AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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5,181 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,181
Reviews: 1,436
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 784
Gots: 1,450 | FT: 137
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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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.08/5  rDev -7.1%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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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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4.2/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of rcjennings
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of moshea
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of dgherm
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

2012 on draft. Excellent stuff. Best imperial sout I've had to date. Smooth and creamy going down. Nice roasty coffee flavors. Impressive.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of blankenhoney
3.84/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fresh bottle from 11.19.14, enjoyed from a snifter

A: Deep, dark brown with an eggshell/khaki head. Looks pretty inviting.

S: Smells like raspberries covered with dark chocolate. Intense aromas of rich chocolate and dark berries, and only mild notes of sweet, creamy coffee.

T: More rich, rich chocolate, dark berries, chocolate fudge, and a bit of roasted coffee beans. Kind of a chocolate bomb, with some very faint espresso roastiness and bitterness on the finish.

M: Thicker than medium-bodied, nice and creamy

O: I don't know. I see a label saying imperial stout with coffee, and I'm hoping for a lot more coffee flavor and aroma than I found here. Speedway is a chocolate bomb, but a very well chocolate bomb at that. Rich and luscious, but too sweet and chocolatey for me.

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3.25/5  rDev -26%

Started sober, choked down my first 12oz, sipped the next 5... Then finally enjoyed the last 5 with a decent buzz. Lots of roasted malt, alcohol, and coffee after taste. From here on out i'll spend a couple more bucks and get a BA narwhal, or few less and get a drakonic.

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.4/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of SteveB24
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Look- color is a black that is almost brown, pours a half finger of brown head.
Aroma- you can smell the beer as soon as you open it. TONS of rich, freshly brewed coffee, molasses in there too.
Taste- Coffee upfront, Followed by molasses and then a wallop of alcohol, quite bitter in the finish.
Feel- Medium body, mild carbonation, isn't creamy but not crisp either, very slightly oily on the tongue.
overall- a nice coffee stout, in my opinion it lacks sweetness and balance, but well worth trying.

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4.4/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of mikeg67
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle. Pours black with tall, long lasting, creamy, brown head, nice lacing and lovely carbonation. Aroma is of roasted malt, toast, dark fruit herbal hops. Body is full, creamy and slightly crisp. Taste is of nutty, toasted malt, coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruit and herbal hops. Finish is long and bitter. Great Imperial Stout.

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4.4/5  rDev +0.2%

AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
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