AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by BgThang:
3.93/5 rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Thanks to jonathanL for breaking this out tonight. I feel really privileage since I was wanting to try this for a very long time and I know the effort that went in to securing this bottle.
Its a 2006 BA speedway.
A - Pours a nice deeply black with little light penetrating the thickness of it.
S- It has some bourbon on the front end with big dark fruit prunes especially.
T - Once the bourbon clears you get coffee then chocolate with a very smooth silky finish.
Drinkability is very easy on this. The other guys were saying they may still prefer the regular speedway over the BA version. I like both versions and would but this everyday if it were available to me.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2009 05:33:32 | More by BgThang
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4.85/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Barrel aged Speedway Stout. With Speedway Stout as awesome as it stands, I just hope this doesn't become like putting spinning rims on a Bentley. On-tap at 38 Degrees, on to the beer:
Black as ink in a glass with no head on the pour. Ok, next aspect. Whew! That is a beauty to smell! The liquor makes its mark first, and not far behind are generous doses of molasses, pleasant booze, coffee, and maple.
The journey continues, and somehow it manages to be better than an already aromatic orgasm. Not only is Barrel Aged Sppedway complex, but flavorful and incredibly smooth at the highest level, aspects which are very difficult to pull off in a single beer. There's a mood elevating licorice and maple towards the start. A little roast breaks into the mold. Warm booze pleasanty compliments the journey while much of it is disguised. It all works together. Adding to the moment is a full bodied figure where the carbonation is not too weak or strong and overall very smooth.
How did AleSmith do it?! Taking an already outstanding beer and making it more succulent and smooth is a difficult feat, but it has been pulled off. Well worth the praise it has earned over the years.
Serving type: on-tap
06-30-2014 05:14:06 | More by DoubleJ
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
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