AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company
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3.45/5 rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Have been waiting to try this for quite some time now and thanks to the generosity of waltonc, I was finally able to partake in this rarity. Bottle #67/235 of the 2006 batch.
Pours midnight black with some wispy lacing and bubbles around the edges. Very little carbonation if any at all. The aroma is enticing, with dark chocolate coffee cake with a lactic sour barrel funkiness. Unfortunately the smell was much better than taste and mouthfeel.
I have to say it was not bad but pretty underwhelming and actually seemed a lesser beer than a regular speedway stout. A bit stronger coffee taste with bitter bakers chocolate with a ripe sour cherry finish. Not much barrel (makes me wonder what type of barrel they use in the aging) with moderate heat. It is not nearly as viscous as I would have liked and for this beer, it is borderline watery. Any carbonation would have helped this out significantly. Fairly easy to drink but again without carbonation and the sour funkiness to it, made it a bit difficult to finish my glass.
Overall it was an ok beer but was a pretty big letdown. I look forward to trying another BA Speedway to compare this with, but not sure I'll go out of my way for one.
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2010 19:54:35 | More by JoeySchlitz
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