1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

Not Rated.
AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Speedway Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
98
world-class

5,052 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,052
Reviews: 1,416
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 780
Gots: 1,419 | FT: 140
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of AleSmith Speedway Stout Alström Bros
Ratings: 5,052 | Reviews: 1,416 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of leonardoh03
5/5  rDev +13.9%

leonardoh03, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of Franberry
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Franberry, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of ccyr
4/5  rDev -8.9%

ccyr, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of HungarianCount
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

HungarianCount, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of kenm2118
5/5  rDev +13.9%

kenm2118, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of HosP
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Got this bottle from Scottfrie a while ago. Poured 750ml bottle into fantome snifters.

A- Pours dark and thick. Light around the edges with dark brown color. Dark khaki head, recedes down and leaves a thin coating on the glass.

S- Lots of roasted coffee, espresso notes. Slightly sweet aroma at the end, with hints of chocolate. Very nice nose here!

T- Very smooth drink, follows the nose nicely. Strong coffee, espresso flavors up front. Stays strong through the middle. The end has nice roasty taste along with some bittering chocolate.

M- Full body, low carbonation. A little dry and has almost a burnt aftertaste to it.

O- Very solid coffee stout. All around good drink. The aftertaste was a little off I think, but didn't detract to much from the beer. Would drink another one of these someday. Thanks for the beer Scott.

HosP, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of McLaughlin5350
5/5  rDev +13.9%

McLaughlin5350, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of thepeter
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a-Black with tan head frothy think and just as it should be, decent lacing

s-coffee, roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla and chocolate

t-dark chocolate, nice bitterness balanced with sweet roasted malt, coffee, and a hint of vanilla

M-thick lucious, velvety smooth, dense, full bodied and fantastic

O-A wonderful beer which goes down smooth and does not leave any bitter or annoying aftertaste. Have always been a fan.

thepeter, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of jm1229
5/5  rDev +13.9%

jm1229, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of hiphopipa
5/5  rDev +13.9%

hiphopipa, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Kshock
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Kshock, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Jstark5150
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Jstark5150, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of surlytheduff
4/5  rDev -8.9%

surlytheduff, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Dizzy
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Dizzy, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of GarrettB714
5/5  rDev +13.9%

GarrettB714, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of RMoeNay
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

RMoeNay, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of 11millsown113
5/5  rDev +13.9%

11millsown113, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of jIsh
5/5  rDev +13.9%

jIsh, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of eatabag
5/5  rDev +13.9%

eatabag, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of GRG1313
5/5  rDev +13.9%

GRG1313, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of jstewart1130
5/5  rDev +13.9%

jstewart1130, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of deapokid
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

deapokid, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of micromaniac129
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

micromaniac129, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of Joecaddie
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Joecaddie, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of kaelingirl
5/5  rDev +13.9%

kaelingirl, Nov 24, 2011
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 5,052 ratings.