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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Speedway Stout brewed with Vietnamese Coffee and no Lactose


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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kathouse (1236) - Nevada, USA - AUG 3, 2012
This stout looks and smells like the other speedway versions since all contain coffee, but the Vietnamese coffee adds a really nice flavor not in the others. This was a cask version that had a well balanced carbonation level. Coffee is prominent with a very good contrast to the chocolate and roasted flavors. Best coffee adddition. Wish this was available in the bottle.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (979) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
750 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. The pour is a dark oily black with a large, way too large, fluffy dark khaki colored head and some solid lacing. The aroma is incredibly disappointing. It's got a metallic aspect that seems to dominate it. Behind it I can pick up some roasted malts and a licorice bitterness, but there isn't any coffee which is just a sad thing. The flavor is incredibly disappointing as well. There is a lot of chocolate and roasted malt. Decent licorice carries and there is a light metallic twinge on the finish. The mouth feel is light, the amount of head didn't translate to carbonation level and the aftertaste is roasty chocolate malt with a light metallic hit. I believe there is something wrong with this bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (341) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is light coffee, metallic, roasted malt, something’s not right. Appearance is black, khaki head, great pour. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, no coffee to speak of. Mouthfeel is rather flat, but thick and viscous. Overall....something must not be right or this is extremely disappointing.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Inbreak (2758) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2015
01.05.2015, tap @ CBC:
Nice brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is rich velvety, espresso, grass, dark malts, chocolate, caramel, oak, dark sugar, vanilla, alcohol. Taste is slightly sour-ish dry, espresso, cocoa, caramel, dark sugar, grass, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, bark, alcohol. Medium to longlasting bitterness, dry oaky mouthfeel. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jool (198) - - JUN 25, 2015
Bouteille. Brune opaque avec mousse legere. Nez de cafe un peu plus discret que j’imaginais, vanille legere. Bouche assez dense: chocolat noir, fruits rouges en milieu de bouche, cafe... Legerement tannique. On dirait qu’elle a vu de la barrique? Tres bonne.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ctipping (117) - Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2015
32 oz. growler poured into a snifter. Inky black. Good dark khaki head. Settles to a collar. Intense coffee. Initially seems to be the same a regular Speedway, but it has a lighter almost fruity characteristic to the coffee. The coffee has a much lighter and intense flavor than the other variants that I’ve had. This one is less earthy and more fruity. Roasty malts and bitterness at the end. Light, but present, caramel malt flavor. Roasty and bitter. Well carbonated. Medium -heavy body. As heavy as it should be. The coffee is interesting and a surprisingly unique flavor. I figured this would taste the same as regular Speedway. The perceived delicacy of the coffee flavor means the depth of the coffee and malt flavor suffers a skosh, but I enjoy it just as much as regular Speedway.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3826) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
Une bière embouteillée le 07/08/14. Une dégustation chez Jool. Une robe comme ses sœurs. Une mousse épaisse qui se transforme rapidement en anneau. Le nez est chocolaté, fruité et modérément riche en café. Je m’attendais à une réelle explosion du café. Il y a aussi du caramel brûlé là-dedans. Au goût, les saveurs de café sont vivantes mais pas écrasantes. Le chocolat noir arrive avec des fruits. Il y a une touche de caramel salé. En bouche, le corps huileux recouvre mes papilles adéquatement. En finale, le café est terreux et l’alcool se pointe le bout du nez.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
biggsbowler (520) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle - Pours dark black with tan head. Smells of coffee, chocolate, roasty. Taste is coffee, milk, and fudgy chocolate. I love this beer!!!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Couch0508 (107) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Had this at a friends house. I liked this Speedway stout more than the one I brought (kopi luwak).

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (6876) - Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
750 ml bottle shared with drsordr. Pours dark brown to black with a medium plus sized, fluffy khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have big chocolate, cocoa, caramel, lighter coffee than expected, some spices, more of a sweet, decadent, dessert coffee, only mild bitterness, great mouthfeel, no sign of the abv, this was a treat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4625) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Thanks to gregwilsonstl for sharing this gem. Pours dark brown with a soapy tan head. The aroma has chocolate, smooth roast, soy sauce and light coffee. It has a medium body with some mild carbonation. The flavor starts with dark chocolate, heavy roast, spice, coffee and some red fruits. The finish has more coffee, graininess and an aspect that is pretty earthy and dirty, but kinda works here. Tasty imperial stout.


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