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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

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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)
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Ratings: 3,990 | Reviews: 1,372 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by BucannonXC5:
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BucannonXC5

California

4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Type: 750ml bottle
Glass: Stone pint glass
From: Holiday Wine Cellar
Price: $11.49
Misc.: Had on Dec. 25, 2012

Poured a pitch black color with 2-3 fingers of tan head that initially lasted for quite some time. Thick window-like lacing on the sides. Good retention all the way down with a lot of bubbles.

Smelled a great mix of dark chocolate, toffee, caramel, coffee and bitter coffee beans. Not as much coffee as I would have thought, but very pleasurable overall.

First thought once it hit my lips was how thick it was. Got much more coffee and coffee beans than the smell. Also dark chocolate, toffee and caramel. A lot more roastier than I anticipated after not getting much on the sniff. Could taste the 12 percent more on the way down. Deep, dark and lingering on the taste buds all the way down.

Full body. Thick texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. Warming all the way down.

Just a great beer. I think it was just a tad overhyped, but I’m glad to finally give it a try. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 08:43:36 | More by BucannonXC5
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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 3,990 ratings.