AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle into a schooner pint.
Thick, syrupy and black. This has the consistency and color of melted dark chocolate. A dark, oaky head rises from the depths after the pour completes, getting to about a half finger in height before receding to a thick, scummy top layer.
Rich, sweet aroma. It’s like an incredible mocha with dark chocolate and cream, espresso and vanilla.
The flavor’s a little more astringent and metallic. Heavily burnt roast, super bitter coffee. Some alcohol flavor as well. It’s all a little thin, to be honest, though it does improve as it warms. Like a cup of the blackest, most bitter coffee. Needs sugar.
A bit of redemption in the mouthfeel. The creaminess from the appearance is in full force here. Thick medium-full body, light, prickly carbonation and a touch of silky fizz.
I’ve tried Speedway from the bottle and from the source — the tap at Alesmith — and both experiences were underwhelming. There are far better coffee stouts out there for the price tag.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2012 05:56:59 | More by Phelps
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,487 ratings.