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RATINGS: 2597   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Speedway Stout’s 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 beer’s dark chocolate flavors and enhances its drinkability. Despite its intensity, Speedway Stout’s 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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2007
poured into tulip. very excited for this beer, definitly approaching with expectations. pours a loose black with medium caramel head. mild sour malty coffee aroma. initial full milky mouthfull leeading to the realization of the smooth and complex slight coffee presence with a bitter finish. smooth, very smooth for its complexity, has a front of mild coffee to a hoppy bitter finish that is a balance and a positive, great trip from beginning to end leaving an aftertaste on you dry tongue with its hoppy dry finish begging for more. it is a hot beer with its alchohol finish, but very smooth for its strength which hides itself well. like a "chocolate dipped bannana with peanuts" (julie), each drink offers a new experience with its complexity that brings you around... wow, it is good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Smells of freshly roasted coffee, cream, toasted malts, and dark chocolate.pours a bubbly black cherry with tan head. Tastes of mild toasty malts, hops, dark chocolate, and coffee bean. Has a sweet middle and bitter finish. A well made beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jake65 (2885) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 2, 2007
Bottle: Pours a rich, deep brown with a creamy tanned head. Thick lacing. Nose is smooth of chocolatey malts, heavy roast, and coffee. What impressed me most was the smoothness and balance of flavor. Silky smooth with chocolate, roast, coffee/espresso, and bittersweet cocoa. Simply marvelous and a wonderful creation from Alesmith. Thanks to both the traders who sent this brew!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2007
Aroma: mmmm, very sweet, very nice, hazelnut cake, powerful, super rich, buttery, chocolate-like, dark malt. Fresh roasted dark arabica... hints of liquorice and black powder... wheat flour. Notes of slightly grassy hops. Fiery cointreau notes. Very complex.
Appearance: ridiculously dark brown/impenetrable black with an espresso crema-head. Reddish rind. Thick lacing.
Flavour: wow, strange, sweet and bitter. Dominant dark malts, bitterness and acridness of dark roasted coffee... starts fruity sweet and pearlike and ends in the astringent and hoptainted aftertaste. Overall very smooth. Nutty! Big flavour.
Palate: strikingly soft. Velvety & creamy, thick like espresso... lingers. Wonderful
Thanks to Debbie for bringing it from LA

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 28, 2007
Bottle. Dark, fudge, brown-black body with appealing tan head. Coffee ground aroma but not overwhelming. Smokey. Extraordinarily smooth - two-part complex flavor. Impressive from start to finish. One of the best beers I’ve ever had.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2007 Thanks to theisti for hooking me up to get this one. Dark as night with a thin, but dense dark tan head. Great lacing. Wondeful dark fruits with fresh hops. A touch hot, could certainly lay it down for a bit, but it’s pretty well integrated. Nice lingering coffee finish that is very smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crit (3561) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2007 Jet black,brown head.Complex roasty alcohol. nose.Complex roasty espresso taste. Brown sugar,lasting bitter end. Medium alcohol heat

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fozapd (33) - Burlington, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2007
This is THEE best imperial stout I’ve tasted to date. It poured a dark black body with a strong aroma of coffee. The taste was roasted coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, and a subtle hint of alcohol. This was impy stout perfection in my humble eyes. Thanks to Brian and Brent for letting me try this at our recent tasting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sisyphus12 (99) - Belmont, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Pitch black liquid pours seductively into my sniffer. Aroma was of pungent coffee and hops. Smooth and strong taste, extremely well balanced a pronounced but not unenjoyable aftertaste.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2007
Drukket blandt gode ølnørder på Roskilde Festivalen 07. Vi stod i en bås til kreaturer. Hvem jeg skal takke er jeg ikke helt sikker på . Men pyt, han ved det sikkert godt selv. Det var kærlighed ved første blik. Jeg vil tage navn efter den. For fremtiden lystrer jeg kun navnet: Mette Speedway Stout Nielsen. Sort sort kul og et dejlig mørkt skum, som ikke forsvinder lige med det samme. Fyldig og noget tyk i det med varme fra alkoholen, som den ellers gemmer godt. Duft og smag af kaffe, lakrids, mørk bitter chokolade. Der er noget ristet og en god gang tjære, men ikke for meget. Den er velhumlet og har en perfekt balance. Alt er i den skønneste orden. Ulempen er bare, at man ikke kan købe flere flasker her i nabolaget.


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