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RATINGS: 2478   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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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ktwse (2244) - - 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 I’ve had.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerardgathier (396) - - DEC 27, 2014
Currently I am updating my ratebeer with al the beers I drank but was too lazy to rate at the time. I give the scores I gave back than. If I drink the beers again I might re-rate them.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nilloc1204 (10) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Beautiful pour with nice thick tan/brown head. Mostly coffee aroma. Taste of a nearly perfect imperial stout heavy on the coffee. So delicious, and warmth of alcohol going down. Not sure I need to drink this huge bottle in one sitting, but what the heck. Why not?

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
miquelcrush (1514) - Granollers, SPAIN - DEC 22, 2014
Cervesa molt ben estructurada en tots els sentits, tant en aroma com en gust, predomina el cafè, però les maltes també li aporten dolçor. Cerveza muy bien estructurada en todos los sentidos, tanto en aroma como en sabor, predomina el café, pero las maltas también le aportan dulzor.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
scarab (41) - - DEC 22, 2014
This one is just perfect. Great aroma, brilliant taste. Smooth and rich. One of my favourites.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (101) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 22, 2014
bottle from ammersin. bottled on 02/04/2014. (very) black color, light coffee colored head. smells of milk coffee, liqueur, light coconut, tiramisu, rum. full body, starts sweet, creamy texture, tastes of (milk) coffee / cacao, alcohol very (too) apparent, bitter malty aftertaste. should be interesting to compare this to a bottle that has aged a bit.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
salvaticas (458) - - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle pour. Incredible aroma. Beans, smoke, malt, caramel, bread, roasty, coffee, goes on and on. very complex and intense. pours a pitch black oil. very smooth, light to medium body with medium bitterness. really good.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BBQJohn (2) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2014 does not count
On tap at Saraveza in Portland OR. Poured into a Belgium sniffer. Pours black with a thin mocha head. Could smell chocolate and light smell of coffee. Very smooth...tastes of dark chocolate and slightly of coffee.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
UrbanCaveman (77) - Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bomber, poured into a snifter at room temperature. A: Pours a viscous black, forming a thick ecru head that leaves lacing even as it dies to a cap and thick ring. The iPhone flashlight test reveal no light at all getting through, save at the very top edge of the beer, where the color turns a murky dark brown at the very edge of the liquid. No complaints about lacing during consumption - there’s plenty, and it’s sticky. S: Medium roast coffee strikes out of the glass straightaway, as fragrant as if it were freshly brewed. Beneath it, notes of a deep, dark roasted malt swirl about, alongside some hints of bitter dark chocolate and a vague nuttiness. T: Coffee stout indeed, as those notes are again at the forefront, a medium roasted blend. The black-burned malts are there as well, a charred bitterness to them, with notes of scorched toffee and seared caramel alongside. Vague, ephemeral suggestions of dark cocoa and figgy fruit waft through the flavor profile here and there, and it finishes with a dark, deeply bitter, tongue-biting earth and ash bitterness that lingers long after the swallow. M: As if drinking heavy whipping cream straight from the carton, this is a full, silky stout. O: Not a bad coffee imperial stout at all. Definitely one of the better balanced versions I’ve had, if still a bit heavy-handed on the hop side for my personal taste. In a style-neutral comparison, I’d take the AleSmith Wee Heavy over this any day of the week and twice on any day ending with a Y, but this is far from a bad beer.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christopsy (113) - SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2014
On tap at BrewDog Dundee. Bloody lovely. Pours black with a thin mocha head. Smelly of coffee. Tastes of dark chocolate and slightly coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonini (13) - porto alegre, BRAZIL - DEC 18, 2014
garrafa de 660ml trazida pelo amigo Bruno de Sao Paulo. bela cerveja. mas esperava mais. a even more jesus é melhor


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