AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company
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4.6/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Old engine oil black pour, dark tan head that lasted the entire glass. Looking at it from the side there were 3 layers, dark tan, reddish brown, then black. Roasted aromas, coffee and malt. Great creamy mouthfeel for such a big beer. Roast malt, some coffee, chocolate, mocha, a little lactic even. The alcohol is nearly non-existent for being 12%. Finishes much less bitter than many imperials. Lingering mocha latte. If there was an imperial milk stout, this could be it. The best of both, the roast, bittering and ABV of the imperial stout combined with the creamy mouthfeel and chocolate of a milk stout. At this point it is close, but I think this might be the best beer I've had nearly ever. I've rated the Bell's double cream stout higher because it's abv allows for more prolonged comsumption. This is the first time such a high expectation was met. That being said, I may be rating a little based on expectations. We'll see after the other 3 I have age a bit. Will have to try the barrel aged.
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2008 00:45:34 | More by Bung
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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
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