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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,656 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,656
Reviews: 1,395
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 745
Gots: 1,305 | 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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JSchock7

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +8%

11-12-2013 08:54:23 | More by JSchock7
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rye_so_serious

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

11-11-2013 06:34:30 | More by rye_so_serious
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Chipleton3

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-11-2013 01:15:32 | More by Chipleton3
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freemanj

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

11-10-2013 23:45:39 | More by freemanj
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MarkJBurch

New York

4.08/5  rDev -7.3%

Never made it to the cellar, taken from the fridge and left at room temperature for roughly thirty minutes prior to opening. Pours jet black with khaki head.

Raisin, coffee, and black licorice bombard the nose. Very slight soy passes through the nostrils on the exhale. Very powerful.

Sweet, booze laden, dark fruit flirts with the tongue soon to be pried away by a burnt, harsh black malt flavor that sticks around for awhile. My mouth is left very dry, eager to revisit the initial sweetness. Not picking up as much coffee as I would have expected apart from in the aroma, but it is present. Chocolate notes are noticeable throughout. The sweetness comes through more as it warms, providing more balance to the harsh bitterness.

Lush carbonation provides a pleasurable experience. I bet this would age rather well, perhaps mellowing the unforgiving harshness that lingers long into the aftertaste.

To me, the nose stole the show, really very nice. I'll go as far as to say that if you pick up a bottle of this for yourself, ultimately, you won't be disappointed. However, I'm not sure I'd seek it out if it wasn't in my market. A solid representation of the style.

11-10-2013 22:46:10 | More by MarkJBurch
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BalancingBrooms

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

11-10-2013 19:44:36 | More by BalancingBrooms
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Smarty_Pints

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

11-10-2013 06:06:54 | More by Smarty_Pints
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khargro2

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

11-10-2013 04:17:33 | More by khargro2
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Woodman70

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

11-10-2013 01:54:53 | More by Woodman70
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

11-09-2013 17:55:54 | More by MN_Beerticker
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.1%

11-08-2013 16:23:28 | More by Benesi88
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yummybeer

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

11-07-2013 23:26:33 | More by yummybeer
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HOMEPL8

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

11-07-2013 20:40:36 | More by HOMEPL8
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jokermanboy

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

11-07-2013 20:05:04 | More by jokermanboy
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carrionricardo

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

11-06-2013 19:22:53 | More by carrionricardo
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

11-06-2013 00:36:03 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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Lambocalrisien

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

11-04-2013 23:25:13 | More by Lambocalrisien
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dkw0063

Texas

4/5  rDev -9.1%

11-04-2013 16:47:19 | More by dkw0063
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GraduatedCashew

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

11-04-2013 16:39:01 | More by GraduatedCashew
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.26/5  rDev -3.2%

Appearance - The stout poured a dark black color with a slight mocha colored head along the sides of the glass.

Smell - Coffee was a huge part of the aroma. One might detect the malts or chocolate in the aroma as well.

Taste - The coffee jumps out in the initial taste. Notes of dark chocolate and dark fruits are also present. There is a certain level of tartness to the taste, but everything else about this beer is bold. The stout finishes with dry malts and coffee. It seems fitting that the coffee is warming while going down.

Mouthfeel - This one is thick and coats the tongue nicely. It will be a while before the taste of this one leaves your mouth.

Overall - The is definitely on the higher end of the Imperial Stout spectrum.

11-03-2013 22:19:04 | More by JohnnyHopps
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HawkIPA

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8%

11-03-2013 20:40:44 | More by HawkIPA
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Ahuebner

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

11-03-2013 14:29:51 | More by Ahuebner
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scottwurst

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

11-03-2013 05:56:48 | More by scottwurst
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Kuongming

California

4/5  rDev -9.1%

11-03-2013 05:26:20 | More by Kuongming
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drmcleod10

Missouri

4.55/5  rDev +3.4%

2013 Bottle have multiple. Thought I'd crack one to see what it's like decently fresh.

A - Beautiful dark motor oil with a khaki half inch foam head. Very thick and syrupy and seemed to crawl out of the glass.

S - Amazing smelling beer with strong hints of coffee and chocolate as well as roasted malts. Had some strong hints of alcohol as well as minor hints of vanilla and carmel.

T - Taste follows the smell as a huge mouthful of coffee and chocolate hit you hiding the alcohol very well. Very rich and very much a sipping beer that was also very drinkable. Split between 4 people. Booze well hidden with he chocolate prevalent throughout. Vanilla came out as it approached 60 degrees

M - Full bodied thick with molasses. Rich and creamy with a medium amount of carbonation. Aging a bottle for a year or two will do this one wonders it seems as I approve of the creamier less carbonated wale stouts.

O - An awesome beer and glad that I have more. Can't wait to try my next bottle in a year or so to see what aging does to this gem. For the price this beer is amazing and I suggest snatching it up anywhere you can. You do not feel like you are wasting a top 50 beer in the world for the price but the quality and taste make it a top 10 for myself

11-03-2013 03:44:53 | More by drmcleod10
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,656 ratings.