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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

4,422 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,422
Reviews: 1,390
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 730
Gots: 1,235 | 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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pmlondrigan

New York

4.03/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2010 bottle. Jet black, mocha tan head, not much in the way of retention. Lovely aroma of coffee, mocha, hazelnut, dark chocolate and alcohol. Lots of flavor, strongest being bitter-sweet chocolate with a long bitter aftertaste. Plenty of dark roasted coffee notes with a distinct raisin quality. Pretty straigth forward big flavors well carried out. Alcohol very well masked for its strength. Thick, very full bodied, and rich. Long aftertaste. Its good, but time always tells how good a beer is, in whether you crave it or not.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 02:07:50 | More by pmlondrigan
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4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
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2013 vintage.
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

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 00:11:05 | More by shangwang
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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,422 ratings.