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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Speedway Stout

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,423 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,423
Reviews: 1,390
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 730
Gots: 1,235 | FT: 120
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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hckyfn9999

Missouri

4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black, with some tan hues along the edge, and with a big tan colored head that leaves lots of lace as it disappears. Aroma is of cocoa and coffee. It sounds simple but it is very good.

Taste doesnt disappoint what the aroma promised. The flavors are great. There is a lot of sweet chocolate, along with fresh roasted coffee. The coffee doesn't dominate like some coffee beers but its definitely there. The finish is of slightly bitter, roasted malt. Mouthfeel is full and viscous, with a great carbonation level. The sweetness brings the drinkability down just a touch for me as its a bit sweeter than I prefer. This is great stout, too bad its not available here.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2010 02:14:40 | More by hckyfn9999
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Poured jet black, viscous and little head with almost no lacing. Strong smells of vanilla and alcohol. Could tell this is going to be a heavy hitter. Tasted surprisingly sweet like vanilla and milk chocolate, with a little coffee. Guessing the coffee notes have faded most with age. No hiding the ABV - tastes BIG. Medium weight in the mouth; not overly creamy or light, somewhere in between. Finishes with a lingering sweetness on the tongue.
Very enjoyable and potent. I'd love to try some of the other version.s

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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,423 ratings.