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Bottle conditioned.
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!


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2005
’05 champagne bottle thanks to OhioDad! Tasted head to head against Stone RIS and the Dark Lord, this guy had it’s work cut out for it. The coffee aroma rushes to my nose as soon as the bottle is opened. There are more hops present in the aroma than Dark Lord has to offer, but they’re equally hard to discern because of the massive coffee smell. Pour is black with a dark tan head that dissipates surprisingly quickly. The body is slightly thinner than I had hoped for, but still hefty. Flavor matches up with the aroma perfectly. Huge coffee flavor -- it’s clear that it’s higher quality coffee than in DL, but there’s less going on around it. The roasted malt is great, but still slightly one dimensional. Notes of vanilla and some bitter chocolate float around in the background. The hops presence is stronger than in DL, but I think that is almost a fault in this case. The finish is too bitter. I have another bottle I plan to age for a while, but I’m not sure that the bitterness will mellow out because it’s almost completely due to roasted malt and coffee, rather than hops. I can see why barrel aging this stout would make it incredible. A couple of months to mellow out and pick up some sweet oak and vanilla flavors would make it incredible. I can’t wait to get my hands on this guy’s barrel aged cousin.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bailz316 (228) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Pours motor oil black with small tan head. Smooth and roasty. Chocolate and coffee with notes of vanilla. Bitter finish. Alcohol is masked well but hits you right away.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoltonDK (558) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle in the hop garden. Sweet nose, vanilla, coffee, alcohol. Black color with brown notes, light brown head. Full body, sweet, coffee, alcohol, round mouthfeel, warming by the alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (77) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Huge yes huge...aroma of roast and cocoa and slight anis. Black, great tan head almost nitro like tight bubbles. Excellent flavor of richness all blended perfectly together. Unbelievable.!!!!!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROBC3366 (650) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Smells of dark malts, coffee and slight chocolate. Tastes of chocolate with a coffee and alcohol finish. Very well balanced stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drsordr (1057) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Growler pour jet black. Nose mostly coffee and some bitter chocolate. Taste big roast, coffee, chocolate, and some dark fruit. Moderate mid palate bitter with lots of roast. Long finish. Coating mouth feel.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SimplySike (875) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
75cl. Bottle. Bottled on 2013-07-30.
Poors black with light brown head.
Aroma alcohol, coffee, chocolate, liquorice, caramel, vanilla, anis, molasses, raisin, roasted malts, dark fruits.
Taste all kinds of sweets from the aroma, nice roasted coffee bitter, warming alcohol.
Mouthfeel silky, oily, little dry.
Amazing imp. stout!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
Famous West-Coast imperial stout with actually added coffee powder (so a true coffee stout as well). Pretty thick, dense, creamy, pinkish beige head, colour black with a ruby hue only visible under bright light, clear. Very tempting, elegant and complex aroma of coffee beans, citrussy hops, toffee, sweet tobacco, soy sauce, cinnamon, liquorice, sage, vanilla, meat broth, elderberries... Soft and smooth palate with loads of candied fruits, very oily and mouth-filling, silky, clear coffee powder but beautifully blended into a very rich and profound, complex dark maltiness, roasted bitterness in the end with leafy and citrussy hop bitterness, very long, rich, dry and enormously satisfying. I can easily see why this scores so high on this site, this is easily one of the best imperials I ever tasted. Thanks to Lieven from the Velootje pub in Ghent for sharing this with me, this will remain stuck in my beer memory forever.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shot (141) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Pours black, like old motor oil, with a thick, beige head. Aromas are dark chocolate, gypsum, coffee and licorice. Flavors are dark chocolate, vanilla, molasses, raisin. and coffee. Finishes with a lingering licorice-molasses bite and big booziness. Creamy-syrupy mouthfeel. This is a huge, huge beer. Lots of complexities. Very decadent.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sebilinz (500) - Linz, AUSTRIA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle. Black body with brown smooth head. Wonderful Aroma of roasted malts with vanilla, chocolate, coffee, with hints of dried fruits and hints of caramel. Taste is nearly the same as the Aroma with an very rich and oily mouthfeel. Aftertaste is perfect balanced between sweetness and bitterness. Perfect.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bookman10 (641) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Pours a deep, oily, brown-black, with minimal, cream-colored head. Aroma of dark fruit (plums, raisins, and such), coffee, chocolate. Flavor is marked by fruit, licorice/anise, some chocolate, some coffee, even a touch of leather. Very sweet, almost cloying, but not quite. This is a really good imperial stout.


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