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RATINGS: 2592   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nicke80 (295) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2015
650 ml bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours black with nice brown head. Cocoa and coffee aroma with loads of Chocolate taste. Very nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrOrla (690) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
Sample at CBC Pours black with small brown head. Deep Coffee and chocolate aroma, taste of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, heavy cloying sweetness, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
borre_m (677) - NORWAY - MAY 4, 2015
sample at cbc. pours black, tan head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate. Taste is complex, starting with chocolate, ends in a coffee taste that is just a little too strong for me. (not a coffee drinker)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (618) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 3, 2015
It’s unbelievably hard not to make motor oil puns to describe Speedway Stout’s appearance, but I’ll do my best. Alesmith’s Imperial Stout pours black and viscous (and bears absolutely no resemblance to a certain automotive product). What’s impressive is that this brew manages to be both effervescent and thick. This beer is heavy yet heady. Rich and full-bodied yet smooth and balanced. Floral coffee aroma is beautiful. Flavor has roasted malt and fresh coffee in equal measure. For a Stout with this much booze, Speedway Stout is even-tempered and extremely drinkable. This classic coffee brew deserves its fame and adoration.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HuskerTan (762) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle. A- Coffee, chocolate, roasty. A- Black color, dark liquid, light brown head. T- Bitter coffee, chocolate, roasty, creamy. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, roasty bitter finish. O- Pretty high expectations for this one and while it didn’t disappoint it wasn’t a mind blower either. Lots of coffee in here but it’s more of a mellow slightly bitter black coffee taste. Other than that I didn’t get a whole lot of other notes in here. The bottle was pretty fresh so maybe some aging on it would bring things out a bit more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zwiebel88 (608) - GERMANY - MAY 3, 2015
Schwarz, beiger Schaum, kleinporig. In der Nase viele dunkle Früchte, Kaffee, Kakao, leicht röstig. Am Gaumen dunkle Früchte, Kakao, KAffe, gegen Ende Zartbitterschokolade, leicht bitter. Körper medium, cremig, rund. Sehr gutes Imperial Stout, sehr rund.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Humlehode (299) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
Pours black with small brown head. Coffee and chocolate aroma and taste. Slightly sweet, a bit harsh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (236) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 28, 2015
Draught @ Warpigs. Pours pitch black with a tiny tan head, some lacing. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, coconut, coffee, vanilla and dried fruits. Flavour is medium sweet and light bitterness. Full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Finish is bittersweet and warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (440) - GERMANY - APR 27, 2015
Yields a slick viscous black color, with a unique, very bubbly mohagony head. Smells big times of cocoa, fudge and coffee, wrapped up by syrup and toffeeish malts. Has a whiff of alcohol underneath, providing a caramel burn. The aromas exhibit an interesting interplay between milk chocolate and coffee, leaning even more on chocolate. Has a fitting, lower carbonation, complimenting the beers medium body. Tastes of bakers chocolate and smooth coffee, accompanied by bready malts, also revealing glazed caramel. Drinks throughout smooth, coffee comes along with lots of cream, adding a dry bitterness, which gets countered by alcoholic, biting molasses. Finishes with a well pronounced boiled coffee bitterness, while chocolate adds depth, including a subtle sourness. The beers convinces by its smooth coffee mouthfeel, which gets a lot of depth, due to the luscious chocolate, commuting between sweet and dry. The beers finish is unusually long and complex, revealing crushed coffee beans, toffee, mousse au chocolate among a coffee milk sourness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2015
Jet black and opaque pour with one half inch tan brown head. Smells of chocolate French roast and some anise. Flavor is exactly what is expected from aroma. Finishes with dark roast lingering on.

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