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RATINGS: 2588   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2007
I had a taster at the brewery and it was smooth and chocolatey. I bought the 2004 vintage bottle and it was not as good as the tap. Thick black pour with no head. Aroma is alcohol and dark chocolate. Tasting the sweet alcohol hits hard, then gives way to coffee, roasted malt, chocolate. Sticky feeling in mouth, flavor stays for a long time. Complex but everything seems blended together. I like the non-aged version better.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2010 Wow. Amazing. Had a taster of this at the Stone Brewery. Honestly Im torn between the Stone Imperial and the AleSmith. But in all honest, this stout is .2 better than the Stone Imperial and now ranks as my favorite beer. 12%? Can even taste it! Wow, im truly impressed. Doesnt have the soy sauceish tate of the stone, thick, and smooth, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and smoooooooooooooooooooth ness. Will buy again

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (1001) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Review #100! had this saved for 7 months. had had it on tap a bit before that and it knocked me out with richness and subtlety. this is fine but not aspanormaic. roma of roasted malt, sponge cake, caramel, cold coffee. opaque black with a modest dark head. silky and light int he mouth, graceful,. flavors of chocolate, coffee. alcohol, licorice. schizoid finish of high and low notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Poured black in color with a khaki head. Had a nice roasted coffee aroma. Very smooth when it hits your palate. Warm alcohol taste when it goes down. A very nice stout. Thanks to vyvvy for sharing this at one of his beer tastings

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (717) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Black in color with medium, diminishing light brown head with little lacing. Aroma and flavor strong of typical roasty and caramel notes. Strong hop flavor also, and the alcohol was fairly evident. It reminded me of Expedition, but not as strong of flavor and a bit easier to drink. Honestly, this didnít blow me away, or differentiate itself from most of the other decent imperial stouts out there.

Iíd like to re-rate some time, but I really donít want to spend $13 on another bottle.

I think people are intimidated by the high rating and feel insecure about rating it anything less than a 4. Maybe Iíll start the trend away from rating every IS a 4.5

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - MAY 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2007 I love living where you can walk into a market down the street and pick a beauty like this one. Pours nicely almost black with a brown head. You cant miss the coffee and chocolate. I shared this 750 ml bottle with two friends and was told I need to pick up another bottle and drink the entire bottle, sound like a plan.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2007
Bottle: Pours pitch black with a nice brown head that fades fast but leaves a thin layer that lasts. Aroma of cream and coffee and some malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is quite thick and creamy with a good amount of malty sweetness but a big bitter coffee and hidden hops. Extremely rich and heavy brew, leaves lingering chocolate and coffee flavor on the tongue. Definitely a beer that you cant drink too much of in one sitting though. Split the 22oz bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2008 Canít say much here that hasnít already been said. Nice and smooth, couldnít taste any alcohol. Incredible roasty flavor. One of the best stouts I have ever had.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2007
Thanks to moejuck for the bottle. Pours deep brown with a nearly large head. Spare lacing. Strong aroma of coffee beats the glass to my nose. Also dark roasted malts, chocolate and grass hops.
Flavor was espresso, first and foremost, with a bit of hops, chocolate and liquorice to round things out. Alcohol is well covered, just a bit of warmth. Flavor is moderately sweet and slightly bitter. Full body. Absolutely fine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2007
Pours very dark with a thick brown head. Smells of chocolate, coffee, and rich in alcohol. Taste is not overpowering and the alcohol is masked rather well. A pretty good stout coming from a man that doesnít care for them much.


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