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RATINGS: 2950   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29/5   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 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fidelis83 (2535) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2013
Black pour with a tall, creamy, sorta chunky mocha brown head that has awesome retention and leaves good lacing. Aroma has tons of coffee, chocolate, toast, caramel, a little toffee, sugared roast nuts, a little earthiness and dry floral notes. Flavor is loaded with coffee right away, like good coffee, lots of sweet caramel, roasted nuts and milk chocolate come in, roast malt, hints of pine and bitter dried citrus, earthy notes, some floral and lightly acidic hop notes that could easily be from the coffee instead of hops and as it warms some dark fruit, sweet bread spice and vanilla notes come out. Palate is creamy on entry, with a light, to moderate strength, but blanketing carbonation to break it up before an off dry, but still sort of creamy, but oddly crisp and fairly clean finish. They really worked some magic here, somehow having a beer huge in flavor, complexity, body and alcohol content while having a finish as clean and smooth as most stouts half this strength. Still it has a lingering, pleasant sweetness with a little coffee and nuttiness that lasts a good, long time, it just isn’t overbearingly roasty, or sweet, or bitter, just delicious, leaving me wanting more. It is definitely on the sweet side, but it carries it well, offering an awesome balance in most categories, despite being a 12% Imperial Stout. Fantastic, one of my new favorite beers.


4.3
rafax (464) - POLAND - JAN 17, 2018
Bottle. Jet black with nice, frothy, tan, not very solid head but enough for a fair lacing. Nose full of chocolate with a bit of coffee and vanilla. Same in taste where, chocolate flavors, come first. Sweet start with a bit light bitter finish. Very well balanced, alcohol perfectly hidden. Almost full body, low carbonation and oily texture make a perfect mouthfeel. Very good!

4.5
rupiii (6) - Gliwice, POLAND - JAN 9, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2018 Barwa czarna,piękna to samo piana drobniutka utrzymująca się.smak czekolada kawa super gdyby cena była niższa piłbym regularnie

4.5
macu67 (22) - Zabrze, POLAND - JAN 3, 2018
Aroma: Lots of coffee, roasted malts. Appearance: Black, oily, medium, beige head. Taste: coffee, coffee and even more coffee, bit of dark chocolate, no alkohol, low carbonation, full bodied. Overall great beer!

4.2
szczupaczu (245) - Rurzyca, POLAND - JAN 2, 2018
Barwa niemalże czarna, obfita beżowa piana. W aromacie czekolada i delikatne likierowe nuty. W smaku bomba czekoladowa, wspomniane likierowe akcenty. Paloność dość niska, słodkie, fantastycznie gładkie. Pije się wyśmienicie. Alkohol niewyczuwalny. Gdyby nie cena, sięgał bym regularnie.

4.7
sauvintipper (11) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2017
16oz canned 2017 12% ABV 70 IBU poured into sauvin pitch black with 2-finger tan head that dissipates rather quickly with fair amount of lacing. Light coffee and chocolate notes over base of roasted malts and dark fruits. Coffee flavor is lost in taste which is a shame since they went to the trouble of adding “with coffee” on the can! Taste of chocolate and molasses over roasted malts and hops. Well balanced beer, not too sweet and not too bitter. Good job of masking alcohol content in nose and taste! Buy again? Yes

4.3
jacobarts (257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2017
Tried this beer a few times, but first time i rate it. Can. Pitch black with tiny tan head. Nice aroma of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, sveske, complex and inviting aroma. Taste Liqorice, vanilla, coffee, chocolate. Hidden abv. Nearly as much power as i was expecting according the aroma. Oliy texture and well cabonated. Nice beer!

4.1
Maracuja05 (2052) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2017
09-09-17 // taster, draft. At Beavertown Extravaganza 2017, London. Pitch black. Aroma of choclate sweetness, roasted malts, coffee. Smooth full bodied drinking. Great!

4.1
hauxe (1017) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2017
Bottle thanks to wombat23. Pours black with a dark tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasted grains, heavy cream, plum schnapps. Taste is mildly bitter with smokey, roasted notes—trends lightly sour at the finish. The alcohol is mostly disguised but not completely, feels a bit raw around the edges. This sat in the cellar for about 8 months, maybe a bit more time would have done it good. Body his thick and heavy, carbonation is mild. Overall, quite good but verging on overwhelming. A candidate to age and rerate.

4.1
gr_pa (914) - siemianowice, POLAND - DEC 25, 2017
Dark brown, clear, thick head. Aroma: coffee beans, chocolate, malty sweetness, lucorice. Full to medium body, high sweetness, medium bitterness. Lots of coffe, but it doesn't cover everything; malty base, quite clean, chocolate, well hidden alcohol, bit spicy finish. Quite complex and balanced.

4.2
Mister_Li (1634) - GERMANY - DEC 24, 2017
Klares dunkelbraun mit durchschnittlicher, beiger Schaumkrone. Reichlich Röstmalze, Kakaopulver, dunkle Schokolade, Kaffee, etwas Vanille, Karamell, cremig, bitter.


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