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RATINGS: 2625   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jake65 (2943) - 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!

   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

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crit (3600) - 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

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 16, 2007
UPDATED: APR 25, 2008 The smell of tar and burning rubber, the squeal of the tires, the screams of young girls, an excited better hollers as the checked flag falls... but enough about the label. 750 ml bottle. Pours opaque motor black that no light will shin through. A dirt brown head that dissipates slowly. Aromas of sweet anise and coffee. Taste is pure bliss, bitter hops and coffee dominate with some black licorice and dark chocolate in the background. Mouthfeel is perfect--full and smooth. The Finish showcased bitter chocolate hops. Wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
waolsen (1371) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2007
bottle. black with huge frothy tan head that lasts throughout. some lacing. roasted nutty malts, choco, fig, coffee and rum oak barrel. moderately sweet aroma. Amazing coffee flavor, dark roasted and sweet milk chocolate. pleasant sugars, vanilla and some dark fruits. teriffic balance. warming but amazingly smooth for 12%. Thumbs up!

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