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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,473 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,473
Reviews: 1,389
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 737
Gots: 1,248 | FT: 122
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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Dope

Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle is somewhat aged, maybe a year or two. No way of knowing because Alesmith can't be bothered to date their bottles.

A: Pitch black pour. Huge super-dense medium brown head. Thick as can be. Great head retention; fades slowly. Oddly enough, not much lacing, just thick, fluffy tendrils here and there. Practically stains the glass it's so thick and dark.

S: Rich coffee and anise. Mild dark fruits, primarily raisin and maybe fig? A bit of char to go with the coffee.

T: Again, a really nice rich, earthy coffee up front. Some creamy yet dark chocolate with it too. Sweetness fades a bit and the coffee and chocolate become fairly bitter at this point. Lots of anise, particularly in the finish. Dark fruits like prunes, fig and raisin float around too, evident mainly in the aftertaste oddly enough. Has sort of a fruity, earthy and charred aftertaste.

M: Mouthfeel is amazing on this one. Has a full, thick, almost "fluffy" body. Just coats the mouth. Wonderful.

O: One of the better coffee stouts I've ever had. It's not pure coffee like some, instead it melds nicely while still being quite a strong aspect. The maltiness of the 12% really helps compete, I think. Mouthfeel is top notch on this one, like brownie batter in your mouth. Makes it surprisingly drinkable despite the strong flavors and bigger ABV. Overall the beer is surprisingly mellow and well-integrated.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 04:57:23 | More by Dope
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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,473 ratings.