AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I believe bottle #81/228
Had this sitting around the campfire in Mammoth thanks to a good friend. A perfect time and place for such a beer.
The regular speedway is one of my favorite beers, and I place it above Dark Lord and Stone. I think the coffee is just perfect for the style and love it.
Pours jet black in an AleSmith tulip glass. Little carbonation, but more than I expected. It's a big beer thats been waiting a long time to be poured in my glass.
The smell is amazing. Pick up the alcohol first, hints of bourbon, then comes coffee and chocolate.
The smell matches the taste. Alcohol first, but not overpowering. Silky smooth but surprisingly, a little thinner than I would assume. Not as thick as Founders KBS. Be interesting to have the two side by side, since it's the only beer that could come close to comparing with the BA Speedway in style. The BA Speedway seems more balanced though, probably due to the aging. The coffee seems subdued compared to the regular speedway. Not sure if that was due to the aging or the bourbon. So many flavors. Really don't pick up on any oak. Just to much going on in this beer. All I know is I sipped on this one, enjoyed night, and savored this truly great beer.
Of course it's an amazing, well crafted beer. Now does it live up to the hype? Who knows. It was different that I expected. It's not the best beer I've ever had, but it's definitely up there. A prize to anyone, but I wouldn't sell my soul for another one.
Serving type: bottle
08-22-2006 22:05:03 | More by Callenak
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