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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Speedway Stout

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5,350 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,350
Reviews: 1,458
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 799
Gots: 1,541 | FT: 142
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2002

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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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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

Appearance: Black (only appears very dark brown at the edges if held up to a light) with a generous mocha brown head which slowly dissipated. Nothing to change here.

Smell: The coffee is upfront , with some mild brown sugar notes, and hints of fruit.

Taste: Coffee, dark chocolate, mild brown sugar, and some slight fruit notes. The beer finishes with the coffee notes. The beer has just a faint alcohol presence but but it's very subtle for the ABV.

Mouth-feel: Medium to full bodied with a generous level of carbonation for an IS. Very satisfying.

Overall: A long overdue review of one of my favorites. An Imperial stout that focuses on the coffee/roasted malt notes, but still has a good amount of complexity.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- black as night, great lacing and a finger of nice mocha head

S- dark malt, dark fruit, very roasty coffee, a hint of smoke

T- coffee beans, raisonettes, bitter chocolate

M- superb, just enough carb, very coating and creamy, not hot at all

O- while i was expecting more of an in your face coffee presence, i'd say i'm quite surprise and pleased with how well balanced this brew is. great flavors and a robust, lingering flavor. high gravity but you would never know. perfectly priced and great for the season especially.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3/5  rDev -31.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.17/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice black color with a one finger mocha colored head, nice retention and lots of lacing. It is thin, but covers most of the glass.

S: Lots going on in the nose with some chocolate, molasses, licorice, brown sugar and a little bit of coffee – not as much as I was expected, and for me not a problem at all. Could be from age, no idea how old the bottle is. There is a little bit of dark fruit as well.

T: A good bit of roasted malt and chocolate, with coffee undertones. A little bit of nondescript dark fruit shows up. Very light smokiness and underlying vanilla and cream.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Slight warming in my stomach from the alcohol, but for 12%, hidden very well. Drinks very smooth.

O: Very nice beer, lived up to reputation. Again, not sure on bottle age, but the coffee really was not as strong as I expected, which is a good thing for me.

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4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to my California trading buddy.

Pours dark brown/black. Brown cream colored head. Great looking beer. Smell is heavy on the coffee, chocolate, bitter, very roasty. Taste is more of the same, a little sharp. This is a really great big coffee beer. Would really enjoy trying this again.

AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,350 ratings.