AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by augustgarage:
4.45/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Handpump cask pour @ Blue Palms Brewhouse - served in a snifter.
Inky bistre liquid with a markedly dense half finger of tan cream fed by the slowest moving tan flecks of bubbles, which struggle to the surface like polar jets ejected from a Herbig-Haro object across vast expanses of a galaxy. Perpetual retention, fine even lacing.
Coffee, licorice, chocolate, and rich roast barley in the nose. Smooth and gentle aroma.
Toasted biscuits dredged in molasses, coffee, and cocoa - immense depth of flavors and remarkable balance. Brown sugary, maple, cookie dough, and a faint smokiness come out in the loamy finish. Very faint dark fruit and low bitterness throughout vie for subconcious.
Chewy, velvety, full-bodied, with perfect soft carbonation and a light kick of alcohol (like spiked coffee). Perfection.
One of the best examples of the style from the bottle is a revelation from a properly kept cask. Quite a treat - don't miss it in this modality if you ever have the opportunity.
Serving type: cask
09-04-2011 19:24:46 | More by augustgarage
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a snifter, pours jet black with a nicely browned two-finger head.
Coffee, nutty roasted malts, and chocolate pleasantly greet the nostrils.
Wow, I did not expect this to be so strong on the coffee when I picked it up, but damn I'm not complaining, very tasty. Coffee, dark chocolate, and a roasted caramel/nuttiness wash over the tongue and leave it wanting more.
Mouthfeel is soft and delicate with perfect balance.
Overall this instantly became a favorite of mine. Now I'm looking forward to trying the Bourbon BA variant I have next in the lineup.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 14:07:11 | More by larryarms847
4.55/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bottled on 11/1/2013. Bought this beer with the intention of holding onto it for a special occasion. My wife and I closed on our first house today. It's an incredible feeling and an exciting change in our lives for both of us. What better time to crack this monster of a beer and celebrate?
Black as midnight with a huge, thick, tan head. Lacing all over the place. Legs on the glass when you give it a nice swirl.
The aroma is huge. I will try to describe what's going on, but it might be too complex to describe. Tons of coffee, chocolate, caramel, butterscotch, raisin, fig, and port. You could tell me there are hops in this beer, but I wouldn't believe you. Stellar!
Full-bodied, slick mouthfeel, and flavor that lasts forever. It's drinkable, but it's an absolute beast. Not for the faint of heart. For some reason, I was expecting somewhat of a more mild stout. I was very wrong. An incredible beer by a brewery that (so far, from what I have tried) can do no wrong. An east coast boy giving some love to a west coast brewery? You betcha.
This beer is world class and deserves every accolade it has received. Bold in every sense of the word and not for the faint of heart. Worth seeking out if you are a lover of strong stouts.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 01:14:22 | More by Jacobob10
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,508 ratings.