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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,511 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,511
Reviews: 1,392
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 737
Gots: 1,263 | FT: 123
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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Reviews by JayQue:
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JayQue

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4.03/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I let this one sit for a good few years, obtained from South Bay in San Diego. Pours a dense dark brown color with no light getting through. Small tan head with average retention. Good lacing. Smells good. Vinuous (Port Wine), semi sweet chocolate and roasted malts.

Taste is similar. Primarily malty and port wine with some chocolate highlights. Didnt notice the coffee that much. Really good flavor. Mouthfeel is rich and smooth. Even after 3 or more years of aging, there is still a warming alcohol presence. Overall a really good Imperial Stout. If I have it again, I would like to try it a bit fresher.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 21:56:21 | More by JayQue
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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,511 ratings.