AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by kkipple:
4.55/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Got this in a trade and cracked out in Atlanta during a tasting at the Brick Store. Couldn't think of better company to drink it with.
A. Dirty black, tan head lies low. Opaque. Nothing unusual. Onwards!
S. Holy coffee stout, Batman! A plethora (yes, I know what it means) of roasted, bitter coffee springs up into the nose, along with a big big roast-burnt grain and molasses. It's altogether lush and coherent, despite the rather brash alcohol. Quite nice -- if you like coffee.
T. Mmm, coffee... Speedway is up there with the best coffee stouts I've had, and certainly the most alcoholic. Very deep and hot, think espresso with a shot of dark rum added. Huge coffee and roasted flavors wrap themselves around your tongue with just a hint of hop bitterness. The coffee is the real start here. Exceptionally roasty bitter and finishes dry and long.
M. Thick, with only a little bubbly bite, the alcohol warms your throat as the coffee tingles your taste buds.
Speedway is an excellent coffee-booze treat! Don't drink before bedtime, but if you do, lemme know how it treats you. Highly recommended for the caffeine jitterbug and the stout fiend.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2008 22:07:30 | More by kkipple
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4.38/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to jfam for this - 2011 edition
Appearance - Dark brown colour with an average size frothy head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 5-6 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Malts, chocolate, grains, coffee, chicory, vanilla
Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and coffee. There is also some vanilla, dark fruit, and chicory.
Overall -What this big beer manages to do very well is - not be cloying. Its got a lot of taste and booze, but not the sweetness that usually accompanies this. A fantastic beer worthy of its acclaim.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 23:46:09 | More by spinrsx
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 3,980 ratings.