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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Speedway Stout

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

3,977 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3977
Reviews: 1371
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)
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Reviews by dmsohyea:
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dmsohyea

California

4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at AleSmith tasting room 3/31/11. Served in a sample cup.

A: Pours very dark brown with two finger thick, rich, creamy, brown head. Extremely inviting for a double stout.

S: Smells of dark roasted malt and coffee. Small hop profile is a background player. If I were blindfolded, I'm not sure I could differentiate this from a standard cup of iced espresso.

T: Tastes like the most wonderful, full bodied cup of coffee you will ever have. The flavor of french roast without overpowering bitterness. A strong malt profile lends exactly the right amount of sweetness to this brew. Mid-palate some hops are noticeable, but this is all coffee flavor, all the time. As a huge black coffee drinker, this was an excellent brew.

M: Full bodied and rich. Soft and velvety with the perfect amount of creamy carbonation. This one is a winner.

O: A fantastic stout that is easy to drink and full of flavor. I couldn't ask for much more in this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2011 03:27:10 | More by dmsohyea
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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
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