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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,508 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,508
Reviews: 1,392
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 738
Gots: 1,258 | 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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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to wishuwerebeer for sharing. Poured into a snifter, this brew appears black in color with a thin rim around the edge that shows some lighter brown and redness when held to the light. A brown cap of froth is composed of large bubbles. A film of lace forms across the top of the brew once the head has dissolved. A light swirl revives the cap and leaves light patches of lace on the glass.

The smell of this brew is roasty with chocolate malt that is roasty yet sweet smelling all at the same time. Plenty of fresh roasted coffee character fills the nose accenting the roasty quality of the malt and adding a bit if citrus element to it as well that really works with the hops. There is a bit of solvent alcohol comin through the back which is understandable considering the abv.

The taste of this brew is roasty and bitter with the level of roast to the grain. There are citrus hops included in the flavor that mixes with a citrus offer element. The aftertaste includes chocolate that is semisweet. Some residual grainy sweetness is pleasant and keeps the roasted bitter quality to this brew in check.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is easy drinking and very roasty. The abv is very well incorporated, I could seemingly drink this all night but end up with quite a buzz in no time (either from the coffee or bold abv.)

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 13:20:02 | More by stakem
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jag21

Washington

4.08/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 Bottle. Thanks to HuskyinPDX for hooking me up with this.

A: Pours dark black with very little head but with large soapish bubbles. With a vigorous pour some brown carbonation bubbles coat the very top layer of the beer.
S: Smells very nice when it warms up, coffee, roasted malts
T: Taste is coffee first, then roasted malt with a nice hop finish
M: Coats the mouth, but a bit thinner than some of the style, and I like my stouts thick
O: I could drink a lot of this, well balanced

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2011 18:24:52 | More by jag21
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nasty31

Indiana

3.9/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Pours a deep black with a small hazlenut brown head.

S- The smell of coffee is a for sure with a bit of chocolate also snuck in there.

T- Very well balance of coffee and chocolate. Wish more coffee would have been present but i think the bottle we shared was a little older and the coffee had wore off a tad.

M- Thick and creamy like a good stout should be.

Overall this was an excellent stout i would do again. Would love to do a vertical of this seeing how the coffee diminishes over time and more of the other flavors come through.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2011 16:49:25 | More by nasty31
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dannydetox

California

4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Speedway stout is a massive beer from AleSmith. 12% abv and you can feel it after a 750 of this beast. Pours a viscous black with a brownish head. Loads of coffee and roasted malts - more coffee than I like, but that is just my personal taste aversion I developed after downing some 60 oz of Denny's coffee in an hour when I was a younger lad...

Let's get back to the beer. I love the full mouthfeel on the Speedway Stout. Viscosity again comes into play here. Plenty of toastiness and rich, rich malts throughout the finish. The booziness isn't super pronounced, but you get a bit of heat on this one. This is a good after dinner drink and pairs well with hazelnuts, gorgonzola dolce (or any other sweeter blue cheese), and Barely Buzzed from Beehive Cheese Co. in Utah.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2011 02:39:38 | More by dannydetox
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cpmichael

Indiana

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

Shared at Dark Lord Day, poured into a 8 oz. Chimay goblet.

A: Pours a jet black, with a mocha colored foam that has good retention.

S: Smells of prebrewed, ground coffee with hints of chocolate and roasted malts. A little booze in the nose.

T: ground coffee, that high quality shit, with bitter chocolate, roasted malts and a touch of hops.

M/D: Thick and creamy, with good carbonation. This thing is very tasty. Pretty well balanced and very smooth for 12%. Not sure if ours was an older bottle or not, but it wasn't hot at all.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2011 22:19:34 | More by cpmichael
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doopiedoopiedoo

Netherlands

4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this bottle in a trade with Tieman. For some reason I had not made the time to drink it. Now I did and let me tell you: It was worth the wait.

Shared a 750ml with Jeffo and my wife.

Poured into a snifter.

Comes out black. Not quite as thick as I expected. It gave a nice one finger tan head.

Smells of dark roasted malts, coffee and chocolate.

Lots of coffee and chocolate flavors on this one. A light alcohol burn and a nice biterness to it.

I was a little surprised by the medium body and good amount of carbonation. Not that it's a bad thing just diffrent from what I expected. (bitter) Flavors that linger forever.

Overall a great beer. I'd drink this every day if I could. Which I can't becuase I go broke buying this all the time on my end of the planet. If this is available where you live you should always have one on hand. Thanks Tieman for sending this my way.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2011 08:32:10 | More by doopiedoopiedoo
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nhindian

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a tulip. Split with russwbeck.

A - Has a very thick, pitch black pour. Hard to see much through this at all. It has a slow-developing tan head, which eventually grows to about a finger and half. Good retention with very generous lacing.

S - Big coffee notes in this, vaguely similar to Beer Geek Weasel in the boldness. Bittersweet chocolates and malts, smells sweet and smooth.

T - As in the nose, the first rush is full of bitter coffee. It's a bit sweeter than I would've expected, but its still very nice. It's not incredibly complex, but the flavors here are solid. Lots of chocolate as well. Bitter finish with no alcohol taste.

M - Moderately heavy-bodied with pretty good carbonation. Thick and coats the palate, and leaves a long aftertaste.

D/O - Drinkability is moderately high. A very solid beer, not the most amazingly complex stout, but tasty and hides its alcohol well.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2011 04:37:59 | More by nhindian
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russwbeck

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Black pour with a nice brown head. Retention isn't great but it laces nicely.

S: The smell is really sweet, chocolate mostly up front. Coffee though is the dominant smell here.

T: Sweet and roasty chocolate start it off much like the smell. Similarly so, the coffee comes next. It's even bigger than you'd expect. Very dry finish.

MF: A little lighter than I wanted it to be, but the carbonation is on point. No hit of the alcohol.

O: Pretty good beer. Not a lot more than coffee but the 12% is non-existent. It could use perhaps a bit more balance but no complaint here!

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2011 04:02:42 | More by russwbeck
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Kadonny

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml foil topped bottle into a snifter glass. This one was ages maybe 2 years.

A: A jet black with a 2 finger medium brown head. Minimal glass lacing.

S: Dark roastiness and coffee with dark chocolate and dark fruit smells. Sweetness is picked up along with some alcohol.

T: The roasted malt flavor starts off. As the beer warms, more of the coffee flavors come through with a decent amount of milk chocolate moreso than the dark chocolate. Funny because I smelled the darker choc but it is sweeter on the flavor. The fruits are prunes and some cherry with some soy sauce flavor. Not as much coffee as I thought, but as I said this was aged probably close to 2 years so that could affect it. The huge caramel sweetness turns sugary at finish and lingers. No hops detected at all.

M: Full, coating, sweet and cloying after awhile.

O: A sweeter stout for sure that got sweeter on warming and I honestly found it a struggle to finish the bottle. This is highly rated but I just didn't get it personally.

I love a good Impy Stout, but this one missed the mark for me. It seemed a bit too cloying sweet with no balance of hops to keep the sweetness down. A well crafted beer for sure, just not my type of Impy Stout that I really enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2011 13:22:03 | More by Kadonny
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sharkboy

California

4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wine glass

A - Black as twilight, with a thin lacing of medium brown around the sides, unlike the prominent head of creamier stouts like Guinness.

S - Mysterious, alcohol is surprisingly absent, coffee is present but toned down, traces of dark fruit and milk chocolate.

T - Like the smell, the coffee and chocolate is present but not overpowering; not like syrupy Starbucks, but a IHOP roast. Alcohol is craftily scaled back for a strong stout, and hints of Pinot Noir are present.

M - Thinner than most Imperial Stouts, but not watery. Little to no alcohol burn while sitting in mouth or after swallowing. Big flavor, but a pleasant aftertaste.

O - Very drinkable for a Imperial Stout, carries the characteristics of its style, but slightly of the beaten path. Not a revelation, but elegantly crafted and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 10:50:24 | More by sharkboy
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BeerBuckeye

Ohio

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

A - Pours a thick, used motor oil brownish black with nice creamy, mocha head. 2.5 fingers. Dissipates very slowly. Great looking stout.

S - Good amount of dark chocolate and coffee beans, not so much that burnt coffee smell, but rather the smell of a sweet iced mocha. Hints of vanilla and cream.

T - Tastes of roasted coffee and that bitter baker's chocolate. Hints of bourbon, vanilla, raisins and other dark fruits. It blends very, very nicely.

M - Pretty much a perfect mouthfeel. Smooth and silky, alcohol blends very well for how much is in it. Leaves a pleasant taste in the mouth.

Overall - Absolutely delicious. I felt the blend of this beer was what was best. There wasn't anything that stood out incredibly to me, but it speaks to the balance of the beer. It was equal parts everything good. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2011 00:25:10 | More by BeerBuckeye
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Cheesemoose

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Included as an extra from a very generous BA named kirok1999.

Pours a very murky black near oil like consistency. Not often do you find one so dark and with such a strong head. Mocha latte head rises up with a good three fingers. Slowly seeps down with a solid film. Lacing is near perfection. What a beautiful imperial stout.

Coffee is muted. Was wanting more bit perhaps it has aged a bit. Coffee notes are backed by a very impressive and solid imperial stout base. Fruity and dark with a very rich dark chocolate and roasted character. Lovely and not overpowering at all. Very approachable.

Stared off with a rich and smooth base. Fruit and chocolate notes dominate the profile. Coffee is well played and serve a supporting role which is nice and enjoyable. Deep dark and smooth. Fruity nature is dominate throughout. Hops are mildly present in the finish.

Mouthfeel is silky and milky. Mildly resonate though slides down so very easily. Incredible for the abv.

Wow what a great beer. Incredible to say the least, I love this beer. Beyond impressed this is a stand alone in a world of super overdone and repitive styles. A star shines bright.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2011 03:58:06 | More by Cheesemoose
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Verecund

Texas

3.95/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Opened on April 18, 2011. The last day of classes for the year.

Black, with a large four finger tan head. Recedes to a finger of froth. Thick lacing.

EDIT: PZ generously sent me a replacement bottle, which was more in line with my expectations. A very solid coffee stout. Thanks!

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2011 01:48:00 | More by Verecund
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zhanson88

California

4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Speedway Stout pours out nearly black and appears completely black in the glass. About 1.5 fingers of dark espresso colored head form that have nice retention and decent lacing. Pretty good looking beer, although I don't think it is going to be an overly viscous beer judging by how it pours out.

Smell: Lots of coffee show through immediately. Also a good amount of roasted malts and chocolate. A bit of alcohol, but remarkably little considering how high in ABV this is.

Taste: I get a lot of roasted malts up front, followed by a great deal of coffee flavor and lesser chocolate. Virtually no alcohol burn which is impressive. Really, this is one of the better balanced coffee stouts I've tried. It finds a nice balance of coffee with the roasted malts and chocolate. Not overly complex, but still extremely pleasing. This was the highlight of the beer for me.

Mouthfeel/Overall: This beer is very creamy with great fine carbonation. A bit surprising, because I find it to be a bit thin overall. I'd say it's a bit over medium bodied, but nothing overly thick. Overall, I think it's a pretty damn solid imperial stout, and one of my favorite coffee infused stouts. I'm glad I have a couple more bottles of this to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 02:44:13 | More by zhanson88
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NorthsideFred

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Nickd717 for this bottle which I've cellered for almost a year. Shared with Deadm8 and a couple other guys.

A: Damn - this looks great. Pours black, with a nice dark brown head.

S: Coffee is the alpha male in this glass, overpowering all other scents. I can't imagine how strong this would have been fresh.

T: This is good, real good. The coffee is there, but roasted malts and bitter chocolate also come through nicely.

M: Medium bodied with a wonderful silky smooth texture.

O: Overall, this is an excellent beer (even though the coffee smell is a bit too strong) and very drinkable. I'm glad I was able to try it.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 15:27:13 | More by NorthsideFred
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birderbeerer

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black. Weird head. Lots of big bubbles rather than the usual foamy head.

Smells like dark roast coffee, black licorice, and overripe dark berries.

Taste is a little disappointing. A lot of coffee and thin. As it warms, the licorice and fruit come through more. But something seems off. Just not quite balanced right and too much alcohol without the body to support it. Still good and enjoyable but it's good parts don't add up to be the greatness it could be.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2011 01:15:09 | More by birderbeerer
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Brez07

Maine

4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle split into Maine Beer Company glasses. Consumed about 2 months ago

A: The beer is dark brown. Pours with a 1 finger mocha colored head. Average retention but no lacing

S: Interesting nose, but not quite what I was expecting. Mix of roasted malt and creamed coffee. Definitely more roast then coffee. Some bitter chocolate

T: Ah, there is the coffee I was hoping for. Coffee presence is much larger, but still has the accompanying roasted malt and bitter chocolate. Small alcohol presence

M: Medium bodied, bordering on full. Super smooth with light carbonation. Roasted coffee aftertaste

D: A good beer that just didn't quite live up to my expectations. Nice coffee beer but not much also stood out. Worth trying if you happen upon it

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2011 13:39:49 | More by Brez07
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.38/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Purchased about 1 month ago; no bottle date.

Slowly develops a 1-finger dark tan head after pouring. The beer is a very dark brown, near black.

The aroma has some roasty coffee notes, but also a medicinal note and some green wood. It's not particularly appealing, but not off-putting either.

The first sip is an explosion of coffee and chocolate. Unfortunately, it's chased by that same green, medicinal flavor and a bitter woody finish. The mouthfeel is heavy and coating, but a bit chalky. Almost no carbonation.

Overall, this is a bit of an enigma to me, though. It's better than the sum of its parts and I keep being pulled back for another sip.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2011 04:17:00 | More by kscaldef
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gskitt

New York

4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a oil black, huge two fingers of sticky mocha head. Smells of fresh-brewed coffee, roasted malts, a wee bit of vanilla. Taste has a great balance of sweet and bitter coffee, has some vanilla and rum notes. Mouthfeel is thick and viscous but does not last, easy drinking for a thick 12%. Overall, great stout!

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2011 23:40:04 | More by gskitt
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Arenbeer

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a Tulip glass. Thanks a lot to BillyBoKnowsBeer
for sending me this bottle.

2009 Vintage at fridge temp

A- Pours solid black with a huge 2 finger frothy light brown head that isn't going anywhere. Solid lacing and some nice alcohol feet when the head finally dissipates.

S- Strong roasted darker malts up front with TONS of high quality smelling coffee notes. Some slight dark chocolate in there as well and some alcohol notes in the background as well as a slight metallic smell but fades as it warms.

T- Up front you get faint coffee but mostly hit by a strong roasted malt flavor. After it goes down the fancy bitter coffee dominates the palate pretty much taking over. Not sure if it's the coffee or the malts they used but the finish kind of has a lager like finish. Maybe just me haha. Definitely some slight chocolate flavors in there and suprisingly for the high ABV you don't taste any alcohol at all.

M- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a nice bitter finish.

Overall this is a great imperial stout that is definitely worth trying. Really smooth and full of a unique coffee flavor I haven't found anywhere else.

SkÅL!

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 23:42:25 | More by Arenbeer
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dmsohyea

California

4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at AleSmith tasting room 3/31/11. Served in a sample cup.

A: Pours very dark brown with two finger thick, rich, creamy, brown head. Extremely inviting for a double stout.

S: Smells of dark roasted malt and coffee. Small hop profile is a background player. If I were blindfolded, I'm not sure I could differentiate this from a standard cup of iced espresso.

T: Tastes like the most wonderful, full bodied cup of coffee you will ever have. The flavor of french roast without overpowering bitterness. A strong malt profile lends exactly the right amount of sweetness to this brew. Mid-palate some hops are noticeable, but this is all coffee flavor, all the time. As a huge black coffee drinker, this was an excellent brew.

M: Full bodied and rich. Soft and velvety with the perfect amount of creamy carbonation. This one is a winner.

O: A fantastic stout that is easy to drink and full of flavor. I couldn't ask for much more in this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2011 03:27:10 | More by dmsohyea
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OddNotion

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured into my DFH Signature Glass. The beer pours with no head at all but a light lacing around the edges of the glass. The beer is pitch black and next to no light comes through even when held to the light.

Smell: First I am hit by the coffee flavors. Very nice. Next are the roasty flavors which really complement the coffee well. I liked the smell as it warmed up a lot better. When it was cold I did catch some metallic flavors but that was replaces with a nice sweetness.

Taste: There is a lot of coffee flavor in this bad boy. A lot of the bitterness in this beer comes from the coffee and some from the roasty malts.

Mouthfeel: Lightly carbonated, smooth and creamy. A little thick but more towards a medium feel which was nice.

Overall: I would recommend this to anyone. I liked the beer and while it was not my favorite in the style it is certainly well worth the time and money to acquire.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2011 05:23:29 | More by OddNotion
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jsanford

Georgia

4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a Bruery Tulip. Not sure of the vintage, bought it about 8 months ago from Holiday Wine Cellars. 400th review!

A - Pours a dark, inky black with a huge, luscious head of mocha foam that never really disappears, only shrinks to 1/2 inch. Leaves tons of sticky, soapy lacing on the glass. Beautiful!
S - Dark roasted malt, chocolate, and a TON of coffee. The coffee is obviously of a high-quality, very rich and dark with just the slightest acrid waft. Some dark berries are in there, too, as well as just the slightest hint of soy sauce.
T - Wow, while this is obviously a coffee-forward Stout, the chocolate is very dominant as well. Definitely reminds me of a Mocha beverage from a coffee shop. More dark roasted malt and dark berries round out the flavor, luckily the soy sauce is no where to be found in the taste.
M - The mouthfeel is what really sets this beer apart, it's so creamy and luscious, it's more akin to a milkshake then a beer. Low carbonation, so smooth and drinkable it's ridiculous!
O - What a beer! I cannot believe this is actually a year-round release, if I had regular access to this I'd likely never buy anything else (well, at least Stout-wise). Phenomenal brew, one of the best Stouts I've ever had!

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2011 23:54:40 | More by jsanford
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ONUMello

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Whole Foods, Columbus, OH. No bottling date. Unfortunately they had it in the fridge, not following the suggestion on the bottle to leave at room temp until ready to serve. I warmed to suggested 50-55F.
A: Dark brown, almost black. Strangely almost no head appeared.
S: Smells like a rich coffee/espresso, a hint of cream and sugar. Very nice.
T: Initial attack is pleasant, pure coffee, but then it turns quite bitter, but not in a hoppy way, more of an unpleasant burnt coffee way.
M: Slightly viscous but smooth, despite the 12ABV not much heat. Pleasant carbonation.
O: I do wish I knew its age, though I would guess on the young side so it would probably benefit from a bit of aging as suggested on the bottle. The smell is the best part of this beer. I might try it again to see what aging does, but this particular bottle I'm having a hard time getting past that burnt coffee component.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2011 03:41:48 | More by ONUMello
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 Vintage poured in to Duvel tulip. I wish I had tried this one fresh instead of sitting on it for almost a year.

A - Dark black with one finger of thick, foamy light brown coloured head.

S - Smokiness, roasted malts, some coffee but not a whole lot and a light cocoa nose. The smokiness is really intriguing.

T - Roasted malts, smoke, light coffee and a slight alcohol taste is present as well. Very robust. The coffee is somewhat of a background flavour but is still present. I wonder what this would be like fresh...

M - Medium body with a nice chew. Lightly carbonated.

O - An excellent imperial stout. Bold, robust and full of flavour.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2011 01:14:12 | More by TheSevenDuffs
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,508 ratings.