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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