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RATINGS: 2820   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2008
I think this is the best IRS that I have been able to buy anytime I want......super complex malt profile and great coffee flavor and smell

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2009 I donít care what everyone else rated this beer, Iím not a fan of it and hereís why. 1-it tastes like a strong espresso coffee. 2- It has a harsh bitterness and a not-so-pleasant alcoholic/resinous flavor. 3- Itís WAY over-hyped. 4- I paid about 15 bucks plus shipping for this. So overall, yeah, itís an OK impy stout, but Iím not a huge fan of the coffee and harsh bitterness in this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cspring (15) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2008
bottle from Dilly Deli - dark pour, dark black body with little tan head. Smells and tastes of coffee but a great smooth, creamy finish. Believe the hype.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ruberbox (15) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2008 I had extremely high expectations, with all the amazing reviews. Wow, does not disappoint. The pinnacle of my impy stout tasting career.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2009 Alesmith The Shit: On tap at Alesmith on 08/01/2008. Brewed with Kona Lupe coffee. Dark black body with a medium creamy head. Coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and caramel aroma. Big coffee flavor, chocolate, caramel and light molassas flavor. Full body with medium low carbonation. 8/5/9/4/18 - 4.4 (Not included in overall score) 3/29/2008: Richmond Industry Gathering 2007. Dark black body with a light brown head. Light caramel and roast aroma. Roasted malt, caramel and chocolate in the aroma. 8/5/9/5/16 - 4.3

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2008
bottle bought at Spuyten Duyvil Grocery in williamsburg. an amazing little gem. smells coffe with a backdrop of hops. taste is huge. bags of malt flavor, toasted roasted, coffee, cakey, goodness. but equally balanced with hops that go on. my birthday buddy says 100% 100% 100%. it is damned near perfect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2008
750 mL bottle FREE from pantanap! The guy clearly rocks beyond all comprehension. Pours a dark, dark brown, like Kahlua. No head. Aroma is very strong chocolate and coffee and has a nice roasted malt character. Palate is very smooth and very creamy. Maybe the thickest beer Iíve ever had. Taste is more coffee, more chocolate, and more roasted character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Picked it up at AleSmith on my awesome trip out to San Diego. Pours a thick opaque black with a very thin tan head that quickly disappears. Nose of is heavy dark chocolate and a lot of coffee. I didnít realize this beer was 12%, it was very easy to drink. Creamy mouthfeel. Tons of coffee and chocolate in the flavor as well. Great stuff....I need more.

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