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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

4,471 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,471
Reviews: 1,389
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 736
Gots: 1,249 | FT: 122
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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oggg

California

3.88/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Gift from a friend, sourced from Wallys. 750ml

I removed the capsule and popped the cap. I got an old man's sigh, suggesting low carbonation. I poured aggressively and got just a token show of bubbles. I saved half in the fridge with a vacu-vin cork and mini-vacuum, but the next day the bubbles were almost entirely gone.

This stout is really really black and opaque. Intimidating. Maybe a ring of dark brown when you shine a light on it. Again, little to no head.

The nose is basically a raspberry dark chocolate truffle.
On the tongue, this is a heavy syrup-like concoction that starts off oily, hits you with a heavy (not bright) raspberry liqueur flavor. I struggle to get past it, and there's some thick dark chocolate. Really heavy. Like drinking bittersweet chocolate. Coffee is there but it's in the shadow of the chocolate. I kinda wish this was more burnt. Alcohol is there, though I didn't think it was 12%! The finish is surprisingly not that cloying.

Overall: I don't really like fruit liqueur infused chocolate because of the fruit part, but if you like that sort of thing, this is right up your alley.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2010 16:44:26 | More by oggg
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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,471 ratings.