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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company

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1,336 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,336
Reviews: 277
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 1,763
Gots: 397 | FT: 43
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 07-03-2006)
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

nharres, Apr 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by miketd. Thanks dude!!
Pours black with a light tan head. Smell is roasty, chocolate and bourbon, but not too strong. Taste is almost milder than I remember the regular speedway stout being, at least in terms of alcohol, somehow. Still very mild coffee, and is hardly noticeable, with roasty chocolate and light bourbon. Good stuff.

JDV, Jul 01, 2008
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4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A million thanks go to Derek hoppymeal for this amazing gift. 2006 bottling, #96/233.
Compared with a bottle aged, presumed 2006 version.

Poured into a snifter, pitch black except for a very slight reddish edge. The tan head here is significantly smaller, poor retention, some lacing.
Aroma here is dominated by the oak notes, vanilla, bourbon. Coffee, roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, and molasses complete it; more complex, less pleasant (but still nice).
Full bodied but interestingly does not feel as creamy on the palate. Flavor is also dominated by the oak notes, vanilla, bourbon, but also roasted malts, baker's chocolate, molasses.
This is a very good beer, but IMHO, as it gains complexity, it loses some of the most pleasant aspects. It is certainly worthwhile, but I honestly prefer the original version.

brdc, Mar 14, 2009
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

kmanjohnson, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

Davihaw, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

wrightst, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

CypherEnigma, Aug 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

dirtyjerk, Sep 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler provided by mothman to try out prior to Dark Lord Day. Pours a deep, dark black with a slight tan head. Smells roasty, toasy, and coffee with a subtle sweetness in the nose, along with the barrel. Sweet up front with an aggressive bitterness in the back end just like the regular version. For some reason this is just not as good as I expected or wanted it to be.

kbutler1, Aug 20, 2010
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

kodt, Nov 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

joe_hurd, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

jbuddle, Jan 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2006 Bottle (04/01/08 release) #142/235 provided by my cousin, I finally got a chance to share this with some beer loving friends. This looks identical to the regular speedway so I'll spare the details. The smell was dope, like regular speedway but better, my friend siad it was like candy. The flavors were also very close to the regular speedway, dark coffee bitterness. There was a little bit of a booze but it was quite subtle. This was a very solid stout but honestly I can't say it is an improvement over the regular speedway.Damn you Alesmith! The four people who drank this agreed that it was not something you would want a whole bottle of. My verdict is that this is good but don't trade your cellar away for one.

ArrogantB, Jun 13, 2008
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

LockeSD, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

ThatCracker, Apr 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

AApparel, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

ObeMaltKinobee, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

GonzoHomebrewer, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

beefsquatch, Mar 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

Soneast, Mar 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

gpawned, Sep 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

Rau71, Jun 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

jerz, Mar 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

wintbs379, Jan 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

thegoon55, Mar 12, 2013
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
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