AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by BeerTruth:
4.6/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Got this one from Joey in a recent trade, thanks a bunch man!
750 ml gold foil topped bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle #175/235 - 2006.
Pours a complete midnight black with a quick half finger dark brown head that fades to just about nothing. Swirling the glass leaves a few specks of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell is coffee, booze, molasses, rich caramel, dark chocolates, vanilla, and wet oak. Lots of dark fruits in the nose as well; dates, fig, raisins, plums, and prunes. Extremely complex aroma, but I pretty much expected that. Taste, heavenly...Rich coffee flavors up front with sweet caramel and bourbon. Toffee, vanilla, and brown sugars midway with a good amount of oak. Aftertaste is roasted malts with bitter chocolate and more bourbon. The mouthfeel was a bit harsh which surprised me. I was expecting this one to be silky smooth, but there was a distinct sting to it that took away from the overall experience. Medium to full body with a mild carbonation. Wonderful complex flavors with nothing over the top that just gets better with some warmth. Thanks again Joey for the opportunity to try a beer I probably won't be able to obtain again anytime soon.
Serving type: bottle
09-20-2008 02:09:32 | More by BeerTruth
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4.1/5 rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Pours black with brown highlights in the light, no head/lacing.
Smells decadent and strong. Fudge, coffee, raisin, cinammon.
Taste is dark fudge with hints of chocolate and oak.
Mouthfeel is superb, ABV controlled - almost negligible.
A dessert beer with decent complexity.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 21:33:18 | More by ptykozoon
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
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