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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Speedway Stout

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5,264 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,264
Reviews: 1,446
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 789
Gots: 1,483 | FT: 140
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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Photo of Mersh
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of larryi86
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, dated 1/27/14, poured into a teku

A- Black with a three finger dense mocha head.

S- Roasted coffee, rich chocolate, caramel malts, some vanilla.

T- Coffee, rich milk chocolate, some dark fruits and vanilla, roasted malts, some caramel.

M- Smooth, creamy, medium body.

O- A great coffee stout, very well balanced and alcohol well hidden. If you like big coffee stout this is a must try. Definitely will pick this again when I get a chance.

Photo of craft_shannie
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of mre4b
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of linnymtu
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.94/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Speedway stout pours a black color with a nice tan lacing head. There is as bold massive roasted aroma, nice warm alcohol, with hints of black licorice. The taste is full of chocolate, and coffee, great roasted notes, and a perfect alcohol warmth. Perfect blend of flavors, great warmth. Overall this is really a near perfect stout.

Photo of Billquirk
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Oakhtar
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of TheKmac
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of grom111
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of DIPAfiend
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of mudboneINla
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of 1up
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Fitze
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Noelito76
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of alostplot
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Blahstarr
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of stouts_mageezax
4.69/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

AleSmith needs to be told firmly about this beer. The first time I tried this beer it was divine. Super creamy mouth feel with milk chocolate and lightly roasted malt flavor with smooth coffee undertones. I was telling every one of my stout loving buddies about this beer after I tried it. However, when I took the foil off the top, I saw rust around the bottle cap. I had read the reviews about this beer where people have noticed an oxidized taste, so much so that people have given this beer a rating as low as a 2. But luckily when I tried it the first time I got the pleasure of all AleSmith has to offer with this beer.
The second time I had the speedway stout it was awful! I made the mistake of not sealing these when I got them. The second one I had 2 months after the first. It tasted foul with a strong acid flavor that completely ruined the beer. AleSmith needs to change the way they bottle this beer or whatever is causing this to happen. I have already left them messages with no response. This is an amazing beer that does not deserve to not be tried because of this. Anyone who lives close to aleSmith or someone who can talk with them needs to

My rating represents that of the first time I had speedway stout

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of JWalterWeatherman
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,264 ratings.