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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
koleminer20 (749) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2014
750 mL bottle. The pour is beautiful. Jet black and thick. With a gorgeous dark khaki brown head and some unbelieveable lacing. The aroma is huge on coffee. There is a beautiful malt profile and some great licorice. There is a little booze and a subtle bitterness that's a little surprising. It's just really good. The flavor is just great. There is a beautiful roast and strong licorice presence that dominates coffee a little that isn't apparent on the aroma. The mouth feel is ridiculous. So thick and creamy. Velvety carbonation for days. Just like nitrogen infused molasses. The aftertaste is great. Light coffee but heavy roast and beautiful dark fruits. I love this beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ebone1988 (263) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2014
#250. Shared with koleminer20. You da man. Aroma is coffee, licorice, chocolate, roasted malt, some booze. Appearance is black, brown head, ridiculous lacing. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, licorice, booze. Mouthfeel is ridiculously thick, oily, great carbonation, although hot, that doesn’t hinder things. Overall, wow. I would’ve preferred a lot more coffee in the flavor, but it still does the job.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klas (315) - SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
Shared big bottle at Brewdog bar Stockholm. Dark, powerful, malty with chocolate and coffee. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cam_Dynamite (40) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2014
Pours black with a whitish/tan head. Nothing to write home about on looks or aroma. Upfront flavours are great coffee/Chocolate but this bitch brings its game on the after palate. Loads of lingering dark fruits that really show the quality of this beer. I think a bit overrated but still a ripping beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2014
On draft at Chucks. Thin film of firm, tan head. Sticks together - not much lace. Dark coffee and cloudy. Aroma is cocoa, coffee, winy alcohol notes, licorice, molasses, roasted barley. Primarily sweet taste, with some umami (wow), and a hint of sourness and bitterness on the finish. Full bodied, heat from the alcohol, creamy, lightly carbonated, surprisingly dry finish. This is a top notch imperial stout!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
megabeergulper (5) - California, USA - NOV 5, 2014 does not count
Coffee and beer, what’s not to like. A lot of breweries F this up. Alesmith got it right. Doesn’t taste like 12%, the nose is coffee and booze, looks like asphalt in a glass, but tastes a lot better. Had to go back and buy bottles to try later.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirBruceWillis (10) - BANGLADESH - NOV 4, 2014
Errghh not this fucking Alesmith noise again. Fucking lawnmower beer at best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (250) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours thick all black with huge tan creamy head, settles to one finger. Aroma is coffee and chocolate, mocca like. Dark fruits and some coffee berries, caramel and tons of malt and roasty. Subtle soya. Taste is super rich and balanced. Sweet mellow malts, loads of coffee, dark chocolate with roasty bitter dark chocolatey finish. Has the espresso citricy. Full bodied. So rich and balanced, with no absence of the 12 abv.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (563) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
(Bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Oct 31 2014) Pours jet black with a smallish tan head with slight lace. Aroma is extremely powerful, a huge hit of freshly roasted coffee underpinned by some bittersweet chocolate and hints of slightly sweet dark malt, but really just in service of backing up all that awesome coffee. On the palate, there’s a little hint of sweet dark/toffee malt at first with a bit of chocolate, but loads of coffee and roast pile in quickly and start to dry that out, powerfully espresso-driven in the middle with chocolate in support. The drying out continues into the finish, with roast coffee, roasted malt and a light grassy hop bitterness along with just a hint of alcohol helping the process. The finish and aftertaste is wonderfully complex, with notes of espresso, bittersweet chocolate, grassy hops, a bit of dark fruit all making themselves known as it lingers for ages on the tongue. Medium bodied with fairly light carbonation, not syrupy but still mouth-filling. Just a gorgeous stout, the concentration of coffee is super and backed up with a big, flavourful but dry, roasty and never cloying stout. Super easy to drink for 12% but really a sipping brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricks (640) - Delaware, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Dark black appearance w/ small tan head. Ultra smooth for 12%. Excellent balanced aroma. Just a odd hint of dark fruit, but otherwise great dark coffee stout flavor.

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