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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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMMillsy (1325) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlbeer (774) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maris (983) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2014
From a 750ml bottle on 25/8/2014. Pours close to black with a medium tan head. Has a strong, quite sharp aroma of caramel, coffee, dark fruit and a touch of booze. While pleasant, the nose doesn’t scream necessarily scream ’world beater’. Thankfully, the flavour does. This is a sweet luscious beast where chocolate, both milk and dark, ultimately hold sway. But there is so much more going on in the background, with the coffee very noticeable, along with caramel, vanilla, a hint of toffee, and dates, raisins and plums. While a real sweet, dessert like experience overall, the bitterness is also present in spades, with both roasty and hoppy notes in the mix. The palate is sensational - creamy, velvety and lovely with soft carbonation. Ridiculously easy to drink for 12%, this is just a magnificent drop. Behind only Peche Mortel in terms of impys for mine, and only just. You know you’ve had something really special when you pay $35 for a bottle of beer and feel like it’s terrific value.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zekada (108) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle from a friend. Deep vanilla and coffee aroma, smells very good. Pours black with a medium brown head. Taste has coffee, vanilla and chocolates together wit some roasted malts. The palate is deep and oily. Overall a really nice beer which definitely lives up to the hype.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SupperHopped (8) - - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
Legit good amazing holy cow this is good. So great as it warms up. Drink this at about 50 degrees F.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
alkolas510 (602) - SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2014
kolsvart med mellanstort ljusbrunt skum. Doftar kaffe och choklad! Väldigt rund och massor med kaffe och choklad! ! Lite alkohol. Från 2011 och riktigt bra!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ibrubeer (92) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Champagne bottle. Wonderful aroma of coffee & malt. Hey black color with a tan head that fades quickly. Flavor is lots of coffee, malt, & roast. Very full bodied. Wonderful beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nocturne (765) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
750ml bottle. Black or very dark brown with a foamy light brown head. Aroma seems pretty shy when awoken from slumber, but some coffee notes start to come forth, with dark malts and caramel behind. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, distinct but by no means overpowering coffee accent, and a minor hint of fruit. High marks for integrating the coffee so seamlessly. Superbly poised mouthfeel, thick but not cloying, and extremely drinkable for the strength. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brigg (508) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2014
(Draft at Brookland Pint in DC) Black body with a small, creamy brown head, good lacing. Full bodied, thick and creamy; feels "delicious". Aroma sweet, caramel, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and alcohol. Strongly sweet but not cloying, balanced with strong but not biting bitterness; coffee and chocolate; vanilla; hint of sourness; strong alcohol but not harsh; long finish. Stout is not my favorite style, but a great stout is a great thing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (232) - LATVIA - AUG 15, 2014
Nice sweet roasted aroma. Dark brown with small light brown cap. Taste sweet with roated coffee bitterness, some crarbonistion bitternes on the tongue tip.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mandaritto (59) - LATVIA - AUG 13, 2014
Pitch dark (a bit brownish) with brown head. Strong alcohol aroma at the beginning, but after a while, everything gets softer, including own head :D. Aroma - clear, strong chocolate, coffee, alcohol, same as taste - great ballanced and awesome brew. Best when cooled a bit.

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