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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

4,405 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,405
Reviews: 1,389
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 730
Gots: 1,229 | 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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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle poured into taster - 2010 vintage

Pours a viscous blackness with a froth of coffee-stained bubbly head. Retains for a while before fading out into some thick film, leaving a few patchy spots of lacing.

Amazingly, there's still a pretty heavy notion of coffee in the nose. Roasted beans with a hint of char, heavy dark malts and chocolate sweetness. Rich scents finish off with a mellow glow of alcohol.

Burly, bold flavors right up front with roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Heavy duty malt backbone with rich complexity and tempered sweetness. Caramel and bready notes with a hint of vanilla and roasted malt. The coffee beans and chocolate return again towards the finish, which delivers a soft, smooth boozy warmth.

Fuller body, decent carbonation, a little chewy and sticky on the tongue. This bottle was around 2 years old and was holding up nicely, although I think it might be even better when it's fresh.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 01:40:07 | More by xnicknj
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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,405 ratings.