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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Speedway Stout

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,007 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4007
Reviews: 1372
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,007 | Reviews: 1,372 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by SpdKilz:
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Written from notes taken last Sunday. 2009 vintage.

Appearance - Pours with an utter black hue and viscosity leaving about a finger of dark mocha colored head on my glass that hangs around for quite some time before leaving very sticky lacing.

Smell - Massive amounts of coffee and bittersweet chocolate aromas burst forth from my glass. This is followed by a very sweet, malty aroma with slight booze.

Taste - Amazing. So satisfying as an after dinner beer. Creamy chocolate at the forefront which is overtaken by some bitter roasted coffee bean flavor. Slight vanilla and molasses hints through the more powerful tastes, leaving this a very subtle yet strong flavorful beer. I was not really into stouts lately (originally I loved them) and am happy I am slowly coming back to them. What a great beer to have to ramp me up for some more stouts and porters!

Mouthfeel - Utterly creamy - the warmer the beer gets the thicker the mouthfeel is. A perfect amount of carbonation makes this beers mouthfeel great.

Drinkability - Yikes...Did I really finish half of that by myself so quickly? I savored the first glass but that along made me feel pretty good so the second glass went down a bit faster. I shared this with a friend and he thoroughly enjoyed it as well. I'm glad I have another one of these sitting in my cellar. A great, great beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2010 19:52:34 | More by SpdKilz
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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,007 ratings.