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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

5,049 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,049
Reviews: 1,415
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 780
Gots: 1,420 | FT: 141
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 heygeebee
4.74/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased 18 months ago from Platinum.

A - Two finger perfect formed head, over a jet black body

S- Vanilla in oodles.

T - Vanilla, coffee, licorice , mild bitterness on back palate gives perfect balance

M - Medium not oily, amazing. Warming alcohol creeps up on you

O- World class.... Dangerous beer goes down all too easily. This truly is a beer with a Wow factor.

heygeebee, Jun 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

micko323, Jun 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

gueuzegossage, Jun 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

smartassboiler, Jun 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

MattXT, Jun 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

mwbrady12, Jun 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Ajlvt, Jun 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

RebornStussy, Jun 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Jason1337, Jun 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

DerekMorgan, Jun 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

dwoolley1, Jun 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

JammyV, Jun 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

rct, Jun 24, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Shads42, Jun 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Kirk, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of ivandm13
4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into a snifter

Appearance: jet black with a thin tan head which subsides to an archipelago of lone bubbles

Smell: coffee, dark roasted malt, alcohol, and a light note of vanilla

Taste: coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted malt. Alcohol is definitely present up front but smoothed and balanced by the other flavors but subsides and let you know it's still present while the coffee and malt linger on the palate.

Mouthfeel: smooth and full bodied but still quite light

Overall: extremely drinkable and smooth while still packing a potent dose. an amazing go to for me in the realm of year round and readily available imperial stouts. For me it rivals the best.

ivandm13, Jun 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

ringwersen, Jun 19, 2013
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 5,049 ratings.