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RATINGS: 2399   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2014
Great imperial stout, not just strong round and complex. Very delicious aftertaste, toasted and slightly discrete coffee ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (449) - - AUG 5, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a very dark black, with a small dark reddish brown hue when backlit. Head was minimal, possibly due to a non aggressive pour. Aroma is massive: baker’s chocolate, coffee, and chocolate malt. Flavor is same with a rich creamy mouthfeel with a slight bitter lactic tang. A certain charred oak presence providing a pleasant smoky bitterness. From notes 1/22/11 (Geist BCBS Tasting).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at home, 1000th beer on untappd. Pours black, huge chocolate, coffee, dry and bitter, sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1686) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottled 02/04/14. OK, been looking forward to this. Pours a very dark brown/black with a red edge. Aroma has booze, grass, tree bark, light cough medicine... Medium body, medium carbonation. There’s booze, light treacle, grass, nettle, wood, light coffee, dark choc... It’s a little harsh - I’d be curious to try an older bottle. That said, its really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hman43 (327) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2014
The beer was from the tap at Triangle Wine in Southern Pines. It pours black with a dark brown head. It has a strong coffee smell with a bit of chocolate. The taste is dominate by a rich, creamy taste of coffee with hints of chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lutz2jm (95) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Delicious. Bold but smooth. When you see 12% for a beer you may be turned off but the alcohol does not show to much. Toasted chocolate coffee make this a memorable beer. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Howzer420 (12) - - JUL 18, 2014
Bottled. Deep black color with dark tan head. Very well balanced imperial that all stout fans must try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tomy63 (190) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - JUL 15, 2014
(version 2011 ?) très puissant, très concentré en café, mais aussi beaucoup de fruits rouges et noirs dans le fond, très long.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tsekouratos (197) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JUL 6, 2014
750 ml bottle from The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Pitch black color with a nice thin brown head. Aromas of coffee, wood, chocolate, oak, liquorice, berries. Phenomenal taste, sweet from the malts and bitter from the coffee and roasted. Bitter aftertaste, long. Full body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkline3 (14) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Pours very dark black with a thick foamy head that dissipates fairly quickly. Very tiny bubbles almost like a nitro beer. When cold not much aroma and creamy vanilla up front followed by bittersweet chocolate. As it warms you get more milk chocolate aroma and flavor, with a very mild coffee background. Light on palate and warming due to alcohol content. Very smooth and balanced. Quite a nice Imperial Stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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