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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Speedway Stout

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5,342 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,342
Reviews: 1,458
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 799
Gots: 1,535 | 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:
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: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Can't get much darker. Head is dense with small brown bubbles.

S - Coffee, vanilla, and chocolate dominate, but other smells float in the background.

T - As with the smell, complex notes of coffee, vanilla, caramel, and chocolate.

M - Creamy and smooth.

O - AleSmith has this style mastered. Most American stouts I've had seem to come up a bit short in smell and taste. Another great brewery out of San Diego.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured to a goblet glass

A- pours pitch black with a 1 finger mocha head that thins to a lace around the glass, visiable alcohol legs

S- rich brown sugar, intense dark and milk chocolates, roasted malt chararcters, some coffee notes, a touch of alcohol. a really good smelling stout

T- chocolate all over this thing, rich milk chocolate, sweet sugars, some,bitter dark chocolates, some sweet cherry middle of the mouth mixed with some raisin or dark fruits, a swish of alcohol on the end that kinda wraps around all the flavors and really brings them together

M- full bodied, milky, creamy, sweet all around low carbonation

O- a very enjoyable IS, very well blended and balanced. Extremely sweet, bold chocolate flavors. The only thing for me is that im not getting much of the coffee that it claims its brewed with, but all in all it is a great beer, cheers.

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Bottled on 03/12/13.

Pours opaque black with a huge tan head that settles to a nice film and a ring on top with heavy lace. Near perfection.

Smell is of bitter dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Very nice.

Taste is roasted malt, cocoa, bitter black coffee and hints of dark fruit.

Mouthfeel is heavy bodied, syrupy, thick and viscous with medium carbonation. 12% is nearly undetectable.

This is the one that started my obsession with craft beer. I'd be hard-pressed to find a way to improve this beer (perhaps more dark fruit sweetness). Big, bold and world class.

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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,342 ratings.