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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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2014 Had this on tap during the Speedway craziness going on, this time had the Hammerhead version. The rating here is for Hammerhead. Unfortunately walked in unknowingly that they had 12 Speedway varieties on tap. Because I didnt pre register, was only allowed to have regular or the new "Hammerhead" with no explanation as to wtf Hammerhead was. Once I took a sip, it was obvious to me it must be some coffee. Also I would like to note that I was very sad I could not try the others :-( Pours pitch black with a small mocha head on top, looking super creamy. Aroma of huge acidic earthy coffee, a hint of chocolate, and just more huge coffee and espresso. Flavor follows with massive espresso, earthy and spicy, lightly acidic, with some hints of chocolate fudge in the background. Slight warming alcohol and lingering espresso. This really highlights the huge amounts of coffee here. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Honestly, this blew me away. One of the best coffee stouts I have ever had.

Earlier Rating: 11/11/2012 Total Score: 4.1
This is my bottled, regular Speedway version rating. Pours black with frothy brown head. Aromas of bitter coffee, some hops, very roasty grains. Hint of chocolate. Smells more like a bold porter. Was hoping for more on the aroma (the only knock here and it is minor). Huge coffee flavor with a nice bitterness. A bit of a cocoa powder lingering on the palate. Another sip reveals a bit of dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel, lighter than I had expected but still pretty chewy. Love this because it doesnt go all syrupy like some others. Really coffee forward with the right carbonation. Alcohol hidden but leaves a lingering warmth. Heavy lacing as it goes. Very nice. Really want to try the BA version.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Richardvv94 (50) - Valthe, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2017
UPDATED: APR 22, 2017 Gedronken op bierfestival 17, 5e biertje, op dit moment 11e beste bier ter wereld, ziet er goed uit, smaakt top, goed in balans, fijn mondgevoel, donkere haast zwarte kleur zoals het hoort, ruikt naar rozijnen, smaakt daar ook redelijk naar, gebrand, 100% volle smaak echt top

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jandd1983 (4160) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2017
Bottle. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of coffee, some dark fruits, chocolate, caramel and a touch of licorice. The taste was similar to the aroma with more coffee, chocolate, licorice and dark fruits. Awesome.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
clueo (181) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2017
A spectacular stout! Pours a perfect chocolate brown color. The aroma is coffee mixed with chocolate and fruit. A clean stout with a nice amount of bitter sweetness. Overall, an awesome beer!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KevinReddirt (128) - Midland, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2017
Got the last bottle on the shelf at Total Wine on my most recent trip to Frisco, TX. The 750 ml black bottle pours a regal black body followed by a generous milk chocolate-colored head which laces nicely, a road map of the trip I am taking. The nose is rich with red berries,dark chocolate and burnt toast. The taste is a slam dunk, very full. It jumps out with the dark chocolate again, coffee, ripe plum, black licorice and a touch of hard candy sweetness. Superb. Distinguishes itself from other quality imperial stouts with a unusual, appealing bitterness throughout. This is what makes top end imperial stouts so fine. They are the same but they are different. They are different but they are the same. Really pleased to have the chance to consume this one.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nordic (612) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2017
Bottle @ deTolly baar. Black color, creamy beige head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, cognac, coffee. Taste: bitter-sweetish with sour notes in the end, coffee, datk chocolate. ABV hodden. Well balanced. Medium carbo. Very enjoyable.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
argeru (91) - Hillsboro, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2017
750mL; Pitch Black w prune colored tinge; slick bubbly head; Raisin, date, sweetbreads, cornmeal, crisp apple, pear, roasted bitter coffee bean. 12% no less, a real mans stout.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hop_Hedonist (557) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2017
Bottle - I understand the 100/100 rating - yep, bloody lovely - creamy stout heaven - unflashly but perfect - so easy to slam down although Im sipping and savouring...

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjsint (2828) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2017
Draught at Alus Celle, Rīga. Darkest brown, almost black. Very little visible carbonation, so the appearance in ominously flat. Coffee dominates the aroma, but its an earthy, papery coffee. The real thing. Syrupy sweet taste, again dominated by the coffee but it never jars. Some salted caramel in the finish. Slick body with only a small amount of carbonation. An impressive and simple imperial stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
czlowiekmotyka (184) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 28, 2017
This is absolute maximum for non-barrel aged IS. Coffee, roast and chocolate and perfectly balanced. Some plums and cherries are also present. A must-try beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlazerT (988) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAR 26, 2017
Butelkowane 2013. Przede wszystkim dominacja słodw palonych. Piwo niezwykle złożone, fajna melasa, toffi, trochę karmelowe, czekolada, kawa. W tle trochę suszonych owocw, rodzynek. Trochę sosu sojowego Umiarkowanie do wysoce słodkiego. ALkohol bdb ukryty. Ciało racznej pełne, tekstura oleista/kremowa, niskie wysycenia. Wielkiego WOW tym piwem nie ma, jak dla mnie - po prosto bdb ukryty alkohol, palone tak jak powinno być, rwnowaga między palonością-słodyczą, a goryczką na wysokim poziomie. Po prostu good bre, ale nie outstanding ;)


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