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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

4,483 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,483
Reviews: 1,390
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 739
Gots: 1,252 | 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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Reviews by walows:
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walows

California

4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First appearance out of the bottle was a nice dark liquid that it is not as thick as some RISs. Poured into a snifter and this beer has a decent little head, that falls to a nice ring on the sides.
I take a big whiff and i smell those sweet burnt grains, coffee, dark chocolate, and sweet dark fruits! It smells really good!
This beer's taste is excellent. At first is that nice big malty sweetness, then comes the coffee and dark cholate. I nice burnt coffee bitterness lingers followed by an alcohol hotness(which is its only fault).
My favorite part about this beer, it is full bodied, but it has a good amount of carbonation which really makes this beer excellent. It doesn't feel like you are drinking motor oil.
I really thought that is was going to be a mission to drink this whole 750mL bottle, but it is extremely drinkable! Some RISs, one can only drink so much before your pallet gets overwhelmed. However, this beer is full bodied and has HUGE flavors but it very easy to drink and easy on your pallet.
All in all, what a wonderful beer! I will be aging some of these to see how that the alcohol hotness fades away.
Great Beer!!!!

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2009 07:58:30 | More by walows
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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,483 ratings.