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RATINGS: 2574   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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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Jet black with a tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and coffee. Silky smooth with a warm alcohol finish. Taste of coffee, chocolate, roasted nuts, caramel. This is so velvety and complex I cannot possibly give it’s proper due. This is THE impy stout that all others should bow down to.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brandman (2318) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Black body, light brown head. Aroma has sweet coffee, some roasted malt, red port wine. Flavour is smooth roasted caramel, coffee and chocolate. Bit tobacco in aftertaste. Huge oily softness in mouthfeel. Alcohol warmth. Best in this is the balance, not the complexity.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DerWeg (1549) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
Alesmith Speedway Stout - 750 ml a year or so old - holy cow what a powerful, delicous beer! Certainly loads up the rich tasty malts, creating a body that seems unique. The coffee is top notch and blends well with the roasty malts. I’ve wanted to try this for about ten years, and the ’muchness’ of Alesmith’s beer-crafting makes their products extremely rewarding. I could envisage the barrel-aged version being even more mouth-coating, if that’s even possible. I’d buy this version again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jc1762 (157) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 21, 2015
Pours into a teku showing pitch black with very sparse latte colored foam. The nose shows a lot of espresso and roasted coffee beans. The palate is full bodied and evenly carbonated. From the start, there is a big mix of roasted coffee, espresso, cacao and dark chocolate with some hints of cappucino. A lot of dark flavors but still well balanced and a perfect pitch black coffee bitterness on the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pet3rman (361) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Near perfect stout. Black pour with tan lacing head. Aroma is fig, vanilla, mocha and licorice. Flavor is complex with vanilla and hops. Alcohol very evident on the palate. Some nice bitterness. Finish lasts for minutes!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brnandersen (2431) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2015
Draught sample at CBC 2015. Pitch black with a small, tanned head. Roasted aroma with dark malts, chocolate, toffee, coconut, a hearty amount of coffee, vanilla and dark, dried fruits. Taste is sweet-roasted. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Perfect. Lasting roasted finish with rich dark malts. World class Stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niksko (443) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2015
Pours dark black with a dark tan head. Nose is coffee, plum, dark chocolate, a little cough syrup. Flavor is lots of roast, plum, dark chocolate, a little cherry. Finish is a little sweet, a bit of burnt toast, lots of roasted coffee. Heavyz syrupy mithfeel. Mouth coating. Love it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UncleKorm (1037) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Bomber bottle poured a black hue w/ huge foamy lasting brown head and sticky lacing. Moderate sweet roasty aromas. Initial flavor is bold sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are coffee, dark toast, brown sugar and a non-descript boozy finish. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel and warm finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomekk1978 (811) - Ząbki, POLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Aromat: lekkie utlenienie, alkohol - to niebyt dobrze. Na szczęście zaraz po tym czekolada kawa, bardzo przyjemne. Do tego śliwki, wiśnie suszone. Paloność ograniczona. Brawa: czarna, nieprzejrzysta, nawet pod światło. Piana jasno brązowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, średniej wielkości i umiarkowanie trwała. Ładnie oblepia szkło. Smak: spora słodycz, niestety z akcentami miodowymi i wyraźnym alkoholem. Ziarna kakaowca, lekka kawa i paloność. Pod koniec także wyraźne melaoidyny, wręcz pumpernikiel. Goryczka powyżej średniej do wysokiej, wzmacniana przez ciemne słody. Pełnia krągła plus, umiarkowane wysycenie oraz wytrawny, kwaskowy i wyraźnie alkoholowy finisz, rozgrzewający przełyk. Gęsta i oleista konsystencja. Piwo kultowe, które leżało u mnie przynajmniej 1,5 roku. Z tego względu jest nieco utlenione, ale z drugiej strony miałem też nadzieję, że będzie bardziej ułożone. Niestety alkohol jest dość wysoki zarówno w aromacie, jak i smaku. Do tego mega zardzewiały kapsel i szyjka butelki nie wyglądają zachęcająco, zwłaszcza przy tak wysokiej cenie (>50 płn).

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tonkun (1054) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Tap. Pitch black pour with a tanned head. Coffee, caramel, toffee, raisin, oak. Very complex but smooth. Thick and creamy. Excellent

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PatmanBeer (12) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Awesome stout that you can get all year long. Good blend of coffee with caramel overtones. Nice head on the pour.


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