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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Speedway Stout

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

3,982 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3982
Reviews: 1371
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%


Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Jet Black, with an off-white head. Starts with a strong coffee and dark chocolate sensation, then fades to a multitude of toasty, roasty and caramel malt flavors. Clean and crisp, full- bodied. Warmth from the high alcohol content lightens up the feel. You won't fool your taste buds - this beer is HUGE!

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2002)
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Bfarr

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big black beer and moderate brown head with okay retention. Cocoa and light roasty aroma. Big coffee flavor up front belies the aroma and quickly evens out to a chocolate sweetness. A fairly long coffee linger with light herbal notes. There’s a sharp acidic bite with a robust, fuzzy mouthfeel.

A simple yet very rich flavor showcases the flavors available. It’s 12% and there’s no alcohol in the taste and just a gentle warming. A very big beer that’s very easy to drink. The only thing is the coffee used seems to make this one a little too acidic and there really was very little aroma to speak of.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 22:23:57 | More by Bfarr
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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 3,982 ratings.