AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by JamesMcPolin:
4.13/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nice gas release upon cracking open. Poured from the 750ml bottle into a snifter.
Beautifully black. Great head at first plus pretty good head retention. Its mocha colored head at first, while thick, but gets lighter and more tan as it dissipates.
Coffee is most upfront and obvious. Smells delicious. Dark caramel, roastyness of course, chocolate is tantalizingly in the background of the nose but is still there just enough to segue into the taste where it's more present
The 12% is buried deep into in this massive brew. Had quite a few sips before even thinking about the fact that this had a higher abv and that's with barely even giving it any time in the fridge to chill from room-temp storage before cracking.
Full-bodied, viscous, warm and syrupy in the best way as it returns to room-temp.
A solid imperial stout. Love the 12%, love the 750ml bottle, love the 'only' $10 to acquire. If you already love the imperial stout style and you dig the heavy coffee versions, this one is definitely more at the coffee end of the style's somewhat subtle spectrum.
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2010 05:58:15 | More by JamesMcPolin
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4.34/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured jet black, viscous and little head with almost no lacing. Strong smells of vanilla and alcohol. Could tell this is going to be a heavy hitter. Tasted surprisingly sweet like vanilla and milk chocolate, with a little coffee. Guessing the coffee notes have faded most with age. No hiding the ABV - tastes BIG. Medium weight in the mouth; not overly creamy or light, somewhere in between. Finishes with a lingering sweetness on the tongue.
Very enjoyable and potent. I'd love to try some of the other version.s
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2014 00:11:05 | More by shangwang
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,423 ratings.