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RATINGS: 308   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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4.2
dzudohonor (257) - POLAND - OCT 11, 2017
Aromaty kawy, czekolady gorzkiej, palone, wanilia, kokos na granicy. Smak: gęsta, dość słodka czekolada, palona kawa, wanilia, alkohol ciut za mocno grzeje gardzioło na finiszu. Chyba jak na razie najlepsza wersja z pitych przeze mnie wersji non BA.

4.2
neongolden (1770) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2017
(Tap sample @ CBC 2016 Blue Session, Copenhagen) Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of pretty intense, earthy and pungent coffee beans, a bit of coconut, a lot of burnt grain, unsweetened chocolate, really rich, almost smoky roasted character. On the tongue, a little bit sweeter with the coconut coming through more clearly, as do the malts. Notes of chocolate covered coffee beans, coconut, semisweet brewed coffee, fairly roasty grains, pretty big bitterness that builds and builds to the point that the finish is bone dry and very bitter, coffee character edges towards green pepper in the aftertaste. Medium full and creamy with fairly low carbonation. Another really nice Speedway variant, I thought I'd get a little more of a clear sense of the different additions but it mixes together pretty thoroughly.

4
SudsMcDuff (8466) - .....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 (7170) - 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 (488) - 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 (999) - 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!


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