1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

Not Rated.
AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Speedway Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,517 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,517
Reviews: 1,392
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 742
Gots: 1,267 | FT: 124
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
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 4,517 | Reviews: 1,392 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Dope:
Photo of Dope
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
More User Reviews:
Photo of Hcsponge
Hcsponge


4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-02-2014 00:56:41 | More by Hcsponge
Photo of DCLAguy11
DCLAguy11

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

08-01-2014 16:43:12 | More by DCLAguy11
Photo of Chrisfarleywine
Chrisfarleywine

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-01-2014 15:44:35 | More by Chrisfarleywine
Photo of Big_Dave
Big_Dave

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-01-2014 08:23:49 | More by Big_Dave
Photo of patklupe
patklupe

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-01-2014 07:34:36 | More by patklupe
Photo of Rocketman2013
Rocketman2013

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-01-2014 00:05:23 | More by Rocketman2013
Photo of hopnotch760
hopnotch760

California

5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-31-2014 23:56:14 | More by hopnotch760
Photo of Berls_McSquirrels
Berls_McSquirrels

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

07-31-2014 23:47:01 | More by Berls_McSquirrels
Photo of Dybasi
Dybasi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

07-31-2014 21:12:02 | More by Dybasi
Photo of K-jack211
K-jack211

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

07-31-2014 00:20:30 | More by K-jack211
Photo of BookBen
BookBen

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-30-2014 21:17:49 | More by BookBen
Photo of Burntknuckles
Burntknuckles

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

07-30-2014 19:36:22 | More by Burntknuckles
Photo of mabermud
mabermud

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +8%

07-30-2014 17:12:26 | More by mabermud
Photo of AmericaGWShark
AmericaGWShark

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

07-29-2014 15:04:27 | More by AmericaGWShark
Photo of illy0sis
illy0sis

Texas

4/5  rDev -9.1%

07-29-2014 13:22:52 | More by illy0sis
Photo of BlueAndBrew
BlueAndBrew

Michigan

4/5  rDev -9.1%

07-29-2014 00:41:19 | More by BlueAndBrew
Photo of ckeegan04
ckeegan04

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

07-28-2014 19:53:51 | More by ckeegan04
Photo of TomTown
TomTown

Oregon

4/5  rDev -9.1%

07-28-2014 18:50:33 | More by TomTown
Photo of the-gobbler
the-gobbler

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-28-2014 16:13:02 | More by the-gobbler
Photo of xdtfx
xdtfx

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.1%

07-28-2014 03:00:34 | More by xdtfx
Photo of gonzo000
gonzo000

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -31.8%

07-28-2014 00:36:38 | More by gonzo000
Photo of j205724
j205724

California

4/5  rDev -9.1%

07-27-2014 20:25:49 | More by j205724
Photo of larryarms847
larryarms847

Illinois

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
Photo of tykechandler
tykechandler

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-27-2014 05:50:07 | More by tykechandler
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,517 ratings.