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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Speedway Stout with cracked African and Sumatran coffee beans plus fresh espresso. First served at SDBW 2013, Speedway Grand Prix. Released in bottles in 2016.

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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tricksta_p (4213) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2017
From tap at Bierfestival Groningen 2017. Aroma is tons upon tons of coffee, dark roasted malt, chocolate, espresso, coffee beans, with some liquorice. Flavour is medium sweet and bitter. Body is quite full and rich. Wonderful coffee Speedway variety, just delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShivanDragon (3859) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2017
Bierfestival Groningen 2017, Martinikerk, van tap, zwart met minimale kraag. aroma van enorme koffie bonen, filterkoffie, geroosterd, gebrand, chocolade, In de smaken overheerst de koffie ook weer enorm, voornamelijk de koffie bonen en wat later de wat filterkoffie achtige tonen, chocolade, geroosterde en gebrande mouten, denk dat de basis toch wat beter is.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BucannonXC5 (1612) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 11, 2017
Type: 750-ml. bottle Glass: AleSmith Barrel-Aged Reserve snifter From: AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, Calif. Price: $26.00 Purchased: March 8, 2016 Consumed: April 8, 2017 Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial Stout Misc.: Bottled in Feb. 2016 Bought this way back in March of 2016 for a trading partner in Colorado. We werent going to be able to meet up, however, and I got to have it all to myself. Gave it a 4.50 and called it marvelous back in March of 2016 with a 4-oz. taster. Hopefully this review follows that lead. Poured a pitch black color with two fingers of frothy tan head. No bubbles underneath, a very serene setting. Excellent spotty foamy lacing. Outstanding retention. (Sight - 4.25) Smelled dark milk chocolate, roasted coffee beans, espresso, anise, chocolate syrup, vanilla and hints of bourbon (even though I know there isnt any in it). (Smell - 4.25) Tasted better in all aspects than the nose. Got espresso, dark milk chocolate, roasted coffee beans, woody anise, semi-char wood, chocolate syrup, cocoa, vanilla, plum, tobacco, raisins, figs and hints of toasted toffee. Warming overall, but smooth for 12 percent ABV. (Taste - 4.50) Full body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, roasty finish. (Feel - 4.50) This was very good. Maybe not quite as good as the last time I had it on draft, but still delicious. (Overall - 4.25) 4.38 97 A

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2017
My Bottom Line:
Crushed peanuts rise from this Imperial Stout, as roasted coffee beans and toasted cereals lead to alcohol warmth.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sliver of foam surfs the blackness.
-Mouthfeel is as smooth and luxurious as can be.
-Peanuts come back in the finish.
-This one really has a unique character that regular Speedway doesnt have. Great job once again, Alesmith!

Bottle.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Barrelbelly (750) - BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2017
Aroma vanilla hazlenuts. Taste coffee, vanilla, chocolate, warm alcohol, dry bitterness and warm alcohol finish. Great beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sokuzs1 (1125) - POLAND - MAR 22, 2017
Aroma: coffee, chocolate, vanilla, alcohol, toffee Taste: medium bitter, light sweet, coffee, chocolate, roasty, alcohol, nuts

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (2112) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Aroma is very coffee forward with a light nuttinesst and some light dark fruit notes from the coffee. Light chocolate and roast notes. A hint of alcohol spice. Pours black with a medium sized, thick, dark mocha head that recedes to a thin film that lingers on the center and on the edges in clumps. Light lacing and moderately long legs. Flavor is fairly sweet with some moderate chocolate notes. Moderate roast notes with a ton of coffee character. Medium bitterness and some light alcohol spice. Coffee adds some nice light nuttinesst and fruit notes. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied and a bit silky with moderate carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, a nice beer with a lot of coffee character. Decent chocolate and roast notes from the malt and the alcohol is well hidden.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PabloZab (1411) - Wroclaw, POLAND - MAR 14, 2017
Tap (AleBrowar, Wroclaw). Almost black with beige, long head. Nice lacing. Intense coffee and noble alcohol, like sweet liqueur, in aroma. Coffee, chocolate in taste with delicate but really subtle sour iniezalegajaca aftertaste. Beer is medium sweet, really full body, very smooth with subtle hint of noble alcohol in the mouth and medium bitterness. Dangerously drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (3119) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Bottle acquired in trade... Dark black velvety pour, beige head... Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, espresso beans, roasted malts... Flavor is intensely espresso forward, coffee on more coffee, chocolate and espresso bean bitterness play well off each other... light roasted espresso finish, velvety luxurious mouthfeel... really nice variant ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (2196) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Tap at Apex. A: Pure black with a cappuccino head. N: Coffee, coffee, earth, and more coffee. Coconut, cocoa, chocolate, lots more coffee. Lactose and some molasses. Smoke. Ash. Espresso. Coffee. T: Rich, sweet, bitter, and smokey. M: Medium heavy body, no alcohol, crisp carbonation. O: Pretty nice. Did I mention there was coffee in this one? Better than the original for sure.


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