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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company

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1,414 Ratings
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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown-black pour--let's call it black--with a small, dense cap of mocha head that retained well and streaked the glass. Nice hit of bourbon and caramel malts in the nose, dark chocolate and some dark dried fruits. Big taste, dark chocolate, roasted caramel maltiness, bourbon-soaked oak, notes of espresso and dark dried fruits; of course no hops detectable. The base beer is already great, and this just amps it up that much more. Smooth, rich mouthfeel, full body, appropriate alcohol warmth. Exemplary bourbon-aged stout.

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4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle, 2012 vintage gold print with black foil, poured into a snifter.

A- Pours pitch black with a thin khaki head that recedes to a collar, leaves spotty lacing.

S- Lots of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and oak. There's also some dark fruit, cherry and molasses.

T- Starts out pretty sweet with lots of bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, cherry and molasses. There are also some nice big chocolate flavors and a lot of barrel character, with oak, sweet bourbon and vanilla. The finish is delicious and long, with lingering flavors of vanilla, bourbon, oak, chocolate and fruit. Less coffee than I was expecting but that's fine, the barrel character and chocolate flavors are more than tasty enough to make up for it.

M- Full-bodied, smooth, creamy, rich and slightly sticky feel.

O- A really, really delicious stout. It's incredibly rich, decadent and complex, I've been sipping at this for hours and keep finding new flavors. The regular Speedway is a delicious beer and one of the best 750ml stouts for its price, but the BA variant is definitely my favorite.

WillCarrera, Mar 14, 2013
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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 1,414 ratings.