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RATINGS: 2562   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Bottle conditioned.
Speedway Stout’s 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 beer’s dark chocolate flavors and enhances its drinkability. Despite its intensity, Speedway Stout’s 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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (188) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
Bière partagée avec Marco et Mademoiselle Irina par un samedi soir de grand froid. Marco avait envie d’une stout costaude... Il a été servi! Lorsque la Grande Dame à la robe noire et ténébreuse fait son apparition, chacun se tait en guise de respect. On assiste à la procession, admiratifs. Par où commencer? D’abord le col. Celui-ci est tissé très serré, d’un brun riche et onctueux, couleur mocha. En remuant le verre, le liquide offre une rondeur absolument remarquable tant celui-ci s’agrippe au verre et y adhère laissant sur son passage un léger film huileux. Mon coup de coeur va à la sous-mousse qui brouille le verre et peine à remonter lorsqu’on agite le verre un tant soi peu. Un look d’enfer! Ce stout présente un nez discret mais évolutif au fil de la température. On perçois du café, des grains rôtis, du chocolat noir. C’est plutôt léger. Les brasseurs ont visiblement opté pour un produit délicat qui ne verse pas dans les classiques sucrés, lourds et bruyants. Encore une fois, on garde silence pour ne rien manquer de la finesse de cette bière que nous nous apprêtons à déguster. (Note: nous n’avons pas qu’observé silence pendant la soirée - nous avons aussi beaucoup discuté!). La bouche est la suite logique du nez. Les complices flaveurs de café, chocolat noir et de malts rôtis se partagent l’avant-scène et offrent un spectacle grandiose dans une mise en scène sous le thème de la délicatesse et du raffinement.L’équilibre est simplement parfait. Ce stout est mémorable. Ce classique des tablettes américaines n’est pas une référence pour rien!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VinegarStroke (320) - Napa, California, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle: very dense, light to medium head and moderate head. The aromas are intense. Coffee, roast and hops. There is a slight floral, herbal or hoppy edge. Dried fruit and a little sluggish ferment like. Off dry without sourness and moderate to moderately high bitterness. The flavors are very intense. Malt, coffee, espresso, dark chocolate, roast and a creamy mid palate. Lots of flavor but a little coarse. Hot but lacks Saturation. There’s also an oxidized Apple edge.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (1214) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Black pour, medium brown head. Great aroma of chocolate, whiskey, oak, cocoa and alcohol, rich chocolatey flavor with notes of truffle, mocha and booze. Rich full body with a long sticky sweet finish. Fantastic.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (68) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Bottled 2/11/15 and enjoyed 3/14/15. Poured an extremely dark brown, almost black, color with mocha cap and spotty lacing. Aroma was full of coffee, some chocolate and slight toffee. Taste is of bittersweet chocolate, caramel, and strong coffee. Very nice velvet texture, creamy feel and warmth from the alcohol. In summary, this was the first AleSmith brew I’ve had and probably in my top ten favorite stouts to date. Highly recommended!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
profXpat (12) - ITALY - MAR 14, 2015
See previous rating- super coffee chocolate dried fruits and hops. Not for drinking all night but for a strong imperial stout american superstyled

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (386) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 12, 2015
Pitch black with brown foam. The smell is shy and a little bit roasted. The taste is a nice mixture between mild viscosity, hot spiciness and a calm carbonation. Quite sweet and The topical range of taste: coffee caramel chocolate vanilla etc. The beer is awesome no question, but I find that the great beers In this style are not that different, even though this one is a bit spicier.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SinH4 (679) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Black color with big tan head. Aroma of coffee, liquorice, vanilla. Taste of rich chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and spices towards the end. Nutty-earthy as well. So much in there. Hardly any booze. Just the right amount of sweetness. Feels dry and full at the same time. Extremely well-balanced and soothing. Wow.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tandembrauer (452) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2015
Shared bottle at Cardinal (mandag i annen). Pours black. Aroma of alcohol, coffee, glue. Taste sweet and bitter, chocolate, milk, coffee, brown bread. Big body. Long lasting sweet and bitter aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
radio_nowhere (1030) - Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Bomber into snifter glass, opaque deep dark brown color with dark tan head. Aroma notes of heavy roasted malt, smoke, dark coffee beans, dark chocolate, light peppery spice, dark fruit, licorice, light vanilla and some earthiness. Taste adds notes of milk chocolate, espresso, more plum/fig fruitiness, molasses, wood ash, some nuttiness and bitter earthy hops. Heavy body, low carbonation, creamy with long lingering coffee roast finish. All around excellent coffee RIS.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Couch0508 (61) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2015
pretty good stout. i wouldnt say that it is my favorite but it is up there. if you are in ohio, pick some up.


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