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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,477 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,477
Reviews: 1,390
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 739
Gots: 1,250 | FT: 122
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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New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

11-01-2013 21:50:29 | More by prisdefer
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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California

4/5  rDev -9.1%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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wpqx

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Hot diggity dog this is way smoother than I thought for 12%.

A - Jet black with a generous head if poured violently
S - Very mild smell wise, might be seasonal allergies but I get some coffee aromoas but that's about it.
T- So smooth, seriously I was aging this because I assumed it'd be harsh, not at all.
M - Extremely pleasant going down, enough said.
O - Not as complex and boozy as I was expecting, very drinkable and very smooth. I look forward to drinking this again, but far from a life changing imperial.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 06:31:53 | More by wpqx
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barrelofbastard

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

10-28-2013 03:40:11 | More by barrelofbastard
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.1%

10-28-2013 02:08:27 | More by DelicateDelirium
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blabaer

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

10-28-2013 00:50:26 | More by blabaer
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herman77

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

10-27-2013 23:26:44 | More by herman77
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

10-27-2013 21:44:23 | More by kylehay2004
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Lovely85

Florida

4/5  rDev -9.1%

10-27-2013 21:33:23 | More by Lovely85
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CCutch

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

10-27-2013 18:29:49 | More by CCutch
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +8%

10-26-2013 19:36:15 | More by josephwa
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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8%

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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +8%

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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

one of those beers you just have to try to believe, really like no other. ive been holding onto this bottle for some time now, finally the time was right. inky black, motor oil on the pour, careful inch of light mocha head and a great density. aromatics of acid free coffee beans, smoke, birch bark, and chocolate syrup, very complex, but kid friendly as far as I am concerned. the alcohol is also minimal, which shocks me at 12% abv. the coffee isn't as strong in the flavor as I expected it to be, but it adds a richness and another layer of decadence to an already colossal beer. I feel the caffeine as much as the booze, which totally works at the lunch hour. chocolate as it finishes, not much bitterness at all, more like a cappuccino than an espresso, also okay. as big as body gets in beer, a definite bottle to share. overall exceptional, but not as distinct as I thought it would be. memorable but not the best ive ever tasted.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 22:44:29 | More by StonedTrippin
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Drink_LocalSD

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

10-24-2013 20:25:08 | More by Drink_LocalSD
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,477 ratings.