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100
100
style
RATINGS: 2861   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3/5   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (25764) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2008
Bottled. Thick black colour with mediumsized brown head. Aroma is sweet malts, coffee, chocolate, licirice, alcohol and some sour smoked wood. Also a bit vanilla as it warms up. Flavour is very much the same kicking you in the face while drinking. A very nicely balanced big ABV Imperial stout, which still manages to be both powerful yet so smooth and nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2008
(Bottled, 0.75l, my first sample at PBF 2008) Almost black with a smallish, beige head. Intense aroma of roasted malt, licorice, salty soy sauce. Roasty, almost burned flavor with licorice, roasted coffee, warming alcohol. Full-bodied, low-carbonated, warming palate. A beautifully balanced beer for the Finnish cold summers :).

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alobar (3637) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Special thanks to RomanW70. Pours like old motor oil-thick, black with no head. Powerful aroma of coffee, chocolate, caramel and roasted malts. Taste was powerful! Coffee, chocolate, malts, caramel, alcohol. Phenomenal!!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2008
A 1.5 year aged bottle, IIRC. Black in color, light tan head with some lacing. Smell is of cocoa, chocolate, roastiness and a little bit of cream. Much of the same in the taste, long, dry roasty finish. Full bodied, fairly low in carbonation. Overall this was a very good beer, but I think I’d like to try a non-aged bottle for comparison.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jerohen (2215) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2017 Re-rate: Bottled, 2013 version, tasted in 2017, bought at New Beer Distributors, NYC, USA. Fantastic complexity of roasted malts, lots of coffee, vanilla, licorice, caramel. Everlasting finish. At this age, truly fantastic. Original rating: Dutch tasting session Bunnik. Opaque, big brown head. Malty, coffee and some chocolate in aroma. Malty flavour, bitter, chocolate again. Lasting bitter finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RedSox2004 (1743) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 12, 2008
To celebrate my FSA. Poured deep solid opaque black with a generous brown head that fell to a solid film that left great lacing all the way. Strong aromas of coffee, chocolate, toasted malts. A sniff of bourbon and licorice is also detectable. Intense but very pleasant coffee flavor is supported by dark chocolate, a bit of licorice, and warmed by the alcohol. Though strong, the alcohol taste is not overpowering, but the effect is a sense of comforting warmth. Full bodied, smooth as silk with slight hops at the finish, this is a classic. Glad I had a reason to celebrate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8673) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2012 Finally, after so long a wait I have tried the Speedway. Thanks footbalm. Pours a dark black body with a thin beige head. The aroma is mostly rich coffee notes. The taste was very good; heaps of mocha ice coffee, some Oak, chocolate, and a very smooth and full mouthfeel. Very good. No notice of the 12% ABV at all. I could drink this for breakfast. Re-rate: this beer is so damn good, viscous, oil, dark fruit, yes huge milky coffee. Much more than a coffee forward brew. Damn good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2008
UPDATED: APR 18, 2009 Bottled, April 09, 3.4: Tried 2 different bottles but both were lactic. And the beautiful balance is gone as well. What happened? [email protected], July 08, 4.1: Nice aroma, blackcurrant, coffee, hint of black chocolate. Opague, brown fine head, good lace. Nice balanced flavor between sweet and roasted bitterness. Alcohol well hidden.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
browner (41) - Delafield, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2008
Thanks to Matt at a little tasting at Discount Liquor (unplanned event) this beer was a real treat to discover. A well balanced Imperial Stout. Typical tones of coffee, dark chocolate,and a wood cask veil made in a very huge recipe. Very dark pour with no carbonation as expected it truly is a world class big beer. Take your time it’s worth it the journey.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (10920) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Finally I get to try the Speedway. Delicious. Nice thick black pour with a decent head. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate and more coffee! And flavors are rich with sharp dark chocolate, coffee and some woody and fruit overtones. Loved this beer. Just about as good as it gets!


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