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 20, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2008 Has the color of used motor oil with a large, light brown head with excellent lacing. has a strong aroma of chocolate with notes of coffee and molasses. The flavor is of espresso and chocolate with a sweet start and a bitter finish. The palate is very creamy. Hands down the best stout Iíve ever had and a frontrunner for the best beer Iíve ever had. This stuff is happiness in a bottle. Es la leche de la vida!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 17, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2009 Thanks AgentSteve. Black, coffee, Dark chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, slight dark fruits. Thick & crisp, rich & smooth. A nice complex balanced stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
enginaaron (73) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2008
On tap at AleSmith Brewery. This is the first batch of Speedway where AleSmith actually blended the coffee instead of Ryan Bros. As a result, this was one simply incredible beer. I couldn’t get enough of it!! It appeared pitch black, and very viscous with a thick fluffy dark tan head. Aroma was full of chocolate, lots of fantastic coffee, toffee, and roasted barley. It was a wonderful taste of coffee with chocolate and background roasted barley. Tremendous balance with a lean towards coffee. This is simply amazing... does it get any better?! Much better than the previous blend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2008
200th rating! Big thanks to Kegbear for this one. Pours jet black with thin dark tan head that leaves thin ring around edges of my snifter. Aroma coffee, dark chocolate, molasses and roasted malt. Flavor is huge with roasted malt and coffee. Notes of caramel, molasses, and dark chocolate help mellow the coffee flavors. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp. Alcohol tingles on tonge. A fine imperial stout but just not as good as Dark Lord or Expidition Stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2008
love this brew. Very fruity aroma. Nice thick head and serious lacing. Flavor is heavy coffee, fruit, dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is not as thick as Dark Lord but still nice. Great coffee aftertaste - bitter. Super.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2008
very dark rich flavor. Coffee chocolate dark fruit Heaven. Best brew I have tried. Strong % but not harsh. Excellent

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2008
400th rating! Have been saving this one. Bottle thanks to BOLTZ7555, THANKS AGAIN JASON!! Aroma of coffee, chocolate, dark dried fruits, molasses, and port. Just fantastic! Pitch black with very small brown head that left no lace. Flavor is nice bitter chocolate and espresso. Palate is full bodied and oily flat. A medium bitter finish. Just a fantastic impy. Love the aroma the flavor and the feel. Thanks again Jason for hooking me up with one of the last of my fundamental beers. Just a great brew from beginning to end but the head was a bit lacking but still gorgeous. Really lived up to its score, bravo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
750ml bottle. Poured jet black with a dark tan head. Big coffee aroma, lots of malty goodness. Now this is blck gold, one of the few reasons I stay in So. Cal, damn we are lucky to live here sometimes.

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