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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Speedway Stout

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

3,990 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3990
Reviews: 1372
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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BierStein711

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into weizen

Appearance: Jet black with beige head, four fingers. Excellent head retention, wonderful lacing

Smell: coffee, alcohol,

Tastes: herbs, coffee, cola, hop, and chocolate

Mouthfeel: Thick

Overall: Outstanding beer, well worth having in your fridge. Pairs great with savory foods, by the way!

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 04:40:54 | More by BierStein711
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A- Black as night with a thick tan head. A little lacing and alcohol legs cling to the glass as it fades.

S-Chocolate, coffee, malts, maybe some dark fruit. The alcohol is detectable but well hidden.

T- Chocolate/coffee up front with a bit of hop bitterness in the finish. Again, alcohol is present but certainly doesn't taste like 12%. Very balanced.

M- Medium to full and creamy. The flavor balance in this beer is just great.

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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 3,990 ratings.