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RATINGS: 2949   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Speedway Stout’s ominous, pitch-black appearance has become a hallmark of this modern-day classic. Chocolate and roasted malts dominate the flavor, supported by notes of dark fruit, toffee, and caramel. A healthy dose of locally-roasted coffee from Ryan Bros. Coffee, Inc. added to each batch brings out the beer’s dark chocolate flavors and enhances its drinkability. Despite its intensity, Speedway Stout’s fine carbonation and creamy mouthfeel make it very smooth and surprisingly easy to drink. This beer ages very well and will continue to mature for many years to come.

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4.9
barak316 (107) - Elyria, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2010 Probably the best stout I have ever had. Pitch black apperance, smelled of chocolate and coffee and tasted like dark chocolate and coffee beans with an unbelievable smooth finish. Overall this was one the best beers i have ever tried, can’t wait to try it again.

4.5
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Bottle courtesy of DA from Fever...thanks! Pitch black, smells deeply of coffee and chocolate. Some dark fruits, but overwhelming coffee and chocolate in the taste as well. To be honest, one of the finest beers I’ve ever had....I cannot wait to drink it again.

5
HonusWagner (2248) - Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2010 Pitch black with a nice head and lacing all the way to the bottom of the bottle. Aroma is of strong coffee, with some chocolate and berry notes coming through. As I got to the bottom of my glass I also noticed some slight boozy scents, but they were pleasant rather than overpowering. I wish the nose was slightly stronger, because it smells very good. The taste and mouth feel are absolutely jawdropping. Dark roasted coffee, chocolate, Dr. Pepper (?) and a delicious back end like a lightly sweetened latte. Palate coating, sticky, full bodied but not overly viscous. Insanely drinkable, low alcohol burn. For the money, for the ease of acquisition, and for the ability to be consumed at any age or level of freshness, Speedway Stout might be the best beer in America.

4.8
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Huge thanks to Cavie. Jet black pour with a big, thick brown head. Aroma is espresso beans, vanilla bean, dark chocolate, roasted malts, and caramel. Big flavor. Cream, caramel, toffee, coffee, and blackened malts. Warm feel with a great aftertaste. Beautiful.

4.5
Cavie (4874) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle courtesy of alagnek. Big thanks for this one! Glorious pitch black pour. Large tan head. Chocolaty coffee aroma. Very silky mouthfeel. Taste is a lovely chocolate/malt flavoring but has a ridiculous coffee flavoring. Finish has a little bitter chocolate flavoring. Very good.

4.8
cwsample (164) - Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Bottle from Cavie. Pour is thick with a milky head. Smell is inviting. I was very much so looking forward to this beer and it /definately/ delivered.

4.7
mrhoppy (1196) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Very tasty strong chocolate coffee stout. Very drinkable and didn’t notice the alcohol that much. Is it the best out there though?

4.3
dnstone (3625) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Sterile but seriously chocolatey aroma. "Serious" black color with tan head. Very sweet and chocolatey with a light red apple finish. Notes: ’09 GABF

4.1
kennydiaz (362) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Poured a nice dark black with mild carbonation. It had a strong coffee taste with hints of floral and citrus a very smooth taste and the alcohol is well hidden. A must try highly recommended.

4.5
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2009
At last some Speedway has found it’s way into my glass. While enjoying this stout I realized I wasn’t really blown away by any one thing, and soon understood that what makes this great is simply how well it’s made. Opaque dark, rich brown body with a diminishing medium brown head and streaky/spotty lacing. Coffee and chocolate aromas dominated by burnt, roasted malts. Exceptional feeling from this beer, drinkable and approachable. Very smooth with a nice dry finish. Flavors mirror the robust aromas. Standard Imperial Stout qualities with an over abundance of quality coffee.


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