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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Speedway Stout

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,487 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,487
Reviews: 1,391
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 739
Gots: 1,253 | 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!

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2002)
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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

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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,487 ratings.