AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company
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4.18/5 rDev -5%
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.
11-24-2011 14:34:17 | More by micromaniac129
4.33/5 rDev -1.6%
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.
11-24-2011 02:15:12 | More by pburland23
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,671 ratings.