AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,006 | Reviews: 1,372 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by StonedTrippin:
4.19/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
one of those beers you just have to try to believe, really like no other. ive been holding onto this bottle for some time now, finally the time was right. inky black, motor oil on the pour, careful inch of light mocha head and a great density. aromatics of acid free coffee beans, smoke, birch bark, and chocolate syrup, very complex, but kid friendly as far as I am concerned. the alcohol is also minimal, which shocks me at 12% abv. the coffee isn't as strong in the flavor as I expected it to be, but it adds a richness and another layer of decadence to an already colossal beer. I feel the caffeine as much as the booze, which totally works at the lunch hour. chocolate as it finishes, not much bitterness at all, more like a cappuccino than an espresso, also okay. as big as body gets in beer, a definite bottle to share. overall exceptional, but not as distinct as I thought it would be. memorable but not the best ive ever tasted.
Serving type: bottle
10-24-2013 22:44:29 | More by StonedTrippin
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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
98 out of 100 based on 4,006 ratings.