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RATINGS: 2428   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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!


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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wrstlr152 (8) - California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Bold rich coffee flavor that is smoother than most stouts I have drank. It’s easy to drink and worth the price.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (231) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a thick brown head. Aromas of sweet dark fruits, slight malt, roasted coffee and some dark chocolate. Taste is sweet fruits up front, some roasted coffee beans, molasses, fudge, bitter dry chocolate.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElManana (277) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2014
Pours jet black with a beautiful brown head that lasts long time. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, espresso. Taste is roasty, caramel, coffee, dark chocolate. Little bit bitterness added to the mix, that make this HUGE stout a definte winner. Brilliantly balanced, cannot wait to try the Barrel Aged version of this.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Xenon (94) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2014
This one lives up to the hype 100%. Big is not an understatement. I feel like I am drinking coffee that turns into beer as you leave it in your mouth. Everything is done well. Begins with the most roast I’ve had in a stout. I dont know if it’s Oakes or not but has those elements. Hops are present and a bit spicy but the beer is not bitter. dark chocolate as well.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackfrost9p (291) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Wonderful. Jet black with little head and strong coffee aroma and flavors. Roasted malts with caramel, molasses and chocolate. Really good sipping beer!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (1372) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma: toasted malts, coffee, maybe some dark chocolate. Appearance: black, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: medium sweet and light bitter. Palate: toasted malts, coffee, initial sweets make space for light bitter, long finish. Overall: fantastic Imperial Stout, excellent palate and aroma. Pint at AleSmith Brewing Company, San Diego.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndrewC (328) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
A present from Harrisoni because he knew I was desperate to try it. Black. Lots of plum and chocolate flavours. Very smooth which I wasn’t expecting. Not as intense as something like De Molen’s Hell and Damnation but very very drinkable.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
750ml bottle served in a snifter glass. A: Pours a deep black oil like color forming a medium brown head which is bubbled but quite aired, with big bubbles. Retention is low, however, a small layer lasts forever and some lacings are left in the glass. Kind of small bubbles around. Just beautiful S: Smell is quite sweet and dark chocolate like with strong notes of moka coffee, roasted malts and a bit of alcohol in the end T: Perfect taste. Sweet upfront followed by intense dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. End is roasted malts bitterness mixed with a delicious grassy hops bitterness and taste. Perfect M: Such a powerful and, at same time, delicate beer. Extremely pleasant in the mouth you do not fell the 12% ABV, impressive. Body is medium and carbonation is low. Mouthfeel is a bit molasses. Upfront in sweet and the end is bitter as it just should be O: Absolutely drinkable. Impressive quality. Perfect American Stout [ BA Review @ 7/28/2012 ]

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot (65) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Lovely coffee, sweet bourbon (almost rum) nose. Pours almost jet black with a lacy tan head. This is a beautifully balanced imperial stout -- roasted coffee, slightly bitter chocolate, a solid hint of booziness, well roasted malt, a hint of cherry and a touch of cream. There are enough hops underneath to help support the classic stout elements. Great balances and a long but clean finish

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
Cappucino immediately springs to mind when popping the cap. Lots of nasal-burning blasts of alcohol, tar, and fresh coffee beans. The aroma is spectacular, but all other characteristics seem concealed within. The appearance is a sheer delight that includes plentiful carbonation and a velvety mouthfeel. Mild roast lies beneath the stacks of bittersweet chocolate, Ryan Bros. coffee, and burnt malts. Long finish of dark chocolate-coated espresso beans. Awesome stuff. 2003 What happened? Nowhere near the same brew. The aroma and flavors no longer boast the elegant coffee flavors. Moreover, the mouthfeel is far less than velvety and much thinner. A huge disappointment from Skip V’s version. Interesting, since this is supposedly the same recipe.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (2197) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with tan head. Coffee, chocolate, burnt, roasty aromas. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel. Coffee, cocoa flavors dominate, with a bit of alcohol. A very tasty beer, but based on this experience, I wouldn’t considered it 100/100th Percentile. Pretty good, but not quite that good.


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