AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company
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4.38/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750 mL brown bottle into a miniature snifter (6oz?). Purchased at Olive Tree Marketplace (San Diego, CA) for $11.49.
A: Black with soft 2-finger chocolate cake batter dark beige hue and consistency with exceptional retention and lacing.
S: The aroma is muted compared to the on-tap version with mostly dark fruit and roast aromas and only a mild-to-moderate whiff of coffee.
T: The flavor is also somewhat more subdued than I remember the on-tap version being with fig and raisin dark fruit aromas filled out with slight berry alcohol and soft undercurrent of coffee. It still swings pretty hard in all these qualities, but the bottled version still seems a little less. Hops are bittering but hop flavor is not the focus, maybe a little orange but not a whole lot else.
M: This was the most different of the two comparisons with pretty heavy carbonation despite the full body made for a strange coupling, although not bad just not as smooth as it could have been. Letting it sit for half an hour helped but still more fizzy than I wanted.
O: Certainly a very good stout but the fresh bottle was more boozy and less flavorful despite serving at around 55F. Enjoyed it but wish the coffee and the entire flavor and aroma profile was more intense.
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2012 06:26:24 | More by argock
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