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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company

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1,190 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,190
Reviews: 266
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 1,721
Gots: 358 | FT: 39
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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Ratings: 1,190 | Reviews: 266 | Display Reviews Only:
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Stoutsman

Kansas

4/5  rDev -11.5%

01-14-2012 22:23:23 | More by Stoutsman
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

01-14-2012 00:10:54 | More by yourefragile
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 01:56:09 | More by orangesol
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kevfujii

California

5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-08-2012 09:12:20 | More by kevfujii
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dlello2

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

01-06-2012 19:57:54 | More by dlello2
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THECPJ

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

01-05-2012 19:04:32 | More by THECPJ
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gregmoscetti

California

5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-05-2012 06:05:55 | More by gregmoscetti
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FRAeULEINBiER

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

12-30-2011 02:50:33 | More by FRAeULEINBiER
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edaleyeah

Georgia

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-29-2011 01:42:17 | More by edaleyeah
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MrHirschybar

California

4/5  rDev -11.5%

12-27-2011 02:17:36 | More by MrHirschybar
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Ineedabeerhere

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-25-2011 01:00:17 | More by Ineedabeerhere
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

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.

HV

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2011 21:15:17 | More by sholland119
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tjkinate

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-22-2011 19:48:56 | More by tjkinate
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rpaul2012

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-21-2011 23:59:03 | More by rpaul2012
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dannyhipps

California

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-21-2011 03:05:18 | More by dannyhipps
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oline73

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 03:32:27 | More by oline73
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iSrALE

Mexico

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-18-2011 04:32:27 | More by iSrALE
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Coleybeerman

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-18-2011 01:51:20 | More by Coleybeerman
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-17-2011 21:46:39 | More by nathanjohnson
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 16:51:53 | More by Phyl21ca
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morimoto76

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -11.5%

12-11-2011 18:41:13 | More by morimoto76
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sincereNc

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -11.5%

12-11-2011 06:31:16 | More by sincereNc
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.5%

12-11-2011 03:49:17 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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SanDiegoBeerLove

California

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-10-2011 20:04:20 | More by SanDiegoBeerLove
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cLin

California

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-09-2011 05:11:54 | More by cLin
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
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