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RATINGS: 2965   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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2005
’05 champagne bottle thanks to OhioDad! Tasted head to head against Stone RIS and the Dark Lord, this guy had it’s work cut out for it. The coffee aroma rushes to my nose as soon as the bottle is opened. There are more hops present in the aroma than Dark Lord has to offer, but they’re equally hard to discern because of the massive coffee smell. Pour is black with a dark tan head that dissipates surprisingly quickly. The body is slightly thinner than I had hoped for, but still hefty. Flavor matches up with the aroma perfectly. Huge coffee flavor -- it’s clear that it’s higher quality coffee than in DL, but there’s less going on around it. The roasted malt is great, but still slightly one dimensional. Notes of vanilla and some bitter chocolate float around in the background. The hops presence is stronger than in DL, but I think that is almost a fault in this case. The finish is too bitter. I have another bottle I plan to age for a while, but I’m not sure that the bitterness will mellow out because it’s almost completely due to roasted malt and coffee, rather than hops. I can see why barrel aging this stout would make it incredible. A couple of months to mellow out and pick up some sweet oak and vanilla flavors would make it incredible. I can’t wait to get my hands on this guy’s barrel aged cousin.


4.9
murzyn (300) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 28, 2017
Barwa smoliście czarna, piana beżowa 1 centymetrowa. Aromat kawy, wanilii, czekolady, ciemne owoce, troszkę szlachetnego alko. W smaku wytrawne. Jest czekolada, kawa, karmel, śliwka i wiśnia w czekoladzie. Potężnie czekoladowo słodkie przełamane trochę kwaśną kawą i paloną goryczką. Coś cudownego. Pifko gęste, mega ułożone. Alko całkowicie ukryte jedynie trochę rozgrzewa przełyk. Ocena taka tylko dlatego że kiedyś mam nadzieję na jeszcze lepsze pifko. Wybitne pifko!!!

3.9
suurjuust (3551) - ESTONIA - JUL 28, 2017
473ml can. Dark brown beer, almost black, very small tan head. Nose is roasty, coffee with some stale notes, chocolate and cocoa, licorice. Flavor is warm, boozy, roasty, coffee. Dry and boozy finish, roast, chocolate. Pretty nice balance, even the stale coffee isn’t a dealbreaker with this one.

5
doctorbarn () - Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2017 Big coffee and chocolate notes Very smooth and drinkable

4.5
CH-303 (2252) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 26, 2017
Appearance: Dark brown, near black, seems clear. Some dark tan head.
Aroma: Coffee, prunes, dark malt. Roasted.
Taste: Coffee, very dark malt, roasted, prunes? Dark chocolate. Very smooth and great balance. Warming. Great!
Bought: Craft Gallery (Bern), 750 ml, CHF 28.90
Info: 22/7-2017, BB: ??/??-????

4.7
datrael (504) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 25, 2017
W aromacie mnóstwo kawy, ziarna kawy, swiezo parzona kawa, w tle nieco czekolady, bardzo intensywnie. W wygladzie gleboko czarne z obraczka bezowej piany, opakowane w fajna czarna puszke. W smaku uderza niesamowicie intensywna kawowosc w stylu espresso, do tego gorzkie kakao, gorzka czekolada, praliny, mleczna czekolada najpierw nuty subtelne i eleganckie, potem intensywne i agresywne, wow. W posmaku wanilia, tiramisu, ciasto czekoladowe, bardzo bogate i zlozone. Na finiszu lekkie rozgrzewanie. Slodko - gorzkie z palona goryczka. Cialo geste, kremowe, zadziwiajaco pijalne, alkohol, poza lekkim rozgrzewaniem, ukryty. Doskonale piwo, klasa.

5
nathanvc (508) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2017
Draft at Yard House, Los Angeles. Finally found after a three-week long trip through the USA, after giving up hope, but here it is.
Pours cloudy jet black with a lasting, small, foamy, beige head. Smell is roasted malt and toasted bread. The complex aroma contains the same, dark chocolate, dark fruits (figs), malt, coffee (with milk), some hops, even citrus, caramel, some vanilla, smoke and light alcohol. It tastes medium chocolatey sweet, light to medium coffee-like bitter, with very light sour hints. The finish is long, roasted and light hoppy (but never aggressive in both aspects) and very light alcoholic. The ABV remains-well hidden, yet there is some warmth from the alcohol. Full body, a creamy and very smooth texture, soft fizzy carbonation - which makes it unbelievably easy to drink. Due to the enormous richness in flavour, complexity in aroma and smoothness in palate, this is probably one of the best beers I’ve ever tasted.

4.5
Bootlegger007 (167) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2017
I walked past this so many times, it finally made it into the shopping basket, so glad it did, outstanding stout. Pours a deep black with a solid cap tan head, aromas of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate along with caramel and dark fruits, flavour had the bitter spice sensation with the characteristics of vanilla, coffee and chocolate, a full bodied stout with a boozy warming after-glow.

4.6
ALIBALI (2122) - Kiel, GERMANY - JUL 19, 2017
Schwer, ölig und mit unnachgiebigem ErwachsenenImpyAssKick!!! KaffeeKing & RöstSpektakel auf einer etwas so süßen AshSpielwiese. Grosse Dose in der MONTEREY BAR Berlin. 12 Euronen....

3.8
Jashiu (1324) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUL 19, 2017
Lovely coffee aroma and sweet coffee taste. Nicely full. Very sweet. Very nicely thick body

4.4
garroch (58) - New York, USA - JUL 16, 2017
Poured from a bottle that I've been aging in somewhat suboptimal conditions since around June 2015. Pours dark black with a dark tan head that lasts. Coffee, dark chocolate, toffee, raisins on the nose. Taste is bitter chocolate, black coffee, prunes, caramel, honey. Medium to heavy body, thick mouth feel, fine carbonation. Long finish of booze and cacao. A great big stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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