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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

4,408 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,408
Reviews: 1,389
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 730
Gots: 1,230 | FT: 119
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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mcallister

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great looking stout to say the least. Monster mocha head retains itself incredibly. Upon fading a chunky thick lace engulfs the sides of the glass.

One of those beers that you just don't want to take your nose away from. My buddy commented from accross the room "man that beer smells great". Powerful dark chocolate, and freshly ground coffee. Thick with dark fruity esters. Just an enormous complex smelling stout. Bits of flowery esters float around as well. Nice & roasty.

Big thick full mouth leaves a long lingering finish that tried to outdo our friend the energizer bunny. A thick bitter chocolatey fudge devours the from and mid palate transgressin into resemblances of a Boston Stoker machiato. Huge amounts of coffee is what I'm getting at. Stand out dark fruitiness of plum and black currant as well as others. Alcohol is well hidden but is there.

Not a beer for the faint of hear. Would be difficult for me to drink more than a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2006 18:47:37 | More by mcallister
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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,408 ratings.