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RATINGS: 2607   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tiong (5116) - Espoo, - JUL 7, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2015 750ml bottle shared @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki Rated 31.7.2010 - Extremely well balanced imperial stout. Massive roasty aroma, pours pitch black with a small beige head. Smooth, heavy taste with nice bitter and roasty finish. World class. Re-rated on 29.5.2012 @ Treffipub, Helsinki (7? for a 750ml bottle!). Wow, still just as good as before. Much hoppier than I remembered, probably this bottle is quite fresh. Nom nom.
Re-rated on tap at AleSmith observation room. Vertical with BA SS. Wow, so much coffee here. Super fresh and roasty. Awesome.


4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (2091) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Super strong. Not as smooth as the description says it is. I’m almost drunk after the first sip.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (451) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2015
BOD 3/23/15. Pours as dark as pitch black on a starless night. World class head volume, lacing and retention. Almost world class nose of dark chocolate, molasses, hints of dark fruit (plum, raisin), vanilla, caramel and coffee. Full bodied with a rich creamy texture. Below normal carbonation with no effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the somewhat prickly finish. The flavor profile is outstanding. It is intense, complex and reasonably balanced. However, the alcohol is not well hidden and produces an astringent alcohol flavor that prevents this exceptional stout from being world class. It begins with slightly bitter dark bakers chocolate, cocoa, that hints at sweetness. This flows into a rich sweet molasses with strong caramel notes. The middle is slightly bitter with roast and hop characteristics. Underneath are subtle notes of dark fruit, although not as pronounced as suggested by the nose. They are subdued by the arrival of the grain alcohol astringent flavor, which stays and lingers after the finish. The finish is a slow fade of rich chocolate and molasses that competes with grain alcohol astringency and finally succumbs to it. This is a world class stout that failed to make the grade due to the 12% alcohol content.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
klm1 (509) - - AUG 29, 2015
Pours black opaque with brown stable creamy head. Aroma: alcohol is mild noticable, prevails notes of coffee, mocha, cocoa powder, oak, vanilla, chocolate, with hints of caramel. Flavor: taste with mild noticable alcohol, strong notes of chocolade, vanilla, cocoa, coffee, with hints of dried fruits, well balanced with fruity esters (pine, plums and even hints of grape). Malt sweetness is medium to high, hop bitterness also. Body is sticky soft, carbonation is low, finish is long lasting. Very good imperial stout, but overall I expected a little more complex beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (1118) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
euniceradio (223) - 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!

4.2
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (469) - 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.

4.1
   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.

4.3
   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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerbastard (795) - 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.


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