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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

4,802 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,802
Reviews: 1,401
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 756
Gots: 1,346 | FT: 129
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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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

mattsander, Jun 02, 2013
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Jeffries55, Mar 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ML bottle, with notes on the label about being brewed with ryan bros coffee. This is as dark as it gets, definatly has the old motor oil look to it. Not much carbonation or head to be seen, even with an aggresive pour that was trying to wake it up. The aroma coming of this beer is nice with coffee, chocolate and dark fruits being at that front and notes of slight sweetness and alcohol are present as well. The taste starts with a strong coffee and alcohol flavor that gives way to smooth chocolate and nutty tones. Very rich and complex in flavor with more flavors standing out as it warms. At 12% it hides mopst the alcohol well, you can definatly taste it but it adds to the overall flavor. The mouthfeel is a medium body, definatly thinner than I would expect from such a large imperial stout. Very drinkable considering the alcohol the is present. A excellent all around brew that has a great complex taste. I will lay my other bottle down for atleast a year before trying it to see what other flavors may emerge.

meathookjones, Jun 06, 2004
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Imperial Stout Blind Tasting (11-16-02): Appearance is pitch black with a moderate head. Alcohol and bitterness on the aroma. The flavor is sweet chocolate, some burnt and roasty malts. Good fruitiness.

aracauna, Nov 18, 2002
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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,802 ratings.