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RATINGS: 2962   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3/5   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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4.6
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
I dont care if Speedway Stout was only served out of the anus of a dirty frenchman, I would still crave it nightly. It poured as black as night, with a medium brown head. Smells of charred coffee, dark bitter chocolate, and booze. sweet sweet booze. Its heavy, it will take a darn good time to drink the whole thing.

4.3
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Pitch black with a dark tan head, nice lacing. Nice milk chocolate/coffee burnt malt aroma. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. awesome taste of dark chocolates, expresso, roasted malts with a nicely bitter alcohol tang to finish. My favorite stout for sure

4.1
blipp (9284) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Bottle, rating 1300. Pours near black with a chocolate brown head. Roasted malt aroma, with molasses, loads of coffee and a bit of dark chocolate sweetness. The first sip is intense, coffee, roasted malts, and chocolate. Mellows as it warms and your palate gets acclimated, and notes of molasses, dark chocolate and caramel peek through. A nice roasty and lightly hoppy bitterness lingers. Certainly an outstanding beer, and although it isn’t one of my top imp. stouts, I can see why it’s rated so high.

4.5
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 4, 2009
750ml silver wrapping into a large snifter. Pours thick black with a medium to thick mocha head with incredible sudsy lacing. You have to let this one breathe and warm to fully appreciate the aroma. With patience I got milk chocolate, raisins, prunes, port wine, and a good portion of hops.. very complex. Flavor is a roasty milk chocolate with almost a belgian sour quailty with hops and burnt espresso bitterness in the finish, very unique. Nice creamy palate, slightly thin but very drinkable.

4.2
NagaMorich (13) - PAKISTAN - MAY 4, 2009
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a light brown head. Nose of black coffee , molasses and bitter chocolate. Sweet flavour with coffee, raisins, prunes and roasted malt. Full bodied. Long malty finish with an alcohol bite. Just excellent.

4.4
NickTheElder (25) - California, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Great beer shared by DuffmanSW’s fresh growler. Lots of coffee and chocolate. Very smooth great beer.

4.6
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Growler shared with DuffmanSW, NickTheElder, and JoeTheYounger. Pours black with a reddish tint when held to the light and a quickly dissipating mocha head. Aroma is loads of coffee with chocolate, dark dried fruit, and plenty of roastiness. Flavor is mostly coffee and roast with some chocolate and dark fruit and a very nice smooth bitterness. Very dry. Slight alcohol heat. Fresh but in no way harsh. Palate is creamy and perfect, thick with low carbonation. I love me some Speedway.

4.3
Scoobs (5) - oak creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2009 does not count
A shared pour of a 2007 bottle at DLD 09. Pitch black goodness, with a chocolaty coffee and roasted malt nose. Sweet creamy flavor of chocolate with a touch of toffee and coffee. Alcohol wasn’t present, it was just a wonderful sticky lips smooth finish. The flavors popped a bit more as the glass warmed in my hands. It’s not overly complex, but just a fine medium bodied imperial stout. I need more.

4.3
zeke626 (460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2009
Bottle, pours an opaque black with a creamy, light brown head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts with a light hop tone. Flavor is initially sweet malts, chocolate and caramel, then the coffee and roasted malts come out near the back of the palate. Finishes with a bitter tar flavor and a slight alcohol burn. Body is medium to heavy with a smooth, clean mouthfeel. I was hoping for a little more complexity with this one, but it is a solid imperial stout nonetheless.

4.6
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - APR 26, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2009 Re-Rate from a fresh growler..Pours jet black with a fluffy mocha head.. Strong smells of coffee and chocolate..Taste is slightly sweet with some dark chocolate bitterness and coffee.. Palate is thick and creamy with just enough carbonation... Freakin tasty!!


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