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RATINGS: 2470   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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!


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Iíve waited a long time to try this beer because Iíve heard some great things about it. It pours a ominous black with no light penetration through the body that leaves a dark tan head that is frothy but disappears quickly. The aroma is chocolate, malted milk, light coffee, reminds me of the smell when I use to walk by this chocolate factory in Cambridge, MA. The taste is top-notch starts sweet like melted chocolate, then moves to a vanilla rich coffee bean bitterness, airy and light is the feel on the palate low in carbonation. The chocolate/coffee feel is prominate and delicious roasted beans deliciousness abound. This is truely a top 5 stout.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhiloPsych (15) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Roasty, toasty wonderfulness--this beer is fantastic! I love stouts; if you like stouts at all, you have to try this one sometime. The strong alcohol is hidden so well, and the beer tastes so good, it will be hard to avoid drinking too much. What a treat! I wonít bother to try to describe this beer in detail--just try it, youíll love it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2006
Thanks to Kook! I like Stouts and especially Imperial Stouts. Black body with a light tan head. Chocolate, coffee and alcohol on the nose. Easy drinking for a 12% beer, coffee and chocolate mainly but also some rough tar notes. Delightful!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffLover (94) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2006
From an expensive ($12) 750ml. Delightfully sweet aroma with coffee and some chocolate. Pours dark brown / black with a thick tan head. Flavor is strong with coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. High alcohol content is well masked. Decently smooth and very thick palate. An excellent imperial stout, but Stoneís Russian Imperial has a definite edge over this.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Aroma is of chocolate,roasted malts and coffee.Pours dark black with a big tan head.Chocolate and coffee stand out in the flavors.Mouthfeel is full with some chocolate and a slight alcohol finish.Very solid brew.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2006
Pours dark dark brown to black with a thin average density dark tan head. The nose is mild at first sniff, though some agitation brings out full rich creamy chocolate flavors to go with the obvious lightly roasted coffee, gentle floral hops, and slightest hint of alcohol. I really canít believe how nice this feels in my mouth. I think I would prefer this to be a bit thicker, but the velvety smooth consistency is just so amazing that I canít help but give this a five. Nicely subdued carbonation. The flavor on this is really outstanding as well. Big sweet creamy chocolate is cut by surprisingly ample floral to almost piney hops, dry roastiness and an obvious kick of alcohol. The finish is creamy, with some alcohol and hops. The aftertaste is this nice light charcoal with the alcohol warming and again, hops, and then later still, some coffee (where itís actually the most evident!) and chocolate. I donít normally like to mix those chocolate flavors with hops, but this beer really blends the two well, perhaps by splitting out the times when the flavors come in a bit. A real treat, but my only bottle!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2006
This one is good, its black with a thick dark brown (creamy looking) head. It somes nice, chocolate and roasty. The alcohol starts to dominate in the flavor though, but there still is big roast, chocolate, malt, and sweetness (almost fruity, but not quite). The palate is super thick and creamy, its like a smooth milkshake.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2006
Bottle. Pours a pitch black body with a foamy brown-mocha head and sparse lacing. Milky roast aroma - really effing titillating. Coffee beans, chocolate, yeasty chalk. Palatable to no end. Warming alcohol that is not quite heavy but just slightly noticeable. Very roasty, thick and almost syrupy. Some earthy bitterness is left lingering on the lips. Really, this is very good. Big thanks to HogTownHarry for sharing this nice treat.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2012 This is one fantastic imperial stout. Dark, aromatic and an incredible flavor loaded with coffee and caramel and other goodies. Never pass this one up if you get the chance!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexanderj (3332) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2006
Bottle. Very black, syrup qualities. Very nice appearance. Rich brown head. Aroma of subdued coffee and dark chocolate. Somewhat sour. Great on the palate; very smooth. Taste of chocolate, toffee, coffee, molasses, licorice. Sweet and sour. Alcohol not too strong. Agree that the beer is huge though. Very good.


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