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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,504 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,504
Reviews: 1,392
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 739
Gots: 1,255 | FT: 123
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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Roland

Georgia

3/5  rDev -31.8%

06-20-2014 14:48:09 | More by Roland
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gonzo000

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -31.8%

07-28-2014 00:36:38 | More by gonzo000
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XionPi

California

3/5  rDev -31.8%

07-02-2013 06:08:37 | More by XionPi
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oaktree42


3/5  rDev -31.8%

04-14-2012 16:30:15 | More by oaktree42
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byronic

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -31.8%

12-04-2013 17:31:09 | More by byronic
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Teddy-Pickles

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -31.8%

07-03-2013 22:34:33 | More by Teddy-Pickles
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BillDon

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -31.8%

06-02-2014 01:11:47 | More by BillDon
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waston

Michigan

3/5  rDev -31.8%

01-06-2014 17:46:16 | More by waston
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aanth

California

3/5  rDev -31.8%

11-18-2011 03:10:25 | More by aanth
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Trilogy31

California

3/5  rDev -31.8%

03-08-2013 03:27:44 | More by Trilogy31
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doldham

Ohio

3/5  rDev -31.8%

05-14-2014 14:38:16 | More by doldham
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SuperMario

California

3/5  rDev -31.8%

02-22-2014 05:32:35 | More by SuperMario
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CityofBals

Illinois

3/5  rDev -31.8%

01-31-2013 23:16:19 | More by CityofBals
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phishbone23

New York

3/5  rDev -31.8%

01-22-2013 20:54:41 | More by phishbone23
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huddyball

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -31.8%

11-24-2013 20:42:36 | More by huddyball
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

3/5  rDev -31.8%

04-21-2014 00:39:18 | More by Walkerjgt
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heytomcat

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -31.8%

01-04-2014 03:37:40 | More by heytomcat
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PhineasGage

Iowa

3/5  rDev -31.8%

12-14-2011 05:04:58 | More by PhineasGage
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djre4orm

Virginia

3/5  rDev -31.8%

06-13-2013 18:39:58 | More by djre4orm
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Ssippisam

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -31.8%

07-16-2014 15:46:11 | More by Ssippisam
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kehustler14

New York

3/5  rDev -31.8%

12-28-2012 01:53:51 | More by kehustler14
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equincel

Ohio

3/5  rDev -31.8%

05-05-2012 05:13:08 | More by equincel
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sliponflange

Arizona

3/5  rDev -31.8%

04-09-2012 03:12:07 | More by sliponflange
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SasquatchSmasher

California

3.09/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Enjoyed the beer, but wanted to post an honest review. Good, not great, especially at 12%, which should mean huge flavor. Did not notice coffee; the predominant flavor was metallic, almost salty. Low carbonation leading to small head. Mouthfeel was good but should be at that gravity.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 00:49:20 | More by SasquatchSmasher
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Kevin73

Washington

3.14/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

I felt this stout was a little over rated. The beer pours jet black with a thick'ish tan head that leaves some nice lacing as it goes down. The smell is a little sharp, perhaps some hops character coming through. The body is thin for a stout like this, I expected something more chewy; I love a thick syrupy imperial but this isn't even close. The flavor was not very well balanced, dominated by the unmasked alcohol. Granted 12% is hard to mask, but there is very little sweetness, it's like they didn't even try. Notes of coffee and chocolate are apparent, but not as dominating as I'd like. The vanilla notes are hidden behind what seems to be a bit of unsavory tinny hops on the finish. I only began to notice the vanilla about half way through. While there is a lot going on in this stout, it just didn't seem to come together. Perhaps this would be a good one for the cellar to let it mellow out and come together.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 02:17:02 | More by Kevin73
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,504 ratings.