AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by SwillinBrew:
4.78/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Had this on tap at Hollingshead. Actually, until this one, i've never seen nitro used at the Head.
Well, this poured a beautiful black as midnight color that was like an expresso without any cream. No light shined thru and the head had a chocolate chip cookie color to it. My head was actually 4 inches high and i was going to ding for that, but actually, i attribute this to the Head having the wrong mix of nitro.
The aromatics were pure "roasting on an open fire" roastiness, burnt toast and coffee. The tidal wave of scented goodness really slaps you like a pimp.
The flavors are just immaculate. A tidal wave of cocoa, coffee, caramel and crisp toast bread flood your palate then divide and conquer. While i detected the alcohol, it was nicely woven in with the flavors. There's no doubt you just had some speedway stout... you wont forget it.
Quite heavy on the tongue and a bit chewey. I like the carbonation because you'd think it would lean towards being flat, but it's not. My advise, get some of this and drink it! Then drink more! This is the best stout i've ever had.
Serving type: nitro-tap
09-27-2006 04:19:06 | More by SwillinBrew
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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 4,008 ratings.