AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
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
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