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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 it’s 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 Ka’u coffee. Named after the region of Hawaii from which it hails, Ka’u is produced from some of the world’s rarest coffee beans. Slow-grown beneficiaries of nutrient-rich volcanic soil and idyllic climate, Ka’u 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 Stout’s inherently rich, chocolaty character. Say aloha to something truly exceptional and evocative of its namesake isles.

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SudsMcDuff (8438) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2017
pours a dark black .. mild headring, spots of lacing .. light burnt coconut and tar booze .. very boozy, medium mouth feel, touch chewy and burny on the end .. nice variant .. . . shoes or a microwave in that box?

3.8
Faathoven (104) - 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
OldGrowth (3474) - 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
caesar (7165) - 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
drlb81 (36) - 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
Achel (486) - 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
thomashall (996) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2017
Tap at Grizzley’s. Dark pour. Aroma is coffee, coconut, booze. Taste is amazing, coconut balances out everything. Palate is slick, very rich. Awesome!

4.2
beer_queue (145) - California, USA - JAN 23, 2017
It’s exactly as you’d 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
Benzai (15926) - 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
Countbeer (6591) - 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. There’s 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!


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