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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,628 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,628
Reviews: 1,394
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 748
Gots: 1,300 | 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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JimMuttleyHass

Montana

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-03-2013 00:55:57 | More by JimMuttleyHass
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ewright

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

02-02-2013 23:02:03 | More by ewright
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mtrog313

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-02-2013 20:58:17 | More by mtrog313
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vtbeerandbud

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-02-2013 09:21:13 | More by vtbeerandbud
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JonNunes

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-02-2013 08:29:07 | More by JonNunes
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AceMaster

Iowa

4/5  rDev -9.1%

02-02-2013 08:00:09 | More by AceMaster
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jbdpsu82

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8%

02-01-2013 19:46:23 | More by jbdpsu82
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dctriman

Virginia

4/5  rDev -9.1%

02-01-2013 01:57:12 | More by dctriman
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CityofBals

Illinois

3/5  rDev -31.8%

01-31-2013 23:16:19 | More by CityofBals
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shelby415

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

01-31-2013 06:47:05 | More by shelby415
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -5.7%

Bought the bottle almost a year ago but god knows when it was bottled.

A: Pitch black with a huge mocha-colored head. Beautiful looking stout. Thick and great head retention.
S: Eww licorice? I hate licorice. Some roasted coffee, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Not the best smelling beer out there.
T: Dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Thank god there's no licorice in here. A little chocolate bitterness in the aftertaste. Hint of alcohol at the end.
M: Full bodied, medium carbonation. A bit sticky.
O: This is a great coffee stout. Even though I'm not a huge fan of coffee I enjoyed this quite a lot.

01-31-2013 05:34:08 | More by standardcherry
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beerme411

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

01-31-2013 01:06:48 | More by beerme411
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imperiallibations

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-30-2013 21:57:44 | More by imperiallibations
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chetw

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

01-30-2013 19:33:37 | More by chetw
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nucmedmario

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.1%

01-30-2013 14:04:03 | More by nucmedmario
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev +0.2%

Bottle is somewhat aged, maybe a year or two. No way of knowing because Alesmith can't be bothered to date their bottles.

A: Pitch black pour. Huge super-dense medium brown head. Thick as can be. Great head retention; fades slowly. Oddly enough, not much lacing, just thick, fluffy tendrils here and there. Practically stains the glass it's so thick and dark.

S: Rich coffee and anise. Mild dark fruits, primarily raisin and maybe fig? A bit of char to go with the coffee.

T: Again, a really nice rich, earthy coffee up front. Some creamy yet dark chocolate with it too. Sweetness fades a bit and the coffee and chocolate become fairly bitter at this point. Lots of anise, particularly in the finish. Dark fruits like prunes, fig and raisin float around too, evident mainly in the aftertaste oddly enough. Has sort of a fruity, earthy and charred aftertaste.

M: Mouthfeel is amazing on this one. Has a full, thick, almost "fluffy" body. Just coats the mouth. Wonderful.

O: One of the better coffee stouts I've ever had. It's not pure coffee like some, instead it melds nicely while still being quite a strong aspect. The maltiness of the 12% really helps compete, I think. Mouthfeel is top notch on this one, like brownie batter in your mouth. Makes it surprisingly drinkable despite the strong flavors and bigger ABV. Overall the beer is surprisingly mellow and well-integrated.

01-30-2013 04:57:23 | More by Dope
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Slammy

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-30-2013 04:32:50 | More by Slammy
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-30-2013 03:15:02 | More by calcnerd
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BGsWo22

New York

2/5  rDev -54.5%

01-30-2013 02:36:40 | More by BGsWo22
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jiffymon

New York

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

01-29-2013 22:19:30 | More by jiffymon
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Xtent

California

4.75/5  rDev +8%

01-29-2013 22:17:08 | More by Xtent
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-29-2013 05:16:39 | More by Kopfschuss
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NW2285

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

01-29-2013 03:39:41 | More by NW2285
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dan027

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.6%

01-28-2013 21:39:32 | More by dan027
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -9.1%

01-28-2013 16:35:34 | More by AngusOg
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,628 ratings.