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RATINGS: 2559   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2014 Had this on tap during the Speedway craziness going on, this time had the Hammerhead version. The rating here is for Hammerhead. Unfortunately walked in unknowingly that they had 12 Speedway varieties on tap. Because I didn’t pre register, was only allowed to have regular or the new "Hammerhead" with no explanation as to wtf Hammerhead was. Once I took a sip, it was obvious to me it must be some coffee. Also I would like to note that I was very sad I could not try the others :-( Pours pitch black with a small mocha head on top, looking super creamy. Aroma of huge acidic earthy coffee, a hint of chocolate, and just more huge coffee and espresso. Flavor follows with massive espresso, earthy and spicy, lightly acidic, with some hints of chocolate fudge in the background. Slight warming alcohol and lingering espresso. This really highlights the huge amounts of coffee here. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Honestly, this blew me away. One of the best coffee stouts I have ever had.

Earlier Rating: 11/11/2012 Total Score: 4.1
This is my bottled, regular Speedway version rating. Pours black with frothy brown head. Aromas of bitter coffee, some hops, very roasty grains. Hint of chocolate. Smells more like a bold porter. Was hoping for more on the aroma (the only knock here and it is minor). Huge coffee flavor with a nice bitterness. A bit of a cocoa powder lingering on the palate. Another sip reveals a bit of dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel, lighter than I had expected but still pretty chewy. Love this because it doesn’t go all syrupy like some others. Really coffee forward with the right carbonation. Alcohol hidden but leaves a lingering warmth. Heavy lacing as it goes. Very nice. Really want to try the BA version.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (554) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAY 3, 2015
It’s unbelievably hard not to make motor oil puns to describe Speedway Stout’s appearance, but I’ll do my best. Alesmith’s Imperial Stout pours black and viscous (and bears absolutely no resemblance to a certain automotive product). What’s impressive is that this brew manages to be both effervescent and thick. This beer is heavy yet heady. Rich and full-bodied yet smooth and balanced. Floral coffee aroma is beautiful. Flavor has roasted malt and fresh coffee in equal measure. For a Stout with this much booze, Speedway Stout is even-tempered and extremely drinkable. This classic coffee brew deserves its fame and adoration.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HuskerTan (700) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle. A- Coffee, chocolate, roasty. A- Black color, dark liquid, light brown head. T- Bitter coffee, chocolate, roasty, creamy. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, roasty bitter finish. O- Pretty high expectations for this one and while it didn’t disappoint it wasn’t a mind blower either. Lots of coffee in here but it’s more of a mellow slightly bitter black coffee taste. Other than that I didn’t get a whole lot of other notes in here. The bottle was pretty fresh so maybe some aging on it would bring things out a bit more.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zwiebel88 (461) - GERMANY - MAY 3, 2015
Schwarz, beiger Schaum, kleinporig. In der Nase viele dunkle Früchte, Kaffee, Kakao, leicht röstig. Am Gaumen dunkle Früchte, Kakao, KAffe, gegen Ende Zartbitterschokolade, leicht bitter. Körper medium, cremig, rund. Sehr gutes Imperial Stout, sehr rund.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Humlehode (251) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
Pours black with small brown head. Coffee and chocolate aroma and taste. Slightly sweet, a bit harsh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (150) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 28, 2015
Draught @ Warpigs. Pours pitch black with a tiny tan head, some lacing. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, coconut, coffee, vanilla and dried fruits. Flavour is medium sweet and light bitterness. Full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Finish is bittersweet and warming.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (371) - GERMANY - APR 27, 2015
Yields a slick viscous black color, with a unique, very bubbly mohagony head. Smells big times of cocoa, fudge and coffee, wrapped up by syrup and toffeeish malts. Has a whiff of alcohol underneath, providing a caramel burn. The aromas exhibit an interesting interplay between milk chocolate and coffee, leaning even more on chocolate. Has a fitting, lower carbonation, complimenting the beers medium body. Tastes of bakers chocolate and smooth coffee, accompanied by bready malts, also revealing glazed caramel. Drinks throughout smooth, coffee comes along with lots of cream, adding a dry bitterness, which gets countered by alcoholic, biting molasses. Finishes with a well pronounced boiled coffee bitterness, while chocolate adds depth, including a subtle sourness. The beers convinces by its smooth coffee mouthfeel, which gets a lot of depth, due to the luscious chocolate, commuting between sweet and dry. The beers finish is unusually long and complex, revealing crushed coffee beans, toffee, mousse au chocolate among a coffee milk sourness.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2015
Jet black and opaque pour with one half inch tan brown head. Smells of chocolate French roast and some anise. Flavor is exactly what is expected from aroma. Finishes with dark roast lingering on.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsnicholas (326) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2015
Bottle (750ml). Black with big tan head. Probably about 1 year old. Sweet chocolate aroma. Taste is bitter sweet chocolate with lots of coffee. Finishes with some bitterness and warming.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (4535) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle: (2015) Pours black....with a thick, dark tan head. Coffee, chocolate, licorice aroma. Flavour is sweet...roasty coffee, dark chocolate malt, vanilla cream.... Huge, sticky, chocolate malt....thick, creamy. Very light, well balanced espresso bittering.... Unbelievably easy to drink despite the ABV....one of the most silky smooth Imperial Stouts I’ve had the pleasure to drink.... Excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cagou007 (419) - FRANCE - APR 18, 2015
Pours deep dark with medium tan head. Nose is molasse and. Aromas are roasted malts, caramel, coffee, chocolate and cream. Thick texture and low carbonation. Long bitter and roasty finish. Excellent an perfectly balanced coffee stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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