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RATINGS: 2907   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
enginaaron (73) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2008
On tap at AleSmith Brewery. This is the first batch of Speedway where AleSmith actually blended the coffee instead of Ryan Bros. As a result, this was one simply incredible beer. I couldn’t get enough of it!! It appeared pitch black, and very viscous with a thick fluffy dark tan head. Aroma was full of chocolate, lots of fantastic coffee, toffee, and roasted barley. It was a wonderful taste of coffee with chocolate and background roasted barley. Tremendous balance with a lean towards coffee. This is simply amazing... does it get any better?! Much better than the previous blend.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2008
200th rating! Big thanks to Kegbear for this one. Pours jet black with thin dark tan head that leaves thin ring around edges of my snifter. Aroma coffee, dark chocolate, molasses and roasted malt. Flavor is huge with roasted malt and coffee. Notes of caramel, molasses, and dark chocolate help mellow the coffee flavors. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp. Alcohol tingles on tonge. A fine imperial stout but just not as good as Dark Lord or Expidition Stout.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2008
love this brew. Very fruity aroma. Nice thick head and serious lacing. Flavor is heavy coffee, fruit, dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is not as thick as Dark Lord but still nice. Great coffee aftertaste - bitter. Super.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2008
very dark rich flavor. Coffee chocolate dark fruit Heaven. Best brew I have tried. Strong % but not harsh. Excellent

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2008
400th rating! Have been saving this one. Bottle thanks to BOLTZ7555, THANKS AGAIN JASON!! Aroma of coffee, chocolate, dark dried fruits, molasses, and port. Just fantastic! Pitch black with very small brown head that left no lace. Flavor is nice bitter chocolate and espresso. Palate is full bodied and oily flat. A medium bitter finish. Just a fantastic impy. Love the aroma the flavor and the feel. Thanks again Jason for hooking me up with one of the last of my fundamental beers. Just a great brew from beginning to end but the head was a bit lacking but still gorgeous. Really lived up to its score, bravo.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
750ml bottle. Poured jet black with a dark tan head. Big coffee aroma, lots of malty goodness. Now this is blck gold, one of the few reasons I stay in So. Cal, damn we are lucky to live here sometimes.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (8294) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2008
I thought, seeing as Tropical Storm (Hurricane) Eduardo is hitting Houston tomorrow, I might be washed out to sea, and it would be a shame not to enjoy some really outstanding and rare beers tonight... First off is a beer that I have wanted for years... Pours a jet black midnight colour, dark as the night when you were a kid sneaking out at 2am....Lacing is really good, spots and dots, lower than expected head, but for 12% good... light alcohol, fresh coffee beans, chocolate from a century old swiss chocolate shop.... wonderful in the mouth, oily and chewy- smooth as silk but bold like a new magnum 500 sharpie ... I dont get it, the points (score) doesnt seem to match up on how much I am loving this beer, its not the most wowing beer i have had, but its just fuckin good!.. shit yeah, man! ..i am the walrus..are you a Lebowski achiever ... I really like this beer, fuck that stuffed animal you hug at night,i want to spoon this beer when I go to bed...

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2008
pours a motor oil black with a thick tan head, slow to dissipate. aroma is overtly pungent- strong scent dominated by coffee with hints of chocolate. Flavor is extremely strong, with coffee again taking the forefront but roasted malts coming out as well. Hits strong, but the palate is smooth and balanced. Wondrous brew.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PorterPounder (7761) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2008
Lakewood, Ohio, Rozi’s Wine House - foil wrapped 750 ml bottle - nice surprise find in a random visit to this Midwestern suburban store. Tar black pour that looks like liquid asphalt with a a sticky mocha colored head that leaves interesting swirls around the glass. Aroma of dark roasted coffee filters through with some earthy hints of topsoil, and licorice. Flavor is luxuriant, with loads of roasted bold coffee, chicory, dark bakers chocolate and licorice - all blended together superbly. Silky, velvety smooth mouthfeel that coats the tongue. Worth all the hype.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2009 Wow was this beer worth waiting for. Tons of burnt everything come through throughout the entire beer. Lots of coffee, obviously, but also lots of roasted malt and burnt unsweetened cocoa. Has a perfect amount of sugars for a higher abv beer in that they are noticeable without being sticky. Just great.


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