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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!

Tide's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tide (1785) - Espoo, - JUN 1, 2012
Bottle at bar. Black color, brown head. Strong taste with chocolate, coffee, liquorice. Burnt finish with lots of alcohol. Excellent stout!

   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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (52) - 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.!!!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROBC3366 (647) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drsordr (1055) - 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.

   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!

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bookman10 (640) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tfredvik (1118) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
Another overrated US hype? Let me tear it to pieces... It pours a viscous-looking, black body with a long-lived, medium brown head, ok lacing. The aroma is strong and simply amazing: it has the perfect balance between dark roasted malt with accompanying coffee notes and sweeter and more gentle notes of sweet caramel and chocolate. Also bark and ash in the back. Very strong flavour of coffee that dries up the finish. Dark roasted notes and chocolate, vanilla in the back and hints of leather. The alcohol is very well integrated. The taste is a bit less sweet than most imperial stouts, the long-lasting finish is heavy bitter. Full body, oily to dry texture, soft carbonation. This is definitely on my top 3 ever!
[75 cl bottle shared at home with Svensenga Smak & Behag, enjoyed 15 months after bottling, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

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