AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company
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District of Columbia
4.88/5 rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
'09 vintage. On tap at the 2011 BA Speedway and Decadence release. From three 3oz pours in taster cups.
Pours black with a thin film of sand colored foam, which persists in ring form for quite a while. Not much lacing to speak of. Smell is mostly bourbon and oak, a little vanilla; a nicely restrained aroma, though, and not at all overpowering. Not a lot of coffee or malt here, and definitely more mellow than regular Speedway. Taste is more balanced than the smell, with more of a coffee and chocolate presence along with the bourbon and oak, as well as some maltiness and sweetness. Finishes with a very slight coffee bitterness. Wow, super tasty and smooth stuff. Medium-full body and medium carbonation work great with the beer here; not much heat to speak of. Overall, this is a world class bourbon barrel age coffee stout, exceedingly drinkable, and which shows admirable restraint with the barrel treatment.
Serving type: on-tap
06-15-2011 23:23:34 | More by pmarlowe
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