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RATINGS: 2831   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emusche (204) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Pours black with a beige head, clingy lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, espresso, chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, sweet malts and roast. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beastiefan2k (3590) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2016
I probably had this for the first time around a decade ago. I bet this has come around a few tastings in life. I always thought I enjoyed this beer. Have had a few of the variants on tap as well. But I saw this beer on tap at Chuck’s for 6.50 for 16oz and was able to use my little growler (a gift from McBerko and maybe the best thing he has ever given me). I thought this is my chance to really check this beer out again. I am highly disappointed. It tastes like sweet chocolate syrup with a bug burst of roasted and acidic malts. You can see the sweetness covering up a lot of the acidity. It comes off as cheap Hershey syrup but thick. You know how that cheap chocolate syrup has a tartness to it, well that is present here from the acidity. Really messes with the palate. An alcohol heat is present as well. Again, the sweetness covers it up but it peaks through anyway. Again diminishing the beer. I can see why in a small burst, at a tasting, and a decade ago I could have loved this. Or maybe the beer was better a decade ago, I am sure Alesmith has gone through some changes. But at the moment, this is not the the imperial stout I am searching for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djkatt (56) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2016
This Imperial Stout is okay and obviously made with malt and hops. There is also maybe some coffee and some sort of alcohol in it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MatusBeer (502) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 19, 2016
Tap at beergeek. Aroma of nuts,caramel sweets. Taste of plumbs, roasted coffee,nuts, higher % of alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
odinstyr (745) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Pours a thick oily black with no head. Smells of dark cocoa, coffee, herbal hops. Taste is bitter, moderately sweet - all dark roast and thick.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AdolfoCC (182) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - JUN 16, 2016
Servida en un Spiegelau Tulip. APARIENCIA: de color totalmente negra, no pasa nada de luz a través de ella; corona de espuma color beige de buena retención, con burbujas compactas y algunas abiertas. AROMA: es dominante el café tostado, chocolate semiamargo, algo licorosa, caramelo, toffee, melaza, ligeramente algo de frutos oscuros como dátiles y pasas. SABOR: en boca se siente ligeramente dulce de inicio, seguido de puro café tostado y sus características torrefactas, además de chocolate semiamargo y eso lo que domina, atrás notas de caramelo, melaza, nuevamente los frutos oscuros pero sólo de manera sutil. El retrogusto un amargor medio con una larga permanencia del sabor a café y muy ligeramente dulce. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo completo con una gran sensación untuosa, baja carbonatación. El alcohol se llega a sentir ligeramente en boca y en garganta de manera cálida, nada agresivo. RESUMEN: Excelente imperial stout con un impecable uso de adjuntos.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Punkero (303) - FINLAND - JUN 15, 2016
Black, faint foam. Roasted, sweet, licoricy and strong aroma. Well roasted. Dry. Full body. Slightly sweet with roasted, almost burned aftertaste. Slightly boozy maybe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unde (902) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2016
Wow beer #800. Dark brown colour with beige head going to the sides of the glass. Aroma has dark roasted malts, dried fruits, dark chocolate. Taste has dark roasted coffee flavours and malts, Full body and medium carbonation. Sadly nothing special here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wekker84 (2200) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle a black colored beer with a beige head aroma roasted malts coffee chocolate caramel dried fruits spicy and bitter hops flavor roasted malts spicy dark fruits caramel dried fruits coffee mocha chocolate citrus spicy and hops

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
scirtes (439) - POLAND - JUN 11, 2016
Tap @ WFDP 2016. Pours jet black, with almost no head. Strong aroma of chocolate, some coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, with well marked bitterness. Very oily texture, soft carbonation. Very rich taste and perfectly hidden alcohol.

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