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RATINGS: 2372   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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jimhilt (2388) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Pours a one finger, light brown head that slowly fades to a ring leaving a good lace. Solid black color. Light carbonation and heavy bodied. Roasted coffee nose. Starts as a sweet malt and roasted coffee, smooth, finishes with a smokey caramel flavor; the high ABV is not noticeable. Excellent Imperial stout. Serious yeast in bottom of glass. $12.85 for a 750ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (2906) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2006
Thanks to nolankowal for the trade... Aroma:chocolate,coffe,alcohol.... Appea brown head... Flavor:chocolate,fudge,alcohol....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Thanks to Saarlander for this bad boy. Poured into a snifter. Aromas of fudge brownies, caramel macciato, and Nilla Wafers. Opaque black with a multi toned browna and orange head. Tightly bubbled. Tastes as if Hershey just released a new chocolate bar that has been infused with some strong ass coffee. Roast, smoke, char, and tobacco undertones. Medium body. Oily slick, and prickly. Of all the coffee stoutís Iíve rated over the last few weeks, this is the best. Still not a fan of the coffee.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bgburdman9 (857) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2006
This beer has everything I want in a beer: strong, rich, creamy, great aroma, and a smooth flavor. It poured very black with a dark brownish head. The second pour had a much larger head. The aroma was marvelous with a choclate and coffee all over. The flavor was very similar but the was so smooth. There was barely any bitterness at all. The alcohol was barely noticable til the end where it seemed a little strong. If I could drink one beer that I have had so far for the rest of my life it would have to be this. I dont even know what to say, Im speachless. Go buy this beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zinnamon (40) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2006
This beer is Marvelous. It poured black with a lasting brown head. smelled like coffee but not as strong as anticipated. On the palate it was amazing. First was a refreshing chocolate sensation followed by a return to almost nothing and then it comes back with a smooth coffee finish. alcohol was tasted but it wasnít strong at all. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
magicbill (19) - Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2006
I like big beers, this is a BIG beer. 750ml bottle from the brewery and you know that makes it better. Alesmith truly hand brews thgeir beer and it shows. Delicious carmel, coffee, chocolate taste. Not overwhelming, just right. Drew Carey and his gang had it right with Buzz Beer but Iím sure their did not know their parody existed in the reality in the form of Speedway Stout, or did they? The coffee stout pairing is a winner in this beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
0o9i (438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 19, 2006
Tap @ Brewery. Black with a BIG tan head, lots of lace. Aroma is creamy, coffee, malts, balanced and yeasty. Smells luxurious...decadent. Mouth is dry and full, mouth watering...creamy and nice. Malty--chocolate, caramel flavors. Thick chocolate dough rings in for yeast. Coffee flavor is incredibly crisp, clean, fresh and smoothe. Finish is chocolate on the way back end, noticable hop finish. Noticeable WARMTH. I wrote it in caps AND underlined it, so I imagine it warmed me up! Full and vibrant, lovely aroma, striking coffee flavor. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2006
Incredible beer. Black oily pour with a velvety brown head. Giant aroma of roasted coffee, burnt chocolate and caramel. Flavor is Right on par with the aroma, only the chocolate comes in first. Mountians of coffee in the finish. For a beer this big it is dangerously smooth and easy to drink. The bitterness in the coffee finish keeps you taking another sip. Many thanks to Alaskaiscold for this amazing brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JugOPunch (83) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2006
750ml bottle: Great grainy coffee foam head. Good aroma of coffee and resin and burnt chocolate. The flavor is bursting with everything you could ask from a stout. Dark chocolate and smooth coffee with nice roast notes with a full mellow body. The only negative was the nagging alcohol taste that distracted from the underlying pleasure the flavors brought. This was near perfect but not quite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2006
Poured a deep black, chocolatey tan rocky head that left great lacing. The smells are awesome of coffee and malt and caramel. Some hops are present and even some plum. Relatively light mouthfeel and well hidden abv. Smooth body. Best Imperial Stout. Period. I got this one from Liquorama.net, and will soon fork out the dough for another. Phenomenal.

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