AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by ONovoMexicano:
4.55/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A bottle I received as a gift from a friend doing a cross country trip. This was bottle in April of 2013 and cellared for six months.
The beer makes a big chugging sound as it pours from the bottle and pours dark as night. The head appears a bit delayed in forming, but then builds up a crest of about two fingers of foam. The foam is bubbly and thin.
The smell is simply delightful and offers a lot to contemplate. Surprisingly, the first notes I get are those of sweet dark fruit like raisins, prunes and dates. Coffee, chocolate and maltiness intermingle beneath the fruit aroma and a sweet caramel or toffee pops up too. On smell alone this beer has me blown away.
The coffee finally hits you as you'd expect on the taste, coming in with an initial roast been flavor that cedes to the sweet fruitiness reminiscent of red wine and malt profiles.
The mouthfeel is pleasant, smooth and creamy and aside from a slight burn and coffee bitterness at the finish, this beer drinks smooth and easy.
A great beer this is and I'm determined to track down more and get a hold of some of the variations.
Serving type: bottle
11-02-2013 02:14:56 | More by ONovoMexicano
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