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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We often use Speedway Stout as a jet-black canvas for homages to things we hold dear, whether its artisan coffee, a favorite edible or sumptuous flavor combination. The most recent variation of our celebrated imperial stout honors the culinary character of the Hawaiian Islands by combining the lush sweetness of coconut with vanilla and Kau coffee. Named after the region of Hawaii from which it hails, Kau is produced from some of the worlds rarest coffee beans. Slow-grown beneficiaries of nutrient-rich volcanic soil and idyllic climate, Kau offers nuances of caramel and hazelnut plus a soft floral character, all of which marry seamlessly with natural sweetness from the vanilla and coconut as well as Speedway Stouts inherently rich, chocolaty character. Say aloha to something truly exceptional and evocative of its namesake isles.

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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Faathoven (100) - Barcellona P.G., ITALY - MAR 28, 2017
Pours dark brown, almost black, with tan frothy head. Aroma of coffee, brown sugar, sweet vanilla, dark chocolate, very slight coconut note. Flavour starts with dark chocolate, brown sugar, roasted malts, vanilla, some dark fruits. As it warms there it is a slight hint of coconut, but unfortunately very subdued. I wished I had had this fresher just for an extra kick of coconut. Anyway soft carbonation, full body and velvety silky mouthfeel for a very solid after-meal beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OldGrowth (3399) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2017
12oz pour at Ruckus Apex. Real good aroma, sweet. Chocolate coffee. Brownish black color, not much head or lace. Very sweet moderately bitter flavor. Heavy body, thick creamy mouthfeel, fairly sweet moderately bitter finish. Wonderful beer, not much more can be said.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (6942) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2017
Tap @ Beertemple, 15 cl sample. Dark color, short frothy head. Aroma of mocha and coffee cookie, sweet cookie and a bunch of coffee roastiness. Roasty bitterness in taste, coffee, sweet cookie and mocha. Became even better when tasted side by side with the other variants (regular and Mokasida), as the complexity opened up.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drlb81 (34) - HUNGARY - MAR 4, 2017
slightly metallic from the aroma, coffee, chocolate. mouthfeel is creamy, bit thin, kau coffee is prominent and really adds to the regular speedway. vanilla is there but subtle, dont get any coconut.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Achel (485) - Ioannina, GREECE - FEB 2, 2017
Black with a tan head. Aroma of big malt, fudge, milk chocolate, light vanilla and coffee. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Decent but not a top 50 beer for me.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (884) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2017
Tap at Grizzleys. Dark pour. Aroma is coffee, coconut, booze. Taste is amazing, coconut balances out everything. Palate is slick, very rich. Awesome!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_queue (135) - California, USA - JAN 23, 2017
Its exactly as youd expect: the awesome dark chocolates from Speedway with vanilla & coconut adding to that awesomness. Creamy, decadent, dessert-like; Coffee plays well with the chocolates as well. One of the best SS variants!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (15019) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle @ home shared with Countbeer. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized brown to dark brown colored head that diminishes somewhat quick. Aroma is malts, chocolate, some vanilla and more chocolate. Taste malts, again loads of milk chocolate and some vanilla, subtle coconut hints and a nice bitter finish. Thick syrupy texture, soft mouthfeel. Very nice, much better than expected since I usually dislike coconut, but this is lovely.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (6407) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle: Thanks Rene: Served in a Duvel glass: Black beer. Small brown head. Nose of marzipan, caramel, fudge, chocolate cookies, sweet roast, cookies, cotton candy, light ginger bread... Quite sweet and hardly any coffee but very nice! Flavours of fudge, cacoa, caramel, chocolate, light alc warmth/burn, roast, bread, light coffee, cream, some bitters, light coffee beans and some mocha... Aftertaste has more bitters but still not as overwhelming in many other Imperial Stouts. Theres some caramel, chocolate, grass, toast and light coffee... Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, more than medium bodied. Not so much coffee as expected. Quite some subtle dark sweet tints. Nice!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonmac (1157) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2017 Tap at Butcher and the Boar with commonshawn. Rare to see this one available in the Cities. Black in color with early but not sustained tan head and lacing. Aroma is a chocolate masterpiece with subtle, soft notes of coffee. Taste is a well balanced and so so soft and beautiful. Great combination of chocolate and coffee with a little initial bitterness offset by a welcomed sweetness. Hard to describe how well Alesmith has executed the mouthfeel of this one. Excellent effort. Really want to do a side by side with other renditions of the Speedway Stout. I think this would be in the top 3 in a lei-up.


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