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RATINGS: 2802   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29/5   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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2013
On draught at Roscoe’s Stout Summit 2/23/13. 2012 vintage. Espresso is first and foremost, with a dark chocolate pairing. Alcohol warming, but a very smooth finish.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chucklemation (1320) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2016
Pours a jet black with a thin tan head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, booze, dark fruit, and almost wood-like notes. Flavor is sweet chocolate, roast, dark fruits, toffee, and some booze. Has a thick, smooth body with soft carbonation. Delicious.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PMgep (247) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle, several times. Dark black colour. Roasted aroma, taste of coffee and chocolate.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmacklin (768) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2016
750ml bottle. Pours an opaque pitch black with a medium, creamy, long lasting, brown head that leaves plenty of lacing. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, licorice and caramel. Sweet flavour of licorice, roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit, caramel and toffee with a bitter coffee finish. Full body with a thick, creamy, smooth texture and soft carbonation. Excellent. A world class imperial stout.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nutjes (101) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2016
Van het vat bij Beerlovers Bar te Antwerpen U: zwart met donkerbruine schuimkraag G: koffie, geroosterd mout en gedroogd fruit S: Koffiebitterheid in de aanzet, pure chocolade en cacao. Moutbittere afdronk. Lekker sticky. TOP!

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanscourt (1357) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2016
This is to beers as to what ports are to wines. Excellent flavor and complexity but at the expense of being a niche beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
On tap at brewpub. A black ale with a resilient beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roast, ash. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, hazelnut. Finish is chocolate, loads of coffee, strong bitterness. A tad bit of roasted hazelnut in there, too. Full body, velvety and oily mouthfeel, weak to average carbonation. Very solid!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
humpah (98) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2016
0,5l bottle at home from Beergium. Pours pitch black colour, oily texture, some head that transposes with the bottom and fades after a while. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts, cocoa, licorice, chocolaty caramel sweetness, some bitterness in the back. Medium roasted coffee and malts, not too dark. Quite strong and full-bodied taste, bitterness smooths it well, but isn’t too bitter. Simple while being complex in many ways, high ABV is unnoticeable. A lot of coffee in this Imperial Stout, enjoyable from bottom to top.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (4585) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2016
Very dark brown with a dense tan head. Smooth chocolate aroma with minimal coffee. Tastes like 6% even though it’s 12.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (905) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2016
75cl bottle at home. Pitch black, thick, beige creamy head. Huge bodied, roasted malty dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla, butterscotch, nutty, to the finish more bitter, smoke, leather. Nicely building roasted malty, bitter finish. Velvety soft mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Very well executed, balanced and bodied but a tat too bitter to my taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
libertine (385) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Pours pitch black with almost no head. Lots of roast in the aroma. Notes of bitter chocolate, caramel, anise and dark fruit. Lots of dark roast in the flavor as well. Notes of caramel, anise and dark fruit. Full body. Creamy texture. Alcohol is well hidden. Lasting bitter finish. Fantastic.


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