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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,513 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,513
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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Ratings: 4,513 | Reviews: 1,392 | Display Reviews Only:
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aflyershckyfan

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

10-23-2012 03:55:14 | More by aflyershckyfan
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damngoode

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

10-23-2012 03:28:57 | More by damngoode
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MrRockstar

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

10-22-2012 22:40:51 | More by MrRockstar
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mpetersen

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

10-22-2012 21:51:21 | More by mpetersen
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sendbeer

Georgia

5/5  rDev +13.6%

10-22-2012 16:58:54 | More by sendbeer
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headyhopzhead

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +8%

10-21-2012 19:17:20 | More by headyhopzhead
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w5baron

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.6%

10-21-2012 17:04:00 | More by w5baron
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SEANDOYLE

California

4.75/5  rDev +8%

10-20-2012 22:48:26 | More by SEANDOYLE
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mecmd

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +8%

10-20-2012 22:09:01 | More by mecmd
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Marty30

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

10-20-2012 00:59:51 | More by Marty30
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Powderhornphil

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours thick and black with a milk chocolate head. As the head fades, leaves a nice lacing.

Smells like an iced coffee. Dark bitter chocolate in there.

Tastes the same as the nose. Starts with coffee and finishes with an intense dark chocolate bitterness.

Mouthfeel is full without weighing the beer down.

World class coffee stout. A must try if you like the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 00:35:05 | More by Powderhornphil
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AllenS90


4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

10-19-2012 00:14:52 | More by AllenS90
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mrunseen

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +8%

10-18-2012 03:31:48 | More by mrunseen
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.6%

10-17-2012 01:35:59 | More by mportnoy
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luisfrancisco

Mexico

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

10-15-2012 15:41:51 | More by luisfrancisco
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Fenfig

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

10-14-2012 16:53:28 | More by Fenfig
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JamFuel

Sweden

5/5  rDev +13.6%

10-14-2012 16:36:58 | More by JamFuel
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StubFaceJoe

Colorado

5/5  rDev +13.6%

10-14-2012 03:03:11 | More by StubFaceJoe
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Spacechic


4.75/5  rDev +8%

10-14-2012 00:45:24 | More by Spacechic
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WesWes

New York

4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a pitch black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great! It has a wonderful mix of black and chocolate malts as well as a complimentary coffee aroma. It's sweet with a hint of earthy character and alcohol warmth. The taste is great as well. It has a smooth and complex malt character, which boasts of chocolate and espresso beans. It warm and inviting with just enough black malt character. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a damn good stout. It's bold and complex, with tons of mouthfeel and excellent coffee character.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 18:24:16 | More by WesWes
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jlieber17

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

10-13-2012 01:41:43 | More by jlieber17
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CloudStrife

New York

4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a thick black with a 1-2 finger khaki colored head. Sticks around for a few minutes before retreating to a thin covering. Leaves some real nice lacing on the sides of the glass. Light barely gets through on the edges.

S: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts A lot more chocolate than I expected. Can get some of the alcohol. Certainly some hop too.

T: The coffee comes through a lot more in the taste. Still with chocolate and roasted malt but also decent hopping in the background. Real great roastiness and coffee blend that lingers after you take a sip. Booze comes out more as it warms up.

M: Creamy and velvety smooth. Not too thick of a body, but by no means thinned out. On the low end of carbonation. Real drinkable, especially considering the ABV.

Overall very impressive. Steps up to the plate with an authentic straight to the point imperial stout that has some pleasant coffee added.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 01:04:00 | More by CloudStrife
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604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

10-11-2012 20:35:15 | More by 604growler
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schneid

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

10-11-2012 02:06:49 | More by schneid
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gleemonger

California

5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pitch black with thick, tan, creamy head with good retention and lacing. Super tasty looking.

Big roasty chocolate and coffee malts. Just begs to be sipped.

Follows the nose with rich, deep roasted chocolate and coffee. Surprised at how well the alcohol is masked given the ABV - almost not detectable. Bitterness is just right too, Seems like it's going to be intense at first, but never quite goes there, then doesn't leave you with much of an aftertaste. Just a slight hop presence backing it up. Such an amazingly (and dangerously) drinkable beer.

Thick, but not too thick or sticky. Moderate carbonation. Another winner in this dept too.

Loved this one - this is the epitome of what I love about big, bold stouts. Right up there near the top of my list, behind only a couple. Definitely want to seek out and try the various barrel aged versions too, but I can't imagine much of an improvement over the original here.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 00:42:01 | More by gleemonger
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,513 ratings.