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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,414
Reviews: 280
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 1,774
Gots: 407 | FT: 48
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:
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(Beer added by: scottoale on 07-03-2006)
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

yourefragile, Jan 14, 2012
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4.8/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Review #400!! HUGE thanks to Kramer for busting out one of my all time wants for us to try. 2004 Bottle, number 120 / 228.

A - Pours black as night with a nice one finger tall mocha colored head leaving light lace down the glass. Not the prettiest beer but it is stil plenty serviceable.

S - Smells of rich coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla, oak, and warm bourbon. For being seven, going on eight years in the bottle this one has held up beautifully, still plenty of coffee to go around.

T - Starts off with a big dose of fresh brewed coffee slowly giving way to a mix of chocolatey sweetness, vanilla, oak, tobacco, and warm bourbon. Even with all those flavors going on it remains balanced, smooth and easy drinking. Finish has lots of dark roast, lingering on the pallet for some time. A touch of oxidation creeps in as it warms up but it doesn't really affect the taste at all. There is no alcohol to speak of here.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Full, smooth, feel with plenty of dark roast, lingering on the pallet for quite awhile after consumption.

O - Damn, this is easily one of the best Barrel Aged stouts I have ever had. The balance of dark flavors from the base beer blend flawlessly with the barrel aging to form one amazing beer. I can not thank you enough Kramer for the chance to try this one.

orangesol, Jan 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

kevfujii, Jan 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

dlello2, Jan 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

THECPJ, Jan 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

gregmoscetti, Jan 05, 2012
3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

FRAeULEINBiER, Dec 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

edaleyeah, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

MrHirschybar, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Ineedabeerhere, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of sholland119
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Neighborhood, 11/9/11.

A-Pours a dark, opaque brown with a very sparse brown head.

S-Mocha, marshmallow, roast, some booziness.

T-Great complexity. Chocolate, bourbon, marshmallow, raisins, sweet malt, even a hint of honey. Heat nicely subdued.

M-Medium to heavy bodied, booze is well hidden.

O-Delicious. A highlight of SDBW for sure.


sholland119, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

tjkinate, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

rpaul2012, Dec 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

dannyhipps, Dec 21, 2011
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4.18/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

We opened this up at our epic tasting this past weekend. 2009 bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance: This one pours almost black with a layer of cocoa colored head. Good retention on this beer.

Smell: Sweet and roasty. Picking up some bourbon with vanilla and maple from the barrel.

Taste: Really smooth bourbon up front with some of the vanilla and maple notes from the smell. I'm picking up the roast and sweetness from the malt. There is a warmth in the finish from the alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation. This one is really smooth with a dry finish.

Overall: This bottle was a bit hot, but I'm sure that will smooth out even more with more time. This is a really great BA stout.

oline73, Dec 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

iSrALE, Dec 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Coleybeerman, Dec 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

nathanjohnson, Dec 17, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a medium size foamy head with minimal retention. Aroma of dry whisky with notes of dry roasted malt is interesting. Taste is a nice mix between some dry roasted malt notes with some coffee though not as much as in the original version with some dry whisky notes. Body is about average with medium carbonation and alcohol is not too apparent. A bit too dry and astringent for my taste thought still very much enjoyable.

Phyl21ca, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

morimoto76, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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

ObeMaltKinobee, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

SanDiegoBeerLove, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

cLin, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

marieow, Dec 07, 2011
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
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