1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

Not Rated.
AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Speedway Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,423 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,423
Reviews: 1,390
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 730
Gots: 1,235 | FT: 120
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
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 4,423 | Reviews: 1,390 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Stevedore:
Photo of Stevedore
Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 shared amongst friends in CCB snifters yesterday 3/27/13. Also based on tasting notes from a similar occasion one month ago.

Aroma: Some brewed coffee along with a decent bit of chocolate, roast and a bit of dark fruits making me think of how figs taste. Rather thick, pungent nose which is very enjoyable- a very good nose without much heat. (4)

Colour: Pours jet black, illuminates dark cola brown. Pours with thick 2cm brown head that actually takes more than a minute to dissipate which is impressive to watch. Also, the lacing is quite good, reflective of how sticky the beer can be. (4)

Flavour: Very nice! Follows the nose- lots of coffee and roast, chocolate flavours with a small bit of heat. There is also some dark fruit flavours as it warms- especially raisins, figs, dates. There's another flavour in there that I can't describe confidently, maybe its umami. The best characteristic of the beer. (4.5)

Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy, full-bodied and thick. It feels thick and sticky in my mouth which I love. Aftertaste is nothing too special, really consists of dark fruit and a little umami, and doesn't stay around for long. Decently carbonated, more than enough to satisfy me. (4)

Overall: Very, very nice imperial coffee stout. I have to agree with its reputation. Very smooth, silky, and a pleasure to taste. The heat is somewhat well-disguised within all the flavours of the beer which tells me a lot. I'll keep my final bottle to age a year and see how things turn out. But for its style, imperial coffee stout, and its price point, I have got to say that it's the best non-BA imperial stout with coffee I've had so far. (4.5)

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 14:01:23 | More by Stevedore
More User Reviews:
Photo of donbet69
donbet69

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-14-2014 01:21:19 | More by donbet69
Photo of shangwang
shangwang

Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage.
Poured jet black, viscous and little head with almost no lacing. Strong smells of vanilla and alcohol. Could tell this is going to be a heavy hitter. Tasted surprisingly sweet like vanilla and milk chocolate, with a little coffee. Guessing the coffee notes have faded most with age. No hiding the ABV - tastes BIG. Medium weight in the mouth; not overly creamy or light, somewhere in between. Finishes with a lingering sweetness on the tongue.
Very enjoyable and potent. I'd love to try some of the other version.s

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 00:11:05 | More by shangwang
Photo of DotBier
DotBier

California

4/5  rDev -9.1%

07-13-2014 23:55:40 | More by DotBier
Photo of DrBier
DrBier

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

07-13-2014 23:35:31 | More by DrBier
Photo of Ohiovania
Ohiovania

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-13-2014 22:53:43 | More by Ohiovania
Photo of caaam
caaam

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-13-2014 19:55:30 | More by caaam
Photo of tommyguz
tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-13-2014 18:53:20 | More by tommyguz
Photo of Dag95
Dag95


4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-13-2014 16:02:27 | More by Dag95
Photo of joemetric
joemetric

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

07-13-2014 04:22:48 | More by joemetric
Photo of HarleyCorps
HarleyCorps

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-13-2014 01:24:44 | More by HarleyCorps
Photo of NeilFlaiz
NeilFlaiz

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

07-12-2014 21:47:19 | More by NeilFlaiz
Photo of bccocx
bccocx

Texas

4/5  rDev -9.1%

07-12-2014 16:30:33 | More by bccocx
Photo of PickleBucket29
PickleBucket29

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-12-2014 12:44:58 | More by PickleBucket29
Photo of coriswrasse
coriswrasse

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-11-2014 22:55:21 | More by coriswrasse
Photo of Arystotl
Arystotl

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-11-2014 22:42:38 | More by Arystotl
Photo of EJosesA
EJosesA

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-11-2014 17:20:09 | More by EJosesA
Photo of eball33
eball33

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-11-2014 15:39:13 | More by eball33
Photo of bradcochran1234
bradcochran1234

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +8%

07-11-2014 13:12:04 | More by bradcochran1234
Photo of RupertRonco
RupertRonco

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

07-11-2014 03:01:24 | More by RupertRonco
Photo of dkboston
dkboston

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-11-2014 00:10:14 | More by dkboston
Photo of Narthax
Narthax

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

07-10-2014 21:57:23 | More by Narthax
Photo of canadianghetto
canadianghetto

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

07-10-2014 20:32:29 | More by canadianghetto
Photo of MikeAndrews
MikeAndrews

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-10-2014 17:30:47 | More by MikeAndrews
Photo of Bristol5
Bristol5

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

07-09-2014 23:16:58 | More by Bristol5
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,423 ratings.