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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

5,156 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,156
Reviews: 1,431
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 787
Gots: 1,433 | 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)
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A beastly 4 inch head erupts to the top of the glass. Huge rocky carmel colored foamy bubbles slowly receed. Body is absolutely onyx black. Nose is vibrant, as you can smell it as soon as you open the bottle. Massive spicey coffee tones and sweet maltiness is evident. Enters the mouth with an array of flavors, initially thick rich alchol laced coco. Zesty spiced coffee swells all over the tongue. Mineral based hop bitterness finishes out the well rounded palate. This beer is very big and super thick on the mouth. Hop and coffee bitterness hangs on to the back of the tongue. Noticeable alchol is a consistant factor throughout the flavor profile. Drinkability, well you can feel good about sharing the bottle with a friend.

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a: pretty thick and black as night. Quarter inch head, nice and tan. Thick bubbles...good retention. heavy lacing on this guy.

s: I'm not getting a whole heck of a lot of coffee. A touch of espresso is on the nose, but I'm also getting cocoa and a touch of nutty malt...almost like a walnut. smells a touch hot. Wish there was a bit more coffee smell here considering they say they use the finest beans in San Diego...would have liked to have gotten a better scent of them...hope it is in the taste instead. To be honest, not getting much smell at all. Thought I was maybe a bit stuffed up but even the wife said she didn't get a lot on a whiff.

t: yeah, WOW...there is the coffee. Dominates the palette. espresso beans/coffee beans way up front...touches of cocoa arise. None of the nut malt is in this any more. I'm getting all big bold taste of San Diego's finest and I'm lovin it. it has a touch of heat to it, a nice warmth that is a good touch...but for the most part this hides the alcohol with the bitterness of the coffee and the sweet of the cocoa

m: Big, bold, thick and chewy. Nice and silky smooth. perfect level of carb to help bring this out on the palette.

o: Very solid stout. I wish the nose was a bit stronger, but man does it hit you with the taste. Coffee is bold and in your face. The coffee is a touch out of balance because of the sheer volume, but that is the point and I respect it and approve. Smooth and a sipper for sure. and after the bottle is gone...yeah, it is 12%, maybe 13%.

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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 5,156 ratings.