AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,517 | Reviews: 1,392 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Dope:
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
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a snifter, pours jet black with a nicely browned two-finger head.
Coffee, nutty roasted malts, and chocolate pleasantly greet the nostrils.
Wow, I did not expect this to be so strong on the coffee when I picked it up, but damn I'm not complaining, very tasty. Coffee, dark chocolate, and a roasted caramel/nuttiness wash over the tongue and leave it wanting more.
Mouthfeel is soft and delicate with perfect balance.
Overall this instantly became a favorite of mine. Now I'm looking forward to trying the Bourbon BA variant I have next in the lineup.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 14:07:11 | More by larryarms847
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,517 ratings.