RateBeer
overall
100
100
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2796   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


BMMillsy's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMMillsy (1788) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emusche (161) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Pours black with a beige head, clingy lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, espresso, chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, sweet malts and roast. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beastiefan2k (3312) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2016
I probably had this for the first time around a decade ago. I bet this has come around a few tastings in life. I always thought I enjoyed this beer. Have had a few of the variants on tap as well. But I saw this beer on tap at Chuck’s for 6.50 for 16oz and was able to use my little growler (a gift from McBerko and maybe the best thing he has ever given me). I thought this is my chance to really check this beer out again. I am highly disappointed. It tastes like sweet chocolate syrup with a bug burst of roasted and acidic malts. You can see the sweetness covering up a lot of the acidity. It comes off as cheap Hershey syrup but thick. You know how that cheap chocolate syrup has a tartness to it, well that is present here from the acidity. Really messes with the palate. An alcohol heat is present as well. Again, the sweetness covers it up but it peaks through anyway. Again diminishing the beer. I can see why in a small burst, at a tasting, and a decade ago I could have loved this. Or maybe the beer was better a decade ago, I am sure Alesmith has gone through some changes. But at the moment, this is not the the imperial stout I am searching for.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djkatt (46) - - JUN 21, 2016
This Imperial Stout is okay and obviously made with malt and hops. There is also maybe some coffee and some sort of alcohol in it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MatusBeer (329) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 19, 2016
Tap at beergeek. Aroma of nuts,caramel sweets. Taste of plumbs, roasted coffee,nuts, higher % of alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
odinstyr (712) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Pours a thick oily black with no head. Smells of dark cocoa, coffee, herbal hops. Taste is bitter, moderately sweet - all dark roast and thick.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AdolfoCC (130) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - JUN 16, 2016
Servida en un Spiegelau Tulip. APARIENCIA: de color totalmente negra, no pasa nada de luz a través de ella; corona de espuma color beige de buena retención, con burbujas compactas y algunas abiertas. AROMA: es dominante el café tostado, chocolate semiamargo, algo licorosa, caramelo, toffee, melaza, ligeramente algo de frutos oscuros como dátiles y pasas. SABOR: en boca se siente ligeramente dulce de inicio, seguido de puro café tostado y sus características torrefactas, además de chocolate semiamargo y eso lo que domina, atrás notas de caramelo, melaza, nuevamente los frutos oscuros pero sólo de manera sutil. El retrogusto un amargor medio con una larga permanencia del sabor a café y muy ligeramente dulce. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo completo con una gran sensación untuosa, baja carbonatación. El alcohol se llega a sentir ligeramente en boca y en garganta de manera cálida, nada agresivo. RESUMEN: Excelente imperial stout con un impecable uso de adjuntos.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Punkero (236) - FINLAND - JUN 15, 2016
Black, faint foam. Roasted, sweet, licoricy and strong aroma. Well roasted. Dry. Full body. Slightly sweet with roasted, almost burned aftertaste. Slightly boozy maybe.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unde (801) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2016
Wow beer #800. Dark brown colour with beige head going to the sides of the glass. Aroma has dark roasted malts, dried fruits, dark chocolate. Taste has dark roasted coffee flavours and malts, Full body and medium carbonation. Sadly nothing special here.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wekker84 (2140) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle a black colored beer with a beige head aroma roasted malts coffee chocolate caramel dried fruits spicy and bitter hops flavor roasted malts spicy dark fruits caramel dried fruits coffee mocha chocolate citrus spicy and hops

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
scirtes (377) - POLAND - JUN 11, 2016
Tap @ WFDP 2016. Pours jet black, with almost no head. Strong aroma of chocolate, some coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, with well marked bitterness. Very oily texture, soft carbonation. Very rich taste and perfectly hidden alcohol.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 280


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50