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RATINGS: 2880   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5709) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Personal rating #5656. 25.4oz foiled bottle, BOTTLED ON 01/27/16 (or 07/27/16, hard to tell). Nose strongly of chocolate and coffee, also tries to fill the room with the scent of alcohol. Pour is very dark brown thats not completely given over to the dark side but that collects as just sub-pitch in the glass, head is large and fluffy-rocky tan. Taste very sweet and very fruity, lots of red berry with plum, black currant, outright grape, and cherry. That fruit ester profile combined with fine mouthfeel reminds me of Belgian yeast at higher temps, sort of fresh Rochefort, but Im not sure it adds in what should otherwise be a sledgehammer of a beer. Chocolate, coffee, and licorice are the supporting base while the fruit just runs wild on top. Skips over the roastier and earthier notes though and permits only a thin, wispy bitterness. Super sticky lips and a light body (!?), warmth and fine/delicate burn in the throat, still too much alcohol showing roughly even if by intent; a dessert beer, subtle caramel and developing scorched notes behind the sugar, crme brle tinted dark. Its overrated for sure (seriously, Californians, this isnt any better than the boozers from Southern Tier), but still a treat. [2016.12.24: 3.7]

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
puboflyons (3269) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 24, 2016
From the black foil wrapped 750 ml. bottle. Deep, black colored pour under a modest tan head. The head fades. The aroma is full of rich dark sweet malts, coffee-like characters, fig, prunes, dark bread, char, and a low but earthy hop profile. The 12% alcohol is almost invisible. Full, smooth body. The flavor is about as good as it gets and I gave it a "10" with all those dark sweet roasted malts, dark fruits, integrated alcohol, and slightly biting dry bitterness to finish. I can see why this gets 100 out of 100 although Im not prepared to go quite that high. But it is quite an amazing beer. It ran me about $15 for the bottle.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lacho (87) - USA - DEC 18, 2016
Purchased a bomber a couple of weeks ago. Pours black and thick with a creamy head and looks wonderful. It smells like licorice and prunes, and first taste is creamy, thick. Coffee is an aftertaste, vanilla cream, cookies. This is an awesome beer, same as Rasputin and Narwhal, but different.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DeanF (2404) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2016
Found in Houston, perhaps like all things, and no sir I really cant help the homeless. That is a complicated topic that requires an integration of policies regarding economics, labour, social mobility, and international currency hedging. Oh you just wanted cash, well fuck off then. This looks great but head is small, perhapd that is intentional, but great nonetheless. Nice licorice and sweet coffee liqueur on the nose, pumpernickel, mens musk and other pretentious stuff you can read about elsewhere. Flavour is a strong and sweet onslaught of barley and coffee, good dry finish and a perfect oily mouthfeel. Not layered so much but very drinkable, in the gallons worth. And the twelve percent is nowhere to be seen. Well done.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scotty001 (563) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2016
Poured deep, dark brown with a small, frothy beige head. Aroma of sweet caramel, roast malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Full body, flavour of the aroma, dry, bitter chocolate, a little lcoholic heat in it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeymike (66) - Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2016
On tap at the brewery and a 750ml bottle later. Both were very similar. Aroma is that of roasted malt, coffee, with a slight hint of coconut. Appearance is ink black. The head on the draft version dissipated faster than that of the bottle, that could be due to several factors. Taste is more roasted malt, coconut, coffee, and chocolate. Full bodied with creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is very well hidden and sneaks up on you fast. Overall a world class non-barrel aged imperial stout.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Michael27 (1405) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2016
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Suggestion from Getrnkefeinkost Berlin, Dank an Kai). No words further. ..

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (243) - Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Aromas of coffee and alcohol predominate. Also toffee, chocolate, plums, prunes and raisins. Hops provide a generalized bitterness. Color is nearly black with a spare light-brown head. The 12% alcohol provides a high degree of alcohol sweetness; there is a reasonable bitterness level with that generalized bitterness typical of imperial stouts. Full bodied, prominent alcohol with its warming mouthfeel. Texture is creamy with slightly low carbonation. Finish is long with alcohol, coffee, plum. Overall this is a very good beer. Its complex, lots of different aromas. However on the minus side I do feel the alcohol and coffee are too dominate.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ANZUShophunter (381) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2016
On tap at Bloodhound Bar Brisbane. Pours black as night with thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate that carries thru to the palate with licorice undertones. Rich, rich, rich and delish.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jh773 (282) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Jet black with almost no head. Roma is extremely dark, rich stone fruit, coffee, huge molasses and toffee notes, caramel, good fruitcake -- very luxurious. Taste is sweet but not cloying with a velvety palate and a long, silky finish. A very good imperial stout.


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