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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,475 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,475
Reviews: 1,389
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 738
Gots: 1,250 | 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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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When I was out in Arizona last week, I only wanted to buy beers that were from the Grand Canyon State. When I saw this one the shelf at the Total Wine in Tempe, I had to make an exception to that when I saw this on the shelf, since I wasn't able to buy this back east. Sure enough, this lived up to the hype, as the "motor oil" aspects of this beer made themselves apparent from start to finish!

The pour to this was very bold as the beer was nearly jet black, thick, and had a fluffy head of mousse-like head. This might have had the best lacing I've ever seen on a beer as it left rings after every sip that stuck to the sides of the glass I used. Lots of coffee and chocolate here but the strength in this beer comes from the apparent lack of booze and espresso flavors that make so many others of this type too strong up-front. The mouthfeel was on the silky side with good carbonation, leading to a rich body that didn't disappoint and held its own from start to finish.

By the time I finished this off, I could certainly feel the strength of this beer, even though it wasn't obvious after each refill. This one's a doozy but the alcohol is so well-hidden that it only became apparent in the end. No bitterness here as the chocolate was more in the milk side, leading to a smooth taste through the end. Darned shame I couldn't get a bottle of this to come home with me back east - this was worth the hype and then some!

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 22:18:10 | More by JerzDevl2000
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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,475 ratings.