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RATINGS: 2312   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Speedway Stout is a HUGE Imperial Stout, with pounds and pounds of coffee added during conditioning for a little extra kick! This is a limited-edition Formula and it'll definitely get you racing! It is available in 750 ml. champagne bottles. Appearance: Jet Black, with a toast-brown head. Flavor: Starts with a strong coffee and dark chocolate sensation, then fades to a multitude of toasty, roasty and caramelly flavors. Finishes with a nice fullness but dry enough not to be cloying. Aroma: COFFEE! And some other stuff. And coffee. Mouthfeel (body/texture): Velvety smooth texture. Clean and crisp, full-bodied. Warmth from the high alcohol content lightens up the feel a bit. Still, you won't fool your taste buds -- this beer is HUGE!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
aenima (208) - Askim, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2014
Aroma of fresh roasted coffee. The taste is similar with hints of chocolate. Quite balanced finish with some warming alcohol. Well hidden abv

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
grimreaperguru (223) - santee, California, USA - APR 3, 2014
Pours a jet black motor oil color with a thick dark brown creamy head. The aroma is of coffee with notes of chocolate and vanilla. The flavor is of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. The body is full with a nice bitter aftertaste. Overall a great beer from Alesmith.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
allmyvinyl (2182) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2014
750ml bottle at home, bought ages ago, can’t remember. Pours jet black, thick, long-lasting beige head. Aromas of coffee and vanilla. Taste is coffee, but not too much, bitter, but not too much, light caramel chocolate sweetness. This beer is balance captured in a glass. Smoother than smooth. Easy, but not slutty. Lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Leveejr (54) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Excellent stout. Strong coffee aroma and flavor. Incredibly smooth. Really can't find any faults with this beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clownoisseur (137) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottled 3/12/13. Pours black. Two finger mocha head, leaves nice lacing. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, some roasted malt sweetness and some hints of alcohol. Taste is big coffee upfront, just as advertised. I get some bitter chocolates, anise and then some dark fruits. I fear this may have suffered some oxidizing. Some sherry and honey flavors come through across the middle. I don’t remember these flavors being so pronounced when I had this fresh. The finish carries a good amount of weight. Some alcohol is noticeable but decently hidden by more coffee/chocolate/hop bitterness. Relatively dry, yet still feeling creamy/silky across the palate. Really enjoy this beer and I will certainly re-visit in the near future.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (2035) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle - Dark chocolate and coffee with a touch of booze. Jet brown and a creamy brown head. Coffee and dark chocolate, very rich on the palate. Big and rich. Well deserved score.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Fritz123 (809) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle from my dad in Ohio. 750ml. Shared with my co-workers. Small snifters. Pours a jet black oil with a solid one finger mocha head that lasted. Some lacing. The aroma is off the hook with coffee, dark chocolate, nibs, vanilla, and caramel. The taste lives up to the aroma with heavy coffee, dark chocolate, sweet milk, vanilla, and roasted malts. The mouth is creamy and slightly oily with coffee. Full body. Moderate carbonation. Finish is not too boozy, not sweet, and slightly dry. This is hands down about the best stout I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (142) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Draft pour. Very dark with a cream tan head. A lot of espresso in the nose. Heavy body full of coffee and chocolate. Does not have the boozy taste that you find in a lot of 12% beers. Keeps getting better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HeistAlmighty (1042) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
750ml bottle. Nearly black, foamy milk chocolate head. Aroma is roasted coffee and booze, milk chocolate sweetness. Huge espresso in the back of my mouth, alcohol taste without the burn, lactic sweetness, slight tang. Full body. Overall, this one was a beast, the mix of strong coffee and strong alcohol kicked my butt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (1808) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2014
Flaska från SB drygt två år gammal drucken med ölföreningen. Kolsvart, tjock och oljig. Stor doft av rostad malt och kaffe, lätt syrlig, lite brända toner, karamell och kokos. Rund och stor smak av främst kaffe, ganska syrlig och på något sätt inte tillräcklig stor kropp och sötma för alla stora smaker, kaffekärvheten och och kaffesyrligheten. Visst spelar förväntningar roll och här blev jag trots allt lite besviken fast det är ett riktigt bra öl.

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