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RATINGS: 2843   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Speedway Stouts 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 beers dark chocolate flavors and enhances its drinkability. Despite its intensity, Speedway Stouts 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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBeer45 (1442) - Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Bottle with a silver foil wrap from Vintage Estate in Ohio, pours really black with a tan and chocolate shake bubbled head, I could see dark ruby at the edges of this ale, leaves a slight brown oily film when swirled, there is a good covering of sediment in the bottle, dark roasted coffee bean nutty aroma when first poured, dark roasted malt, chocolate, dark brown and burnt brown sugar fragrances, real faint alcohol in the background (not a bad thing at all), baked brownie aromas, coffee fragrance is more in the background and not as prominent as expected with the note on the label that this brew is made with coffee beans, nuts taper off a bit after pouring, flavor of dark roasted malt, chocolate and some coffee, I sensed a little alcohol warmth on the palate, some tingle in my nostrils when I take a drink, a very nice Impy, mouth feel is more then medium, this Impy layers the tongue and has a decent amount of carbonation, has a nice creamy feel on the palate which I get with all of the AleSmith brews, glad I was able to find and enjoy this brew, I recommend this if you can get it

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2008
One of the best. It pours dark black, opaque, with a nice beige head. The flavors are very balanced and refined. Starts with a raosted & toasted malt flavor, surrounded by caramel, chocolate, coffee, and cafe au lait. The finish is sort of acrid and reminds me of a strong turkish espresso. The mouthfeel is perfect, the alcohol lends a complexity as it warms the throat. Just perfect.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
poolboy (66) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2008
My favorite Russian imperial. Very dark, black I would say. Full of chocolate, smoke, and coffee. Plenty of malt. Thick but not syrupy.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kevd193213 (989) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle, aged for two years. Oily black pour with a thin light coffee head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and faint smoke. Fantastic taste of bitter chocolate and coffee Also had notes of roasted almonds. Completes with a nice dry bitter finish with warming alcohol present.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hayduke (4980) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
I waited a long time to my lay a hand on this one and finally found in on a trip to So. California. This poured BLACK. Not dark brown but black with no light at all even on the edges and threw up a very fat tan head that lasted a long time. Nose is very powerful and of coffee and chocolate. Very thick mouthfeel. Flavor is rich roasted malts with the chocolate and coffee in abundance. Finish is dry and bitter. Simply amazing stuff. Maybe my best stout ever. I loved this stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Had this is the closet for more then a year. Cracked it after a bow hunt in NW WI. Jet black, choclatley smooth stuff. Lots of flavors going on, but I sure dont get much in the way of coffee in taste or aroma, so thats dissapointing. Very sweet, glad to split this with a few people.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2008
Crushed this one with TheDude. Black pour with a rocky, tan head. Aroma is of strong coffee, dark chcolates. Flavor is exhausting. So many flavors. Lots of coffee and chocolate, roasted delicious malt. Mouthfeel is velvety and chewy. I was tired after drinking this, in a good way, like post-sex.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
That1Guy (2195) - Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2008
Another great Honkeybra crush. Dark as John McCain’s campaign, possibly darker, but it’s a tough call. One of the smoothest, velvetiest mouthfeels of all time I have to imagine. Flavor is absolutely exhausting. A single sip is almost too much to absorb. Good luck if you try to crush one yourself, and if you do, I’ll see you in Hell.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2008
750 bottle. Took to a neighborhood block party to share with a couple of neighbors. Black and thick, tan sturdy head. Remarkably smooth and flavorful. Chocolate and coffee flavors obviously. Also malt, toffee, deep fruitiness. Lots going on in the mouth. Smoooooooth. Really good overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Pours a deep black with a frothy tan head. Aroma is lightly sweet dark fruit and a lot of grounf coffee. Flavor is less chocolate along with some chocolate and sweet malt. Heavy bodied, chewy mouthfeel. Finishes dry, long and bitter.


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