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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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4,779 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,779
Reviews: 1,399
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 754
Gots: 1,336 | FT: 128
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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Photo of berkshire413
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent blend here with and American Imperial matched up with a Double Stout. they really nailed the blend here as the chocolate and coffee hits up front in a nice smooth malty fashion it takes its time to reveal the piney and light citrus hops on the back end. this is based on a sample, i would love to get into a bottle of this and really explore this beer some more.

berkshire413, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of charliebuckeye
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

charliebuckeye, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of roger617
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

roger617, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of rjp217
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

IS with coffee version poured into a tulip glass. No bottle date found...

A - Pitch black with a full frothy one finger head. Nice lace left around the glass throughout. Perfect looking stout

S - Dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, toasted marshmallow

T - Follows the nose. Has a milkshake type quality. The 12% ABV sneaks up on you ever so slightly. I would recommend splitting this between friends.

M - Very frothy, milky, creamy. Rolls off the palate ever so smoothly. Follows with a bitter aftertaste

O - This is an excellent stout. I only wish I knew the bottle date because of the coffee being added. I would love to compare a fresh bottle and aged bottle. I've heard good things and this lives up to the hype

rjp217, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of Casey3236
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Casey3236, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of Corburk
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Corburk, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of FCal79
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

FCal79, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of Shagator
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Shagator, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of timontheroad
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

timontheroad, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of ricecracker420
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

ricecracker420, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of krustster
5/5  rDev +13.9%

krustster, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of rodemey2
4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

IMO could use a little more body. I prefer stouts of this ABV to be a tad more viscous, i might be alone here. other than that, its pretty much perfect. dried fruit on the nose, and you’d never know they hit 12% on it. paired with some bleu cheese, blissful.

rodemey2, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of kvgomps
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

kvgomps, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of Jpepe08
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Jpepe08, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of AnalogErik
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

AnalogErik, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
5/5  rDev +13.9%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of winningwes91
4.89/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance- Typical, beautiful imp. stout look. very opaque black with about 1/2 finger of cocoa head on it. Very Nice.

Smell- Yum. Smells like fresh brewed coffee with dark and milk chocolate and some cherries and raisins.

Taste- Similar to the aroma, but even better IMHO. The nose had all the aforementioned aromas, but not as defined as the taste. So damn delicious. And 12% abv.? Get outta' here! Don't know where they're putting all the alcohol, but it sneaks up on you after about 20 minutes! Just excellent stuff.

Mouthfeel- One of, if not the best quality of this beer. Feels like a delicious, alcoholic milkshake. Coats the mouth and lingers afterwards, making you crave more.

Overall- This is easily one of, if not the best non-ba stout in the world. Amazing stuff.

winningwes91, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of Crimsontider22
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Crimsontider22, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Vigilante
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Vigilante, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of jb3304
4/5  rDev -8.9%

jb3304, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of RinZo
5/5  rDev +13.9%

RinZo, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Ribsandwhiskey
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Ribsandwhiskey, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of cgrz
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

cgrz, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of langchops
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

langchops, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of dgilks
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Inky. Oily black. Nice small tan head.

Chocolatey aroma. Some sweetness. Touches of roast. Nice.

Really rich chocolate. Interesting roast and cacao. Touches of bitterness.

Complex and rich malt. Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Solid.

Nice beer. Really good complex flavour. Works well.

dgilks, Jan 18, 2014
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,779 ratings.