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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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2009 1. Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 01/10/2005 Black and strong in alcohol. Some fruit flavour. Slightly bitter coffee roast finish. 2. From the Bottle at Tom’s Ultimate Glasgow Tasting, Blackfriars 01/12/2007 Coffee aroma. Black and sweet on the palate with coffee and kahlua flavours. A lasting crisp bitter and dry warming finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (4664) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2006
On tap at Naja’s Place, Redondo Beach, CA. Almost black with a light brown small head. Intense espresso coffee aroma with bitter chocolate. Rich chocolate and espresso flavours, soft vanilla with a good bitterness. Not extremely complex, but packed with flavour. Warming alcohol, a bit grainy texture. One of the world’s big imperial stouts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2006
This beer entices the nose with an aroma scented with the fragrances of sweet caramel, molasses, coffee, toffee, and hickory. It is a black solution with a thick caramel colored head. This thick beer produces a rich taste full of the flavors of coffee, chocolate, caramel, toffee, and smoke. This beer leaves the mouth with a robust caramel licorice taste lingering on the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBunn (2391) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Aroma is strong of chocolate, molasses, coffee, vanilla, and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is heavy of espresso, dark chocolate, molasses, burnt malt and vanilla/cream. Whisky-like alcohol warmth as it goes down. Slight chalky sensation in mouth is only negative, but you could probably live with it. Lovely!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkgrenwel (558) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2006
This has to be the richest beer I have ever come across. It is huge and sweet, with just about nothing but coffee and chocolate all over. The sweetness is cut by the assertive bitterness in the back from both the coffee/roasted malt and the hops. I can’t explicitly taste hops, but their presence is detectable. They leave the finish clean, balancing out a bit of the massive sweetness. Still, this beer might be a bit too sweet for me. More complexity would also be nice. There seems to be a huge amount of hops in here, but if they were to use even more, this would be my dream beer. As is, it’s still world-class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ghorsche (48) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 2, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2006 750ml bottle. Poured opaque black into a tulip with an ENORMOUS, indestructible brown head. <em>Ridiculous</em> lacing (blanketing?). Very nutty toasted malt nose with obvious coffee and some chocolate, lightly sweet. Huge bitter coffee kick at first taste. Lots of alcohol, though this fades after a few sips. A little nutty with dark fruits, some chocolate, molasses and spices. Acrid finish (not a strong point) with a pleasant lingering coffee aftertaste. Huge body in the mouth & rather lively. Some age might soften the harsher edges: currently there is just too much acrid coffee punch. While the flavor profile is stunningly complex, that top coffee note is domineering and overbalanced, making the beer overall much less pleasant to drink than it could be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerprincess (52) - Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2006
Big coffee nose. Dark with light brown head. Good lacing. Big coffee, toffee, malty flavor. Lingering, nice palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stoutchap (371) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Awesome! Absolutely Awesome! I won’t give it a perfect score because I don’t believe I’ve tasted the perfect beer yet - but it’s close. I was wondering what all the hype was about and then I was on a trip to San Diego and tried it - did I say awesome? Jet black with a tighte brown head - good lacing. Cofee, malt, and alcohol in the nose. A malty start, choco-coffee middle, with a little acidity and a nice warming port-like finish. Awesome!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2006
Bottle 750ml age for 2 years: Pours black with a tan head. Has a very roasty, malty, coffee aroma to it. Flavor was very compex and extremely well balanced with notes of chocolate, coffee, malts, and fruit. The best imperial stout yet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2006
Poured a flat black Aroma was huge with a unique blend of carmel roast malt and a peppery spice. There was something there that reminded me of paint fumes kind of strange .Flavor was huge with Roasty and chocolate madnesss. Finished Clean for such a rich brew c

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