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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

5,163 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,163
Reviews: 1,432
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 786
Gots: 1,433 | FT: 139
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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Photo of buschbeer
4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle
Served in a snifter

A - I'll just call this one black. There is no light getting through. A rather aggressive pour yielded very little mocha head.

S - I'm getting anise and molasses. I get a little coffee. This is a cellared bottle.

T - The taste is similar to the aroma. Anise seems to be the theme here. Although I get plenty of roasted malt flavors. The coffee has seemed to have faded.

M - Viscous as tar.

O - I'm thinking I should have had this beer fresh and not messed with aging it.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of derkfromwi
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Duvel glass

A: Thick and frothy dark mocha head that retains very well, pitch black color, good carbonation and lacing

S: Coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, vanilla

T: Strong coffee flavor, dark chocolate, roasted and toasty malts, bit of caramel, touch of bitterness (not sure if from coffee, hops, or both)

M: Full-bodied, smooth and creamy, warming, okay carbonation, pleasant aftertaste

O: Very good Imperial Stout, was happy to find this on vacation to drink one and bring one home

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3/5  rDev -31.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2011 poured into a tulip
Appearance: True black color with a 1.5 inch coffee-mocha head that rolls and dances up from the bottom. Lacing sticks to the glass all night.

Nose: Molasses, sweet malt, coffee, and hints of very dark chocolate.

Taste: Coffee, burnt malts, and roasted grain like a bite of burnt toast and a dark chocolate finish.

Mouthfeel: Viscous and yet velvetty and flowing on the tongue, the perfect amount of carbonation for the style.

Overall: This is a truly excellent stout, especially for the price.. outstanding

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So I just shared a Pale Horse stout and a Lagunitas cappuccino stout. This here beer reminds me of the strong points of both of those beers blended together with the weak points bolstered and smoothed over. Big, smokey, roasted flavor up front with the bitterness of a high quality dark roast coffee. There's a bit of a milkiness in the finish that reminds me of a cappuccino.
Chocolate covered coffee beans with a blast of booze to broadcast the flavors. There's merit to the hype.

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 5,163 ratings.