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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.

bigirishphan's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigirishphan (106) - Peoria Heights, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Yes, coffee but also dark chocolate. Not too much of an alcohol taste but strong nonetheless. Awesome mouth feel as it doesn’t way your mouth down but still heavy enough. Loved the finish with this glorious beer. Wow!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PugUglyBrewer (190) - - OCT 22, 2016
Everything that it is built up to be. Speedway is absolute perfection. Decadent in the glass with black velvet color and smooth brown fudge head of foam. Loads of cocoa and coffee on the nose and pallet with lush caramel and prune supporting flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philus (54) - Bazel, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2016
Tap @ Gollem Antwerp Everything you’d expect from a good imperial stout. Not spectacular though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
simont1 (576) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2016
Aroma of coffee, chocolate, leather, roasted malts. Tast eof chocolate, coffee, light green peppers, vanilla, dark malts and licorice. Quite thin. Solid, easy drinkable for 12%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (1425) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 12, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2016 Dark brown color with mocha head. Aroma has sweet malt and chocolate pralines with coffee liquor. Taste is quite malty and sweet at first but the coffee bitterness and roasted malt takes quickly over. Medium body and carbonation. Quite boozy for a coffee stout, kind of overhyped.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (5564) - Freising, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2016
(bottle) black in colour with a frothy dark beige head. aroma of green apple and ethanol, with lots of roasted malts, brown sugar, earth and soy sauce. flavour is mostly roasted malts, barnacles and hazelnuts, quite boozy, with some notes of banana skins and boiled oysters in the semi-roasted-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scottm2588 (178) - SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black with a medium tan head that fades fairly quickly to a small tan head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, molasses. Taste is big coffee, roasty, slight plum, dark chocolate, smoothness, slight burnt caramel. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drjoeng (935) - SINGAPORE - OCT 9, 2016
12%ABV. Imperial stout. Poured out oily black. I don’t really comment on the head, but this one had a rich creamy cafe au lait colored head. 40ºSRM. Nose is actually milky and sweet and reminiscent of caramel, toffee, dates. The roasty aromas are coffee, charred wood, light wood smoke, Over ripe stone fruit with honey prunes and black plums being top on my list. Dark grape juice. Mouthfeel is full and syrupy. Palate has maple syrup, dates, date palm sugar and dark caramel and burnt sugar. Light creme brulee. Nice hit of alcohol up front and in the middle. Malt palate is broad with maltesers, malted milkshakes providing a strong almost milky base on which to taste the roasted barley and coffee flavors. The bitter takes on a fuller, more pleasing dimension because it is "lengthened" by the malt. There is a spicy component ot the tail end of the palate as well, medicinal and spicy, with anise and licorice, overall comes across like ouzo. Finish is wood smoke and pleasingly lingering. Overall, an impressive imperial stout that is smooth and gentle on the palate releasing the complexity of flavor in a very controlled fashion over the entire tasting experience. Goes on Favorites List!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (1192) - Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2016
Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Smells strongly of coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is sweet, coffee, hints of oak and vanilla, subtle alcohol. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, AleSmith Speedway Stout finishes with a lingering roasty bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (5019) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 3, 2016
(En fût à la source): Riches noisettes, arôme de cold brew, chocolat noir et petits fruits.
Earlier Rating: 4/7/2016 Total Score: 4.6
(En cask à l’Observation Room): Tout d’abord la texture est impeccable et la mousse s’agrippe aux parois à la moindre occasion. L’aspect chocolaté est encore plus présent qu’à l’habitude, le café est assez fruité et pratiquement fumé, très riche avec une moelleuse torréfaction. Superbe.
Earlier Rating: 2/6/2012 Total Score: 4.5
Très fumé, rôti, chocolaté, fruité avec une finale de café et de feuilles de tabac. Tapisse bien la bouche mais se boit quand même facilement pour sa grosseur.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
donandres (372) - , Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2016
22 ounce bottle poured to wine glass Sight: Black, light does not go through, brown foam Smell: fragrant, not boozy even with high alcohol content Taste: excellent low, bitterness long follow through Feel: long finish, creamy, good follow through and lingering aftertaste Overall: excellent beer, repeat: yes, look for: yes

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