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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,480 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,480
Reviews: 1,390
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 739
Gots: 1,251 | FT: 122
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!

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Fresh

California

4/5  rDev -9.1%

12-30-2012 21:51:41 | More by Fresh
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-29-2012 21:37:15 | More by jpd7374
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danipp

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-28-2012 03:19:22 | More by danipp
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kehustler14

New York

3/5  rDev -31.8%

12-28-2012 01:53:51 | More by kehustler14
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-27-2012 22:41:24 | More by ucsbmullet
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. I've had this bottle a good while. At least a year.

Appearance - Jet black with an ample mocha head. Laces beautifully and retains some surface wisps.

Smell - Coffee with a slightly metallic aroma. Chocolate malts come through just slightly, but coffee is the most dominant aroma.

Taste - Coffee is extremely well blended. Blends with a deep burnt chocolate flavor. Enough sweetness to keep it balanced and not too bitter. Definite alcohol presence. Gives it a bright almost fruity finish with the bite.

Mouthfeel - Sharp alcohol, but otherwise thick, chewy, and delicious. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Solid, easy to get, delicious stout. Better fresh, it should be said.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 02:08:08 | More by Alieniloquium
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PaulUH

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-27-2012 01:44:37 | More by PaulUH
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

12-26-2012 15:21:25 | More by DrunkinYogi
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BucannonXC5

California

4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Type: 750ml bottle
Glass: Stone pint glass
From: Holiday Wine Cellar
Price: $11.49
Misc.: Had on Dec. 25, 2012

Poured a pitch black color with 2-3 fingers of tan head that initially lasted for quite some time. Thick window-like lacing on the sides. Good retention all the way down with a lot of bubbles.

Smelled a great mix of dark chocolate, toffee, caramel, coffee and bitter coffee beans. Not as much coffee as I would have thought, but very pleasurable overall.

First thought once it hit my lips was how thick it was. Got much more coffee and coffee beans than the smell. Also dark chocolate, toffee and caramel. A lot more roastier than I anticipated after not getting much on the sniff. Could taste the 12 percent more on the way down. Deep, dark and lingering on the taste buds all the way down.

Full body. Thick texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. Warming all the way down.

Just a great beer. I think it was just a tad overhyped, but I’m glad to finally give it a try. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 08:43:36 | More by BucannonXC5
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Dools9

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a snifter, no dating but I think its around 6 months old.

A: Gorgeous pitch black color, the head was a thick creamy milk chocolate.

S: Huge, sweet milk chocolate aromas, heavy roasted malt, not too much coffee but some in the back. Some red grape, vinous, and dark fruit as well.

T: Big bold flavors of dark chocolate, and roasted malt, actually rather sweet tasting. Getting a burst of roast on the finish mixed with a lingering coffee flavor. Some alcohol warmth on the throat, little to no taste of heat though.

M: Thick, chewy, creamy, full bodied, huge beer.

O: Fantastic imperial. Huge brew, best split amongst two or three. I still prefer FBS as my favorite coffee stout but this is really nice.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 02:36:18 | More by Dools9
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sloelco

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-25-2012 21:47:06 | More by sloelco
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2neardead

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

12-25-2012 09:50:13 | More by 2neardead
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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

12-25-2012 01:20:10 | More by JamesShoemaker
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-24-2012 01:34:58 | More by ejimhof
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JMBSH

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8%

12-23-2012 23:50:06 | More by JMBSH
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Patrickbrusil

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

12-23-2012 19:09:52 | More by Patrickbrusil
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SDG1070

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-23-2012 14:35:03 | More by SDG1070
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will1256

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-23-2012 03:41:48 | More by will1256
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cdayb1

California

4.75/5  rDev +8%

12-20-2012 22:56:47 | More by cdayb1
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guild337

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-20-2012 22:34:12 | More by guild337
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Pecan

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

12-20-2012 07:49:55 | More by Pecan
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-19-2012 23:13:34 | More by cam477
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Arborescence

Finland

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

12-18-2012 12:05:59 | More by Arborescence
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

12-18-2012 00:56:00 | More by Goldfishman
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jgluck

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

12-17-2012 22:48:08 | More by jgluck
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,480 ratings.