AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company
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4.65/5 rDev +2.9%
- Bottled March 2013
- 750mL bottle poured into stemless wine glass on 13-Oct-13
Huge bourbon notes, followed by sweet chocolate cake with a bit of coffee roast notes and hints of dark fruit, raw oak, vanilla, a touch of roasted malt. This is decadent, complex, and luscious. The most prominent aromas as bourbon and rich chocolate, and they intermingle perfectly. It's got a perfect level of carbo that decreases to a nice smooth, silky satin as the beer warms.
Really, the only thing that might improve the beer is a bolder coffee presence, but that's about it.
10-14-2013 03:54:34 | More by Rollzroyce21
3.83/5 rDev -15.3%
Served in a tumbler.
How many huge beers can we try in a night? This one pours a very deep and very dark black-brown topped by a nice finger of sandstone foam. The nose comprises cheaper whiskey, roasted malts, mild coffee, and a light dusting of cocoa powder. The taste brings in more of the same, with the whiskey still riding tall in the saddle, but not quite as roughshod over the roast and coffee as before. Moreover, a stronger undercurrent of oak worms its way underneath the proceedings. The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a solid barrel-aged stout, though not quite as good as the base would indicate. If anything, I'd take the normal, everyday Speedway over this most days of the week. That said, it's still pretty good, just not nearly as good as its current reputation would suggest.
09-28-2013 06:10:07 | More by TMoney2591
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
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