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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Speedway Stout

Educational use only; do not reuse.

5,350 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,350
Reviews: 1,458
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 799
Gots: 1,541 | FT: 142
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2002

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!
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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

An extremely well made imperial stout. Pours deep black with a full brown head dense with tiny bubbles. Espresso aroma. Great coffee and dried fruit taste. Perfect mouthfeel. Paired this with brunch. Free range eggs with ramps, sausage, BBQ sauce, fruit salad. Stout paired perfectly with all of this. So happy I picked this up in San diego

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Around cellar temperature in sort of a small pint glass.

It's jet black with a massive three-finger chocolaty-brown, frothy head that lasts very long and leaves some pretty lacing behind. A creamy cap of close-knit mocha foam lingers indefinitely.

The aroma explodes with rich coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, maple, and raisin notes. There are also hints of cherries and fruity liqueurs, but with almost no booziness at all. Incredible aroma.

A sip initially releases a delicious blend of dark fruit flavors like raisins and prunes, then turning to luscious milk chocolate and vanilla. The outstanding finish reverberates with fantastically roasty, earthy espresso and dark chocolate. Slightly boozy. Damn.

It's full-bodied and thick, but also ridiculously creamy, velvety, and easy to drink.

This is a high-performance imperial stout.

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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,350 ratings.