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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,469 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,469
Reviews: 1,389
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 736
Gots: 1,245 | FT: 122
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)
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divineaudio

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2011 750ml into my deschutes snifter.

a - pours black with a finger's worth of dense, rocky, light brown head. retention is great, takes half the life of the glass to calm to a thin film. leaves thick swaths of lacing in it's wake.

s - faint roasted malt and coffee. gives very little hint of the huge flavors in the beer.

t - massive freshly roasted coffee flavor! dark chocolate notes crop up as does raisin and molasses. coffee like bitterness comes in at the end and finishes very dry. alcohol taste is well hidden.

m - fuller in body but never thick or syrupy. adequate carbonation with a finer co2 profile. very smooth with no noticeable alcohol character.

o - a fantastic beer and extremely drinkable given that it's 12%. the booze does kick in a little towards the end of the glass but i think i have more of a caffeine buzz than anything else. pairs well with vanilla base iced creams; in this case, michigan deer traxx. worthy of it's reputation.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 05:47:52 | More by divineaudio
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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,469 ratings.