AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by SpdKilz:
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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4.4/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
A- Black as night with a thick tan head. A little lacing and alcohol legs cling to the glass as it fades.
S-Chocolate, coffee, malts, maybe some dark fruit. The alcohol is detectable but well hidden.
T- Chocolate/coffee up front with a bit of hop bitterness in the finish. Again, alcohol is present but certainly doesn't taste like 12%. Very balanced.
M- Medium to full and creamy. The flavor balance in this beer is just great.
O- A very well crafted I. Stout. Def. one of the most balanced beers I've tasted.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 16:41:21 | More by nodder
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
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