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RATINGS: 2808   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Bottle conditioned.
Speedway Stoutís 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 beerís dark chocolate flavors and enhances its drinkability. Despite its intensity, Speedway Stoutís 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 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2008
2007 750ml bottle. Pours midnight black with minimal head that fades into a persistent oil slick. Oily lacing like the Exxon Valdez just spilled gallons of crude into the sea. Nose is Belgian chocolate, roasted coffee, plums, burnt malts and alcohol. Flavor is dark chocolate milk, cocoa, espresso and burnt caramel with bitter hops and alcohol in the finish. Super creamy palate coating mouth feel. Huge warming effect. Wow. All other impy stouts will be compared to this heavenly brew from this point forward. Itís the cock of the walk baby.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyit (3754) - Vadum, DENMARK - APR 14, 2008
Black of color with thick, cloudy brown head. An aroma of liqurice, coffee, hops and bitter. A flavor of coffee, liqurice, dark chocolate, alkohol and dry - a very nice beer in balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2008
Damn, what an awesome stout. Velvety texture, lots of alcohol, hints of coffee, everything you could want. Inky black, and big flavor. Not as much coffee and chocolate as I hoped for, but still fín delicious. Lots of dark candy, caramel, and roasted grains in this one. A very nice complexity, that might be overlooked because of the subtle flavors that are almost hidden in the background. Very good on the palate. Outstanding.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bwkrieger (14) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2008
From notes: Bottle 04 and 06 Thick and oily pour, jet black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is awesome, full and rich with more coffee and a little heat in the 06 bottle. Balance is amazing, wish this was available in IL!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - APR 13, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2009 75cl bottle. Super dark brown with a fluffy brown head that settles into an oil slick. Potent, alcoholic aroma of cocoa and espresso, with some dark candied fruit and vanilla. The flavor is smooth, alcoholic, and rich. The coffee isnít a forceful as in the aroma, but it still gives you a good kick. Huge roasted chocolate malts. Full and smooth with light, silky bubbles. The alcohol cleans and dries the finish up nicely, keeping it from being too sticky. This beer is just over the top, but so well done that it works well. Fantastic, but I donít think I could kill a whole bottle again. (4.1) Draught at The Red. You would never believe that this is so strong. Despite the thick and creamy mouthfeel, the alcohol and sweetness are kept in check by the coffee, roast, and bitterness. Looks amazing with a really dark head that lasts, over a pitch black body. Still probably the best integration of coffee into a big stout that i have tasted. Itís definitely present, but plays a supporting role to the rich malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2008 750ml Bottle: I drank the entire bottle by myself along with two other heavy beers last night, so trying to remember things is a little tough. I do remember pouring - thick black. Faint aroma of malts and chocolate. Very smooth taste. I canít believe it has 12% alcohol. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jimrbb (16) - USA - APR 11, 2008
WOW, sweet coffee roast malty massive Imperial Stout. smooth and such a balance. fantastic beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2009 Bottle. Sweet chocolate and coffee nose. Black with a swirly head. Flavor is instantly and massively impressive. Light cherries under chocolate, smoke, and coffee, but in such a perfect balance that the simple listing of flavors does it no justice. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Just fantastic.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 5, 2008
This is a perfect beer. Drinking liquid chocolate - yet there is no chocolate in this. You canít taste alcohol a bit. This beer is indescribable. I only gave it a 4.9 in anticipation of the barrel aged stuff. It might be a 5, or not. Pours dark black with brown head that recedes, but leaves lacing all over. Creamy, smooth, beautiful.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nparikh (20) - New York, New York, USA - APR 5, 2008
Color is black with a toast-colored head like coffee -- appropriate, because it tastes like roasted coffee beans. Great rich, creamy mouthfeel. Full body. Toasty, roasted coffee/espresso taste (and similar bitterness), caramels. Long finish. Easy to drink despite being 12%. It has the bitterness of good coffee and is more about the aroma and feel than a multitude of tastes.

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