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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Speedway Stout

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

3,990 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3990
Reviews: 1372
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%


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
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Ratings: 3,990 | Reviews: 1,372 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by atowle25:
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atowle25

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black, with no head and nothing but little brownish bubbles at the top of the beer. Just looking at it, you can tell this is one thick beer. Smell is HUGE amounts of coffee. Oh man, so much coffee in the aroma, and a very nice chocolate smell to compliment it. Taste is just like the smell..coffee. Really good coffee though. Very little hops or bitterness to it, just smooth coffee and chocolate. Absolutely delicious. This is by far the best coffee stout I've had. Mouthfeel is very oily and think...not a lot of carbonation, but it works pretty well as this is a huge beer. The alcohol is not even noticable. Fantastic beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 01:14:46 | More by atowle25
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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.

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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 3,990 ratings.