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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,620 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,620
Reviews: 1,394
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 747
Gots: 1,300 | FT: 131
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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Jas45678

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

12-10-2013 22:54:29 | More by Jas45678
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JGLittle

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-10-2013 18:43:45 | More by JGLittle
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Kevinhcraig

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-10-2013 18:33:31 | More by Kevinhcraig
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jordanimal

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-10-2013 13:34:53 | More by jordanimal
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jak

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +8%

12-10-2013 03:16:19 | More by jak
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Los1324

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

12-10-2013 01:51:32 | More by Los1324
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lawlerj

Nebraska

4.41/5  rDev +0.2%

750 ml bottle poured into a snifter glass.

A - Inky black with some mahogany hints - dark brown head that dissipates quickly. Does not appear to be strongly carbonated.

S - The aroma is complex - dark chocolate and coffee notes, along with some alcohol as well. Molasses seems to be in the mix as well.

T - Similar to the nose - the coffee notes seem to come through a bit more, and the bitterness is a bit pronounced. The alcohol is well blended and not overpowering.

M - Very smooth - glides right across the tongue.

O - Overall, this is a great Imperial stout - I'd be curious to taste the barrel aged version.

12-10-2013 00:02:09 | More by lawlerj
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sphyrn

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

12-09-2013 21:40:12 | More by sphyrn
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Lofreqwave

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-09-2013 04:21:17 | More by Lofreqwave
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spark3148857

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

12-09-2013 02:37:22 | More by spark3148857
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +8%

12-08-2013 23:10:50 | More by alex_hart
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MattGrimley

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

12-08-2013 22:55:29 | More by MattGrimley
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shacawgo24

Illinois

4.78/5  rDev +8.6%

A-Leather black/brown. Pours same color as the bottle, a perfect super dark black/brown. Moose brown head that is sudsy and thick. Like I had an imaginary straw and blew into the brew to create a bubbly head.

S-Dairy. Vanilla. Fresh sweet cream. Roasted coffee. Caramel.

T-Chocolate. Coffee. Roasted the chocolate and coffee taste, like campfire s'mores & cowboy outdoor kettle coffee. And yet the coffee/chocolate swirls around sweet & smooth too. Like a glass of iced coffee with cream and milk chocolate combined. A tart-sour finish reminds one of chocolate dipped raspberries. Bitter dark cocoa lingers. One of the best tasting let alone stouts, but beers period.

M-Medium body. Creamy. Like a super medium. Resinous oily finish. Decent carbonation that tends to die down as all stouts/porters do with time. Refreshing and cool. Warming as well. Beauty of stouts: good cold, good warmed. I felt like a chocolatier was funneling fresh gourmet liquid chocolate down my throat.

O-AleSmith-Speedway Stout lives up to it's name and even exceeds it. Nothing bad to say about this beer. The chocolate and coffee were so even. One didn't nudge the other out of place. Congrats must go to The Ryan Bros. for the locally fresh brewed coffee infusion. This lent the stout a silky smooth swirl that made me feel like a kid again enjoying a sweet dessert treat.
Can't wait to buy another bottle and try to find any and every flavor variation.

12-08-2013 19:00:22 | More by shacawgo24
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MNMike

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-08-2013 02:15:45 | More by MNMike
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Malymalz

New York

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-07-2013 08:10:45 | More by Malymalz
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chrisp450

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

12-07-2013 05:02:33 | More by chrisp450
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Jmann430

California

4.75/5  rDev +8%

12-07-2013 04:08:13 | More by Jmann430
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dwitt24

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +8%

12-07-2013 03:33:05 | More by dwitt24
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deereless

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

12-07-2013 02:42:58 | More by deereless
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -12.7%

Shared with bpk59. 2012 vintage?

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown almost black hue with a great two finger mocha head that leaves nice side lacing.

S - Aromas of chocolate, older coffee, alcohol is hidden nicely.

T - Taste is fair amount of dark fruits, kind of over power the coffee and chocolate. Definitely tastes older slightly old.

M - Mouthfeel is nice smoother carbonation. Not much alcohol.

O - Overall this was a bit too dark fruit for my liking. Ah, very unfortunate.

12-06-2013 02:42:27 | More by rudzud
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TickleMeTony

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

12-06-2013 00:13:13 | More by TickleMeTony
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev -0.5%

750 ml bottle was poured into a tulip glass. Review #700 folks.

Appearance: This beer poured a two finger mocha head. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or vision of bubbles seen coming up through the glass. The head has reduced somewhat to a puffy layer and left some nice lacing on the glass. More lacing all the way down the glass.

Smell: Molasses, smoke, caramel, toffee, roasted coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, warm boozy alcohol, a little tobacco, and dark fruit.

Taste: Really roasted espresso like coffee, bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, raisins, smoke, caramel, toffee, tobacco, warm boozy alcohol, and some bitterness from the coffee. Cool stuff.

Mouthfeel: Creamy smooth, full bodied, warming, mild bitterness, very drinkable, low to medium carbonation, and delicious.

Overall: Pretty awesome beer for my 700th review. Ill take it towards the top 250. That list is virtually impossible, but over time, I could see myself making it past 150.

12-05-2013 04:47:03 | More by Flounder57
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Mugenlude

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-05-2013 04:16:41 | More by Mugenlude
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Groulxsome

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-04-2013 23:58:11 | More by Groulxsome
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halo913

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -9.1%

12-04-2013 20:41:39 | More by halo913
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,620 ratings.