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RATINGS: 2413   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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!

Ktwse's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ktwse (2014) - - OCT 2, 2012
Wow, finally get a chance to try this one. Have missed out on it on every previous occasion, but this time, I picked up four bottles from SB. Three for aging and one for a completely ordinary Tuesday. Pours pitch black with a thick, large tan (yet with a reddish hue) head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma is intense. Lots of coffee, heavily roasted malt, chocolate, a bit of licorice, oak wood. Taste is wonderfully complex and rich. Opens a bit sweet, almost with a hint of vanilla, before turning into a long very gently cocoa bitter middle part, before turning towards the sweet side with port tones in the massive finish. And what a finish, it just refuses to let go of your palate - the taste stays with you forever. Very alcohol warming. Low carbonation, full bodied and sort of creamy-oily. One of the best Ive had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rane (897) - Nibe, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle. This beer is just way too much, so upfront in all manners. Aroma roasted malts and coffee. Taste roasted malts and coffee, thick as engineoil, long lingering taste that goes on for ever. Theres such a lack of finesse in this beer. As Im not a fan of the too much of everything approach, this beer leaves med cold, but sure a beer Ill remember, but I dont think Ill try it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hank37 (64) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2014
Pours as dark as your missus gets when you come home from the pub a couple hours later than expected (OK...6 hours). Yields a moderate tan head that dissipates quickly but laces well. Malty Roasty and earthy aromas alongside a sneak peek of the coffee. Covers the tongue with a luxurious lathering of awesome. Big Coffee, toast, burnt sugar/toffee and aniseed tasting notes with a hint of some stone fruit in the background and a generous whack of booziness which isnt unwelcome. Roasty toasty lingers along with an espresso bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rondphoto (2046) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 24, 2014
bottle @ Chief Market / Lima OH --- Opaque black color, full tan head, bands and streaks of lace. Taste is clean strong toasted malt that grows adding coffee and dark chocolate in the palate, moving smoothly from there to an already balanced finish. A huge delicious Imperial Stout. Perfect for sipping with friends.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciaranc (896) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 21, 2014
Shared bottle at Borris House, Co Carlow. No notes, rated from memory. Shared bottle at Borris House, Co Carlow. No notes, rated from memory.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
elbernays (512) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 21, 2014
Shared bottle. 750ml. Black pour with wispy tan head. Big coffee, lactose, chocolate notes. Taste follows nose with a luxurious velvet mouthfeel. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bailz316 (228) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Pours motor oil black with small tan head. Smooth and roasty. Chocolate and coffee with notes of vanilla. Bitter finish. Alcohol is masked well but hits you right away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoltonDK (559) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle in the hop garden. Sweet nose, vanilla, coffee, alcohol. Black color with brown notes, light brown head. Full body, sweet, coffee, alcohol, round mouthfeel, warming by the alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Huge yes huge...aroma of roast and cocoa and slight anis. Black, great tan head almost nitro like tight bubbles. Excellent flavor of richness all blended perfectly together. Unbelievable.!!!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROBC3366 (666) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Smells of dark malts, coffee and slight chocolate. Tastes of chocolate with a coffee and alcohol finish. Very well balanced stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drsordr (1085) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Growler pour jet black. Nose mostly coffee and some bitter chocolate. Taste big roast, coffee, chocolate, and some dark fruit. Moderate mid palate bitter with lots of roast. Long finish. Coating mouth feel.

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