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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Speedway Stout

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,512 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,512
Reviews: 1,392
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 738
Gots: 1,264 | FT: 124
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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garfscores

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8%

02-17-2013 17:33:51 | More by garfscores
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

4.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Pours like the night, incredibly dark and completely opaque. The best way I could describe it is used motor oil. Brownish-black with an awfully dark tan head that rose to just above a finger's length.

Smell: Strong alcohol scent with strong malts and chocolate.

Taste: What a roasted feel of chocolate and alcohol. Strong and a little heavy, just drinking it you can tell this bottle isn't mean to be shared. Strong alcohol feel, bitter and very bitter but the alcohol and roasted chocolate is what offsets this beast of a beer.

Mouth: What you feel most is the bitter chocolate, coming off like toasted chocolate cake. A little dry, with medium and f'n ridiculous stickiness to it.

Overall: The worst part about this is finishing the bottle and trying to get every drop out of it. I have seen this in the store numerous times and till head out and grab a bottle again and again. At the time of this writing i haven't had many AleSmith (this might be my first) beers drinking this one in particular is the gateway to others. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 07:13:25 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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buck1futter

Illinois

4.74/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A- motor oil dark, coffee colored head, plenty of lacing, somewhat a thick head for 12 abv, sticks around for a little bit.

S-dark chocolate, roasted malt, fresh coffee grounds. You can tell it's a big beer, toasty sweetness, a little subtle, but increasing coffee as it warms. really nice.

T- Big coffee notes, i think its more along the line of beer in my coffee, not literally but if you had this beer you know why. Nice robustness, of the coffee, blends so well, but still punches you in the face. Taste buds are going nuts with this one. Its pretty creamy, slight vanilla at the end. Mild alcohol, you dont really tastes it, but it does let you know its there in the back of the throat and inner nose.

M- Very think, like a frothed mocha shake that's melted into a malt. Surprisingly clean finish as well, almost like it sticks to your tongue and cheeks, one of the best mouth feels on a beer ive had in a long time.

0- One of the best coffee stouts ive ever had, creamy, toasty oats, really good coffee notes. Don't pass this beer up if you like stouts, this is a must for any coffee stout fan, in which is my second favorite style behind ipa/dipa's. If you see this and don't pick it up you are fooling yourself. Extremely hearty and perfect for dessert and even could drink this to replace coffee in the morning soooo good.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 05:54:36 | More by buck1futter
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Rainier

California

5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-17-2013 04:39:53 | More by Rainier
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pjs234

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-17-2013 02:20:04 | More by pjs234
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2012/13 vintage... (black foil)

A: Pours a deep pitch black with one full finger of guiness like light mocha head. The foam settles in a normal amount of time, leaving a ton of lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is malt, milk chocolate, coffee, and a touch of vanilla. It smells like a cookie. Wonderful.

T: It starts out sweet with huge chocolate and coffee notes. The beer finishes the same way. Start to finish, it's wonderful.

M: Full bodeied beer. It's syrupy, coating, smooth and delicious.

O: Fantastic beer. It's a chocolate bar melted down, mixed with coffee, thinned out with alcohol, and bottled. It's great. I've had this beer before, but this is the first bottle that I truly loved. I plan on grabbing a few more of this batch to throw down in the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 00:19:07 | More by trxxpaxxs
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adkieffer

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-16-2013 18:42:32 | More by adkieffer
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kkrez

Colorado

5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-16-2013 18:29:18 | More by kkrez
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-16-2013 15:31:48 | More by ROBSTARR
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Esoterc

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-16-2013 07:18:21 | More by Esoterc
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-16-2013 05:11:23 | More by kbuzz
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Grfilwett

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

02-16-2013 02:58:29 | More by Grfilwett
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campfirebrew

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-16-2013 01:00:08 | More by campfirebrew
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danoeltico

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-15-2013 14:39:33 | More by danoeltico
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Sisky

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-14-2013 03:51:37 | More by Sisky
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kdb150

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-13-2013 20:46:56 | More by kdb150
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schillman

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-13-2013 16:00:06 | More by schillman
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emottram

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.1%

02-13-2013 12:57:08 | More by emottram
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Andygirl

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-13-2013 00:56:49 | More by Andygirl
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-12-2013 21:40:56 | More by Phillyz
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osofresh

California

5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-12-2013 05:31:37 | More by osofresh
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jhb138

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

02-12-2013 05:30:03 | More by jhb138
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

02-12-2013 04:11:35 | More by KiMiRaiK
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sdpaul

California

5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-11-2013 18:49:03 | More by sdpaul
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bootdown21

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-11-2013 17:40:50 | More by bootdown21
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,512 ratings.