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RATINGS: 2809   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2011 Pours a deep black with a foamy brown head. Aroma is lots of dark roasted coffee and some dark chocolates. Flavor is mostly coffee up front, but then roasted malts, grains and chocolate sweetness come through. Creamy and smooth. A great brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2008 750ml bottle, 2007 vintage. Gorgeous cocoa foamy head. Huge aromas of coffee, mocha and chocolate. Intense coffee flavour with a wonderful creamy mouthfeel and palate. Nice complexity on this with several layers of flavours being evident. Coffee bitterness paired perfectly with the hop presence helped to lend a wonderful balance to the malt backbone. Hardly a hint of alcohol noticed considering the high level inside my glass. This is outstanding and probably my top imperial stout. Tasting this next to a Darklord, I can say that the DL has more viscosity and is more aggressive. assertive and in-your-face. Speedway is more complex and refined. You can actually taste the various layers of complexity. Coffee, specialty grains, creamy palate and mouthfeel. Just outstanding and so well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghawener (1565) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAY 10, 2008
Thanks RSamayoa. Bottle: Sampled at a RateBeerians session in San Salvador. Starts with a delicate creamy Hershey’s Chocolate note, moves into coffee with a great smokey & malty undertone. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2008
UPDATED: APR 14, 2009 750 mL bottle - thanks Jason! This one absolutely lives up to the hype. The pour is black with a dark tan head. The aroma is mostly coffee with undertones of roastiness and a little chocolate. The flavor is amazing. If it’s possible, I think that the addition of the coffee actually mellows the flavors that you get out of an impy stout of this strength. There’s a very pronounced coffee tone with a little less astringency than I’d expect. This one is big, but damn is it ever smooth... The mouthfeel is very creamy with a little bit more alcohol as it warms. This one just didn’t disappoint. Great beer. The best I’ve had in this style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2010 Bottle 20$ from capones, split with Brian K. Jet black impst with creamy white/tan head. Flavor and aromatics are coffee, chocolate, etoh, and very roasty. A good stout. 3.8 What the HELL WAS I THINKING. This beer freaking rocks. A black abyss with a coffee tan head. Liquid bakers chocolate, fresh roasted coffee, lactose and molasses. A dark chocolate roast with hints of vanilla and minerals. This is off the chart good! 4.6

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeinDahlem (1448) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2008
Big and tasty brew, and big thanks to Shyam for the trade. Big big big. Big bottle, shared and tasted before and during dessert. Pours a deep oily black with thin brown head of bubbles. Big nose of black coffee, burnt from being on the burner a little too long, with some biter dark chocolate mocha stirred in there. Flavor has a light sweetness rolling into that slightly burnt bitterness, faint touch of smoke there too. Like coffee except better. Very tasty on its own, unbeatable paired with homemade cheesecake. Slightly thick, slick and oily mouthfeel. Long roasty, lightly bitter aftertaste. A very nice experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
elcaballo (101) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - MAY 4, 2008
An excellent brew. I was worried by the description that the coffee would be overwhelming but the flavors find a nice harmony. The mouthfeel is very smooth, slick and full. The second best in the category I have had to Stone RIS. I will buy this again for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - MAY 4, 2008
Oh man...I might get flak for this..but Speedway Stout just doesn’t do it for me. Great colour, beautiful head, but I feel that the 13% just kinda kills the effect. There are some roasted chocolate notes and a some pleasant malted chalky coffee tones in the mix, but the ever present burning of alcohol just overides it. Perhaps I am missing something, but It seems like a careless recipe that could be improved upon.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Pours dark black w/ tan head that fades fast to a lacing in my snifter. Best smelling impy stout I’ve ever had (better than DL) maybe because I love coffee. Also in there is roasted malts, slight caramel, and chocolate. Flavor is coffee, not as in your face as some other impy stouts and the 12% is well hidden. There’s some carbonation coming through the viscosity of this thick brew. Mouthfeel is a little oily DL has a slightly better palate. Very drinkable beer, I’m glad I got two more sitting in the cellar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
posikyle (165) - Alabama, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Rating #100. Pours out like a low viscosity oil that has a caramelly/malty aroma and thick head with loose bubbles. Tastes like a low viscosity oil, except one that has a complex malt/ coffee mixture. Ends very crisp, with a brief, understated alcohol bite to it.

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