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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Speedway Stout

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,498 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,498
Reviews: 1,392
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 740
Gots: 1,255 | FT: 121
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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Dizzy

Texas

5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-26-2011 06:26:20 | More by Dizzy
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GarrettB714

California

5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-26-2011 06:12:56 | More by GarrettB714
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8%

11-26-2011 05:13:53 | More by RMoeNay
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11millsown113

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-26-2011 02:09:17 | More by 11millsown113
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jIsh

Colorado

5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-26-2011 00:14:09 | More by jIsh
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eatabag

California

5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-25-2011 20:04:45 | More by eatabag
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GRG1313

California

5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-24-2011 18:50:05 | More by GRG1313
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jstewart1130

Ohio

5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-24-2011 15:26:27 | More by jstewart1130
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

11-24-2011 14:39:13 | More by deapokid
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very thick and velvetty. Jet black in color. There is no foamy head though and looks flat.
Smells of rich and roasted malts with coffe and vanilla some chocolate.
Taste is rich and complex with lots of roasted malts and black coffee. Hints of bittersweet chocolate works in perfect harmony.
Thick and heavy on the palette with a velvetty smooth flow.
Quite decadent and rich. A sipper.
At 12% ABV its almost an after thought. You won't notice it until well into the aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 14:34:17 | More by micromaniac129
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Joecaddie

Delaware

5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-24-2011 13:29:28 | More by Joecaddie
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-24-2011 03:09:26 | More by kaelingirl
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pburland23

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this bottle up at Capone's a while back and it's been in the beer cellar for about a year. I've been waiting for a good time to crack this one open and Thanksgiving Eve seemed like a good time.

Poured from a foil wrapped 25.4 ounce bottle into my Portsmouth Brewery tulip glass.

Beer pours a dense opaque black color. Two towering fingers of dark khaki head. Loads of thick, sticky lacing.

Nose is big, bad and bold. Aggressive dark chocolate, coffee, sweet malt and dark pitted fruit notes. Taste is also big and chocolate upfront. Large dose of hoppy bitterness in the middle of the sip. Finishes with a touch of alcohol warmth. I'm loving the taste of this beer...it's an imperial stout in every sense. Big and bold. Fantastic.

This beer is a mouthfeel. It's thick, viscous and creamy.

Overall, a superb American imperial stout. I had high expectations as this was the first time I had Speedway Stout and AleSmith did not disappoint. A great beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 02:15:12 | More by pburland23
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djrn2

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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California

5/5  rDev +13.6%

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California

5/5  rDev +13.6%

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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Chebyshev

California

5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Ohio

5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.6%

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brandoman63

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8%

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antoines15

California

4/5  rDev -9.1%

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basilcrow

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -9.1%

11-22-2011 19:13:10 | More by basilcrow
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jsnoek

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -9.1%

11-22-2011 16:46:55 | More by jsnoek
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,498 ratings.