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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Speedway Stout

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5,267 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,267
Reviews: 1,446
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 789
Gots: 1,484 | FT: 138
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: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black, good head for a strong beer.

Smell: Good coffee aroma.

Taste: Moderately sweet chocolate, pretty strong coffee flavors, some hot-boozy alcohol.

Overall: Alesmith is in Wiscoland so I picked up a bottle to try. This is pretty good, but could maybe use a little cellaring to better integrate the alcohol. Sometimes a 12% beer will show the alcohol and sometimes it hides it--I prefer the ones that can hide it better.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 bottle

Appearance: Nice tan two finger head that eventually recedes mostly to the perimeter. As expected, it's black and opaque. Looks like a big stout.

Smell: Dark chocolate, coffee, graham crackers, roasted malt, vanilla, coconut. Hoping that the taste lives up to the smell.

Taste: Semi-sweet baker's chocolate upfront, followed by some subtle vanilla in the middle. The end gives way to the roasted coffee and bitterness you'd expect afterwards. This is pretty complex and easy drinking for the abv(no way I'd guess this was 12% blind). Definitely lives up to the taste nicely. I bet the fresh version has more prominent coffee notes.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and velvety, but not too viscous. It's medium bodied for a big stout, and that's just fine. It's almost too easy to drink.

Overall: A great stout that I'd gladly drink again. Nothing to dislike really. This is a classic for a reason.

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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,267 ratings.