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RATINGS: 2605   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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.

Vac's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2012
One of my favorite speedway variants. The use of the Papua New Guinea coffee is just about perfect. The Kopi Luawak is probably the only coffee addition I’ve liked better.
Earlier Rating: 10/20/2003 Total Score: 4.8
The black as night body of this brew was topped by a medium thick head with a good amount of lacing left on the glass. Slightly bitter malty aroma with notes of coffee and anise with a slight sweetness. Slightly bitter coffee and malt flavor with a touch of anise, slight notes of alcohol and a subtle sweetness. The finish is bitter and slightly roasty. This is a thick full bodied brew with a creamy smoothness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (1112) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - AUG 27, 2015
750 ml bottled 01/07/15 from Saveur Bière.
Black body, with a medium, dense, creamy, coffee colored head.
Delicious, smooth aroma of melting dark chocolate, espresso, toffee, some vanilla, some dark fruits, slight alcohol.
Taste is also wonderful, smooth, with dark chocolate, coffee beans, wood, toffee, dark and dried fruits, some liquorice, some booze.
Perfect, full, creamy, velvety mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes smooth, with a pleasant moderate alcohol warmth, quite dry, wooden, with coffee, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, slight liquorice.

Amazing! The balance is really outstanding, drinks so smooth, with all flavours in perfect harmony and an incredible, velvety mouthfeel. Alcohol is noticeable, but well integrated and even adding another comfortable layer. One of the very best Imperial Stouts I’ve had so far, completely worth the hype.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
euniceradio (211) - Colton, California, USA - AUG 25, 2015
22 bomber to cervoise. Pours black, brown frothy head. Aroma of dark malts, both baking and semi-sweet choc, toffee, sherry, caramel. Taste of same. Lots of chocolate and some dark roast espresso. No booze present. Two thumbs up!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JFGrind (1918) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Alesmith brews the poster child of an Imperial Stout. Black, full bodied with roasted and chocolate malts, coffee, and alcohol undertones. Total package for my taste buds.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (460) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is chocolate cake, brownies, coffee, tiramisu, kahlua. Taste is tang from dark, dark chocolate, acidity coffee, thick liqueur. Very potent, rich and bougie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
23Skidoo (38) - SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2015
Bottled Feb. 2014. Black colour, large beautiful head. Coffee in the aroma feels a bit faded, probably more pronounced when fresh. Zero detectable alcohol, but warms you from inside quite nicely. Viscous, oily body. Taste is somewhat sweet, but the finish is intensely bitter - basically, it tastes like 90% cocoa dark chocolate, except *much* more intense. Finish is what elevates this one above competitors. A very competently executed imperial stout, though I expected a bit more. I think that if it had more coffee left in it, it’d be a solid 4.5.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beergaard (236) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2015
Pitch black, big shortlived beige head. Aroma of COFFEE, bitter and sweet chocolate and roasted malt. Tastewise loads of bitter coffee, but it is nicely ballanced with sweet notes of chocolate and dried fruit and sharp roasted malt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerbastard (791) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2015
750 bottle, Black pour with tan ring and lacing. Aromas are a good mix of coffee followed by chocolate and sweet malts with alcohol. Rich full bodied smooth, well blended flavors of coffee, bitter sweet chocolates. The mellow sweetness is countered by bitterness, this has depth. Big burn in the finish. Best non barrel Imp Stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Jet black tan head tan lacing, aroma chocolate and light caramel and some black licorice. Flavore equally as nice. Awesome brew perfect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burleybrew (67) - - AUG 4, 2015
Pours heavy with a big dark head. Aromas of dark sugar, coffee, cocoa. Tastes rich w/dark chocolates & a aftertaste of coffee. Slightly sweeter then I remember on tap, but legendary all the same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (659) - Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2015
This is an outstanding, satisfying beer. It pours jet black from the bottle, the head is average. The aroma is strong coffee, anise, some baker’s chocolate, and very dark, roasted malt, figs, raisins. The flavor is very strong, very rich. Not overly sweet. Creamy and rich without being a sugar overload. Just a hair shy of burnt tasting. Wonderful.

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